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A Craftsman's Legacy

Join host Eric Gorges as he combs the country to meet and learn from America’s finest craftsmen, documenting what it means to be a modern day maker.

The Spoon Maker

26m 46s

Legendary Lazy Spoon creator Jonathan Simons and host Eric Gorges dish up. Jonathan teaches Eric how to make a spoon.


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    The Spoon Maker

    S4 E411 - 26m 46s

    Legendary Lazy Spoon creator Jonathan Simons and host Eric Gorges dish up. Jonathan teaches Eric how to make a spoon.

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    The Spur Maker

    S4 E410 - 26m 46s

    Texas cowboy and master craftsman Wilson Capron creates spurs that truly are a thing of function and beauty. Host Eric Gorges works with Wilson to make a pair of spurs.

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    The Arrow Maker

    S4 E408 - 26m 46s

    Cherokee National treasure Noel Grayson shows host Eric Gorges how to craft traditional Cherokee arrows using primitive tools.

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    The Jeans Maker

    S4 E403 - 26m 46s

    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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    The Tool Chest Makers

    S4 E413 - 26m 46s

    Host Eric Gorges meets the craftsmen behind the esteemed H. Gerstner & Sons brand and learns how to make the tool box that’s been treasured for generations

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    The Murrini Glass Maker

    S4 E412 - 26m 46s

    Master glass maker Shawn Messenger calls her pieces Impressionistic. Shawn and host Eric Gorges create a paperweight from brilliant colored glass, sure to make a lasting impression.

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    The Cowboy Hat Maker

    S4 E409 - 26m 46s

    Master Hatter Nate Funmaker is one of the only Native American Master Hatters in the nation. Eric travels to Texas to meet this extraordinary craftsman and tries his hand, and head, at hat making.

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    The Rocking Horse Maker

    S4 E407 - 26m 46s

    Master wood carver Jackie Wilson built a rocking horse for Prince George of Cambridge. On this episode she and host Eric Gorges make a rocking horse fit for a king.

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    The Brass Horn Makers

    S4 E406 - 26m 46s

    Eric shines the brass with master French horn makers and musicians Rick and Celeste Seraphinoff.

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    The Still Maker

    S4 E405 - 26m 46s

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

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    The Table Maker

    S4 E404 - 26m 46s

    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.

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    The Ski Makers

    S4 E402 - 26m 46s

    Eric hits the slopes on handmade skis he makes with son and father team Jeff and John Thompson.

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