Democratic Chair Series with Curtis Buchanan & Elia Bizzarri (digital downloads)
This series is made up of seven 2 hour classes taught by myself and Elia Bizzarri. We start with splitting oak stock for the legs, posts, stretchers, spindles and crest. then we move to carving a pine seat and assembly. We end with a 2 hour class on applying a finish. The cost is "pay what you can" with a $1 minimum. The link below will direct you to a page on Elia Bizzarri's website. There you can access the videos through the Donate buttons. After making a donation, you will receive an e-mailed password to view and download the video. If you don’t get the email within a half-hour, please email Elia at email@example.com (but first check your e-mail spam folder).
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In this two hour spoon carving seminar, Curtis remotely teaches Elia Bizzarri his method for carving a spoon. First, a spoon blank is split from a log, dimensioned to a 9/16" thickness with a drawknife and steam bent. The bowl is carved with a gouge and the back of the bowl and the handle are carved with a drawknife and a spokeshave. Finishing cuts are done with a sloyd knife. At the end, there is a 30 minute question and answer session with the participants. This video was shot in September of 2020.
The link below will direct you to a PayPal page for Elia Bizzarri. After making payment you will receive an e-mailed password to view and download the video. If you don’t get the email within a half-hour, please email Elia at firstname.lastname@example.org (but first check your e-mail spam folder).
Ten-DVD set, featuring over eleven hours of instruction.
Curtis demonstrates from start to finish how to make a Comb-Back Windsor Chair. Delivered in Curtis' laid-back but detailed style, the videos give viewers a unique opportunity to join Curtis in his small one-man shop. Included in the set is an additional disc with 36 photos of the Comb-Back Windsor Chair shot at 10° intervals.
DVD Set: How to make a Continuous Arm Windsor Chair
Six DVD set, featuring over 6 hours of instruction.
In this set of videos, Curtis gives the viewer specific information for making a continuous arm chair. Like Curtis's previous video on the comb back chair, it is shot and edited by Curtis's friend and neighbor, Gary Burkett, and delivered in Curtis's warm and relaxed style.