Metro Detroit Man Gets Hands-On With Expert Craftsmen In New TV Series

CBS Detroit

DETROIT (WWJ) – A metro Detroit man is hosting a new PBS show that looks at handcrafted items steeped in American history.

Eric Gorges, who owns Voodoo Choppers in Auburn Hills, has gained a reputation as one of the country’s premiere motorcycle metal smiths; building one of kind machines from the ground up.

Now, he is taking his love for all things handmade to TV with “A Craftsman’s Legacy.”

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“I hand build motorcycles for a living, that’s what I do…But the show really has nothing to do about motor cycle building at all,” explained Gorges, speaking live in studio with WWJ Newsradio 950’s Jackie Paige.

Gorges says “A Craftsman’s Legacy” is a program show focused on the highly skilled people who still make things the hard way — without the ease of mass production — such as glassblowers, saddlemakers, boat builders and blacksmiths.

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