Manufacturer: Popular Woodworking Magazine
Brand: Graham Blackburn
World-class marquetarian Silas Kopf gives us a step-by-step demonstration of bevel-cutting for invisible marquetry joints plus a thoughtful discussion of the design process. Peter Murkett is also concerned with design, but here the emphasis is on the surface textures achievable with a variety of handtools: spokeshave, drawknife, inshave, and scorp. Geoffrey Holmes, a third-generation craftsman intimately acquainted with New England and early American techniques, shows us how he tapers and turns bedposts in his Massachusetts workshop. Pyrography can be used for stunning artistic effect, as Bruce Anderson shows us on antique wooden ironing boards, and is equally effectively as a simple means of geometric decoration. Our last feature is all about the importance of balance, pattern, and color, as used here in some remarkable wooden creations by Anthony Cantone.Also:We show you how to cut inlay with a niceness that belies its ease: all you need is a polished chisel!Visit with Silas Kopf and his wonderful book on the history and technique of one of the most decorative aspects of woodworking: A Marquetry Odyssey.
Manufacturer: Popular Woodworking Magazine
Brand: Popular Woodworking
Refine Your Skills WhileMaking This Beautiful DeskInspired by the clean lines of Biedermeierfurniture from early 1800s, this handsomepiece features delicately curved legs andsubtle banding that makes it a perfect additionto any home. Watch as well-known author andteacher Mario Rodriguez explains every step in building it,including several techniques guaranteed to expand yourskills. Youll learn how to: Create shaped legs using templates for perfect resultsevery time. Make precision case joinery including mortise-andtenonand dovetail joints Craft perfect leg cuffs and banding Produce piston-fit drawers And more!
Traditional hand plane making...made simpler in this step-by-step tutorial. Bill Anderson offers a visually stunning and very detailed video about traditional plane making that is comprehensive enough for even beginners to successfully follow along and build a jointer plane of their own. Filmed on location in Roy Underhill's Woodwright's School in Pittsboro, North Carolina, Bill shows how to make and 18th Century jointer plane with only traditional woodworking hand tools. Bill simplifies the complicated hand plane building process, including wood selection, layout, mortising, using floats, building handles, chamfering the edges, truing the bottom, and finishing the plane.
Bench Planes: Tools and Techniques from a Master Woodworker
Manufacturer: Fox Chapel Publishing
Woodworkers looking to increase their building productivity will be guided through the use, techniques, and construction of bench planes in this valuable hour-long DVD. Master craftsman Jim Kingshott shows you everything you need to know about setting-up, tuning, maintaining, and using bench planes - from jack planes and smooth planes to the finest Norris-style and popular Stanley-Bailey pattern planes.
In The Steps Of Shakespeare - London And Stratford 
Manufacturer: Tmw Media Group
Discover the kinds of plays performed at Stratford in Shakespeare's youth along with an introduction to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Shakespeare's London Years 1591-1613: Our British presenter, Rebecca Flynn, offers us a horseback journey into London and a walking tour over a dozen London sites that conjure up the presence of William Shakespeare during his London years. This program follows the trail and visits eighteen major sites associated with Shakespeare and his plays which include - the Tower of London; St. Paul's Cathedral; the Middle Temple for law students; George Tavern, a venue for outdoor plays; Southwark Cathedral, where his brother Edmund Shakespeare is buried; and the London Globe Theatre site. Shakespeare's Stratford Years 1564-1590: This Program conjures up the presence of William Shakespeare during his Stratford years by taking you on a walking, biking, and rowing journey around Warwickshire. It features the baptismal font and tomb at Trinity church, Shakespeare's Birthplace, the King Edward VI Grammar School he attended, Anne Hathaway's Cottage, Shottery, Wilmcote, Kenilworth Castle, the Mary Arden Farm, and many other important locations.
Unique design and colorful interiors abound in a tour of the best of the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Visit art director Barbara Drake's Mediterranean-inspired sanctuary, the amazing home of glass artist Dale Chihuly, the New York apartment of art-furniture collector John Januk, and architect Charles Bernstein's modernist home.