Alf Sharp - Journey of a Master Craftsman #1: I made a documentary on Alf Sharp, master craftsman of fine furniture

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Blog entry by fixthisbuildthat posted 10-20-2017 07:10 PM 2310 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I had the opportunity to spend a day with woodworking master craftsman, Alf Sharp, and to hear his story and journey to becoming a woodworker making fine furniture. In this three part series we’ll talk about Alf’s history, his views and knowledge on woodworking skills, and the ongoing maker movement.

His journey started with a short stint in Law School and wound its way through work in the skilled trades and owning a large manufacturing business before finally finding his true passion in building high end furniture.

Alf has been building woodworking projects for the last 30 years and has concentrated on museum-quality, one-of-a-kind furniture, primarily in the 18th century American style. He is a master of high and low relief carving, inlay, marquetry, and French polishing. You can watch the short documentary here:


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#1 posted 10-22-2017 05:58 PM

I found that doc. very interesting you can see his passion in the craft as he talks about it.It reminds me of my young days seemed like all I ever wanted to do is work with woodand pretty much did from the age of 11.I had the oppertunity to work in a lot of differant phases building, finish carpentry,cabinet making and cabinet making.I am retired now at 67 years old my interest is still there and still learning new things about the craft.

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#2 posted 12-22-2017 04:34 PM

Took a style history course at Mark Adams with Alf SHarp. I learned a lot about the 18th century

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