woodworking

Frank Howarth makes things

Frank Howarth is a woodworker, filmmaker, and amazingly organized and creative guy living in Portland, Oregon. I’ve been following his work for a while but haven’t posted about him, until now.

Here’s one of his most famous stop motion videos on making a lawn chair.

And here’s a behind the scenes video of how he made the lawn chair video.

Here’s a great video on making a segmented walnut and maple bowl.

Check out Frank makes for more detail on him.

Check out Frank Howarth’s YouTube channel for all of his videos including a great one on the building of his shop.

Brilliant.

The Ox

The Ox is a biographical portrait of master woodworker Eric Hollenbeck and the mill and school he founded Blue Ox in Eureka, California (on the northern coast).

Eric is a Vietnam Vet who came back, struggled and got traction with doing things with his hands. Blue Ox works with kids who are having a rough time in school and Eric is planning to work with vets of our current wars who are coming back in desperate need of exactly what he’s offering: understanding and a way to use one’s hands to build useful things as well as self esteem. There is no doubt about it, engaging in the process of making things is a great way to feel better about yourself.