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Curtis Buchanan: Windsor Master

Curtis Buchanan: Windsor Master

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Curtis Buchanan is widely known for the impeccable Windsor chairs he's been making for thirty years, but also for his gift as a storyteller. This audio slide show captures him in fine form discussing his chairs, his shop, and his career.

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John Lee: Extra Texture with a Twist

John Lee: Extra Texture with a Twist

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Irishman John Lee builds furniture that combines impeccable craftsmanship with bold innovation in forms and texture. This audio slideshow presents a peek into his processes.

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Greg Brown Carves Out a Career

Greg Brown Carves Out a Career

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Carver and cabinetmaker Greg Brown, at home in a range of furniture styles, displays the breadth of his talents with the gouge in this audio slide show.

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Greg Klassen: Deep in the Grain

Greg Klassen: Deep in the Grain

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Washington State furnituremaker Greg Klassen describes his journey in woodworking--from working with scraps and two tools on his back porch to learning from superb teachers in California and Sweden. His work marks a journey, too, from formal cabinetmaking to a free-form style that celebrates the tree in its raw state.

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Extraordinary Arts and Crafts Furniture

Extraordinary Arts and Crafts Furniture

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Some of the best furniture of the Arts and Crafts movement is also the least familiar. This audio slideshow presents stunning pieces by a range of lesser-known proponents of the style.

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Danny Kamerath Makes a Splash

Danny Kamerath Makes a Splash

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Texas woodworker Danny Kamerath describes a wide range of his extraordinary furniture, bowls, and sculpture in this audio slide show.

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Hand Tools Reinvented

Hand Tools Reinvented

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Abiel Rios Wong refashions classic woodworking tools and invents wholly new ones that evoke the age of the steam engine

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Furniture Master Michael Fortune

Furniture Master Michael Fortune

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Fine Woodworking contributing editor Michael Fortune has been making custom furniture for more than 40 years. This slideshow presents a wide range of his furniture and also takes you into his shop to see some of the brilliant jigs he devises.

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Garrett Hack: Furnituremaker and Farmer

Garrett Hack: Furnituremaker and Farmer

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Fine Woodworking contributing editor Garrett Hack makes furniture and raises animals and crops on his farm in Vermont, putting as much care into the cows and crops as into his stunning furniture.

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Lael Gordon: Prismatic Patterns

Lael Gordon: Prismatic Patterns

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Lael Gordon uses each cabinet he builds to explore new methods of embellishment with marquetry. See a range of his inventive techniques in this audio slide show.

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John Camerons Massachusetts Ming

John Cameron's Massachusetts Ming

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John Cameron's new white oak chairs blend Ming Dynasty elegance with contemporary Western practicality. In this audio slide show he gives a guided tour of the new chairs and describes the process of designing and building them.

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Aled Lewis: Woodworking Odyssey

Aled Lewis: Woodworking Odyssey

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Center for Furniture Craftsmanship teacher Aled Lewis left behind a commercial shop, lured by the yearning to build one-of-a-kind pieces of handcrafted furniture.

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Incredible table tricks the eye

Incredible table tricks the eye

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Trompe l'oeil is French for "fool the eye," and that is exactly what FWW author Craig Thibodeau has done with his best piece to date, an Art Deco-style table with incredible marquetry and secret compartments.

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Robert Ericksons Chairs: Angle of Repose

Robert Erickson's Chairs: Angle of Repose

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Working in the off-the-grid shop he built forty years ago near Nevada City, California, self-taught woodworker Robert Erickson has earned a national reputation for his chairs.

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Peter Galberts House of Windsor

Peter Galbert's House of Windsor

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Peter Galbert makes Windsor chairs in a house whose origins go back 210 years to its first owner—another Windsor chairmaker. Explore his new shop in the old house and catch a glimpse of his stunning chairs.

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Silas Kopf: Majoring in Marquetry

Silas Kopf: Majoring in Marquetry

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Silas Kopf is the most prominent American master of marquetry on furniture. This audio slide show presents a wide array of his accomplished work.

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Peter Sandback Nails His Designs

Peter Sandback Nails His Designs

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Peter Sandback creates beautiful inlay with nails. Find out how he does it in a Masters of the Craft audio slideshow.

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Liam Flynn: Virtuoso Vessel Maker

Liam Flynn: Virtuoso Vessel Maker

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Using straightforward turning and carving techniques, Irish woodworker Liam Flynn turns extraordinary vessels from green wood and enriches their refined forms with freehand fluting. This slideshow presents an array of his work and methods.

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John Reed Fox: The Uncompromising Craftsman

John Reed Fox: The Uncompromising Craftsman

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John Reed Fox builds furniture that is both simple and striking. Combining influences from James Krenov, George Nakashima, and Japanese craft, Fox has created a style that is distinctly his own.

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