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Tour of Colonial Willamsburg with Bob Vila and Dry Fitting a Walnut Chair with Brian Weldy at Colonial Williamsburg  

08/17/2017

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 videos take us to Colonial Williamsburg, via a guided tour from Bob Vila and a look at dry fitting an 18th century walnut chair using traditional methods and tools.

Tour of Colonial Williamsburg




Dry Fitting a Walnut Chair with Brian Weldy at Colonial Williamsburg


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Colen Clenton, Toolmaker  

08/10/2017

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, we focus on one of our favorite woodworkers, Colen Clenton. Colen is known for making extraordinary tools in his backyard shed in New South Wales, Australia. Here are two videos in which he demonstrates his “Rolls Royce” of squares. And in bonus video link, Colen is featured on an Australian vocational skills program, simply and aptly called The Toolmaker.

How to Adjust a Colen Clenton Square




Colen Clenton's Try Squares




And click here for a bonus video link from an Australian program highlighting different vocations. Colen is The Toolmaker.

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Collecting George Nakashima and Sam Maloof:Woodworking Genius  

08/03/2017

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 videos focus on the lives and work of two giants of woodworking, George Nakashima and Sam Maloof.

Collecting George Nakashima




Sam Maloof: Woodworking Genius




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Marquetry: The Beauty Within and Silas Kopf Marquetry Tutorial - Building a Marquetry Picture  

07/27/2017

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 videos celebrate marquetry, with Larry Zampino, whose art is informed by his work as a Buddhist teacher, and Silas Kopf, who studied architecture at Princeton and now uses a wide range of materials (wood, brass, copper, aluminum, mother-of-pearl, abalone, and reconstituted stone) in work that is collected by many museums.

Marquetry: The Beauty Within




Silas Kopf Marquetry Tutorial - Building a Marquetry Picture




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Wood Finishing Tips with Real Milk Paint and Liberon  

07/20/2017

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.

Wood finishing remains a mystery to many woodworkers, and the thought of screwing up a handcrafted project can be intimidating and scary. Here two of our favorite wood finishing suppliers, Real Milk Paint and Liberon, offer some guidance

How to Finish a Wooden Counertop


Liberon Wood Preparation Tutorial
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Carving an Acanthus Leaf and a Flower  

07/14/2017

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.

Learn to carve two beautiful carving mainstays, the acanthus leaf and a flower, with two of the foremost carving teachers in the world, Chris Pye and Mary May.

How to Draw and Carve an Acanthus Leaf




How to Carve a Basic Flower with Mary May


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Tour of Colonial Willamsburg with Bob Vila and Dry Fitting a Walnut Chair with Brian Weldy at Colonial Williamsburg - 08/17/2017
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Marquetry: The Beauty Within and Silas Kopf Marquetry Tutorial - Building a Marquetry Picture - 07/27/2017
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