The Highland Woodworker – Episode 33

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 33

Al Hudson is known as the “Dean of Woodworkers,” and his accomplishments go far beyond his many masterpieces that he’s produced in his 84 years of woodworking. We were invited to his Knoxville, Tennessee home and workshop to spend a moment with this amazing master. A handy guide to hand tools!  We’ll take you on(…)

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The Highland Woodworker – Episode 32

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 32

Before Jerry Spady became a full time woodworker he was a bench scientist. He used those skills from his days in the lab to help solve an issue he had in his shop. The experiment concluded with, what he believes, is a new material that bends the limits of woodworking. Spend a moment with the(…)

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The Highland Woodworker – Episode 31

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 31

Pat Matranga moved to Nashville and became a Music Star. She spent most of her time performing in Japan before turning to a career working with wood. She has made a living as one of the most creative and prolific turners in the business. Pat tells us her wonderful story and shows us some of(…)

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The Highland Woodworker – Episode 30

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 30

Moment with a Master: Meet furniture conservator and restorations expert Len Reinhardt. Find out the necessary skills to accomplish this unique work and how Len’s studies and experience prepared him for the work. Observe how he evaluates a piece of furniture for restoration and plans his work to accomplish the owner’s objectives. Feature: A nineteenth-century(…)

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The Highland Woodworker – Episode 29

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 29

Society of American Period Furniture Maker’s 2015 Cartouche Award winner Dr. Jeff Justis is a “Jack of all trades and Master of all!” Jeff’s woodworking hobby not only inspired his professional pursuits as an orthopedic surgeon it inspired him to create a lifetime of building some of the most beautiful furniture I have ever seen.(…)

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The Highland Woodworker – Episode 28

The Highland Woodworker – Episode 28

You’ve most likely heard of a hybrid vehicle, but have you ever heard of a hybrid workshop? That’s what we are calling the magical place where high tech machinery and hand tools work together in perfect harmony. Something like that sounded like music to our ears! We found Waldron Instruments where the luthiers there use(…)

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