Watch Alex Snodgrass, The Bandsaw Master, cut out a decorative reindeer on the bandsaw.
Angle adjustments are a “snap” with the WoodRiver® Snap-Set Miter Gauge and Fence System!
Woodcraft will mark two decades of sponsoring its Turn for Troops Turn-a-Thon on November 4 and 5 at participating retail locations across the country. Since 2004, volunteers of all ages have crafted more than 236,000 wooden pens through the annual event. Please check with your local store, as participation dates and times may vary.
There are some tools in my shop that I don’t have a lot of call for, but their usefulness becomes apparent when the need arises. The helping-hand magnifier/light/clamp fits in this category. Although it’s meant for jewelers, miniaturists, and model makers, it also has many uses in the woodshop from holding delicate wood parts to repairing and soldering electrical components.
Math can be hard. Especially when a woodworking project’s calculations include combining fractions and mixed numbers. While you could use a regular calculator, that usually means mentally figuring out the lowest common demoninator or converting fractions to decimals and back. The MakerCalc smartphone app simplifies all that.
I prefer my holiday decorations do some double duty—a flatpack tree that offers chocolate treats (Dec/Jan 2022), a chimney-shaped decoration that counts down to the big day (Dec/Jan 2023). This snowman bandsaw box certainly fits the bill, keeping an eye on things from a mantle or end table while its drawers contain candy or conceal a few spare bulbs or batteries for less-hardworking decorations.