The Craftsman's Path #17: Gene Landon lecture

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Blog entry by Mark Mazzo posted 11-26-2007 11:36 PM 1708 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had the opportunity to hear a talk given by Gene Landon recently. If you don’t know Gene, he has been featured in Fine Woodworking numerous times (that’s him in his shop pictured below) and he specializes in period furniture reproductions from his shop in Pennsylvania – for the most part all done with traditional hand tool methods.

Gene gave a good talk about the his home and shop and the furniture he has done over the years. His capabilities and work were inspirational. I talk about what it’s inspired me to do in a post on my blog. Thanks for reading!

Gene Landon

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at

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#1 posted 11-27-2007 06:42 AM

Lucky Dawg!

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#2 posted 11-27-2007 06:44 AM

Congratulation for being able to attend.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 11-27-2007 07:37 AM

Congratulations on hearing from a legend. I wish for two things 1. That I live as long as he has and that I will still be able to work the wood and 2. That I somehow acquire his skill level.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 11-27-2007 05:15 PM

Thanks guys. He was quite an inspiration. It was amazing to me all that he accomplishes with almost all hand tool and traditional methods. He creates probably 4 to 5 times more beautiful furniture that way (both for himself as well as commissions) than the average woodworker can with power tools. Of course, he is also an expert on the period pieces and how they were built.

I was inspired enough to tackle a Philadelphia Queen Anne Side Table for my next project. I’ll be covering the construction on my blog and posting entries here so, keep an eye out!

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at

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