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Making an Oud and a Baroque Lute   

02/22/2018

Like most people, we spend lots of time (way too much time) surfing the web, entranced by various videos. In Video Roundup, we offer some videos from all over the world that we found especially intriguing.

This week’s selections showcase the creation of two "exotic" instruments: an oud and a Baroque lute.

Oud Construction


Baroque Lute Construction

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Presidents Day Special - Colonial Williamsburg  

02/12/2018

Like most people, we spend lots of time (way too much time) surfing the web, entranced by various videos. In Video Roundup, we offer some videos from all over the world that we found especially intriguing.

In honor of Presidents Day, we’ll take a visit to Colonial Williamsburg for a tour of the shop and an interview with Ramona Vogel, a cooper.

Colonial Williamsburg Hay Cabinet Shop Tour - Inside the Shop




Ramona Vogel, Journeyman Cooper

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Wooden Waste Baskets  

02/01/2018

Like most people, we spend lots of time (way too much time) surfing the web, entranced by various videos. In Video Roundup, we offer some videos from all over the world that we found especially intriguing.

This week our selections focus on the humble waste basket. Humble, but essential - and an occasion to make something beautiful out of wood.

Ishitani - Making Wooden Wastebaskets


Make a Walnut Trash Can

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Nick Offerman - his woodshop & his azumaya  

01/25/2018

Like most people, we spend lots of time (way too much time) surfing the web, entranced by various videos. In Video Roundup, we offer some videos from all over the world that we found especially intriguing.

This week our selections focus on Nick Offerman. In the first video, Ask This Old House tours Nick’s wood shop. In the second, Nick builds an azumaya, a Japanese gazebo, on the grounds of the University of Illinois’ Japan House, in honor of his woodworking mentor, Shozo Sato.

Touring Nick Offerman’s Wood Shop



Illinois Alum Nick Offerman Builds Gazebo in Tribute to Professor Shozo Sato

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Making Wooden Mugs  

01/18/2018

Like most people, we spend lots of time (way too much time) surfing the web, entranced by various videos. In Video Roundup, we offer some videos from all over the world that we found especially intriguing.

This week's selections show you simple and more complex ways to make wooden mugs.

The Making of a Wooden Beer Mug




A simple Way to Make a Mug Made of Wood



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What Happens After You Go Home   

01/11/2018

Like most people, we spend lots of time (way too much time) surfing the web, entranced by various videos. In Video Roundup, we offer some videos from all over the world that we found especially intriguing.

This week's selection shows what happens in the evening after you lock up the shop.

Carver's Mallet by Frank Howarth




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