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Forum topic by bruc101 posted 06-20-2021 04:27 AM 893 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-20-2021 04:27 AM

Our serious woodworking daughter gave us a good laugh tonight. She had been watching her favorite furniture making youtubers, Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers, and she watches them on a 32 inch monitor.

She told us watching them using hand planes, hand cutting dovetails, hand carving and any other hand tool they have is like watching a classical concert in furniture making.

I’m sure many of you know about them.

https://www.youtube.com/c/Doucetteandwolfefurniture/videos

-- Bruce Free Plans & Calculators https://traditionalwoodworking.org


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#1 posted 06-20-2021 05:13 AM

Hmm never seen but the one i looked at they were using all power tools ans no music. Not my cup of tea but if she enjoys it then good for her.

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#2 posted 06-20-2021 05:23 AM



Hmm never seen but the one i looked at they were using all power tools ans no music. Not my cup of tea but if she enjoys it then good for her.

- SMP

Got a link to the one you watched?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#3 posted 06-20-2021 05:29 AM


Hmm never seen but the one i looked at they were using all power tools ans no music. Not my cup of tea but if she enjoys it then good for her.

- SMP
Got a link to the one you watched?

- AlaskaGuy


I was just getting ready to ask him the same question.

-- Bruce Free Plans & Calculators https://traditionalwoodworking.org

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#4 posted 06-20-2021 05:54 AM


Hmm never seen but the one i looked at they were using all power tools ans no music. Not my cup of tea but if she enjoys it then good for her.

- SMP
Got a link to the one you watched?

- AlaskaGuy

I was just getting ready to ask him the same question.

- bruc101

I have watched many a Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers videos and never seen what he says he saw.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#5 posted 06-20-2021 06:13 AM

Hmm never seen but the one i looked at they were using all power tools ans no music. Not my cup of tea but if she enjoys it then good for her.

- SMP
Got a link to the one you watched?

- AlaskaGuy

I was just getting ready to ask him the same question.

- bruc101
I have watched many a Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers videos and never seen what he says he saw.

- AlaskaGuy

Same here, and I think I’ve watched every video they’ve made.

-- Bruce Free Plans & Calculators https://traditionalwoodworking.org

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#6 posted 06-20-2021 10:44 AM

Not a power tool in sight in this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRbIq-kxIgQ

I am surprised that then work on an assembled carcase. I never put together until all cuts are made. They are clearly better than I.

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#7 posted 06-20-2021 11:59 AM

They are damn good and fun to watch. I did see a radial arm saw and a drill press in one video but if you blinked you may have missed them. I think we are safe calling these guys hand tool wood workers. There taste in music is okay too.

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#8 posted 06-20-2021 02:55 PM

I’ve seen some of their videos and they do excellent work maybe even better then the original masters of the Victorian age woodworkers ?
I think the old timers might have had better wood. Although The wood in their videos looks to be highest quality .
I hope they can keep going.

-- Aj

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#9 posted 06-20-2021 05:19 PM



Not a power tool in sight in this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRbIq-kxIgQ

I am surprised that then work on an assembled carcase. I never put together until all cuts are made. They are clearly better than I.

- drsurfrat


Amazing work and skills, and many of the workers look so young. I’ve always wanted to build a block front chest similar to that. I have completed the carcass, but I can’t seem to get past those drawer faces.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#10 posted 06-20-2021 05:56 PM

Doucette and Wolfe are a husband and wife team, and she’s probably as good as he is. I think she’s called Moe. They tell their story on their website.

Website:
http://www.doucetteandwolfefurniture.com

Their Facebook: Has a lot of photos on it.
https://www.facebook.com/FurnitureMakers/

-- Bruce Free Plans & Calculators https://traditionalwoodworking.org

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#11 posted 06-20-2021 08:00 PM

One of the first ones you linked to. Literally starts out running through thickness planer, bandsaw, jointer etc etc.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv6A05yKgiQ

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#12 posted 06-20-2021 08:17 PM



One of the first ones you linked to. Literally starts out running through thickness planer, bandsaw, jointer etc etc.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv6A05yKgiQ

- SMP

Well then, I guess they are just a bunch of hacks.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#13 posted 06-20-2021 08:25 PM

Same with Ishitani Furniture….right?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#14 posted 06-20-2021 08:29 PM


One of the first ones you linked to. Literally starts out running through thickness planer, bandsaw, jointer etc etc.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv6A05yKgiQ

- SMP
Well then, I guess they are just a bunch of hacks.

- AlaskaGuy

You are literally the only one that said that. Have fun with your little games pal.

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#15 posted 06-20-2021 09:01 PM

Are they the ones that have a really wide jointer. Looks to be vintage European because that’s a awesome machine 30 inches wide?

-- Aj

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