Taking my grandson to his first puppet show inspired me to research the life of Gus Baumann. This is a tribute video to Gustave Baumann (1881-1971) and his woodblock prints and his pursue of wooden puppets. This German American sought out a pe...
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Am an retired amateur woodworker who creates toys that are donated at Christmas and create a few carving.
Recently have become interested in the history of woodworking at the turn of the last century. Have posted historic woodworker tribute videos on YouTube.com under channel Hoosierwoodcraft.
-- Thanks to the Wood Spirit, Tom
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Over the last two months, I have spent some time reviewing a book by Silas Kopf and Lost Arts Press translation of Andre Roubo book “to Make as Perfectly as Possible”. I attempted to summarize the life story of Roubo and his Art of Ma...
This month, I have been researching Charles Lathrop Pack, a lumberjack who finally saw a problem with acre upon acre of tree stumps and became a nature conservative – urging all citizens to plant a tree. This life story is now a YouTube Video and ...
Since Quora has ranked Charles Rennie Mackintosh as one of the ten best woodworkers, I have re-posted my earlier tribute video on this architect. If you would like to see it, it is posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bpjzwWCzpk His design...
Continuing my search of the best woodworker, I returned to the times of the American Revolution (i.e. competing against Duncan Phyfe); and researched a cabinet maker who captured the essence of ancient civilizations creating furniture in the E...