The ball & claw foot is an iconic piece of 18th-century woodworking and the pierced design is considered the pinnacle of that
design. Alf Sharp has been carving beautiful details on furniture for more than 30 years.
Carving a ball & claw foot is easier than you might think – but only if you have the right instructor. Charles Bender has carved hundreds of these icons of period furniture and has developed simple and straightforward techniques that anyone can learn.
Now you can acquire the satisfying skill of carving wood. In this tape you'll discover the basics of woodcarving, see how to carve an 18th-century scallop shell and gain an understanding of the production techniques of that era.
The Okinawa woodpecker lives in Okinawa's Yambaru forest. Celebrated in Japan as a "special natural monument," this critically endangered bird is full of surprises. Scientists have discovered not only that Okinawa woodpeckers keep the same partner for life, but also that when it comes to feeding their chicks, females find food on trees and in the canopy whereas males forage for food on the ground. The survival of these woodpeckers depends on the choices they make, and nesting out in the open where sharp-eyed crows are on the prowl can have fatal consequences. For chicks that are preparing to leave the nest, their future depends on them watching and learning from their parents before they go it alone. Survival for the Okinawa woodpecker hangs in the balance.
Chicago born and California sun drenched Jay Gordon has delivered a sparkling Blues Rocker's solid granite gem. The new album “Woodchoppers Ball” from this seven time award winner, Grammy® Nominee and Gretsch Guitar endorsed artist is a sharp, raw edged Blues diamond that combines intriguing lyrics, outstanding musicianship and is a true memorable listening experience. Seven profound fresh tracks feature artists Sharon Butcher (Bass), Ric Daly, (Drums), Richie Valens younger brother Mario Ramirez (Saxophone), Rich Wenzel, (Hammond B3) and Rich Gordon (Drums) in different combinations. There are five re-mastered Blues jewels hand picked from Jay Gordon's previous releases that add a certain and honest depth to this new release. Stacked together, these twelve Blues cuts are a clear example of Jay Gordon's and Blues Venom's no nonsense approach to making exceptional Blues Rock…