In 1986, we started The Preservation of the American Pioneer Crafts Series. Our goals
are to promote an appreciation of our American heritage and educate through an entertaining format
how to recreate either the products or the lifestyle from the 18th century.
The company was intended to be self-sustaining and
self-perpetuating in that profits would serve to produce new videos.
Additionally, we contribute to supporting featured artisans through direct
commissions from sales.
Your purchase directly contributes to preserving certain positive aspects of our
heritage, and helps the livelihood of some very talented individuals. In addition, you get a neat
how-to video or DVD so you too can learn these skills! We sincerely appreciate our customers. You have
become partners in our endeavor to educate and entertain viewers about colonial era crafts.
NOTE: THESE ARE NOT "HOME MOVIES" THEY ARE PROFESSIONALLY RECORDED ON TOP QUALITY BROADCAST
Current offerings from American Pioneer Video
Pioneering: The Long Hunter Series
Features Mark A. Baker in four volumes on recreating the
18th century lifestyle of the colonial American Kentucky pioneer. A music
video is also available. A fifth volume with Mark is in production. See
Gallery page 2 and gallery page 3
Building Kentucky Rifles
How to custom build authentic and traditional heirloom quality rifles with talented
artisans Hershel House, Wallace Gusler, Frank House, Mike Miller, and Ron Ehlert. Also, we offer two videos featuring the work of
contemporary Kentucky rifle makers. Our newest project features Mark
Silver in Traditional Gunstocking. We also have Jon Laubach forging a
Kentucky Rifle barrel, and Steve Bookout on rifling a gun barrel.
Three volumes featuring Hershel House demonstrating how to forge many useful and
practical items from simple to very challenging. Also, William White on
Knifemaking, and Jon Laubach (also listed under Building Kentucky Rifles)
forging a rifle barrel.
Related Pioneer Crafts
Making powder horns; casting brass; braintanning leather.