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Building a Log Cabin Birdhouse and How to Make a Bird House-Feeder (Ako Vyrobit Vtaciu Budku - Krmitko)  

06/22/2017

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.

Based upon statistically insignificant evidence, many woodworkers find bird watching very relaxing. If you’re interested in making a bird feeder, here are two delightful options.

Building a Log Cabin Birdhouse




How to Make a Bird House – Feeder - Ako Vyrobit Vtaciu Budku - Krmitko



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How to Make Hiking Sticks & Making the Carved Cane Topper  

06/15/2017

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.

Here are two very different videos on a related topic, walking sticks. First, How to Make Hiking Sticks, is a guide to making hiking sticks from found branches and sticks. On the other end of the formality spectrum, Making the Carved Cane Topper offers a functional and decorative top to a cane.

How to Make Hiking Sticks




Making the Carved Cane Topper



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The Dizzy Bowl and the Pencil Vase  

06/08/2017

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.

Hat’s off to the very different kinds of creativity and craftsmanship behind two innovative and beautiful projects, the Dizzy Bowl and the Pencil Vase.

The Dizzy Bowl




The Large Pencil Vase Woodturning Project



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Somokjang - Korean Traditional Furniture Making Crafts   

06/01/2017

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.

Here are two videos showing the craft of the Somokjang, literally "minor carpenter," a title given to a skilled person in making traditional furniture and other wooden objects and structures for daily use. Many commenters have marveled at the freehand sawing, but there is much to capture the imagination in this skilled technique of woodworking.

Somokjang, Making the Open Etagere




Traditional Furniture Making Crafts



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The Craft of Making Wooden Shoes - the Netherlands & Spain  

05/25/2017

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.

Wooden clogs are typically associated with the Netherlands, but they are also worn in Asturias, a region in northwest Spain, where they are known as madreñas. Anywhere wet and slippery might make these shoes a good choice. The traditional craft of fashioning shoes from a block of wood holds elemental appeal whether in the Netherlands or in Spain.

The Making of Wooden Shoes




Asturias: Traditional wooden clogs, madreñas



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Traditional Turned Chess Pieces and a Chess Board Inspired by Dali's Melting Clock  

05/18/2017

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.

Here are some videos for chess enthusiasts. For traditionalists, a focus on woodturning chess pieces. (We chose the video on knights, but there are links to the other chess pieces.) And for surrealists, the chance to make a chess board inspired by Dali’s melting clock.

Woodturning a Chess Set - The Knights




Making a Chess Board Inspired by Salvador Dali's Melting Clock



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