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Forum topic by LeslieJohn posted 03-03-2016 01:40 PM 1276 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2016 01:40 PM

Hi Guys

Most woodworkers today works with powertools. I myself was one before turning to handtools a few years ago. I have more pleasure working with handtools than using powertools. Of course it does take longer to finish a project but it so much more enjoyable. I get to listen to soft classic music rather than the loud noise of a powertools. And also I feel more relaxed when doing it all by hand (maybe it the music?)

On Youtube I enjoy watching videos of other handtool woodworkers. But unfortunately I do not see many woodworkers that uses handtools. Or maybe there are that I do not know of. So let lists them here…..I see….

Tom Fidgen – he is a great handtool man but lately does not make new videos…
Shannon – I enjoy watching Shannon videos
Wood and shop – also nice to watch
Kotaro Tanaka—- few videos of Japanese woodworks that are wonderful to watch
Peter Sellers —- This man is great. love to watch his videos

I like Derek Cohen but don’t seems to find any videos on Youtube

Who are there I can check out on Youtube???

Thks Guys

-- leslie john

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#1 posted 03-03-2016 01:55 PM

I will be re-uploading my videos for my occasional table class soon, not that I belong in the same list as the guys you listed.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#2 posted 03-03-2016 02:02 PM

Doucette and Wolfe, David Savage, Chris Schwarz, Bill Schenher, Jim Tolpin, The English Woodworker, Heritage School of Woodworking, Woodworking Masterclass, Oh and you could subscribe to my channel on the off chance I show you what I am up to and I happen to be using a handtool ;)

-- Brian Noel

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#3 posted 03-03-2016 02:05 PM

Are you looking just for guys on Youtube? Peter Follansbee and Roy Underhill jump to mind.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#4 posted 03-03-2016 02:32 PM

Wood By Wright

-- James Wright, Rockford IL,

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#5 posted 03-03-2016 02:39 PM

Peter Sellers —- This man is great. love to watch his videos

- LeslieJohn

So do I, he was great in The Pink Panther. :-)

Did you mean Paul Sellers?

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#6 posted 03-03-2016 05:45 PM

Yep, lots of hand tool guys around! Brian has a good list going.

Most videos, even if they use power tools, will throw in some hand tool use. Some others to possibly check-out: The Wood Whisperer, Matt Cremona, David Barron, David Picciuto…

Can I self promote with only 1 video?!? :-) Probably not!

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