Historic Woodworker Videos #5: Thomas Day, Cabinet Maker

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Blog entry by Hoosierwoodcraft posted 916 days ago 3978 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This month I created a tribute to Thomas Day, a free man of color, who became one of largest furniture maker in North Carolina before the Civil War. The video can be found at

-- Thanks to the Wood Spirit, Tom

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#1 posted 916 days ago

This gentleman was an extremely talented person. There was a special on tv(don’t remember if it was Roy Underhill or someone else) Very interesting. An inovator in not only production but also in design.
Good job on the slide show, a worthy endeavor.

-- Life is good.

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#2 posted 915 days ago

Thanks for sharing. Very interesting-he was a talented and creative person. As well as honorable and respected. Great story.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 915 days ago

a very awesome video, and a good history lesson. Thnx for posting the link. I really enjoyed it. The music with it made it all even better. Luv dem blues. I will, someday, visit that museum

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 912 days ago

A grand story !

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