David Marks Classes
Posted on November 7, 2013
David and Victoria Marks introduce their woodworking school in Santa Rosa, California and take viewers on a tour of one wing of the school where the workbenches are located.
Baltimore
Posted on November 5, 2013
This video is of David's band the Bench Doggs performing the song Baltimore. Each of the band members is also an artist/craftsman. David, Tom Ribbecke, Larry Robinson all won awards at the 2013 Artistry in Wood Show held at the Sonoma County Museum.
Introduction To Woodturning: Making Woden Boxes
Posted on November 5, 2013
This video gives you a preview of what students will be making in my 5 days hands on class on wooddturning, focusing on turning wooden boxes on the lathe. This class will focus primarily on spindle turning which is the safest form of woodturning and an excellent way to become familiar with the lathe and learn about the tools. The class is designed for students just starting in woodturning as well as turners with beginning to intermediate experience and want to advance their skills.
Visit To Jim McMartin & Jim Beggins Furniture Shop
Posted on November 5, 2013
This video is about David’s tour of Jim McMartin & Jim Beggins Furniture Shop in Maryland.
WoodWorks Episode 106 Preview
Posted on November 4, 2012
WoodWorks Season 1 Episode 6, Ottoman Video preview.
- For sale as an episode download here, or as part of the complete Season 1 DVD here.

WoodWorks Episode 105 Preview
Posted on November 4, 2012
WoodWorks Season 1 Episode 5, Three Panel Screen Video preview.
- For sale as an episode download here, or as part of the complete Season 1 DVD here.

WoodWorks Episode 104 Preview
Posted on November 4, 2012
WoodWorks Season 1 Episode 4, Night Stand Video preview.
- For sale as an episode download here, or as part of the complete Season 1 DVD here.

WoodWorks Episode 103 Preview
Posted on November 4, 2012
WoodWorks Season 1 Episode 3, Blanket Chest Video preview.
- For sale as an episode download here, or as part of the complete Season 1 DVD here.

WoodWorks Episode 101 Preview
Posted on November 4, 2012
WoodWorks Season 1 Episode 1, Chippendale Table Video preview.
- For sale as an episode download here, or as part of the complete Season 1 DVD here.

David Has Just Posted A Video On Inspiration
Posted on December 8, 2011
Ever wondered how David comes up with inspirations for his woodworking?
David Discussing Form In Woodturning
Posted on October 20, 2011
David has just posted a new YouTube titled Vessel and Bowl Forms. One of the most important things in woodturning is the form. This video gives you David's technique to help come up with a good form for turning a vessel or bowl.
2011 Marquetry & Inlay Class Highlights July 2011
Posted on August 22, 2011
David recently taught a 3-day hands-on Marquetry & Inlay class at his Workshop / Studio in Santa Rosa, California. The sold-out class was a great success as the students produced some wonderful work and learned numerous techniques. Here are some highlights from the class...
Looking For Turning Blanks
Posted on August 12, 2011
Out in the woods, digging through piles of logs, David is looking for the right pieces to turn into bowls on his lathe. The wood needs to meet his criteria and be the right species. Good fun in the woods!
Early Days As A Finisher
Posted on May 13, 2011
David’s Early Days as a Finisher
Dovetail Box Class Description
Posted on December 4, 2010
David discusses his Dovetail Box class.
Scraping Madrone Burl
Posted on September 1, 2010
David displays a magnificent slab of madrone burl and demonstrates how the surface can be smoothed using a card scraper.
Eucalyptus Vessel
Posted on July 29, 2010
David describes a hollow vessel that he turned from curly eucalyptus and how he created a harlequin pattern on the surface using a liquid frisket (sign painters mask) to control the design. The diamond patterns are gilded with silver leaf and copper leaf and treated with various chemicals to create a patina.
Maple Leaf Vessel
Posted on April 10, 2010
David displays and describes how he created his award winning spalted quilted maple burl vessel titled “Alchemist’s Vessel”. This piece won Best Turning at the Artistry in Wood show held at the Sonoma County Museum in 2009. This piece also was exhibited in the Maple Medley Show at the American Association of Woodturners Symposium in June 2010 and appeared on the back cover of the June 2010 issue of American Woodturner magazine.
Gaboon Ebony
Posted on March 1, 2010
David displays some examples of Gaboon ebony and talks about how he uses it in some of his art pieces.
David on the Drum Table
Posted on January 1, 2010
Sit back and relax and enjoy the mellow beats of the wooden Cajón as David plays the drum table that he built on Woodworks. There is a visual stream of images of pieces David has built as well as some pieces by some other woodworkers that he has on display in his Gallery.
David Goes Shopping For Wood Part 1
Posted on December 3, 2009
This is part one of the 3-part short series of a tour of Global Wood Source. Some of the most beautiful lumber in the world! Global Wood Source is located in San Jose, California.
David Goes Shopping For Wood Part 2
Posted on December 2, 2009
This is part two of the 3-part short series of a tour of Global Wood Source. Some of the most beautiful lumber in the world! Global Wood Source is located in San Jose, California.
David Goes Shopping For Wood Part 3
Posted on December 1, 2009
This is part three of the 3-part short series of a tour of Global Wood Source. Some of the most beautiful lumber in the world! Global Wood Source is located in San Jose, California.
David Marks Furniture
Posted on December 1, 2009
David explains how some of his past pieces of furniture were built.
Bandsawn Veneer DVD Opening
Posted on November 5, 2009
The first part of the newest DVD in the David Marks collection of educational woodworking videos. The complete Bandsawn Veneers DVD is available here at the site in the store.
Nickel Test
Posted on October 8, 2009
This is a sample from David Marks’ newest DVD titled Bandsawn Veneers. He demonstrates how smooth his antique American 16" Babbitt bearing jointer is.
Scrapers DVD
Posted on January 14, 2009
David Marks reveals his secrets on sharpening and use. This is the first 5 minutes of the DVD available here at the site in the store.
Marquetry And Inlay Class Highlights
Posted on August 10, 2008
Class highlights from David's Marquetry and Inlay class at his studio.
Turning And Gilding Class Highlights
Posted on July 10, 2008
Highlights from the April 2008 Turning and Gilding class at David's studio / shop in northern California.
Wall Sculpture Turning Demo Part 1
Posted on April 4, 2008
David displays and talks about his wall sculpture titled “Time is Relative” that he is working on that has a pernambuco wedge joined to it. Part 1 of 2. You can see a photo of the completed piece here.
Wall Sculpture Turning Demo Part 2
Posted on April 3, 2008
David displays and talks about his wall sculpture titled “Time is Relative” that he is working on that has a pernambuco wedge joined to it. Part 2 of 2.
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