Woodpeckers DelVe Square, now at Woodcraft, Item #132231, was developed over the years by North Carolina woodworker Tom DelVecchio. He continually improved and added more functionality to his shop-made versions until it became the patent pending design marvel it is today. Beginning with prototypes from a western Pennsylvania etching machinist, early designs were two part construction in one flat plane. His initial idea was to have a tool similar to a speed square that was not cumbersome on small part usage.
A California wounded warrior and his family were treated to a Merry Christmas, thanks to the participants and sponsors of a Patriot Woodworker raffle to raise money to buy the family gifts and food.
Back in September of 2010, we did a story on Brett Schroyer’s Greenfield Woodworks Rockin’ Shop in Mercer, Pennsylvania. The sequel to the story involves a trip to meet Brett, and his students to learn of the projects, and education program in person. Click on the photo below to enter Brett’s website.
In Leroy, West Virginia is a guitarmaker by the name of Jim Sutherland. Jim’s daughter, Carrie Stutler and her husband Ken, assist Jim as well as make their own guitars, mandolins and dulcimers. They do it mainly as a hobby and for fun, but their quality is at a professional level. Each instrument is very well built and each has a unique sound based on the wood type used. Jim gets most of his supplies from Woodcraft in Parkersburg, which makes this story very special. It is not every day we have the honor of presenting you with a story that involves a country music legend such as Dolly Parton, and we are grateful to the Sutherland-Stutler family.
Work more efficiently with the new VAC SYS System at Woodcraft from Festool. With proven vacuum-based suction clamping, the VAC SYS provides a highly effective and ergonomic work platform for nearly any project. Effectively clamp material or a work piece for effortless machining and finishing while protecting delicate surfaces from clamp damage.
Join Lori Haught, Woodcraft Marketing Manager and Woodworking Adventures Blogger, for Part III in her series on refurbishing a unique thrift store find — a Telephone Gossip Bench.