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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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Brian Boggs Branches Out

Brian Boggs Branches Out

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Chairmaker Brian Boggs, well-known for his furniture, is trying to realize a long-held dream: to bring a group of craftsmen together in a collective venture. This video shows Boggs and others describing his furniture and the Boggs Collective.

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Jere Osgood: Modesty and Mastery

Jere Osgood: Modesty and Mastery

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In this audio slideshow, furniture maker Jere Osgood discusses his distinctive furniture, his life as a craftsman, and his experiences as a teacher.

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Ulrike Scribas Marquetry: Risk and Reward

Ulrike Scriba's Marquetry: Risk and Reward

Marquetry has a long history, and Ulrike Scriba was inspired by some of the fine work of the past three centuries in her native Germany. But her work strikes out in a new direction, blending an experimental approach to making patterns with an exacting grasp of the craft.

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Adrian McCurdy: Furniture Riven from the Log

Adrian McCurdy: Furniture Riven from the Log

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Adrian McCurdy makes furniture from riven wood--he cleaves boards from large oak logs and builds pieces that reflect the character of the wood. This slideshow illuminates McCurdy's background and presents a range of his extraordinary work.

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Geoffrey Warner: Assembling a Life

Geoffrey Warner: Assembling a Life

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In his shop on the coast of Maine Geoffrey Warner builds one-of-a-kind furniture but is involved in much else as well--from giving workshops to piloting his vintage sailboat on day cruises. This slideshow presents the remarkable breadth of his interests.

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Peter Shepard Turns the Page

Peter Shepard Turns the Page

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Peter Shepard made a career switch at 40 from publishing to furnituremaking. It's clear in this slideshow that he hasn't missed a beat.

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Steven Kennard: Turning Blackwood Boxes

Steven Kennard: Turning Blackwood Boxes

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Nova Scotia turner and photographer Steven Kennard makes a dazzling array of sculptural boxes, primarily in blackwood. This slide show mixes dozens of his turnings, all of them beautifully presented in his own photographs, with a handful of shots of turnings in progress.

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Curve It Like Konig

Curve It Like Konig

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Enrico König's furniture often incorporates dramatic curves. Some are coopered, but most are bent laminations clothed in stunning veneer. This slideshow presents a range of his pieces and a peek into the Vancouver shop where he makes them.

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Steve Brown Takes the Measure of a Chair

Steve Brown Takes the Measure of a Chair

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Steve Brown, of the Cabinet and Furniture Making Department at Boston's North Bennet Street School, takes the viewer on a guided tour of an 18th-century Queen Anne side chair. Brown shares his techniques for recording the critical measurements and construction details required to make an accurate reproduction.

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Partners in Craft: Harold Wood and John OBrien

Partners in Craft: Harold Wood and John O'Brien

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An English artist/designer and an American cabinetmaker join forces in Texas and create an array of very impressive furniture.

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Tool Chest with an Arts & Crafts Legacy

Tool Chest with an Arts & Crafts Legacy

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Trevor Hadden's tool chest was the culminating project of a two-year apprenticeship that provided him with an impressive set of woodworking skills along with a direct link to the furniture makers of the English Arts & Crafts movement.

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David Haig: Bending Timber

David Haig: Bending Timber

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New Zealand furnituremaker David Haig tells the story of developing his classic rocker in this audio slide show. He also shows a range of pieces he makes using a technique that combines kerf-bending and steam bending.

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Howard Werner: Artist with a Chainsaw

Howard Werner: Artist with a Chainsaw

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Howard Werner is a master craftsman whose primary tool is the chainsaw. This slideshow is rich with the results of Werner's thirty-five year career spent carving hefty logs into furniture and sculpture.

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North Bennet Street School Turns 125

North Bennet Street School Turns 125

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This slide show is rich with photos of furniture by graduates of Boston's North Bennet Street School, the preeminent training ground for furniture makers with a period focus.

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