Journey of a Master Craftsman: In the Shop with Alf Sharp Part 1

I had the opportunity to spend a day with woodworking master craftsman, Alf Sharp, and to hear his story and journey to becoming a woodworker making fine furniture. In this three part series we’ll talk about Alf’s history, his views and knowledge on woodworking skills, and the ongoing maker movement.

His journey started with a short stint in Law School and wound its way through work in the skilled trades and owning a large manufacturing business before finally finding his true passion in building high end furniture.

Alf has been building woodworking projects for the last 30 years and has concentrated on museum-quality, one-of-a-kind furniture, primarily in the 18th century American style. He is a master of high and low relief carving, inlay, marquetry, and French polishing. If you want to see more of Alf’s work you can find it here:

Produced, filmed and edited by Brad Rodriguez

In partnership with Powermatic.

SUBSCRIBE to my channel here:

FOLLOW ME on Social Media:
Instagram –
Facebook –
Twitter –
Pinterest –
Brad Rodriguez
PO Box 680433
Franklin, TN 37068

Children and Arts and Crafts

Children are very creative and imaginative. Indulging them in art and craft activities will help them show their creativeness along with expressing themselves in a great way. There are many advantages of children getting engaged in art and craft. Besides providing them entertainment it provides a great learning experience for both your children and you.

Basic Woodworking for Beginners

If you would take a look around your home, it is hard to ignore the fact that a huge percentage of your furniture is actually made of wood. There are tables, shelving units, cabinets and many other wooden items. You have purchased all of them at some point and without any doubt have cost you a considerable amount of money. But do you know that you never have to spend a lot each time you see an interesting piece of furniture made of wood? That is because woodworking is very easy! Doing woodwork projects can be very interesting and fun not to mention the pride of knowing you created that beautiful one-of-a kind piece of craftsmanship.

Simple Solutions for Upgrading Wall Shelving With Quality Materials and Decorative Angle Brackets

Here is a simple solution to improve unsightly shelves and shelving making them decorative in appearance, using quality surface shelving with attractive, strong angle bracket support. Allow yourself to improve your surroundings with style, design and great function. This simple, easy to do, solution will achieve organization in your office, kitchen, bathroom, and living spaces indoor or outdoor, while updating and enhancing at the same time. You can create a big impact with easy to do improvements.

Equiping Your Woodworking Shop: New Versus Reconditioned

If you are new to woodworking as a hobby one of the things you’re going to have to come to grips with is that quite a few of the woodworking machines and tools that will eventually be part of your woodworking shop are very expensive. Some can range in to the thousands of dollars.

Creating wonderful Wood Furniture Projects Quickly And Easily

Creating wonderful wood furniture projects quickly and easily is within your grasp all you need to have is a good set of plans, they are your guide to success. I have been woodworking for a long time and I can attest to the fact that a well-designed woodworking plan leads to a high-quality finished product. None of us want to take our valuable time to build wood things and not have them turn out as well as we expected.

You May Also Like