Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Woodworking - "Masters Of The Craft" blog entries Fine Woodworking - "Masters Of The Craft" blog entries Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:49:12 -0500 Fine Woodworking - "Masters Of The Craft" blog entries Fine Woodworking - "Masters Of The Craft" blog entries <![CDATA[Aaron Levine: Exciting the Surface]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:56:06 -0500 Aaron Levine: Exciting the Surface Posted by JonBinzen
Seattle woodworker Aaron Levine is equal parts Wharton Esherick and M.C. Escher. Using marquetry to create extraordinary repeating patterns, he creates mesmerizing surfaces on his beautifully crafted furniture. ]]>
<![CDATA[From Furniture to Flutes]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:55:00 -0500 From Furniture to Flutes Posted by JonBinzen
John Gallagher showed great talent as a furniture maker but years ago turned to making wooden concert flutes. This engrossing video puts you in his shop as he makes flutes and describes the process. ]]>
<![CDATA[Parquetry Patternmaker: Jason Andrew Hernandez]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 09:46:37 -0500 Parquetry Patternmaker: Jason Andrew Hernandez Posted by JonBinzen
Furnituremaker Jason Andrew Hernandez brings innovative parquetry patterns to his furniture. This audio slideshow demonstrates his dazzling designs and fresh approach to this age-old craft. ]]>
<![CDATA[Dean Pulver: Sculpted Furniture]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:34:12 -0500 Dean Pulver: Sculpted Furniture Posted by JonBinzen
Dean Pulver's innovative furniture reflects his training as a sculptor, his affection for the crafts of primitive cultures, and his surroundings in New Mexico's high desert. In this slideshow he describes his work and his career path. ]]>
<![CDATA[Curtis Buchanan: Windsor Master]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0500 Curtis Buchanan: Windsor Master Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[John Lee: Extra Texture with a Twist]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:05:12 -0500 John Lee: Extra Texture with a Twist Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Greg Brown Carves Out a Career]]> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:25:13 -0500 Greg Brown Carves Out a Career Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Greg Klassen: Deep in the Grain]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:47:15 -0500 Greg Klassen: Deep in the Grain Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Extraordinary Arts and Crafts Furniture]]> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:25:00 -0500 Extraordinary Arts and Crafts Furniture Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Danny Kamerath Makes a Splash]]> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:37:25 -0500 Danny Kamerath Makes a Splash Posted by JonBinzen
Texas woodworker Danny Kamerath describes a wide range of his extraordinary furniture, bowls, and sculpture in this audio slide show. ]]>
<![CDATA[Hand Tools Reinvented]]> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:01:59 -0500 Hand Tools Reinvented Posted by JonBinzen
Abiel Rios Wong refashions classic woodworking tools and invents wholly new ones that evoke the age of the steam engine ]]>
<![CDATA[Furniture Master Michael Fortune]]> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:23:17 -0500 Furniture Master Michael Fortune Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Garrett Hack: Furnituremaker and Farmer]]> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:55:00 -0500 Garrett Hack: Furnituremaker and Farmer Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Lael Gordon: Prismatic Patterns]]> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:05:57 -0500 Lael Gordon: Prismatic Patterns Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[John Cameron's Massachusetts Ming]]> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:20:25 -0500 John Cameron's Massachusetts Ming Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Aled Lewis: Woodworking Odyssey]]> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:55:00 -0500 Aled Lewis: Woodworking Odyssey Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[This is a test for erickson]]> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:30:00 -0500 Ed_Pirnik
Robert Erickson ]]>
<![CDATA[Incredible table tricks the eye]]> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 19:50:13 -0500 Incredible table tricks the eye Posted by AsaC
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Robert Erickson's Chairs: Angle of Repose]]> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:51:41 -0500 Robert Erickson's Chairs: Angle of Repose Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Peter Galbert's House of Windsor]]> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:10:00 -0500 Peter Galbert's House of Windsor Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>