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Flip flop towel holder

This fun project is the perfect way to try out those new Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint spring color mixes! Using scrapwood, paint and some hooks, you can create this Flip Flop Towel Holder in just a few hours.

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This is the “J” Waggoner woodworking family of Frankfort, Indiana. Why the “J”, you might ask? Well the six “J’s”, left to right are,  Jalen (12) , Julie (Mom), Jeff (Dad), Jordan & Janae (17 year old twins), and bottom center is 9 year old Jaida. This is certainly a tribute to “the family that prays together, stays together”, although Jeff likes to say,”the family that woodworks together, makes a lot of firewood together!”

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The Waggoner Family is back in the news with their youngest daughter, Jaida, now 12 years old, 11 at the time of the piano build.  We’ve had previous blogs on this family and their woodworking adventures, check them out at those respective links.  Photo left to right showing their projects at the Indianapolis Woodworking Show 2013 are Jaida, Janae, Jordan and Jalen Waggoner.

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We began with Hand-Cut Dovetails in Part 1 of the Dovetail Discovery Center Seminars held at the Toledo Woodcraft store.

In this 2 & 3 part blog, we will take a look at two dovetail jigs. John Nystrom in Part 2, will demonstrate the capabilities of the Porter-Cable 12″, Model 4210 Dovetail Jig, followed by Carl Kuhnle’s skill set in Part 3 on the Leigh Super 12″ Dovetail Jig.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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Woodworking…exciting and new…come aboard…we’re expecting YOU!

It’s the Woodturning Cruise 2011 vacation that you’ll never forget.

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There’s a new turner in town at Woodcraft.  Jet’s NEW 1221VS Lathe!

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Here we are just a few days away from the final quarter of 2013.  Time has flown by and the holidays will soon be upon us.  Are you ready to get creative in your shop for the holiday gift giving season?  Perhaps we can help you (make wood work!) with constructing some cool presents this season with this Woodcraft Magazine Oct/Nov 2013 Issue #55.

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