Carver, painter, pyrographer, jewelry maker and author are just a few of the titles that Lora S. Irish holds. And she is extremely accomplished in all of them. She has written more than 30 books, including her latest title, Cane Topper Woodcarving, an extensive compilation of “Projects, Patterns and Essential Techniques for Custom Canes and Walking Sticks.” Learn how to carve your own expressive cane toppers from found wood in this enjoyable guide.
Here's an easy, budget-friendly fix for a dated fireplace. Whitewashing is
a very easy technique that can mute red tones in brick or change the color,
while preserving the natural variations of the brick or stone. This look can
work equally as well in just about any style home. Learn how in this Woodworking Adventures Blog by Lori.
It all starts with a tree that was planted long ago. A tree that grew on a grandparent’s property. A tree that children climbed in the summertime. A tree that provided shade in a family’s backyard. Every tree has its own history, and three Columbus, Ohio, entrepreneurs aim to preserve the stories of their area’s fallen trees—in the form of furniture—for generations to come. Meet Tyler, Treg and Tyler, and learn more about their story in this Woodworking Adventures Blog.
If you have woodworkers and DIYers on your year-round gift lists, check out these products that will make many of their tasks easier and their overall work experience more successful. Plus Sharon has included the last gift idea just for fun – an intriguing wood model.
The WoodRiver Deluxe Drill Press Fence will take your drill press table to a hole new level!
If you like lists and structure, you will love
the Woodworker’s Shop Journal from
Fox Chapel Publishing. This handsome, hot-stamped faux leather-backed book is
the perfect place to keep all of your shop notes, designs and so much
A handmade chisel is more than a woodworking tool. It imbues the spirit of that Master Blacksmith and his heritage. It represents hours of the maker’s focused energy and the work of his hands. It carries on the Japanese toolmaking tradition. Those things cannot be sought through a mass-produced instrument. The discriminating craftsman should own at least one handmade Japanese chisel (or a set!) in his or her lifetime. Learn more about the makers and their chisels in this Woodworking Adventures blog.
The Swiss Army Knife Camping & Outdoor Survival Guide takes a very comprehensive look at Victorinox’s iconic knife and its broad range of capabilities. Hunters, fisherman, hikers and Scouts would all benefit from author Bryan Lynch’s tips for the best use of their Swiss Army Knife in a variety of outdoor situations.