We take you to a unique shop in the Catskill Mountains of New York, where truly fabulous furniture is made from unlikely materials by Steve Heller, and to the backwoods of Kentucky for the first part of a series on Windsor chair-making by David Wright. Safety and efficiency are two really important concerns for every woodworker, and there is no one better qualified than Kelly Mehler to explain how to avoid kickback accidents on the tablesaw, or Dennis Collins to demonstrate a brand new approach to frame-and-panel construction. Whatever your woodworking bent, you need sharp tools. Almost no area of woodworking is so mysterious as sharpening, so let Harrelson Stanley share some of the secrets of waterstone use.
Meet well-known writer and woodworker Mario Rodriguez and be inspired by a variety of contemporary works.
Visit with Warren May and view his uniquely American, Kentucky Furniture style.
Paul Henderson demonstrates how to make slotted dovetails.
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The Campaign Chair was a mainstay of the British Military up until World War II, and, when compared to other British camp chairs of its day, it is a triumph of engineering and materials. Now you can watch how to build your own Campaign Chair with this DVD and Download video from Popular Woodworking.
Fine Woodworking Video Workshop Series - Frame-and-Panel Cabinet
Manufacturer: Taunton Press
Stretch your skills and build a beautiful piece. In just 80 minutes, you can treat yourself to an overview of the fundamentals of case construction in Build a Frame-and-Panel Cabinet. Furniture maker and woodworking instructor Tim Rousseau walks you through every step of the process, from rough board to final cabinet in this DVD, which includes a Bonus SketchUp Plan. The perfect project for improving your work. As Tim demonstrates, this one-door, one-drawer piece is the best vehicle for teaching all the fundamentals. It involves mastery of a variety of unique joinery techniques. The external frame is secured with basic mortise-and-tenon joints but, as youâ€™ll see, thereâ€™s more to the internal frame than meets the eye â€“ and that includes using connectors called blades. Tackle the details that make all the difference. Youâ€™ll learn how to make a frame-and-panel door that fits precisely into its opening, an efficient way to install knife hinges, and techniques for shaping tapered legs. Discover expert tips for installing a drawer that slides like a piston, so every drawer you build going forward will work just as smoothly. The one workshop class thatâ€™s a must-see. These how-to episodes offer intermediate woodworkers an invaluable opportunity to master the essentials of constructing quality casework. From initial design and plans to finishing and hardware, itâ€™s all here.
Fine Woodworking Video Workshop Series - Dovetail Techniques
Manufacturer: Taunton Press
Learn dovetail techniques from a pro. Veteran furniture maker Stephen Hammer demonstrates five techniques every woodworker needs to know in Fine Woodworkingâ€™s Dovetails DVD. Watch an expert at work. This instructional video shows you how to use hand and power tools to make handsome, tight-fitting joints quickly and accurately. It also takes you step by step through the process of laying out, cutting, and assembling intricate dovetails. Master the art and craft of five dovetails. In about a half hour, you will be introduced to five different techniques for building joinery that is solid and strong, including: Easier through-dovetailsHalf-blind dovetails in half the timeDecorative through-dovetailsCurved through-dovetailsCurved half-blind dovetails Turning good craftsmen into great ones. Dovetails is a must for woodworkers who want to refine their skills and build furniture thatâ€™s beautiful and stands the test of time.
In this tape, designed for professionals and homeowners alike, Savage guides you step-by-step as he trims out parts of a house and shares his job-site savvy and secrets. You'll learn to match pieces of trim precisely, negotiate unsquare openings, and seat moldings solidly against bumpy walls and ceilings.
Patty Shelabarger creates colorful, one-of-a-kind chairs using fabrics and designs from her elaborate clothing line. She is just one of a number of artists, designers and visionaries who are pushing the boundaries of fashion and style. And she is just one of the people featured in ECLECTICA. Join the editors and experts of House Beautiful for a privileged tour of the homes and workspaces of the men and women who are propelling design into the new millennium. Go inside Shelabarger's studio to see how her creations come together. Tour one of the unique homes of designer Tom Beaton. And marvel at the retreat created by architect Josh Swietzer and his wife, chef Mary Sue Milliken, which was built around an Olympic sized swimming pool. This is an extraordinary, insider's view of the frontiers of design, and a rare chance to hear from some of the people who are pushing the envelope.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.