There are wood lathes, then there is the new Powermatic® 4224B, Woodcraft Item #854112, which expands the boundaries of what a lathe can be. Tool Times, Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor (Tim Allen) would definitely grunt, “Arr Arr Arr” over this most capable, rugged, innovative lathe. “This newest member of our industry-leading line of lathes provides a tremendous range of woodturning possibilities” said Joan Duvall, Director of Product Development for Walter Meier. Powermatic is rolling out their new lathe by having nationally renown woodturner, Nick Cook demonstrate the capabilities of the 4224B lathe at some Woodcraft stores.
Craft custom knives for your favorite chef or yourself with Woodcraft’s new ZHEN Premium Damascus Knife Kits and Knife Scale Stock. Designed with the professional chef in mind, ZHEN Knives are the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys cooking, whether an amateur or professional, and making the high quality knives is easy with these kits. Years of Japanese knife making skill and technology go into forging the knife blades in these kits.
Now here is one amazing product from A.A.C. Forearm Forklift, Inc. Mark Lopreiato, President of the company along with his team, were impresssively demonstrating these webbed lifting straps at the Woodcraft Vendor Trade Show in Nashville and the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas.
Werner John is not only a musician, but a man of many talents, including writing, recording, performing and teaching music using his own handcrafted Native American Flutes. As a young boy, Werner found a connection to nature growing up in the New York Hudson River Valley. With artisan parents and grandparents as an example and a woodworking father to learn from, Werner became a carpenter’s apprentice when he was 18, and worked in lumber yards for his college education. In addition to woodworking his other passion was music. As a musician in his 30′s, Werner found himself taking on 12 students left behind by his former Austrian instructor. This confirmed in Werner’s heart and mind that he had something to offer others in music education. He soon finished college and became a teacher, while performing and recording in Ashville, North Carolina.
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.
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.
By the title, one might think that this blog is about problems in woodworking. On the contrary, “Wood Frustrations” is about creating problem solving in woodworking. “Woodcrafted” puzzle solving that is, by Tom Lensch of Centerville, Ohio, who makes wooden puzzles of all shapes, and sizes collaborating with puzzle designers from around the world. Now its not a frustration building them, but it could be a real frustration trying to figure out how they go together! Wood Frustrations is his wooden puzzle company website, but Lensch sells his puzzles on Puzzle Paradise.
What are our ONETIME TOOLS? They’re the tools that our partners at Woodpeckers® plan to run once. Often these are tools we ourselves would like but can’t put in full production. The process is simple; they build a couple, take some pictures and open a 10-20 day window for others to jump on the production run. Once they know how many to make, they get them done and move on to something else.
By buying a One Time Tool®, you will own a limited run precisely machined tool that will make you the envy of all your woodworking friends and you have a tool that will be used for generations. These tools are proudly made in the U.S.A.
Spray finishing and painting is sometimes one of those projects you enter with good intentions. Well now you can turn those intentions into finished professional results that you won’t believe! Just load your favorite paint, stain or finish can to the Gemini bucket or by using the quart cup container, you’ll be off and spraying, it’s that easy! The NEW Gemini by Earlex will make you want to get into those projects you’ve been dreading.
Let’s begin with the MILESCRAFT TurnLock SignCrafter Sign Making Jig, Woodcraft Item #146219. You can create professional horizontal signs in no time at all. The ready to use kit includes templates, clamps, template guide bushing and carbide-tipped router bit. “Easy-To-Use” self-spacing templates ensure consistent signs every time with no measuring.