Craftsman's Legacy

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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.

Upcoming Air Dates
  • #404 — The Table Maker |
    New Saturday, Sep 30 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #405 — The Still Maker |
    New Saturday, Oct 7 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #406 — The Brass Horn Makers |
    New Saturday, Oct 14 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #407 — The Rocking Horse Maker |
    New Saturday, Oct 21 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #408 — The Arrow Maker |
    New Saturday, Oct 28 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #404 — 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.
    New Saturday, Sep 30 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #405 — 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.
    New Saturday, Oct 7 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #406 — The Brass Horn Makers
    Eric shines the brass with master French horn makers and musicians Rick and Celeste Seraphinoff.
    New Saturday, Oct 14 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #407 — 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.
    New Saturday, Oct 21 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #408 — The Arrow Maker
    Cherokee National treasure Noel Grayson shows host Eric Gorges how to craft traditional Cherokee arrows using primitive tools.
    New Saturday, Oct 28 at 3pm TPT LIFE
  • #409 — 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.
    New Saturday, Nov 4 at 3pm TPT LIFE

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