It was a revolutionary design in the 1930s, but not everyone can afford to sit on a piece of art. We work the best features of the original Zigzag chair into a stylish and completely accessible chair you can actually pull up to the dinner table.
During my recent trip to this year’s Artistry in Wood Show during Veterans Day weekend, I came across David Boone; husband, father, woodcarver, musician, and Vietnam Veteran. David carved a Veteran memorial (left) in remembrance of his time serving in Vietnam. Made from Basswood and Buckeye wood, he received a 1st place ribbon in one of the woodcarving categories during the Artistry in Wood Show 2013 in Dayton, Ohio.
Pocahontas Woods is a non-profit woodworking education and business incubator program in Marlinton, West Virginia offering a program in Fine Woodworking in partnership with the New River Community and Technical College. According to Pocahontas Woods Executive Director, Richard Horton, students can take individual day or evening woodworking classes for college credit, enroll to study for a “skill set” certificate, apply in a 6 month apprenticeship program, sign up for a one-year collegiate certificate (with credits transferable to a degree program), or opt for a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program in Fine Woodworking. Private classes and a Journeymans Program are offered as well. Richard comes to Pocahontas as a Vista volunteer in service to Americorps.
Segmented bowl turnings are Ron Thompson’s favorite choice of woodworking these days. A woodworker for 35 years now, Ron began with mostly flat work including shelves and end grain cutting boards. This one below is made from Exotic Brazilian Cherry and Domestic Cherry Wood.
General International introduced their new Excalibur Deluxe Router Table Kits in bench top and floor models. The table top router kit can also be mounted to a tablesaw. These systems are scheduled to be in your Woodcraft store and online sometime in July 2012 with the exception of a stock pushing device and an externally controlled VS switching system for the router motor, both still in the final stages of design and fabrication, which will be available Fall of 2012. Whether you wish to purchase a floor or bench top model, you will find that the systems will be offered in separate SKU component fashion as is shown in the video below.
In Part 2 of this Extreme Garage Shop Makeover blog and inside issue #43 of the Woodcraft Magazine, is a Hand-Tool Wall Cabinet like the one hanging in the Rough Cut-Woodworking with Tommy Mac workshop. Senior Editor Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk, took a trip to Tommy’s workshop in Boston to go over some ideas on building this handy organized display unit to build this article.