House Beautiful - Unique Craftsman Homes
Manufacturer: A&E Home Video
A look at the styles inspired by the American Arts and Crafts movement, which include homes and furniture that have pure and simple lines and collectibles that have true integrity. We'll visit the famed Greene and Greene historical Craftsman bungalow, the Craftsman-style home of comedian Martin Mull, and architect Charles Sampson's "Arts and Crafts Home of the Millennium", which features 7,000 square feet of soaring ceilings and natural wood and slate exteriors.
Fine Woodworking Video Workshop Series - Hybrid Roubo Workbench
Manufacturer: Taunton Press
Build one of todayâ€™s most popular benches. In under one hour, you can learn what it takes to build the iconic bench everyone wants to own with Build a Hybrid Roubo Workbench. Woodworker John Tetreault, who specializes in using reclaimed lumber, walks you through the entire project and offers expert guidance at critical steps on this DVD, that includes a Bonus SketchUp Plan. Master three styles of classic joinery. As you build this bench, youâ€™ll also build your joinery skills since it involves making stopped tenons and wedged-through tenons. Plus youâ€™ll also learn how to build a dovetailed tenon that incorporates a hardwood wedge; this is especially important if you plan to disassemble your bench in the future. Use recycled wood to best advantage. Love the look of aged timber? Then youâ€™ll enjoy learning how John prepares recycled planks to make the joinery work with the checks, cracks, and worm holes that give these timbers their unique character. Craft your own unique accessories. Once youâ€™ve built your bench, you can go on to construct your own maple bench dogs, vise handles, and a sliding deadman thatâ€™s great for supporting long stock. Donâ€™t miss this chance to build a bench that will serve you well for years to come.
Exercises in Woodworking
Manufacturer: Popular Woodworking Books Brand: Popular Woodworking
In 1889, Ivin Sickels wrote Exercises in Wood-Working. Designed to educate college students in the craft and business of woodworking. Now, more than a century later, it will help you make the most of traditional hand tools in the modern shop. But crucial to learning the proper use of any tool is to actually see it in motion. Christopher Schwarz, editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine, has recorded this series of short videos, paired with the related exercises from the book, to help you make the most of hand tools you'll often use. Use of the Chisel - Part 1: Learn how wood and steel interact and how to properly wield a wide chisel as you flatten two adjacent faces of a block of wood to form a perfect 90Â° angle. Exercise 2 â€“ Use of the Chisel, Part 2: Learn to effectively and efficiently use a chisel on end grain as you square a block of wood so four faces are 90Â° to one another. Exercise 3 â€“ Use of the Gouge: A carving gouge isn't just for carving; it's a handy tool for furniture makers to shape mouldings and more. In this exercise, you'll learn how to shape an ogee moulding using a gouge and chisel. Exercise 4 â€“ Use of the Hammer: Learning to use a hammer and nails â€“ the right nails â€“ is important for traditional work. Here, you'll learn to hammer like a pro of old, along with a few tricks including a drawn blow and how to properly clinch a nail. Exercise 5 â€“ Use of the Jack Plane, Part 1: Discover how a plane and piece of wood...
Woodworking in Action Volume #15
Manufacturer: Popular Woodworking Magazine Brand: Graham Blackburn
Ted DeMers creates rustic-inspired furniture using natural forms made very traditionally in a shop that depends on lumber locally harvested in rural Connecticut. State-of-the-art, stunningly modern, studio-furniture made in Scott Groves' upstate New York shop uses copper as a design element. Greg Johnson, treats us to a step-by-step demonstration of how he refinishes a modest drop-leaf table and ladderback chairs. Get a glimpse of one of the most precious aspects of woodworking, namely the gilding process for a completely hand-carved, custom-built grand piano.Also:Graham Blackburn demonstrates the almost forgotten shooting board: an example of how traditional woodworking can be every bit as exact as modern machine methods and, for many people, more approachable, less expensive and safer!Marc Adams talks about the tools you will need for excellent joinery, from scratch awl and pencil to router and biscuit jointer.
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