Anand Narwani - Find a Company That Matches Your Values
“Woodcraft represents many of the values that I hold: honesty, integrity and a strong commitment to its employees and franchisees. On the business side, it was important to me to have a company with a strong model and support for franchise operations with mature Marketing, Product and IT departments ready to get a new store off the ground. This meant that I didn’t have to figure those things out by myself.”
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WoodRiver Moxon Vise Hardware Kit Video
The double screw vise has been around for centuries. Commonly referred to as a “Moxon Vise,” it is named after Joseph Moxon, who described the double screw vise in his book titled Mechanick Exercises. The WoodRiver® Moxon Vise Hardware Kit is a great way to make one of these extremely useful vises.
Build Your Own Drafting Table - Free Drawings
Create your own version of the drafting table featured on the cover of our April 2023 Catalog – designed by Senior Product Development Manager, Joe Young.
Bent-Lam Guitar Stand
Buying a guitar leads to owning a plethora of other gear: strings, picks, (a second guitar,) straps, amps, (more guitars,) and of course those ubiquitous collapsible metal stands. They’re great for the road, but at home where I want to keep my nicer six-string close at hand, I thought its stand should—well, stand up—to the guitar. And that meant a quality wooden structure that would safely support the instrument without overshadowing its elegant form and wooden beauty.
Tambour doors have been used in furniture making for hundreds of years, and like many forms and styles, their popularity has waxed and waned over time. At the moment, these clever sliding panels are experiencing a bit of a renaissance, and for good reason. They are incredibly versatile once you learn a few basic guidelines. While making tambour takes practice and skill, the techniques and rules I share here are actually much simpler than they might seem at first glance. And then there’s the magic factor. Tambour doors move unlike any other kind of door, and they make a lovely sound as they disappear mysteriously into the depths of a cabinet.
WoodRiver Router Inlay Templates
Create unique, perfect fitting inlays or do repairs in your wood slab or tabletop using this WoodRiver® router template.
I love a tambour cabinet. Whether it takes the form of a sideboard, a roll-top desk, or even a humble bread box, there’s something magical about a case piece with a door that disappears around a corner, stowing itself within the cabinet walls. This clever mechanical structure allows a seemingly flat door to travel through a tight radius. And the tambour door, like its siblings—the sliding door and the cylinder fall—looks tidy whether it’s open or closed.
Balanced Dragonfly Sculpture
I remember making a “sky hook” with my fellow Webelos years ago in my dad’s basement shop. It was a simple sawn-out shape that hung a belt off the side of a table, seemingly in defiance of gravity. Ever since then, I have been fascinated by clever objects that take advantage of the laws of physics to create an illusion. This simple dragonfly sculpture does just that; the low, forward sweeping wings put the center of gravity right below the tip of the dragonfly’s nose, allowing it to balance “magically” on nearly anything.