Historic Woodworker Videos #23: Wharton Esherick's Woodcuts Re-posted

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Blog entry by Hoosierwoodcraft posted 04-18-2014 10:36 AM 1800 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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

Every woodworker should try to make a woodcut in their lifetime. There is great satisfaction in seeing how a little chisel work on boxwood can create a bold contrast of black ink on white paper.

-- Thanks to the Wood Spirit, Tom

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#1 posted 04-19-2014 09:25 AM

Absolutely fascinating video.
Fantastic in the true sense of the word.
Shall follow-up on W. Esherick.

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#2 posted 05-14-2014 11:23 AM

Very interesting Tom. Thnx for the history lesson/s.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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