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Blog series by WoodAndShop updated 08-14-2014 01:51 PM 10 parts 14147 reads 42 comments total

Part 1: Bill Anderson - Chapel Hill, North Carolina

04-30-2014 02:01 PM by WoodAndShop | 11 comments »

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) In the above Video I share my recent visit to the amazing workshop of Bill Anderson, owner of Edwards Mountain Woodworks in Chatham county, North Carolina (near Chapel Hill). View the original full blog entry here. Bill teaches joinery and plane making at Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s School in nearby Pittsboro, NC. He also teaches at other well-known locations, including the John C. Campbell Folk School. Bill makes marvelous...

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Part 2: Wayne Henderson Guitars - Rugby, Virginia

05-08-2014 02:48 AM by WoodAndShop | 5 comments »

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) In the above Video I show a visit that I made to the workshop of legendary guitar luthier and bluegrass musician, Wayne Henderson. Wayne’s shop and home sit along a quiet country rode in the rural village of Rugby, Virginia. Read my original article here. Wayne Henderson’s performance resume stretches from The White House to Carnegie Hall, and all the way to the Queen of England. He is perhaps even more well-known for his world-cl...

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Part 3: Virginia's Frontier Culture Museum – 1740s Settlement

05-14-2014 06:49 PM by WoodAndShop | 6 comments »

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) My family and I recently visited one of my new favorite woodworking destinations: The Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia (see the above video). We planned to stay 2 hours, but stayed 6. I loved my visit and the historical tools and furniture so much that I went back a week later to interview the head furniture makers. So I’ll be sharing several upcoming videos & photos from my two visits. Some of them will focus just on the...

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Part 4: 1820s Tool Chest at the Frontier Culture Museum

05-19-2014 02:34 PM by WoodAndShop | 4 comments »

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) This above video is a continuation of my amazing recent visit, with my family, to the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia. Click here to see the previous video and photos. Steven Gallagher took time to give me a tour of his mid-19th Century tool chest. I love old tools, so this was like Christmas for me! We also had a really great time talking about handle making. I was surprised to see that he uses the same method...

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Part 5: George Lott’s Antique Tools & Shop at the Frontier Culture Museum (Part 1)

05-23-2014 01:49 AM by WoodAndShop | 0 comments »

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) Recreating historical furniture like this requires real talent and attention to detail: In the above video I returned to the Frontier Culture Museum in historical Staunton, Virginia, to visit the men who are responsible for much of the reproduction furniture there: George Lott, Ken Knorr, and David Puckett. George Lott and Ken Knorr volunteer their time, talent, and projects to the museum (wow) and Curator David Puckett researches...

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Part 6: George Lott’s Tool Chests at the Frontier Culture Museum (Part 2)

05-28-2014 06:13 PM by WoodAndShop | 6 comments »

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) This is part 2 of George Lott’s traditional workshop. In part 1 I returned to the Frontier Culture Museum in historical Staunton, Virginia, to visit the men who are responsible for much of the reproduction furniture there: George Lott, Ken Knorr, and David Puckett. In this second video you’ll see George Lott’s amazing collection of antique tool chests, hand planes, hand saws, and workbenches. George gave me a tour of several of his...

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Part 7: 1600′s English Furniture & Timber Frame Farmhouse

06-11-2014 09:45 PM by WoodAndShop | 7 comments »

By Joshua Farnsworth (Writer at WoodAndShop.com) View the original article here. In the above video you’ll see the amazing 17th Century English timber frame farmhouse that I visited recently. I was absolutely taken back by this immaculately reconstructed farmhouse and it’s gorgeous reproduction furniture from the 1600′s. So, of course, I had to share it with y’all! The farm was moved from England to the Frontier Culture Museum in historical Staunton, Virginia (thank yo...

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Part 8: Wooden Boat Builder

07-07-2014 03:16 PM by WoodAndShop | 0 comments »

In the above video I share my visit to the Vineyard Haven wooden boat workshop of Ted Box on the Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard. In the video I mentioned that I read a book called “Wooden Boats” which informed me of Ted Box’s boat building. You can find the fascinating book at this link. If you want to learn more details about Ted’s history and his wooden boat building project, you can read more via this Vineyard Gazette newspaper link. Ted’s 70-foot scow schoon...

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Part 9: Elia Bizzarri's Windsor Chair Workshop Tour

07-22-2014 03:05 PM by WoodAndShop | 0 comments »

In my above video I share my recent tour of Elia Bizzari’s traditional Windsor chair workshop in Hillsboro, North Carolina. I found Elia to not only be warm & welcoming, but incredibly hilarious. We had some great laughs together in his workshop and will be working on filming a DVD together in the near future. Please contact me if a Windsor chair tutorial DVD interests you. Elia started traditional woodworking as a teenager, and eventually discovered his passion for making trad...

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Part 10: Middleton Plantation Workshop Tour

08-14-2014 01:51 PM by WoodAndShop | 3 comments »

In my above video I share my recent tour of the traditional carpenter & cooper workshop in at Middleton Place, a former plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. Sorry, the video is a little shaky. But fortunately my photos below are not! Ahhh, what could be better than a traditional workshop in a heavenly location like this? (pssst…ignore the aligators) Nobody was manning their workshop station while I poked my head into this workshop, so I just gave myself a tour. I ...

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