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Tribute to Jennie Alexander (1930-2018)  

07/19/2018

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 focuses on Jennie Alexander, author of “Make a Chair from a Tree,” and inspiration for generations of woodworkers. Jennie recently passed away at age 88 and is the subject of this week’s entry on Joel’s Blog. Here Jennie demonstrates greenwoodworking - she preferred the single word - and another lifelong love, music.


Make A Chair From A Tree - Intro


Drawknife Posts


You Are My Sunshine byJennie Alexander and the Baltimore Jazz Trio

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Green Woodworking  

07/05/2018

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 focuses on green woodworking, with a roundup of the winners of the UK Green Woodworking event known as the Bodgers Ball and the meditative making of greenwood chairs.

What Can You Make From A Tree? - Green Woodworking


Green Wood Chairs: A Study of Process

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Lino & Relief Printmaking  

06/28/2018

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 focuses on lino and relief printmaking. (For those interested, we carry the Flexcut set.)

Lino & Relief Printmaking


Lino Printing | Tutorial

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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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Recent Blogs:
Tribute to Jennie Alexander (1930-2018) - 07/19/2018
Green Woodworking - 07/05/2018
Lino & Relief Printmaking - 06/28/2018
Pyrography - 06/21/2018
Working With Spalted Wood - 06/14/2018
Enchancing Woodwork with Gilding - 06/07/2018
Celebrating Ben & Lois Orford Knives - 05/31/2018
Native American Totem Poles - 05/24/2018
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