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Pyrography  

06/21/2018

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.

Pyrography, also known as pyrogravure, pokerwork, and - most poetically, Fire Needle Embroidery, is the art of decorating wood with intentionally applied burn marks. Pyrography has been practiced since prehistoric times - basically wherever humans had wood and fire and the desire to tell stories or create beauty. This week’s selections focus on modern takes on this ancient art.

Longboard Pyrography (Wood Burning)


How to Wood Burn a Mandala - Pyrography Art


Wildlifeart Revealed, Julie Bender

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Working With Spalted Wood  

06/14/2018

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.

Spalting is a kind of wood coloration that is caused by fungi. The fungi’s actions may be traumatic for the trees, but spalted wood’s coloration and patterns have an unusual beauty prized by woodworkers. This week’s selections focus on working with spalted wood.

Spalted Sugar Bowl


Cutting Spalted Maple Veneer On The Band Saw

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Enchancing Woodwork with Gilding  

06/07/2018

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.

Gold has entranced human beings for millenia. In this week’s selection, see how gilding can enhance woodworking.

How to Gild Wood - Furniture Design and Construction


Water Gilding a French Baroque Frame


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Celebrating Ben & Lois Orford Knives  

05/31/2018

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 we celebrate having sloyd knives and crook knives by Lois & Ben Orford back in stock with Orfordpalooza - selections featuring Ben’s take on carving a spoon, making a spatula and sharpening spoon knives, and a review of the Orford Flatter Crook Knife.

How to Carve a Spoon with Ben Orford



How to Make a Spatula


Sharpening Spoon Knives - Ben Orford


Ben Orford Flatter Curve Spoon Knife

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Native American Totem Poles  

05/24/2018

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 Native American/First Nations totem poles.

A Totem Story


British Columbia: Reading Totem Poles at Capilano


Totem Poles of Haida Gwaii


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Making Wooden Bracelets  

05/17/2018

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 making wooden bracelets. First, a bent wood bangle cuff made from thin pieces of walnut veneer, and next a lathe-turned bracelet made of contrasting pieces of purpleheart and bamboo.

How to Make a Bent Wood Bangle Cuff


Bracelets, Lathe Turned, Bamboo and Purpleheart
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Pyrography - 06/21/2018
Working With Spalted Wood - 06/14/2018
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Celebrating Ben & Lois Orford Knives - 05/31/2018
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