This video attempts to capture the furniture building traditions in three eras: 1880s in Grand Rapids, Michigan; 1940s in Barrett, North Carolina; and 2010s in Longjiana, China. The video tracks a slow decline in craftsmanship, integrity, and pr...
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Location: Brownsburg Indiana
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 month, I have focused on a woodworker in the 15th century that created religious carvings for the medieval church. If you were not a farmer, a soldier, or a priest, a woodworker would most likely create images for the church that do...
This month, I focused on the carving industry in Switzerland. I created a tribute video on the Black Forest Wood Carvers. If you would llke to see the video, it is posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsq690L0VRw
This month, I have been researching the life story of Thomas Chippendale. I found he knew his way with a chisel and was a skilled craftsman and a hell of a businessman. If you like to see the story, it is now posted at https://www.youtube.com/wat...
This video focuses on the early life-story of Wharton Esherick, the future designer, and his personal discovery that a woodcut will create a simple and bold image that is worth a thousand words If you would like to see it, please go to https://...