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I have posted a couple videos from this craftsman in the past, Curtis Buchanan is a chair maker, his specialty is the Windsor in all shapes and forms, he creates his chairs starting from the purchase of his logs, and he'll fell his own from time to time as well. And he's just a neat soul as well. This video is long (20 minutes), I wouldn't expect anyone really to sit through a video this long, because these videos are like sharing music with others, they are personal, we all relate to music in our own way and the reaction you may expect from others regarding your musical tastes can be either disappointing or the music you shared may bring you together. But I feel there is something in this video for everyone. I like this video because he touches on something, most of us woodworkers have either dealt with already in trying to start up a business, or you may be currently pursuing a livelihood in the craft. Either way, I think many of you will be able to relate to Curtis' challenges and success's in starting his own woodworking business in his own shop, in his own backyard. This video is not so much about the chairs he makes, but the process he went through to become a successful and well respected artisan in his craft. He started with nothing, and he built it up to a livelihood. Segment from the 2012 series Soul's Journey: Inside The Creative Process featuring 22 artists and craftspeople in the South.
I caught most of this episode Saturday on one of our local PBS channels as a part of the A Craftsman's Legacy Series. The original broadcast was dated 2015 but I'd never seen this episode. I really enjoy the series. First video is the PBS trailer clip for the episode. To watch the full episode go to http://www.craftsmanslegacy.com/user/login You have to create an account to gain access to watch the full episode. You can also go to https://www.youtube.com/user/curtisbuchanan52 and watch the uncompressed versions of his process. No doubt many of you have knowledge of him...I'd never heard of him...really enjoyed watching.
John Morris posted a topic in Wood TurnersOne of my favorite chair makers Curtis Buchanan shows us how to turn a bead with a skew chisel. Nice video.
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