Not every female who likes to build things or repaint furniture is a girly girl. We get that. But for gals like me – a little bit frilly, a little bit rock and roll – these tools and accessories are my kinda thing. Here are my Top 10 selections for gifts – all under $50 – that are a little out of the ordinary for the extraordinary DIY lady in your life.
Scott and Suzy Phillips, co-hosts of The American Woodshop on PBS, shopped early at Woodcraft and have their annual Holiday Gift Guide video ready to share.
Woodcraft is asking volunteers all over the US to turn wood pens during the 15th Turn for Troops National Turn-a-Thon on the weekend of Nov. 10-11.
For the second year in a row, local “makers” had the opportunity to use their creativity for a good cause – the Mid-Ohio Valley Habitat for Humanity. The ReStore ReDesign Contest encouraged entrants to upcycle furniture pieces for the chance to win more than $700 in prizes and have their project move on to the annual fundraising event, Destination Design.
Artistry in Wood 2017 video collage of the entire show featuring artisans from across the world in the largest carving show in the nation. This show also judges the projects from the artisans in a friendly competition of talent. This show is for all ages, and even has a project area for kids!
General Finishes has announced the winners – 214 of them – in the 2018 Design Challenge that invited entrants to express their creativity with paint and finishes. Woodcraft is one of 27 retail sponsors for the contest.
His remarkably soothing voice is like a mix of a southern Bob Ross and Snoop Dogg. He’s a south Mississippi woodworker whose YouTube views have topped two million in just two short years. He goes by an anonymous persona named “The Crafsman” and his viewers can't get enough.
If you are looking for some good, clean fun, soap carving may become your next obsession. Carving instructor and author Janet Bolyard uses inexpensive soap and some handmade tools to teach basic carving skills in a less intimidating way than traditional methods. With a new book out in September – “Complete Guide to Soap Carving” – Janet has made it her mission to encourage soap carving and inspire creativity in young and old alike.