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10 Jaw-Dropping Woodworking Shop Tours

May 31, 2021
In this video, I will show you 10 amazing

woodworking

work

shop

s that I had the honor of visiting and filming. Hello, I'm Joshua Farnsworth and welcome to my traditional

woodworking

school here in Earlysville, Virginia. I'm really excited to share. this video with you about some really amazing woodworking work

shop

s and craftsmen. One of the things I attribute the success of the wood shop and shop community to is that it is not just me, but many skilled woodworkers who I have had the honor of filming and visiting their shops, learning from and becoming friends. of them, so in this video I'm going to share a brief summary of 10 of my favorite woodworking shops that I have had the good fortune to visit over the years, so each of these 10 summary

tours

has at least a full video from which it comes, so be sure to look below to find the links to each full workshop tour or you can simply visit woodandshop.com slash workshops to see all of these video

tours

and all of the photos and articles that They accompany them so you can learn more about their stores and I would love for you to comment below to vote for your favorite workshops.
10 jaw dropping woodworking shop tours
I'd be interested to see what you think and just as a little preview, the last workshop is especially Fantastic, so make sure you don't stop watching until the end, so let's start with the workshop tours. Our first tour takes us to New Jersey, to Frank Klaus' workshop. Frank is one of the most famous carpenters in the world. This Hungarian carpenter was taught by his father to work wood with hand tools behind the communist iron curtain of the former Soviet Union after immigrating to the United States. Frank started his own cabinetmaking shop. His incredible furniture-making skills and fun personality attracted millions of people through woodworking videos, books, and magazines.
10 jaw dropping woodworking shop tours

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After retiring, he built his dream woodworking shop in New Jersey and built it inside an old water tank. Frank has a large collection of hand and power tools. My favorite part of this tour is when he surprised me on camera and said thank you for visiting me. my store, but I won't let you go without me cutting you some dovetails, that's what I knew, so I want to cut at least one corner of these dovetails and then, like that, one video turned into two and Frank still I couldn't leave it. I went and wanted him to film a video demonstrating the monstrous shaping shot of him.
10 jaw dropping woodworking shop tours
I certainly didn't mind. These videos have become some of my most popular and I hope you watch them so you can learn from this master carpenter. Thanks for the fun day, Frank the. The next awesome shop on my list belongs to hand tool expert Bill Anderson Bill is a woodworking instructor at Roy Underhill's Wood Right School and also at my traditional woodworking school here in Virginia. Bill's shop is tucked away in the peaceful green forested mountains of North Carolina. He designed his dream shop in a way that is both functional and charming, displaying his hundreds of incredible vintage handplanes on custom built-in shelves throughout his shop.
10 jaw dropping woodworking shop tours
I'm pretty sure Bill knows more about hand plane restoration than anyone in the world and if you head upstairs you'll see some of his furniture projects in various stages of completion along with the many tools and piles of wood that Bill has ready for his classes on how to make hand planes and other woodworking tools. I have had the pleasure of filming several DVDs. with bill on the use of rehabilitation and the manufacture of different types of hand tools thank you for all your inspiration bill david ray pine is a well-known furniture maker and historic restorer who works professionally in a scenic workshop in the beautiful shenandoah valley Virginia Ray has been featured in fine woodworking magazines and other national publications recognized for his work and skills as a full-time woodworker.
Ray's main focus is traditional period furniture, but he also has a talent for creating any style his clients request. Ray's work is absolutely exquisite. The detailed chair making skills and wood carving skills are what really impressed me the most on my repeated visits to his home and workshop. Ray also uses a good mix of hand and power tools and recognizes that even for production work, sometimes hand tools are still best suited. Top Pick: The historic workbench made in Ray's shop is the scenic centerpiece of the shop with all of his hand tools within reach, but what impressed me most were the power tools.
Ray did not have any large, sophisticated woodworking machinery or tools and most were dated. Let's go back at least to the 1970s when he opened his store, but his furniture is some of the most beautiful I've ever seen. They reminded me that the tools are important but they don't make up for the craftsmanship, apart from his full-time job. As a professional furniture maker, Ray also teaches at my woodworking school and the students love him. One of the most unique workshops I have had the honor of visiting and filming is that of a world-renowned guitar maker, Wayne Henderson, owner of Henderson guitars, Wayne's Functional. and modest guitar-making workshop is a famous stopping point along southwest Virginia's crooked highway, a pilgrimage route of sorts for lovers of bluegrass and early music.
His workshop is adorned with stacks of wood and exotic instruments. and various stages of completion wayne showed me one of the The first guitars he built were made from a cardboard box when he was only seven years old. Over the years, Wayne's guitars have evolved and become highly sought after. He has made guitars for some of the most famous musicians in the world, including Eric. clapton brad paisley doc watson and norman blake, but as well known as wayne, he sure doesn't act like it. He is a quiet and humble man with a humble workshop who loves to make some of the best guitars and mandolins in the world and he does it intentionally. a custom form of small scale non-production and what many people don't know is that he is also a great musician.
I was amazed by the rich sound of his guitars and his mandolin playing skills. Wayne is truly an American treasure. don williams is the owner of the largest private workshop i have ever been in before dawn is a well known equestrian and woodworking instructor who spent his career working as a furniture finishing expert at the smithsonian museums in washington dc but retired to his dream. with an off-grid farm in the mountains of Virginia's Highland County, where he lives in a small chestnut log cabin with his wife, but his property didn't have a workshop, so what did he do?
He purchased a four-and-a-half-story wood-frame barn on eBay, this massive structure was disassembled and shipped to his property from several states away and reassembled as his woodworking shop and school. When I visited Don's workshop, I was immediately struck by the scale as he walked through the wooden doors and looked directly up at the wood frame beam. Upstairs it was like stepping back in time. Dawn's shop is filled with antique hand tools, power tools, marquetry and parquet projects, wood finishing stations, and a handful of workbenches for her students. His workshop, which he affectionately refers to as Dawn's barn, is completely off the feeding grid.
Next to a small stream, Don's workshop and property were like heaven for a country boy like me. Visiting Phil Lowe's carpentry school in the charming coastal town of Beverly Massachusetts was another highlight for me. The historic brick schoolhouse is located just steps from the sailboat-filled Beverly Harbor. The Massachusetts Furniture Institute is a school for woodworking students who want a personalized learning experience from a world-class woodworker and teacher classes range from one or two days to a multi-year woodworking apprentice program. full time. He has been featured in so many books and magazine videos on woodworking that it is difficult to name them all, but even more impressive is his skill as a furniture maker.
His high-end furniture tells the story of his skill as a carpenter. Phil's woodworking school has a very comfortable layout. When he first enters the school, if he turns left, he enters the design room where students learn to draw life-size plans for their furniture. Walking down the hallway, he enters the bench room where all the work is done with hand tools. This room is filled with student workbenches and furniture projects and the walls are filled with new and old hand tools. I was like a kid in a candy store when I saw them leave this room. In this room you enter the two rooms dedicated to power tools, turning and wood storage.
Phil showed me a historic marquetry donkey machine that he built to demonstrate traditional wood picture making to his students. Visiting this workshop and the school was a very fun experience. Visitors or students coming to Elia Bizzari's cozy Windsor chair-making workshop in North Carolina are first greeted by a simple sign hanging along the path that has a painting of a Windsor chair. My first visit to Elia's workshop was when we filmed a DVD on how to make a continuous arm Windsor rocking chair. Elliott built his colorful workshop in the woods behind his house and serves it. As a venue for his full-time profession as a chair maker and teacher, as a teenager, he used his crude hand tools to build his first workbench that now extends almost the entire width of the workshop. he.
At that time he also decided that instead of going to university. he would rather learn to be a professional chair maker. The main floor of his workshop is heated by a wood stove and is open to accommodate his classes on chair making and green wood turning. Elia's huge lathe and band saws are very heavy antique machines that are built to the last, parts of chairs and hand tools are strewn across the surfaces and walls of the workbench and horses and shaved wood shavings complete the happy atmosphere in the woods outside his workshop, is where Elia does much of his operation's green wood work, where the process begins. from turning logs into chair parts and if you're lucky, Ellia might pull out the guitar she made with guitar legend Wayne Henderson, who I featured earlier in this video.
James Hugett's charming shop is located on the edge of the woods in Earlysville, Virginia, just a few miles from my woodworking school. James began woodworking about 45 years ago, while in the United States Navy, he spent decades designing his dream workshop down to the smallest detail about seven years ago in preparation for his retirement. James built his dream workshop in the woods behind his house and now works full time building custom furniture for clients along the East Coast. His designs include large windows and skylights to provide plenty of lighting from multiple directions. Built-in work tables line one of the walls where you work with hand tools, sharpening and wood carving.
You also have a workbench in the middle of the workshop along with your machinery. All machines are on mobile bases for greater flexibility on larger projects. Its ingenious and highly flexible dust collection hose reaches any machine while the dust collector is housed in the rear storage area to reduce noise. A nice touch is the attic fan located in a pair on the ceiling. With the push of a button, you can suck dusty or smoky workshop air in a matter of seconds across the other side of James. His shop is his wood storage area, a shelf full of books on woodworking, and his design area.
He builds many types of furniture for his clients, but his favorite styles are more aligned with traditional New England furniture, including the antique American styles of families from Newport, Philadelphia and Boston. I can see that James is a very talented furniture maker and one of the friendliest people he has ever met. William Brown's workshop is a hidden treasure in his basement in central Virginia and William is also a hidden treasure as a doctor by day and furniture maker by night. William has become largely unknown in the woodworking world until recently, over the last few decades he has created some absolutely stunning high-end historic furniture.
His work includes beautiful box pieces, ornate chess tables, dressers and dressers, Windsor chairs and some of the most intricate tee boxes. I have seen it once, butHis true talent is wood carving. He is known for his gold-plated Bellamy eagles and other animals that adorn stately homes across the country. He has made such a large volume of high-end furniture that I had to take a second. video just down to the furniture from it, everything in Williams' workshop is in the perfect place and has so many well thought out joinery solutions, tricks and templates. I learned a lot in just one day.
William uses a good mix of hand and power tools, he is always the best. the best tool for the job and last year, just before the pandemic hit the world, William opened his woodworking school called Maine Coast Workshop in the charming coastal town of Camden Maine, so if you're going to be that way, definitely sign up for a class. As promised, I've saved one of my favorite workshop tours for last. The Hay Cabinet Store in Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg is the most famous living history museum in the United States and was one of the capitals of colonial America.
Many workshops are located in the colonial area. williamsburg, but my favorite has to be the hay cabinet store. I received an invitation to film a video series from my friend, store supervisor Corey Loftime. Walking into the workshop really feels like you're stepping back in time. The store is a working store. that requires custom work from other shops and buildings within colonial williamsburg and all of the furniture is built completely traditionally with hand tools, the lathes and hand tools on the workbenches are all 18th century reproduction tools made in a nearby store Edward Wright, the journeyman harpsichord maker and Bill.
Pavlak, the cabinetmaker's apprentice, demonstrated how they cut veneer with a large frame saw. Apprentice cabinet maker brian weldy demonstrated traditional chair assembly as well as using a treadle lathe to turn a beautiful walnut spindle and finally corey showed me how to cut his secret dovetails. Check out all these video tutorials and tours at woodandshop.com slashworkshops, this was truly an amazing experience, I hope you enjoyed watching these amazing woodworking workshops. If so, let me know what your favorites were in the comments section below the video and while you're there, I hope you'll actually consider subscribing. to my channel just make sure you click the little notification bell so you don't miss any of my upcoming future videos and click the thumbs up button while you're there it'll really help me out so I'll see you. next time here in my workshop hello, I'm joshua farnsworth, if you like this video, I have many other free woodworking videos and articles on my website that you can visit by clicking here to go to woodandshop.com.
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