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.
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.
Woodcraft Enters Saw Blade Market with New WoodRiver Products
Woodcraft has entered the saw blade manufacturing market with six new WoodRiver® products. Director of Product Development Darin Lawrence and Product Development Manager Charles Wolfe said, “The main focus when developing these products was to provide the best quality possible at a price that could beat anyone else in the market. We absolutely hit that with our new saw blades.”
Keep an Organized Shop with the Woodworker’s Shop Journal
If you like lists and structure, you will love
the Woodworker’s Shop Journal from
Fox Chapel Publishing. This handsome, hot-stamped faux leather-backed book is
the perfect place to keep all of your shop notes, designs and so much
5 Tips to Cut the Clutter
If you have unlimited storage for your projects and supplies, this article is not for you. But if you are like the rest of us, it doesn’t take long to quickly fill up your work area which in turn leads to frustration and less productivity. Here are a few tips to keep clutter to a minimum.
West Penn Hardwoods Discovers “Tree of a Lifetime” in Brazil!
Upgrade Your Tool Collection for Fall Home Projects
When the last cookout is history and it’s time to move “indoors” and on to fall home and shop projects, Woodcraft suggests that you consider adding some new tools to your collection for easier home improvements and repairs.
Storage Solutions for Shop, Home and Job Sites
Bringing order to a daily routine often requires creative solutions. Let Woodcraft lend some assistance with handy products for storage and transport that make organizing shops, kitchens, bathrooms, craft rooms, and even job sites that much simpler.