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Garagemakeover

In Part 2 of this Extreme Garage Shop Makeover blog and inside issue #43 of the Woodcraft Magazine, is a Hand-Tool Wall Cabinet like the one hanging in the Rough Cut-Woodworking with Tommy Mac workshop. Senior Editor Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk, took a trip to Tommy’s workshop in Boston to go over some ideas on building this handy organized display unit to build this article.

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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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Welcome to a whole new experience in Scroll Sawing from JET!

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The team from Black Dog Salvage recently traveled from Roanoke, Virginia, to Louisville, Kentucky, where the 16th Woodcraft National Sales Conference and Vendor Trade Show was held. Season 4 of their popular TV show Salvage Dawgs, with co-hosts Mike Whiteside and Robert Kulp, began June 7 on the DIY Network.  Mike and Robert were on hand to connect with Woodcraft franchise store owners, and they shared some great upcycling projects with those attending the closed show. 

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Pendesigner

The Pen Designer is no longer available.

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Burn 1000

Using the art and science of fractal burning, some very unique and interesting “branching” patterns known as Lichtenberg figures can be created in wood.

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Mortisetenon

The MT Center Gauge takes the guesswork out of precisely marking out mortise and tenon joints when they must be centered exactly on your stock. Based on the never-fail reliability of a parallelogram, the MT Center Gauge features two, precision-machined parallel arms that quickly adjust to the stock thickness. The center bar is automatically placed dead center on the material. Now just mark out the center bar location on your stock– and you’re done!

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Various methods may be used in cutting a blood groove or juice channel in a cutting board.  Here is one way it can be done.  This cutting board was created with some exotic woods about 6 years ago and found in an attic.  At the time there were no handles or blood grooves cut into the board.   It found it’s way to my desk after handles were added with a request to add a juice channel for meat cutting.  It was decided to add the channel on one side only, leaving the opposite side for vegetable cutting use.

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In our previous blog covering the introduction of Paulownia Woodwe had several inspirational examples by some very talented woodworkers.  In this follow-up blog, we will cover the “How-To” on building the Japanese-style Toolbox we showed you from that article with our product manager, George Snyder.  This ultra-feather weight wood is the key factor in using Paulownia for this build.  The box with shelves, weighs less than 8 lbs, making it an amazingly lightweight yet strong toolbox, despite loading it with various tools when completed.In our previous blog covering the introduction of Paulownia Wood, we had several inspirational examples by some very talented woodworkers.  In this follow-up blog, we will cover the “How-To” on building the Japanese-style Toolbox we showed you from that article with our product manager, George Snyder.  This ultra-feather weight wood is the key factor in using Paulownia for this build.  The box with shelves, weighs less than 8 lbs, making it an amazingly lightweight yet strong toolbox, despite loading it with various tools when completed.

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Cutting board thumb

Making a cutting board is an easy and fun project. It's a great project for learning how to use many common shop tools and accessories. This post will take you through everything you need to make beautiful cutting boards.

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