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Craftsman's Legacy

Website: http://www.craftsmanslegacy.com
Next Airing: Sun, Jun 16th, 2024 at 3:30 AM on UEN-TV

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In A CRAFTSMAN'S LEGACY, host Eric Gorges goes on a quest to discover the true craftsmen in today's world. Traveling across the country, Gorges interviews the men and women responsible for carrying the tools, trades and traditions of fine craftsmanship into the 21st century. From a glass blower to a guitar maker, a weaver to a potter, every episode explains the history of a traditional craft and the importance of that craft in the United States today. Other tradespeople include: a woodworker, a snowshoe maker, a knife-maker, a boat-maker, a saddle-maker, a stone carver and a blacksmith. Gorges, a welder by trade, meets and interviews master craftsmen, and learns why they chose their craft, where they learned their skills, how they live using their talents, and the challenges and importance of keeping that tradition alive in a modern-day world. He then takes on the role of apprentice on a project under the guidance of the master craftsman. In these inspiring segments, Gorges proves that, with the right tools and careful direction, a person with no experience can learn the basic skills of a craft to create something of lasting value. As owner of Voodoo Choppers, Gorges creates custom motorcycles and stylish works of art for high-end restaurants and luxury homes. His one-of-a-kind choppers have been featured on The Discovery Channel.

Episodes:

  • The Jeans Maker

    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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Jun 16th, 2024 at 3:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 9/1/2026
  • The Table Maker

    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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Jun 23rd, 2024 at 3:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 9/1/2026
  • The Still Maker

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

    Next Airing: Sun, Jun 30th, 2024 at 3:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 9/1/2026
  • The Brass Horn Makers

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

    Next Airing: Sun, Jul 7th, 2024 at 3:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 9/1/2026
  • The Rocking Horse Maker

    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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Jul 14th, 2024 at 3:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 9/1/2026
  • The Arrow Maker

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

    Next Airing: Sun, Jul 21st, 2024 at 3:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 9/1/2026
  • The Cowboy Hat Maker

    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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Jul 28th, 2024 at 3:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 9/1/2026
  • The Spur Maker

    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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Aug 4th, 2024 at 3:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 9/1/2026
  • The Spoon Maker

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

    Next Airing: Sun, Aug 11th, 2024 at 3:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 9/1/2026
  • The Murrini Glass Maker

    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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Aug 18th, 2024 at 3:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 9/1/2026
  • The Tool Chest Makers

    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.

    Next Airing: Sun, Aug 25th, 2024 at 3:30 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 9/1/2026
  • The Bicycle Maker

    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.

    Length: 00:26:47
    Usage rights: 9/5/2015 to 9/4/2024
  • The Furnituremaker

    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.

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 9/5/2015 to 9/4/2024
  • The Quilter

    Theadra Fleming hands over the needle and thread to host Eric Gorges as this quilter explains the African American tradition of quilting with a focus on colors, symbolism and the history of African textiles.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/5/2015 to 9/4/2024
  • The Shoemakers

    Best foot (ware) forward! Host Eric Gorges picks up the hammer and nail to try his hand at being a shoemaker. Master shoemakers Jesse Moore and Marika Verploegh Chasse give expert guidance along the way.

    Length: 00:26:50
    Usage rights: 9/5/2015 to 9/4/2024
  • The Ski Makers

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

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 9/1/2026
  • The Sword Smith

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

    Length: 00:26:45
    Usage rights: 9/2/2017 to 9/1/2026

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