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Boxlidded1

Barry Gross shows you the tools and techniques to make a beautiful lidded box.

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Penkit1

This article describes the various finishes that are available on Woodcraft Pen & Pencil Kits.

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Ornament1

Woodcraft of Parkersburg, West Virginia, hosted a Christmas ornament woodturning class.  The 7 student class began with safety instruction on the lathes and turning tools, followed by adding the mandrels and live centers to each Delta and Jet lathe. 

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Acrylicpens1

Woodcraft’s Inferno acrylic and Tru-Stone turned pens are hot off the lathe and are shown below with the Wall Street II Pen Kits. Pen kits and pen blanks are offered in hundreds of choices and styles. In addition to the acrylic pen blanks, we also offer pen blanks in domestic wood, exotic wood, metal, poly resin, inlay, coffee bean, circuit board, deer antler, and many other unique blank choices.

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Veteranhome1

Juan Baret is a true inspiration not only in woodworking, but for the American dream.  Born in the Dominican Republic, Juan entered the U.S. at 9 years old and became a naturalized citizen when he was 21.  He has a very special appreciation for being a U.S. citizen.  He is thankful for his education, attaining his master’s degree in business administration and is also very proud to have enlisted in the U.S. Air Force supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom  Afghanistan campaigns, serving 9 years as a Staff Sergeant.  He continued his support as a civilian with 6 years currently in the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for a total of 15 service years to date.

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Metalspinning

There is a group of woodworkers & turners that meet every "Turning Tuesday" at Codger Lodge in Lubeck WV.

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Replacement1

In just about every shop you will find a box or bin of scrap wood.  Together with replacement parts from our store turning departments you can create different sizes and shapes for all sorts of items.  Thinking outside of the box and your imagination is all you need!  

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Tuesdays1

Recently I was fortunate enough to attend “Turning Tuesdays” which is held at Codger Lodge in Lubeck, West Virginia, every Tuesday from 10am-1pm. 

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Pen

Putting pen to paper can be very difficult.  But making a pen from scratch is pretty straightforward.  Have you ever wondered about those beautiful, handmade pens you see offered for sale at art shows and galleries?   All it takes is few small pieces of wood or acrylic, a suitable pen kit, the right tools and about an hour. 

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Writestuff

We use pens every day and generally take them for granted.  After all, pens have been around for centuries.  Early pens were feathers dipped into bottles of ink.  (Pen comes from the Latin ‘penna’ for feather.) Quills were elegant when used at a desk, but pretty messy to carry around in your pocket.

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