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Craftsman's Legacy Previous Broadcasts

The Still Maker (Episode #405H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 15, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Christopher Kelley makes beautiful copper stills. Host Eric Gorges works with Christopher to make a moonshine still worthy of the most potent of spirits.

The Furnituremaker (Episode #213H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Host Eric Gorges visits Alan Kaniarz, an innovator in the world of furniture design. Together they discuss the love of making furniture, environmentally conscious approaches to the craft and award-winning workmanship.

The Table Maker (Episode #404H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 8, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

For his sixth birthday, Mark Whitley, was given a hammer and toolbox. Now an award-winning furniture maker in Smiths Grove, Kentucky, Mark and host Eric Gorges make a table together.

The Sword Smith (Episode #401H)

KQED 9: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 4:00 PM

Host Eric Gorges takes a stab at sword-smithing with Master Bladesmith Kevin Cashen, learning about the mystical world of metallurgy, forging a spatha.

The Cooper (Episode #309H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Think handmade wooden buckets a thing of the past? Cooper Jim Gaster keeps the craft alive and well. His buckets were recently in The Revenant. Host Eric Gorges and Jim make a bucket - no leaks.

The Book Maker (Episode #111H)

KQED Life: Sat, Oct 7, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Chad Pastotnik makes fine art books. Host Eric Gorges visits Chad's studio to learn about 400-year-old printing and binding techniques.

The Bicycle Maker (Episode #212H)

KQED Life: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Oh, the freedom of two wheels! Host Eric Gorges discovers how master bicycle maker, Stephen Bilenky, brazes bikes and has made a living for over 30 years doing exactly what he loves.

The Jeans Maker (Episode #403H)

KQED Life: Sun, Oct 1, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Eric Yelsma has been drawn to sewing since a teenager. Now his shop makes jeans from American sourced, sustainable fabric that is constructed and sold in Detroit. Host Eric Gorges gets to stitching, confirming threads do make the man.

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