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I have started work on some live edge wood furniture commissions for some clients. Feel free to follow along and see how things take shape. Woodworking Plans Page: http://samuraicarpenter.com/plans/ Samurai Fan Funding: http://samuraicarpenter.com/partner-w... Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=754729
Looking for a cool inspirational project? Check out this video by Jimmy Diresta where he makes a chess board out of walnut and maple.  The process of the layout and the building of the different sections on the board...
Do you remember a couple of months back when I sent Alec Steele a Tool Chest that I built for him?  Well check out one of his latest videos where he puts the final touches on the Damascus Steel...
You might be asking…What are Ami-Isu chairs?  Check out this incredible video from Ishitani Furniture and watch how they get it done.  With Walnut and Cherry and a paper chord seat, this video really delivers the Art of Craftsmanship...
Check out this video by Dustin Penner where he salvages pieces of aspen (that we was going to use for firewood) to create this gorgeous piece.  A lot checking was required throughout the process, but for the most part...
Check out this cool video by Gunflint Designs where creates an Ash & Black Walnut Mallet.  Make sure that you watch when he fires up the lead melting pot and adds a couple of pounds of extra weight –...
I know that you are interested in the process of how things get built…check out this video by Jimmy Diresta where he creates 15 boxes from reclaimed oak for a special project. The timeline was one week…and as...
Do you remember the toolbox that I sent Alec Steele a couple of weeks back?  Well in this video he porotypes the hinges and hardware; you just have to love this guy!  And as you can see from his...
Check out this cool video by Pask Makes – Making Wooden Threads.  His homemade Tap and Screw Box gets the job done.  When he starts cutting thread around the 9:30 mark, you can see the project really come together...
Check out this video by fellow woodworker Andy Rawls, where he asks the question: “Could Kickback Shoot Through the Wall?”  He also takes the time encourages his viewers to respect the dangers of using table saws.  The impact of...
If you haven’t seen this yet, you have to check out this Tech Insider video by designer Robert van Embricqs.  Each piece is inspired by nature and made out of a single piece of Bamboo.
Looking for a fun project as you head into the weekend? I thought that I would pass along John Heisz’s video, “How To Make A Wooden Pocket Knife with Hand Tools.”  He using walnut for the handle, maple for...
This video was sent to me from a one of my subscribers, and I really grateful that it was...so incredibly peaceful! Watch how this documentary uncovers the process of building a wooden house from timber felled and extracted from...
Check out Alec Steele's Video "THE SAMURAI WOOD CHISEL!!!!! | Part 1"
I have been cutting slabs with my Alaskan Mill the past few days, but I came across AdventuresInDIY’s channel cutting slabs using a Japanese Whaleback.  If you haven’t seen one before, you gotta check out his video!
This absolutely stunning video will make your day.  In “The Birth of a Dugout Canoe by Northmen,” it highlights 100% commitment to the art craftsmanship by using mostly traditional hand tools and techniques, and challenges all of us to...
Watch as examples of Japanese wooden furniture are assembled with perfect precision; not a single nail is used.  There are around 30 different basic types of joint.  Tenons and mortises are carved to precisely matching shapes.  Sashimono techniques are...
I know that I shared #95 on Kyle Toth’s channel a while back, but you gotta check out #96 -Segmented Woodturning - it’s a total work of art made of Walnut and Ebony… and do yourself a favor, watch...
One of my passions when it comes to woodworking is learning as much as possible about wood.  Check out this video by shipwright Louis Sauzedde as he walks you through a demonstration that shows you how to tell the...
I know that for me, when it comes to creating amazing woodworking projects inspiration is absolutely key.  Which is why I am suggesting that you check out this video by Peter Brown who demonstrates a very cool wood bending...
If you haven’t yet checked-out Kyle Toth’s channel – this guy delivers! Watch this stunning video as he turns out his Serona Segmented Vase.  The reveal at 7:24 will make your Jaw Drop – Enjoy!
You gotta check out this video by Dustin Penner, “Make It - Secret Compartment Box II.” Made with walnut, maple and an incredible release-key mechanism that divulges the false bottom…the reveal at the 11:46 mark of the video is...
An inspirational video from Andrei at MTM Wood in Russia.   When those walnut, maple and cherry strips get rotated, you can just tell that woodworking is this guy’s passion.  Watch as he makes a 3D End Grain Cutting Board...
Check out this framing build…pretty amazing precision for the size of the project.  Wouldn’t it be incredible to get the opportunity to be on site, work with, and learn from this company?
If you wanted to see a challenging Japanese Dovetail Joint, then check out this video by Theo Cook, where he highlights some serious wood art!  Watch until the end to see the finished reveal – pretty amazing –...
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