Caleb James is a toolmaker and chairmaker based in Greenville, SC. Well-known for his own line of spokeshaves and hand tools, Caleb is devoted to working in the style of Danish Modern chairmaking.

The Art of Chairmaking

“Break away from that notion that to be a good designer you have to come up with something that is 100% original. That’s a mistake.”

As Caleb puts it, he’s “a traditionalist, but not one that’s stuck in the past.” A longtime student of the Danish Modern aesthetic, Caleb draws inspiration for his own designs from what has come before. In this four-part class, Caleb reveals his process and chairmaking technique, with tips ranging from hand tools and hand shaping to design and template making.

What you will learn

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