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Table saw safety tips from a surgeon

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

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We 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...  

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Are you ready for Woodcraft Magazine Feb/Mar Issue #51? It’s going to keep you very busy making entertaining projects like a music stand, toy truck, spice cabinet, an heirloom tool chest, and more.  All projects have plan instructions, techniques, jigs and fixtures to help you make it right.  Our hot new tool features the Easy Wood turning chuck and every project comes complete with cut lists and buying guides. There is a special article on Rust Busting by senior editor, Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk, covering many ways to prevent rust from taking over your shop  tools and machines.  If you think it’s too late, Joe has some fixes for those items as well.

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You can tell Tom is an avid outdoorsman, and really enjoys his craft. Teaching bowyer classes across the nation for all the Woodcraft stores, and around the world, Turgeon has spent the last 20 years making thousands of bows and arrows for hunting and archery enthusiasts.

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The August/September Issue #48 of Woodcraft Magazine is yours for the viewing and can be purchased at your local Woodcraft store. The front cover features a contemporary kitchen table built for a smaller kitchen in mind by Woodcraft’s senior editor, Paul Anthony. Made from cherry, this table is sized at a 30″ width x 48″ in length with a 30″ height.

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The Woodcraft Magazine June/July Issue #47 is available on-line, at your local Woodcraft store, or favorite newsstand starting Tuesday, May 29th, 2012. Featuring 4 projects, 5 Tools & Techniques, 2 Hot New Tools, 3 Tips & Tricks, and many other woodworking related topics that belong in your woodworking library. Each of the projects in this issue, as with every Woodcraft Magazine issue, comes with a Convenience-Plus Buying Guide, Cut List and in-depth explanation with detailed layout instructions.

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In this blog, we take a look at 2 Woodcraft Magazine Issues. First, issue #49, currently on a newsstand near you as well as every Woodcraft store nationwide.  Secondly, we will also take a preview look-in at our 50th Anniversary publication.

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In Woodcraft Magazine’s April/May Issue #52 are eighty pages filled with information you’ve got to have for your woodshop!  Projects in this issue covers how to create a Tool Tote with hand-cut dovetails and wedge-tenon joinery.  Learn how to make an Arts & Crafts Lamp with quartersawn 4-surfaced sides, and build an Outdoor Table with Benches featuring loose-tenon joinery where you can additionally build a mortising jig useful in this project as well as future projects.  This Projects category also features “Projects for Kids” with a first installment Birdhouse build, showing how to start a youngster down the righteous path of woodworking!

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In this issue of Woodcraft Magazine,  Tommy MacDonald of Rough Cut becomes a cooper, building this coopered leg table.  A cooper is someone who makes wooden staved vessels.  A woodstave is a narrow length of wood with a slightly beveled edge to form the sides of barrels, tanks, pipelines, and in this feature, legs for a beautifully built table made from Ambrosia Maple.  Everything a cooper produces is referred to as cooperage.  Tommy recreates this methodology in this issue and in this video from Season 3 of Rough Cut.

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Woodcraft Magazine’s fourth book in its Home Woodworker Series features 46 projects to help woodworkers improve their workshop production with jigs, fixtures, and related woodworking helpers. Woodcraft Supply, LLC, is the magazine’s parent company.

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