David Marks Tour #1: David Marks Shop Tour

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Blog entry by thewoodwhisperer posted 2029 days ago 2977 reads 9 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I know there are a lot of Woodworks fans in the LJ community, so I figured this would be a fun series to post here. Last summer, on our Gadget Station delivery trip, we decided to stop and visit the one and only David Marks. If you’re not familiar with David, he is an incredible woodworker, and used to host a show on HGTV and the DIY Network called Woodworks. But the show has been over for nearly 5 years and David has moved on to bigger and better things. While we were there, he was kind enough to give us a nice shop tour. This is pure gold for any big Woodworks fans out there!

Also, David recently released his “Scrapers” DVD. It contains everything you need to know to properly sharpen card scrapers, cabinet scrapers, and gooseneck scrapers. I watched this for the first time last week and I instantly felt like I was watching a new episode of Woodworks (only more REAL!) You can pick the DVD up here.

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#1 posted 2029 days ago

Awesome man!!! Only had a chance to take a quick peak so i guess I know what I will be doing over my lunch:) Thanks for sharing


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#2 posted 2029 days ago

sweet, thanks for sharing…

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2029 days ago

Thanks, Marc. This was a nice look inside David’s shop.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 2029 days ago

Wow! That is a nice tour! I like to see him in a little more relaxed setting and actually having the time to talk about what ever it is he wants to talk about in-depth. Thanks!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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Callum Kendall

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#5 posted 2029 days ago

Always great to see inside other peoples workshops!

Thanks Marc, David and Nicole


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#6 posted 2029 days ago

Cool. Thanks Marc.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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#7 posted 2029 days ago

That was a great tour, I love the woodworks series! I wish they would give David another show contract. I can’t wait to see part #2. I wonder if David still can rock the Drums?

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#8 posted 2029 days ago

Great tour – thank you…

-- Festool4

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#9 posted 2029 days ago

Great tour!!
Nice to see him relaxed and in his own environment. Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#10 posted 2029 days ago

Great Tour. I’ve never watched any of his shows. But, I’ve heard a lot.

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

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#11 posted 2029 days ago

Mark your intimate relationship and I mean this with all due respect really shows through in this tour. I can only dream of knowing such a legend. You don’t happen to know Sam Maloof by chance,I would love to tour his shop.
well done cant wait for the gallery tour.

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#12 posted 2029 days ago

Thanks Marc, that was fun.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#13 posted 2029 days ago

Thanks Marc. That was great to see.

-- Guy Kroll

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#14 posted 2029 days ago

Thanks for the video post.

Hope I don’t undermine his sales of the scraper sharpening video;)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#15 posted 2029 days ago

I can’t wait until you do the Gallery tour. I’m sure he’s got some great stuff in there. Thanks for sharing.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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