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Randall O'Donnell discusses his craft

comments (0) September 16th, 2013 in blogs, videos

sscott Stephen Scott, associate editor
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Video Length: 5:12
Produced by: objectlab

This one literally landed in my e-mail in-box this afternoon. It's a very nice 5-minute segement with Indiana furniture-maker Randall O'Donnell, demonstrating his craft and talking about why he is drawn to furniture-making in general and period furniture specifically.

O'Donnell's website is also worth a look. portfolio includes a beautifully crafted highboy, a bombe chest, piecrust table and other period gems. The video includes snippets of him carving a ball-and-claw foot, dovetailing a drawer and doing some ornamental turning at the lathe. He also offers his thoughts on the inspirational nature of handmade work.

Very much worth the 5 minutes.

Steve Scott

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