Fred Esker joins us at our Woodcraft woodshop, taking his utensil carving to the next level with his spoon carving mule in place of his workbench vise to enhance his spoon making abilities, while sharing plenty of tips & techniques for crafting spoons in this Woodworking Adventures video!
Woodcraft will sponsor its 17th Turn for Troops National Turn-a-Thon on November 7 and 8 and is asking volunteers to continue supporting those on active military duty or recovering from injuries by making handcrafted wood pens – at either a retail store event or at home for submission to Woodcraft.
In 2019, volunteers turned 15,385 one-of-a-kind pens for a 16-year
total of 190,609 pens. Woodcraft’s goal this year is at least 200,000 pens and
hopefully many more.
Carvers and Halloween enthusiasts who play chess or know someone who does should enjoy creating author and caricature carver Dwayne Gosnell’s chess pieces – not your ordinary King, Queen, Bishop, Knight, Pawn or Rook. In this 56-page softcover book from Fox Chapel Publishing, you will find patterns and instructions for carving and painting this delightful set of 32 caricature chess pieces. Read more here!
Kailee Bosch’s natural desire to be a maker was nurtured in the environment created by her well-known father Trent’s woodturning and toolmaking professions. When she graduated in May 2020 from Colorado State University (CSU) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Kailee, only a few weeks away from turning 23, had already created noteworthy pieces of art, earned several awards, studied and assisted with classes at prestigious woodturning institutions, taught young turners, and played a major role in her family’s business. Read more about Kailee in this Woodworking Adventures blog...
Whether your family has turned to homeschooling, the kids are doing blended learning, or you are simply searching for something to entertain and educate your school-age children, Woodcraft is a source for materials that you may not have considered. From birdhouse and bat house building kits to 3-D model sets that include music boxes, dinosaurs and space rovers, you’ll find a host of materials to meet STEM criteria and provide hours of enjoyment for a range of ages. Together we can create anything!
Come with us as we take a first look at the Leigh Through Dovetail Jig (Model TD330)