Copyright (c) 2014 CraftStylish.com en-us Fine Woodworking - "Masters Of The Craft" blog entries Fine Woodworking - "Masters Of The Craft" blog entries http://www.finewoodworking.com/blog/masters-of-the-craft Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:34:17 -0500 Fine Woodworking - "Masters Of The Craft" blog entries Fine Woodworking - "Masters Of The Craft" blog entries http://www.finewoodworking.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.finewoodworking.com/blog/masters-of-the-craft <![CDATA[Greg Klassen: Deep in the Grain]]> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:47:15 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/112327/greg-klassen-deep-in-the-grain http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/112327/greg-klassen-deep-in-the-grain 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. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/112327/greg-klassen-deep-in-the-grain
<![CDATA[Extraordinary Arts and Crafts Furniture]]> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:25:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111423/extraordinary-arts-and-crafts-furniture http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111423/extraordinary-arts-and-crafts-furniture 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. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111423/extraordinary-arts-and-crafts-furniture
<![CDATA[Danny Kamerath Makes a Splash]]> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 15:37:25 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111405/danny-kamerath-makes-a-splash http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111405/danny-kamerath-makes-a-splash 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. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/111405/danny-kamerath-makes-a-splash
<![CDATA[Hand Tools Reinvented]]> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:01:59 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/109897/hand-tools-reinvented http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/109897/hand-tools-reinvented 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 ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/109897/hand-tools-reinvented
<![CDATA[Furniture Master Michael Fortune]]> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:23:17 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/109403/furniture-master-michael-fortune http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/109403/furniture-master-michael-fortune 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. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/109403/furniture-master-michael-fortune
<![CDATA[Garrett Hack: Furnituremaker and Farmer]]> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:55:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108594/garrett-hack-furnituremaker-and-farmer http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108594/garrett-hack-furnituremaker-and-farmer 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. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/108594/garrett-hack-furnituremaker-and-farmer
<![CDATA[Lael Gordon: Prismatic Patterns]]> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:05:57 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107798/lael-gordon-prismatic-patterns http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107798/lael-gordon-prismatic-patterns 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. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/107798/lael-gordon-prismatic-patterns
<![CDATA[John Cameron's Massachusetts Ming]]> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:20:25 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106857/john-camerons-massachusetts-ming http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106857/john-camerons-massachusetts-ming 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. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/106857/john-camerons-massachusetts-ming
<![CDATA[Aled Lewis: Woodworking Odyssey]]> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:55:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105928/aled-lewis-woodworking-odyssey http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105928/aled-lewis-woodworking-odyssey 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. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105928/aled-lewis-woodworking-odyssey
<![CDATA[This is a test for erickson]]> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:30:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105510/this-is-a-test-for-erickson http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105510/this-is-a-test-for-erickson Ed_Pirnik
Robert Erickson ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105510/this-is-a-test-for-erickson
<![CDATA[Incredible table tricks the eye]]> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 19:50:13 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105103/incredible-table-tricks-the-eye http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105103/incredible-table-tricks-the-eye 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. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/105103/incredible-table-tricks-the-eye
<![CDATA[Robert Erickson's Chairs: Angle of Repose]]> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:51:41 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/104684/robert-ericksons-chairs-angle-of-repose http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/104684/robert-ericksons-chairs-angle-of-repose 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. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/104684/robert-ericksons-chairs-angle-of-repose
<![CDATA[Peter Galbert's House of Windsor]]> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:10:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57816/peter-galberts-house-of-windsor http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57816/peter-galberts-house-of-windsor 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. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57816/peter-galberts-house-of-windsor
<![CDATA[Silas Kopf: Majoring in Marquetry]]> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:55:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57880/silas-kopf-majoring-in-marquetry http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57880/silas-kopf-majoring-in-marquetry Silas Kopf: Majoring in Marquetry Posted by JonBinzen
Silas Kopf is the most prominent American master of marquetry on furniture. This audio slide show presents a wide array of his accomplished work. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/57880/silas-kopf-majoring-in-marquetry
<![CDATA[Peter Sandback Nails His Designs]]> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:41:06 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/48470/peter-sandback-nails-his-designs http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/48470/peter-sandback-nails-his-designs Peter Sandback Nails His Designs Posted by JonBinzen
Peter Sandback creates beautiful inlay with nails. Find out how he does it in a Masters of the Craft audio slideshow. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/48470/peter-sandback-nails-his-designs
<![CDATA[Liam Flynn: Virtuoso Vessel Maker]]> Thu, 31 May 2012 12:35:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47569/liam-flynn-virtuoso-vessel-maker http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47569/liam-flynn-virtuoso-vessel-maker Liam Flynn: Virtuoso Vessel Maker Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/47569/liam-flynn-virtuoso-vessel-maker
<![CDATA[John Reed Fox: The Uncompromising Craftsman]]> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 13:56:17 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/46468/john-reed-fox-the-uncompromising-craftsman http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/46468/john-reed-fox-the-uncompromising-craftsman John Reed Fox: The Uncompromising Craftsman Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/46468/john-reed-fox-the-uncompromising-craftsman
<![CDATA[Brian Boggs Branches Out]]> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:55:00 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44892/brian-boggs-branches-out http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44892/brian-boggs-branches-out Brian Boggs Branches Out Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44892/brian-boggs-branches-out
<![CDATA[Jere Osgood: Modesty and Mastery]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 09:36:06 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44868/jere-osgood-modesty-and-mastery http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44868/jere-osgood-modesty-and-mastery Jere Osgood: Modesty and Mastery Posted by JonBinzen
In this audio slideshow, furniture maker Jere Osgood discusses his distinctive furniture, his life as a craftsman, and his experiences as a teacher. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/44868/jere-osgood-modesty-and-mastery
<![CDATA[Ulrike Scriba's Marquetry: Risk and Reward]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 14:07:45 -0500 http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/43219/ulrike-scribas-marquetry-risk-and-reward http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/43219/ulrike-scribas-marquetry-risk-and-reward Ulrike Scriba's Marquetry: Risk and Reward Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/43219/ulrike-scribas-marquetry-risk-and-reward