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For the second year in a row, local “makers” had the opportunity to use their creativity for a good cause – the Mid-Ohio Valley Habitat for Humanity. The ReStore ReDesign Contest encouraged entrants to upcycle furniture pieces for the chance to win more than $700 in prizes and have their project move on to the annual fundraising event, Destination Design.

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Artistry in Wood 2017 video collage of the entire show featuring artisans from across the world in the largest carving show in the nation. This show also judges the projects from the artisans in a friendly competition of talent. This show is for all ages, and even has a project area for kids!

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Does your home’s exterior need some freshening up? Repainting your shutters can make a big impact and it can be done in a weekend with an HVLP sprayer. Follow Lori's tutorial as she gives her shutters new life with General Finishes Klein Blue Milk Paint.

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General Finishes has announced the winners – 214 of them – in the 2018 Design Challenge that invited entrants to express their creativity with paint and finishes. Woodcraft is one of 27 retail sponsors for the contest.

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Janet Boettcher of O’Fallon, Missouri, is Grand Prize winner in the “Set Up Shop with Woodcraft” Sweepstakes sponsored by Today’s Homeowner and Woodcraft.

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His remarkably soothing voice is like a mix of a southern Bob Ross and Snoop Dogg. He’s a south Mississippi woodworker whose YouTube views have topped two million in just two short years. He goes by an anonymous persona named “The Crafsman” and his viewers can't get enough.  

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Rocky from West Penn Hardwoods shows Frank all of the nice wood he brought to the trade show this year including an in depth look at the amazing burled Pequia slabs we currently have in stock (Fall 2018, very limited) 

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If you are looking for some good, clean fun, soap carving may become your next obsession. Carving instructor and author Janet Bolyard uses inexpensive soap and some handmade tools to teach basic carving skills in a less intimidating way than traditional methods. With a new book out in September – “Complete Guide to Soap Carving” – Janet has made it her mission to encourage soap carving and inspire creativity in young and old alike.

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On this edition of Woodworking Adventures, we’ll take a look at the woodturning lifestyle of Barry Todd. What and who inspires his creations; who he learns from, and how he pays it forward.

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We teamed up with Eric Gorges over at A Craftsman's Legacy to bring you a new series about learning woodworking.


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