The recent rocking chair series is going really well. I always expected it too because people have asked for it for so long. The time lapses show that I make the whole without resorting to machine work off camera, but, more than that, it enables me to show the diverse ways I work to make life…

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This video series is the definitive step-by-step instructional guide to building your own Craftsman-style rocking chair so many of you have asked for. Through the years I have taught many a dozen woodworkers to build this famous chair and I am proud to announce that we finally did it, so here is the introduction for you to…

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Since we made the beautiful chess board a few weeks ago we have progressed considerably and generated many more projects for you ongoing ‘apprenticing’. Woodworkingmasterclasses.com has changed the way we reach out to woodworkers from when we could only impact on a local level to now reach all the way around the world. Whether you…

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It’s been a good week all around. I recovered from last weeks nine-day foundational class last week and got to spend some time with friends finishing up rocking chairs. I am close to concluding one of my own if I could just find that little extra time for myself, which as they say in Texas, “This…

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2014 Rocking Chair Workshop Scheduled UK Only It’s the only one I’m doing for a while. I know many of you have wanted to attend my Craftsman-style rocking chair workshop and some of you live outside the UK but you don’t need to be disappointed. Many attendees come over from the USA and mainland Europe…

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Making a Craftsman-style Rocking Chair in Oak                                       I think making chairs can be challenging to any woodworker and even experienced furniture makers avoid making chairs and are indeed daunted by the very thought of designing them.…

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Well, I have quite neglected everyone beyond the school this week, but we have accomplished so much at the bench, please be patient with us. I generally make the pieces alongside my students so that they get to see every step and also techniques that I use that are impossible via books and videos. Of…

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John’s rocking chair Those who follow this bog know that John Winter is my apprentice. I have trained many young people like John through the years and the rewards though varied have been greatly beyond any financial gain. Fact is, I have never received a penny in renumeration from any product or pay resulting from…

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  • Kevin on Edge Sharpening Under £10I have been using a set of the Chinese plates for a couple of years now - I mount mine individually on paddles kind of like a strop, but that's just my preference. A couple of thin…
  • Martyn Legg on The Importance of CraftHasan, maybe you could teach just one young person to love wood and all its wonders, do you have one person that shows interest? Invite them in to see one project, enthusiasm creat…
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