Noboru Honma demonstrates an incredible series of techniques to make container skins. When he plained the skins off solid blocks by hand my jaw dropped. Incredible work.
“The technique was developed in the Hakone region of Japan during the Edo period (1600s to 1800s).”
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.
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.