I returned to the Chippendale International School of Furniture in Scotland for my second year, and I am once again inspired by their mix of traditional techniques, ability to adapt to new situations, and their progressive and unabashed approach to furniture making.
Marc Adams models his school on the Disney philosophy of "plussing," or taking each new effort higher than the last. He is just completing an amazing bed that comes straight out of "Beauty and the Beast."
My previous blog entry showed a video of the building of the Philadelphia Lowboy in SketchUp. Several of the components in the SketchUp model showed the carving that is typical of these pieces. These...
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.