• Master Woodworker (Art of Woodworking)

    Covers working with green wood, bending wood, carving, veneer, inlay, and marquetry, and introduces useful tools and techniques

    • Brand: Brand: Time Life Education
    • ASIN: 080949504X

  • The Soul of a Tree: A Master Woodworkers Reflections

    On a farmlike compound near New Hope, Pennsylvania, George Nakashima, his family, and fellow wood-workers create exquisite furniture from richly grained, rare timber. Tables, desks, chairs, and cabinets from this simple workshop grace the homes and mansions and executive boardrooms of people who prize such excellence. In this lavishly illustrated volume, George Nakashima allows us in intimate look at his artistry, his philosophy, his life. It is the portrait of an artisan who strives to find the ideal use for each plank in order to "create an object of utility to man and, if nature smiles, an object of lasting beauty."The author's search for the meaning of life took him as a young man to Paris, Tokyo, and Pondicherry, India. In India, he found the inner peace for which he had been searching and began to find ways to work with timber. He writes movingly about the grandeur of ancient trees and stunning figured woods and explains how he selects and prepares his materials. Above all, he impresses us with his devotion to discovering the inherent beauty of wood so that noble trees might have a second life as furniture. The Soul of a Tree looks at the world through the eyes of an artist and evokes the joy of living in harmony with nature.

    • Brand: Kodansha
    • ASIN: 1568363958

  • Reading the Wood: Techniques & Projects from a Master Woodworker

    To show the dramatic results that can be obtained from closer attention to wood's natural strengths, Elkan has assembled a showcase of projects, all shown in breathtaking color. The fifteen designs featured here are imaginative variations on woodworkers' favorites: the basic bandsawn box (which he calls a "keeper"), hinged box, dovetail box, butterfly, owl, bird's nest, tower of wings, and several other sculptured pieces -- all shown in oversize close-ups that focus on the careful techniques needed for following the natural wood patterns. A full-color photo gallery displays over 40 award-winning projects.

    • Brand: Brand: Sterling Pub Co Inc
    • ASIN: 0806942746

  • The Master Carpenter: Devotions for Woodworkers

    Does the smell of sawdust seduce you? Do you enjoy going to the "tool and drool" store? This isn't one of the thousands of how-to books out there for amateur woodworkers. But if you love woodworking because you long to create something that outlives you, then this devotional is the book for you. Think of it as an opportunity to become an apprentice in life to Jesus, the Master Carpenter. He wants to come into the shop of your heart, give you a little correction here and there, and inspire you to do what you already know to do.

    • ASIN: 0817015299

  • Sam Maloof: 36 Views of a Master Woodworker

    Finalist for the Glenn Goldman Award for Art, Architecture, and Photography, Southern California Independent Booksellers AssociationThe first craftsman to receive a MacArthur Foundation genius grant, a man whom his friend and fellow furniture maker Jimmy Carter called the best woodworker that ever lived, Sam Maloof was one of the great masters of midcentury modernism. His pieces sensuous, inviting design and immaculate workmanship elide any distance in critical perception between craft and art, and his furniture is found in private domains throughout the world and in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian. Warm and gregarious, Maloof was loved by those who knew him. His Southern California compound became the hub of a rich network of artists and artisans; and today, six years after his death, thousands of visitors pass through his home and workshop to catch a glimpse of a life so rich in beauty.This engaging book, which will be released on the centennial of Maloof s birth, skillfully weaves together the words of family, friends, and associates to present thirty-six perspectives on a great artist. Far from the solitary genius we often imagine a creative person to be, the person who emerges from these stories is ...

    • ASIN: 1597143332

  • The Soul of a Tree: A Woodworkers Reflections

    On a farmlike compound near New Hope, Pennsylvania, George Nakashima, his family, and fellow wood-workers create exquisite furniture from richly grained, rare timber. Tables, desks, chairs, and cabinets from this simple workshop grace the homes and mansions and executive boardrooms of people who prize such excellence. In this lavishly illustrated volume, George Nakashima allows us in intimate look at his artistry, his philosophy, his life. It is the portrait of an artisan who strives to find the ideal use for each plank in order to "create an object of utility to man and, if nature smiles, an object of lasting beauty."The author's search for the meaning of life took him as a young man to Paris, Tokyo, and Pondicherry, India. In India, he found the inner peace for which he had been searching and began to find ways to work with timber. He writes movingly about the grandeur of ancient trees and stunning figured woods and explains how he selects and prepares his materials. Above all, he impresses us with his devotion to discovering the inherent beauty of wood so that noble trees might have a second life as furniture. The Soul of a Tree looks at the world through the eyes of an artist and evokes the joy of living in harmony with nature.

    • Brand: Brand: Kodansha USA
    • ASIN: 0870119036

  • Woodworker's Guide to Handplanes: How to Choose, Set Up, and Master the Most Useful Planes for Today Workshop

    A technically rich analysis and evaluation of every handplane style in the world and how to maintain them for optimum performance.

    • Brand: Brand: Fox Chapel Publishing
    • ASIN: 1565234537
    • UPC: 858924002286

  • Furniture with Soul: Master Woodworkers and Their Craft

    In Furniture with Soul, author David Savage explores the philosophies, careers, and pivotal moments of struggle and inspiration for today’s most talented and influential woodworkers. He traveled throughout the U.S. and Britain to interview these renowned artists, including John Makepeace, John Cederquist, Jack Larimore, Judy Kensley McKie, Michael Hurwitz, Tom Hucker, Rupert Williamson, Gary Knox Bennett, and Peter Danko. With a telling eye and refreshing intimacy, he reveals their thinking, creative processes, and rise to prominence. He takes the reader into their workshops and their hearts. Savage seeks to illuminate the soul of the artists’ work, and the influences and experiences that shaped them.

    • Brand: Brand: Kodansha America
    • ASIN: 4770031211