The Wood Turner
craftsman's legacy

Let the chips fly! Host Eric Gorges and master wood turner Alan Hollar turn a wooden bowl in the Appalachian Mountains.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 48 seconds

Episode Number: 203

About Craftsman's Legacy:

In A CRAFTSMAN'S LEGACY, host Eric Gorges goes on a quest to discover the true craftsmen in today's world.

Traveling across the country, Gorges interviews the men and women responsible for carrying the tools, trades and traditions of fine craftsmanship into the 21st century.

From a glass blower to a guitar maker, a weaver to a potter, every episode explains the history of a traditional craft and the importance of that craft in the United States today.

Other tradespeople include: a woodworker, a snowshoe maker, a knife-maker, a boat-maker, a saddle-maker, a stone carver and a blacksmith.

Gorges, a welder by trade, meets and interviews master craftsmen, and learns why they chose their craft, where they learned their skills, how they live using their talents, and the challenges and importance of keeping that tradition alive in a modern-day world.

He then takes on the role of apprentice on a project under the guidance of the master craftsman.

In these inspiring segments, Gorges proves that, with the right tools and careful direction, a person with no experience can learn the basic skills of a craft to create something of lasting value.

As owner of Voodoo Choppers, Gorges creates custom motorcycles and stylish works of art for high-end restaurants and luxury homes.

His one-of-a-kind choppers have been featured on The Discovery Channel.


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Future Broadcast times for "Craftsman's Legacy": (show all)

Sun, May 26 8:30 A.M. The Still Maker     NHPBS (11.1)
Sun, Jun 2 8:30 A.M. The Brass Horn Makers     NHPBS (11.1)
Sun, Jun 9 8:30 A.M. The Rocking Horse Maker     NHPBS (11.1)
Sun, Jun 16 8:30 A.M. The Arrow Maker     NHPBS (11.1)
Sun, Jun 23 8:30 A.M. The Cowboy Hat Maker     NHPBS (11.1)
Sun, Jun 30 8:30 A.M. The Spur Maker     NHPBS (11.1)


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