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The Highland Woodworker – Episode 30

It”s time for another Great Episode of “The Highland Woodworker” So get that cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this new show as Chuck spends some time with A Moment with The Masters !! Moment with a Master: Meet furniture conservator and restorations expert Len Reinhardt. Find out the necessary skills to accomplish this unique work and how Len’s studies and experience prepared him for the work. Observe how he evaluates a piece of furniture for restoration and plans his work to accomplish the owner’s objectives.

 

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 29

It”s time for another Great Episode of “The Highland Woodworker” So get that cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this new show as Chuck spends some time with A Moment with The Masters !! Society of American Period Furniture Maker’s 2015 Cartouche Award winner Dr. Jeff Justis is a “Jack of all trades and Master of all!” Jeff’s woodworking hobby not only inspired his professional pursuits as an orthopedic surgeon it inspired him to create a lifetime of building some of the most beautiful furniture I have ever seen. We invite you to see his work and find out more in our “Moment with a Master!”

 

The Highland Woodworker Episode 28

It”s time for another Great Episode of “The Highland Woodworker” So get that cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this new show as Chuck spends some time with A Moment with The Masters !!

You’ve most likely heard of a hybrid vehicle, but have you ever heard of a hybrid workshop? That’s what we are calling the magical place where high tech machinery and hand tools work together in perfect harmony. Something like that sounded like music to our ears! We found Waldron Instruments where the luthiers there use lasers, cnc, drill presses, chisels and more to build their great looking guitars!

Fine Woodworking Magazine’s John Tetreault has the ‘Finer Points’ on how to make a reclaimed wood project come together!

Master Furniture Maker Robert Johnson is a third generation craftsman, is passionate about his work and also plays a mean banjo on the side. He invited us to his workshop in Memphis, Tennessee. We take a look at some of his current work, projects in progress and even his very first piece he made, at an early age, as a Christmas gift for his father. He will take us through his process of knocking out doors — and just wait until you see the machine he uses that can make square mortises in less than a minute. Oh, did I also mention he spent years on the water as a Marine Biologist? Spend a moment with the incredible Robert Johnson.

Making straight cuts with a hand saw can be a daunting task for woodworkers at any skill level. We take the David Barron Magnetic Dovetail Saw Guide back to my workshop for a test cut. Will the results of this magnetic mechanism be positive or negative? Stick around and find out! ;) Read the rest of this entry »

 

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 27

It”s time for another Great Episode of “The Highland Woodworker” So get that cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this new show as Chuck spends some time with A Moment with The Masters !!

An exclusive look at James Currie’s impressive tool collection and other amazing collections.
-How to make mitered dovetails.
-Spend a moment with Master Woodworker, Mike Pekovich.

 

Welcome to Artistic Fredericksburg, Virginia

2016 Whiskey & Wood Artisan Festival – Hosted by The Fredericksburg Area Woodworkers Guild, and Smith Bowman Distillery. Over 1,300 visitors attended this event. We appreciate the support of our local community, and the continued support of our local Artisans. Looking forward to next years event !!

 

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 26

It”s time for another Great Episode of “The Highland Woodworker” So get that cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this new show as Chuck brings us another episode of “A Moment with The Masters”  

Chuck takes us through hundreds of thousands of square feet of the newest and best woodworking tools at IWF 2016.Fine Woodworking Magazine’s Matt Kenney has the Finer Points of how to hand plane thin stock.

Sit down with woodworking master Garrett Hack, who shows off his hand-built workshop and his latest creative piece and talks about his history as a master woodworker.
All this and more, on the latest episode of The Highland Woodworker!

 

The Highland Woodworker Episode 25

It”s time for another Great Episode of “The Highland Woodworker” So get that cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy this new show as Chuck brings us another episode of “A Moment with The Masters”  

Master woodworkers are from many backgrounds. Many are well known but most work their magic privately seeking perfection in each piece. One of our recent masters introduced me to Worth Squire a former songwriter and musician turned woodworker who builds beautiful pieces of furniture while developing novel approaches and techniques especially in the field of marquetry. Worth’s chairs, cabinetry and marquetry pictures are astounding and filled with artistic designs and features developed to execute his vision for each piece. I am sure you will enjoy spending a moment with Master Woodworker Worth Squire.

Live edge “slab” furniture has grown more popular since George Nakashima introduced it in the mid twentieth century. Slab furniture is very popular today and woodworkers are looking for that unique slab to incorporate into their designs. How do you choose a slab and how do you work with it to build that special piece? Kelly Maxwell of Little Branch Farm supplies woodworkers from his huge inventory of prime hardwood slabs and crafts beautiful slab furniture for his customers. Kelly answers our questions and shows us how!

While visiting with Matt (“52 Boxes in 52 Weeks”) Kenney, I was amazed with the fine, crisp, accurate miters on his small delicate boxes. He demonstrates his method for shooting small miters in Fine Woodworking Magazine’s “Finer Points.” This technique will help you make your next set of miters smile!

The exquisite new 12” Dovetail and Small Tenon Saw from Bad Axe Tool Works is several inches longer than most dovetail saws and a little heavier. I tried one out in my shop and after a number of cuts I will tell you what I found out!

ALL OF THIS AND MORE ON “THE HIGHLAND WOODWORKER!!