Copyright (c) 2015 en-us Fine Woodworking - JonBinzen's posts Fine Woodworking - JonBinzen's posts Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:58:55 -0500 Fine Woodworking - JonBinzen's posts Fine Woodworking - JonBinzen's posts <![CDATA[Hank Gilpin: Practicality with Zing]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:20:00 -0500 Hank Gilpin: Practicality with Zing Posted by JonBinzen
This audio slide show presents a bounty of woodwork by the Rhode Island furniture legend Hank Gilpin, whose waterfall armchair is on this month's back cover. ]]>
<![CDATA[Carl Swensson: The Experimental Woodworker]]> Wed, 27 May 2015 15:04:47 -0500 Carl Swensson: The Experimental Woodworker Posted by JonBinzen
Journey into the workshop of a master builder in Baltimore ]]>
<![CDATA[Master Craftsmen On Camera--and Behind It]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 10:02:23 -0500 Master Craftsmen On Camera--and Behind It Posted by JonBinzen
An extraordinary new short film by Ben Proudfoot spotlights the work and inspirations of woodturner Steven Kennard. ]]>
<![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[Radical Conversions: Creating Woodshops in Surprising Spaces]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:50:00 -0500 Radical Conversions: Creating Woodshops in Surprising Spaces Posted by JonBinzen
Fleshing out both the back cover and the shop gallery in 2014's Tools and Shops issue, this audio slideshow presents scores of photos of eight shops built in unexpected places. ]]>
<![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[Brian Boggs Demonstrates Freehand Blade Sharpening]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:11:04 -0500 Brian Boggs Demonstrates Freehand Blade Sharpening Posted by JonBinzen
Chairmaker Brian Boggs relies on razor-sharp tools to build his chairs efficiently. In this video he demonstrates his method for sharpening without a honing guide. ]]>
<![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[Francis Cape: Utopian Benches]]> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:44:03 -0500 Francis Cape: Utopian Benches Posted by JonBinzen
Francis Cape measured and reproduced benches from a range of American utopian communities--from Shakers to the Oneida community. His book on the project, We Sit Together, includes drawings and photos of the benches. In this slideshow he talks about the project. ]]>
<![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[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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Silas Kopf: Majoring in Marquetry]]> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 11:55:00 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Peter Sandback Nails His Designs]]> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 12:41:06 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Liam Flynn: Virtuoso Vessel Maker]]> Thu, 31 May 2012 12:35:00 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[John Reed Fox: The Uncompromising Craftsman]]> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 13:56:17 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Brian Boggs Branches Out]]> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:55:00 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Jere Osgood: Modesty and Mastery]]> Thu, 09 Feb 2012 09:36:06 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Ulrike Scriba's Marquetry: Risk and Reward]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 14:07:45 -0500 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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Adrian McCurdy: Furniture Riven from the Log]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:11:03 -0500 Adrian McCurdy: Furniture Riven from the Log Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Geoffrey Warner: Assembling a Life]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:16:28 -0500 Geoffrey Warner: Assembling a Life Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Peter Shepard Turns the Page]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 08:52:31 -0500 Peter Shepard Turns the Page Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Steven Kennard: Turning Blackwood Boxes]]> Wed, 01 Jun 2011 15:53:16 -0500 Steven Kennard: Turning Blackwood Boxes Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Curve It Like Konig]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 12:31:06 -0500 Curve It Like Konig Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Steve Brown Takes the Measure of a Chair]]> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 09:00:00 -0500 Steve Brown Takes the Measure of a Chair Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Partners in Craft: Harold Wood and John O'Brien]]> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 16:43:23 -0500 Partners in Craft: Harold Wood and John O'Brien Posted by JonBinzen
An English artist/designer and an American cabinetmaker join forces in Texas and create an array of very impressive furniture. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tool Chest with an Arts & Crafts Legacy]]> Thu, 04 Nov 2010 08:40:00 -0500 Tool Chest with an Arts & Crafts Legacy Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[David Haig: Bending Timber]]> Wed, 06 Oct 2010 11:43:11 -0500 David Haig: Bending Timber Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Howard Werner: Artist with a Chainsaw]]> Thu, 29 Jul 2010 15:49:22 -0500 Howard Werner: Artist with a Chainsaw Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[North Bennet Street School Turns 125]]> Mon, 21 Jun 2010 14:44:25 -0500 North Bennet Street School Turns 125 Posted by JonBinzen
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Seth Rolland: Slicing Maestro]]> Thu, 03 Jun 2010 09:55:37 -0500 Seth Rolland: Slicing Maestro Posted by JonBinzen
Seth Rolland's sliced furniture is a thrilling piece of technical innovation that also happens to be quite beautiful. This slide show follows the building of one table and presents many other pieces made using the same technique. ]]>
<![CDATA[Adrian Potter: Thinking Furniture]]> Thu, 08 Apr 2010 14:16:16 -0500 Adrian Potter: Thinking Furniture Posted by JonBinzen
This audio slide show presents an array of pieces by Australian furniture maker and sculptor Adrian Potter. Potter's furniture is functional, yet full of innovations in shaping, joinery and materials. It also explores new ground with its use of movement and music, among other things, to convey a message. ]]>
<![CDATA[Adrian Potter's Little Ship on Wooden Waves]]> Thu, 08 Apr 2010 14:13:24 -0500 Adrian Potter's Little Ship on Wooden Waves Posted by JonBinzen
Adrian Potter's cabinet on the back cover of the magazine includes a miniature ship that rides up and down on wooden waves when you turn a crank. This video shows the ship in action. ]]>
<![CDATA[Hank Gilpin: Exploring the American Forest]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2010 13:24:07 -0500 Hank Gilpin: Exploring the American Forest Posted by JonBinzen
Hank Gilpin’s career has been a ceaseless quest to discover enticing American woods for furniture making. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pro Portfolio: Doug Mooberry and Kinloch Woodworking ]]> Wed, 16 Dec 2009 13:34:43 -0500 Pro Portfolio: Doug Mooberry and Kinloch Woodworking Posted by JonBinzen
In this audio slide show Doug Mooberry describes some of the exquisite pieces of period furniture his company, Kinloch Woodworking, has built over the past three decades. ]]>
<![CDATA[Brad Smith: Story of a Stool]]> Tue, 03 Nov 2009 14:57:51 -0500 Brad Smith: Story of a Stool Posted by JonBinzen
Brad Smith has been making his line of farm-inspired furniture for 25 years, and along the way he's developed a shop full of clever jigs for making the pieces quickly and efficiently. This audio slide show highlights many of them as it follows Smith building a stool. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pro Portfolio: Michael Hurwitz: Planks into Poetry]]> Thu, 01 Oct 2009 06:17:41 -0500 Pro Portfolio: Michael Hurwitz: Planks into Poetry Posted by JonBinzen
Philadelphia Furnituremaker Michael Hurwitz is one of the most talented designer/makers currently working. In this slide show he discusses a selection of pieces he's made over the past thirty years. ]]>
<![CDATA[James Krenov: Virtuoso in Words and Wood]]> Tue, 22 Sep 2009 14:05:00 -0500 James Krenov: Virtuoso in Words and Wood Posted by JonBinzen
An audio slideshow tribute to James Krenov (1920-2009). ]]>
<![CDATA[Pro Portfolio: Hank Holzer and Judith Ames: Labor of Love]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2009 15:40:26 -0500 Pro Portfolio: Hank Holzer and Judith Ames: Labor of Love Posted by JonBinzen
Hank Holzer and Judith Ames are shopmates in Seattle. They are also husband and wife. Both have been making furniture since the early 1980s and have developed distinctive styles and loyal followings. This audio slide show presents a selection of furniture by each of them along with their commentary. ]]>
<![CDATA[Sam Maloof: Reflections on a Master Maker]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2009 12:22:55 -0500 Sam Maloof: Reflections on a Master Maker Posted by JonBinzen
Listen to this audio slide show with prominent woodworkers reflecting on the life and career of master furnituremaker Sam Maloof, who died in May at 93. ]]>