Shop Tour: Patrick Edwards
Take a look inside Patrick Edwards' hand-tool workshop.
W. Patrick Edwards has been re-creating historical pieces in his San Diego shop since 1969. In 2014, the Society of American Period Furniture Makers gave him their Cartouche Award in recognition of his lifelong contribution to the craft. Patrick trained in French marquetry methods at the famed Ecole Boulle in Paris.
Patrick’s clients come to him for traditional pieces made with original techniques, glues, and materials, and his shop reflects just that. Patrick’s shop is more akin to a working 18th-century cabinetmaker’s shop than most professional shops Fine Woodworking visits. No tablesaw, no drill press, and the bandsaw is buried behind piles of furniture parts. Instead you’ll find hide-glue pots scatterered throughout the shop, tool chests filled with carving gouges, hundreds of wooden bodied handplanes–and one lone metal-bodied handplane.
Further back in Patrick’s building, you’ll find a climate-controlled room that houses his legendary stash of sawn veneer. He’s been collecting it from all over the world his entire professional career. Patrick will sheepishly admit that he doesn’t even know what to do with all of it, he just wants to own it.
To view Patrick’s work, visit his website.
Cutting on a Chevalet de Marqueterie
with Patrick Edwards
Hide Glue: A Closer Look
by Patrick Edwards
2014 Cartouche Award Winner Announced
by Tom McKenna
There is no video
I don’t think I’m crazy, but I sure don’t see a video.
Yep, no video, Ben must have forgotten something. As penance he should upload the remaining videos of the Hanging Wall Cabinet series all at once!
No video Ben.
No video and also, why does he write about himself in the third person?
I was writing about him in the third person.
No shop tour!
The video, there is lack.
Apologies all! That's what I get for posting something right before I head out for the weekend.
Ben, it was worth the wait! Very interesting and informative video.
One of your best and most informative videos. He says he is not a collector! What a lifestyle. And I thought I was storing enough wood to see me out. I always wondered why I had little success veneering. I now know why. I also Now know why older chisels are better.
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