Live Streaming Video of the Workshop
Below is a live video feed from the workshop. The best time to see activity is weekdays from about 9:00AM - 5:00PM (Eastern time zone). Richard's workbench is in the foreground to the right, Chris's bench is to the left beyond the stairs.
A lot of the work that goes into making a fine piece of furniture is picking out the rough lumber, milling it into accurately dimensioned pieces, cutting the joints and sanding (and lots of it!) the individual parts. The assembly of the piece is often very quick compared to all the prep work on the individual parts. In addition to this live feed I will occasionally post clips recorded from the live feed of "exciting" events - perhaps the assembly of a bureau case, drawers or some chairs. If you want to know what we're working on follow my FaceBook page where I'll update what we'll be doing on a weekly basis.
The live streaming video requires flash so does not work on some devices. The other pre-recorded videos below should work on all devices.
Videos recorded from the Live Feed
The video below shows the complete process of building a cherry drop leaf harvest table. As will be obvious the video has been sped up so that the process that took about 30 hours is shown in a little over 5 minutes.
This video shows the assembly of the case of a dovetailed 2 drawer lateral file cabinet. It has has been sped up so that the process that took over 15 minutes is shown in a little over 2 minutes.
This video shows the assembly of the mortise and tenon joints of the base of a walnut end table.
This video shows fitting a dovetailed drawer side to a drawer front.
This video shows my computer controlled tenoner which allows me to quickly cut square or round end tenons with an accuracy of .001".