Fans of YouTube and Xigua Video star Wang Dewen call the carpenter a modern-day Lu Ban after China’s legendary woodworker. Photo: Wang Baocheng Fans of YouTube and Xigua Video star Wang Dewen call the carpenter a modern-day Lu Ban after China’s legendary woodworker. Photo: Wang Baocheng
Fans of YouTube and Xigua Video star Wang Dewen call the carpenter a modern-day Lu Ban after China’s legendary woodworker. Photo: Wang Baocheng

Grandpa’s an internet star: Chinese carpenter’s traditional woodworking skills wow millions online, but he says ‘I’m just an ordinary farmer’

  • Wang Dewen, known on the internet as Grandpa Amu, creates works of art without glue, screws or nails – all filmed by his son who uploads the process online
  • Wang’s viral fame has brought improvements to his home village, and the local government has built a ‘Grandpa Amu’ attraction to bring in tourists

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Fans of YouTube and Xigua Video star Wang Dewen call the carpenter a modern-day Lu Ban after China’s legendary woodworker. Photo: Wang Baocheng Fans of YouTube and Xigua Video star Wang Dewen call the carpenter a modern-day Lu Ban after China’s legendary woodworker. Photo: Wang Baocheng
Fans of YouTube and Xigua Video star Wang Dewen call the carpenter a modern-day Lu Ban after China’s legendary woodworker. Photo: Wang Baocheng
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