I'm not exaggerating the tiniest bit when I say I want to fly to Japan right now and park myself right in front of this man's hand made wooden doll shop in Japan and just watch him work. Imagine the earnest smell of the woodworking, the sound of the lathe spinning and the beauty of his concentration in making art.
Here is Alan Holland performing his craft: woodturning. He takes a big chunk of wood, spins it on a lathe and shaves and cuts it down into something much more detailed. It's painstaking work but it looks absolutely rewarding. Getting to the finished product is like discovering something that was hidden underneath.
We're rich! You would scream if you stumbled upon these cash wads in a cardboard box but your calculations would be a little off. Not because you counted wrong but because there actually isn't money in the box. What you think is a box of 100s is actually just an excellent wood carving. The money is wood.
This wonderful wood turning video is an amazing example of an incredibly talented man making something very, very difficult look insanely easy. Marvel at how a single woodworker turns a tree into a beautiful lampshade.
Canadian Maskull Lasserre's woodwork is miles from the kind of whittling woodwork that takes place down in Alabama in a rickety old rocking chair. For one, each piece is incredibly intricate, and extremely macabre, with skulls popping out of furniture and axe handles carved into skeletons.
Regardless of your views on skateboarding, it's difficult to discount the beauty of these boards. Loyal and Dean are two friends with 25 years of woodworking experience between them and a penchant for art, sustainability, and longboarding.
There are plenty of nice iPad stands—the flashy Joule, say, or the utilitarian Compass—but there's nothing wrong with wanting to see a little wood grain behind your tablet's sleek metal lines. This gorgeous iPad stand from Etsy user Ideasinwood is laser cut from Pennsylvania cherry, inlaid with a nice floral design,…