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The Beauty of Diamonds

I heat my workshop with scrap wood, old pallets and such like, and so Iíve often got the job of cutting up old, tatty wood into the right size for the stove. Iím a keen hand tool user, but on grounds of practicality, I use a Hilti demolition saw to saw up old pallets. The…

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Traditional Wood Turning

Bowl Turner, Robin Wood resurrected an old craft which died out in 1958 with ‘The Last Bowl Turner’ George Lailey – ‘The Last Bowl Turner’. It took 5 years of research and trial and error, as Robin reconstructed the craftsman’s foot powered lathe and started turning a living for himself from this ancient craft.

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David Savage – On Design and Fine Furniture Making

Every year 12 students enrol on a one year course to change their lives. At the David Savage Atelier not everyone succeeds. “It takes hard work, perspiration, deep practice and inspiration.”

Artisan Media visited David at his International Woodworking School in Devon, England, to find out more. This short film reveals some of the school’s secrets: It is a remarkably inspiring place!

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Filming Road Trip, continued..

Our road trip continued, meeting and filming with the incredibly talented Fine Furniture Maker and Teacher, David Savage. Next day we met up with David Charlesworth, an English Gentleman as well as an inspiring woodwork teacher. Finally, heading back north, we called in to shoot a short film with Jeremy Atkinson, England’s last surviving traditional clog maker. Quite a filming trip!

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