Hank Gilpin

Fine woodworking has a video of Hank Gilpin. I don't have his tools or his skill or workspace, but if I were to ever grow up, I'd like to be just like him. He may be my first, and only woodworking hero.
http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/24206/hank-gilpin-exploring-the-american-forest
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Thanks Jack for posting the Gilpin video. It was inspiring. He seems to be a poet in the medium of wood. Joe G
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Jack Stein wrote:

Thanks for sharing that. Several things stand out: 1) He has a very diverse design palette. Some of his pieces are too modern for my taste while others are a style that I wouldn't mind having in my own home. Being able to pull something like that takes skill. and 2) He is an artist, he sees what most would think is a flaw and can work the rest of the piece around that flaw to make it a central part of the theme, yet not overbearing, the rest of the piece fits in and supports the unique part. Again, that shows significant skill.
Definitely something to aspire to.
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Mark & Juanita wrote:

Well said Mark. I never heard of him, which doesn't mean much, but I really liked his ideas on wood, and the results are definitely inspiring. He says he used to see good wood and bad wood, now all wood is good, and he looks at it as "what can I do with this?". His work is not all funked up either, it is mostly basic stuff with just the right eye to get the most out of the woods idiosyncrasies.
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