I’ve known about W. Patrick Edwards and his Old Brown Glue for some time. I’ve read his blogs (click here) and been fascinated by his work. But I didn’t realize how much Patrick knows about woodworking. Until, that is, I watched a free video of Graham Blackburn’s Woodworking in Action hosted on Popular Woodworking’s “Shop Class on Demand” site (200 plus videos available and you can get a free four-day trial.)
As I watched the segment on Patrick Edwards, my curiosity was piqued as he talked about why hand-tool work today is so different than in the past and about the evolution of veneer. I was so caught off guard when he discussed his workbench that I had to backtrack to listen to his words a second time – he built his first workbench after 20 years of woodworking, and you have to see how he combined two distinct designs. Genius.
I did say the video was free, so click here to watch the two videos. Enjoy. I’m going back to see what other videos are included in “Shop Class on Demand.”
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