our Fall 2021 Woodcraft
Catalog, we featured a short scoop on a Checkerboard build with one of our
interns, Nikhil Narwani. Although his only woodworking experience was in the
novice category of woodturning pens, he wanted to take this opportunity to
learn more. No better time and place to add to his resume with this experience,
than with Woodcraft and its staff of
experienced woodworkers both at the Parkersburg Woodcraft store
and from our corporate
office. You can have fun being the “King” of the workshop with this enjoyable
project build and in playing the game; it’s a win-win for everyone!
As a practicing hand surgeon in a large metropolitan area, I often find myself in the emergency room trying to salvage the end result of man versus power tool. As an avid woodworker, I truly empathize with my fellow craftsman lying on a hospital gurney trying to cope with his feelings of fear, disbelief, and regret after a workshop mishap. After more than a decade of clinical work, I have seen injuries with almost every major tool. In each case, I ask for details on how the injury occurred to assess the mistakes made and the precautions that should have been taken. - Dr. John A. Miyano
Table saw expert Paul Anthony demonstrates the issue of kickback, what it is and how to prevent it. You can keep yourself safe and injury-free by using some good habits, the safety features of your saw, and a range of jigs, push sticks and accessories.
It’s the rare woodworking endeavor that’s low-cost, no-risk, and that offers the reward of honing your skills while producing nice-looking, useful items. Making refrigerator magnets checks all those boxes. It doesn’t involve any special commercial equipment—just regular turning tools, a 4-jaw chuck, and a lathe-mounted drill chuck.