Restoring a Duncan Phyfe-Style Writing Desk
When a refurbishing project crosses my path, I listen to what the client’s requests are. After taking inspection of the project, there comes to mind a host of questions before ever working on the item. Repairing the item based on sight or conversing with obvious questions to the owner is just the beginning of providing a solution. There are additional concerns that will help the project restoration. Understanding the connection of the piece to the client, such as what the item means to them; what the environment will be in its placement and surroundings; and attaining a clearer perception of the history, as well as the heritage of the piece; can also be important.
Another Look at the Wheelchair Workshop
asked woodworker Dave Clarke, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2018, to take a look at an article Woodcraft
Magazine published in Issue 44 by Pete Stephano – “The Wheelchair
Woodworker Shop” – to see if he felt that the recommendations were still
relevant and if he had any other advice for folks wanting to set up a workshop
with modifications. Read more here...
Woodworking: A Silver Lining in My ALS Cloud
If anyone lives by the motto “No white flags,” it’s Dave Clarke from Sandy, Oregon. A retired firefighter and mountain rescue volunteer, Dave was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2018. Once an avid skier and cyclist, Dave said his balance, gait and speech have mostly been affected by the disease so far. But every cloud has a silver lining and Dave’s was the push to revisit a long-postponed hobby: woodworking. Read more about this inspiring woodworker in this Woodworking Adventures blog.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Bandsaw - Video
A well-tuned bandsaw can provide you with the means to cut large sweeping curves, cut custom veneer and even produce your own rough-sawn lumber from a log.
Let's Talk About Router Tables
We talk about the different types of router tables, the different parts that make up a router table, and some tips to stay safe when using one.
How to build a mobile shop cart
Follow along as we build a mobile shop cart for our new CNC Machine!
First look at the Tanos Systainer Gen 3
I take a look at the improvements Tanos has made to their new Systainer³
Dust Collection Solutions for the Home WoodshopRead More >
Woodcraft Encourages ‘Safety First’ in Project Planning
Make personal safety top priority for home improvement and do-it-yourself projects. Think each project through carefully to be aware of what machines and tools will be used and what protection will be needed to work safely. Then check out the many safety-related products at Woodcraft.