Willard “Bill” Anderson {contributor}

/Willard “Bill” Anderson {contributor}
Willard “Bill” Anderson {contributor} 2017-05-03T08:39:37+00:00

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Bill Anderson is a craftsman who is skilled in the art of traditional joinery. In addition to being a teacher at Roy Underhill’s “The Woodwright’s School” and the  “John C. Campbell Folk School” he has written numerous articles for magazines like Popular Woodworking Magazine and has three DVD’s on making, refurbishing, and using traditional hand tools (purchase here).

Bill is an active member and published contributor of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers and the Mid-West Tool Collectors Association. Bill has become a well-known expert on traditional hand planes and making hand planes. He is currently working on a book about restoring handplanes, which will be published by Lost Art Press in the near future.

Bill is a retired environmental scientist for the EPA and a lover of wilderness. In addition to his backpacking trips with his wife Dee Dee to wild places like Norway, he enjoys the quiet solitude of his mountain workshop in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. See the Wood and Shop tour of Bill’s workshop here.

 

BILL ON “THE WOODWRIGHT’S SHOP” WITH ROY UNDERHILL:

Bill Anderson has been featured several times on the popular PBS television program “The Woodwright’s Shop” with Roy Underhill. (You can watch the episodes below).

“Making Marvelous Moldings”

In this Woodwright’s Shop episode: “Just take it one curve at a time. Bill Anderson and Roy show how to flute your pilasters and carve your cornice for this comely corner cupboard.” (If the above video doesn’t appear, click this direct link to the video):

 “As the Saw Turns”

In this Woodwright’s Shop episode: “You can’t make a drop leaf table without the rule joint. So, what are the tools you need to cut it by hand? Bill Anderson drops by with the answer.” (If the above video doesn’t appear, click this direct link to the video):

“Table Joints Rule!”

In this Woodwright’s Shop episode: “You can’t make a drop leaf table without the rule joint. So, what are the tools you need to cut it by hand? Bill Anderson drops by with the answer.” (If the above video doesn’t appear, click this direct link to the video):

 

BILL ON “WOOD AND SHOP”:

Here’s the Wood and Shop video tour of Bill’s workshop:

 

Bill Anderson

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HIRE BILL ANDERSON TO TEACH A CLASS IN YOUR HOMETOWN TO YOUR WOODWORKING BUDDIES:

Roy Underhill, Bill Anderson, & Peter Ross

If you’d like to hire Bill Anderson for private woodworking lessons or if you are a member of a local woodworking guild or group that would like to have Bill travel to your hometown, here is a small sample of the classes that Bill offers (he will travel nearly anywhere in the world):

BILL’S ONE DAY CLASSES:
  • Advanced Dovetail Techniques
  • Handsaw Sharpening
  • Edge Tool Sharpening
  • Hand Plane Skills
  • Hand Planed Moldings
  • Dovetailed Box
BILL’S TWO DAY CLASSES:
  • Make the Howarth Bowsaw
BILL’S THREE DAY CLASSES:
  • Make a Molding Plane
  • Make an 18th Century Jointer Plane
  • Make a Panel Raising Plane
BILL’S FIVE DAY CLASSES:
  • Benchwork Week (Learn fundamental joinery techniques while building a tool chest)
BILL’S SIX DAY CLASSES:
  • Make a Windsor Chair

You can fill out this contact form to inquire about hiring Bill for classes: CLICK HERE

 

 

 

 BILL ANDERSON’S PORTFOLIO :

 

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