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What is Turn for Troops?  
Turn for Troops is a national initiative started by Woodcraft in 2004 in an effort to bolster the spirits of active duty and rehabilitating military service members. Woodcraft stores across the country host turning events over Veterans Day weekend to assist volunteers in handcrafting wooden writing pens, which are then sent to the troops with personal notes from the turners. Read more FAQ here...

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Scott Grove, designer, maker, and woodworking influencer of Imagine Woodworking explains drilling and mounting non-conforming routers on his Ultimate Router Base System in this video.

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Woodworking project checkerboard game build

From our Fall 2021 Woodcraft Catalog, we featured a short scoop on a Checkerboard build with one of our interns, Nikhil Narwani. Although his only woodworking experience was in the novice category of woodturning pens, he wanted to take this opportunity to learn more. No better time and place to add to his resume with this experience, than with Woodcraft and its staff of experienced woodworkers both at the Parkersburg Woodcraft store and from our corporate office. You can have fun being the “King” of the workshop with this enjoyable project build and in playing the game; it’s a win-win for everyone!

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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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Table saw safety microjig grrriippe push accessory 350

Table saws can be dangerous if not treated with respect. Follow these top safety tips to stay safe and make the most of your table saw!

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Video table saw safety preventing kickback paul anthony

Table saw expert Paul Anthony demonstrates the issue of kickback, what it is and how to prevent it. You can keep yourself safe and injury-free by using some good habits, the safety features of your saw, and a range of jigs, push sticks and accessories. 

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Articles web video woodriver hand planes

In this video our very own Kevin Reed gives an overview of the entire line of WoodRiver® Hand Planes. From the tiny #1 that's barely the size of his hand, to the larger #7 that's longer than his forearm! He includes our chisel plane, shoulder planes, and block planes. 

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Jory brigham video the fix bubble in veneer woodworking mistakes

On this episode of The Fix, Jory Brigham's video series about fixing common woodworking errors or problems, Jory shows us how he fixes it when he gets bubbles in the middle of his veneer. Using a little painters tape and Cyanoacrylate glue (two things us woodworkers always have on hand) Jory manages an absolutely seamless fix for a once daunting problem.

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When it comes to interior renovations that add a ton of value, wood is always a good place to start. Expertly finished wooden renovations are highly prized by potential home buyers and are very likely to boost your property value. There are plenty of options to choose from in terms of interior wooden renovations as well, so in case you want a beautiful new wood addition that’s going to add home value, here are a few of our favorites.

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Mulebench blog

We join Fred Esker at his woodshop to capture and enjoy building a Spoon Mule. Fred teaches his hand carved spoon making skill set using a simple spoon mule which is created with primarily hand tools intermixed with some power tools. He is a member of the Geppetto's Carving Club at our Woodcraft store in Parkersburg, WV.

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