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Pony Tools, Inc. has completed its first acquisition as part of its strategic growth initiative and is announcing the acquisition of Easy Wood Tools of Lexington, KY.  “This represents the result of our search for the very best strategic partners” according to Mr. Joseph Krueger, Pony Tools CEO. ” Both companies are excited about this opportunity.  By adding Easy Wood Tools to our Pony and Jorgensen product lines, we add tremendous value for all our customers, not only increasing the types of products offered, but expanding the depth of woodworking expertise under one roof.”

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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.

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Petehart

Guysville, Ohio, resident Myron “Pete” Hart not only plays the mandolin, he makes them as well. The good-humored lead singer of The Hart Brothers band, formed in 1979 with brothers Heamon “Tib” Hart and Arman “Sam” Hart, Pete is a sought-after luthier in addition to being a talented musician and vocalist.

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Woodcraft has just added 16 new industrial cabinet saws to our line-up for you, the woodworker.  The SawStop® Industrial Cabinet Saw is the definition of industrial grade.  It is the heaviest, most powerful, highest quality 10″ cabinet saw on the market.  It is the only saw with an active safety system and 99% dust collection which offers the durability, versatility, and the peace of mind only SawStop’s patented safety system can provide.

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The Work Sharp 3000 wood tool sharpener let’s you monitor stock removal from above with the “see-through” wheel while a large port provides access from underneath. This works exceptionally well for sharpening large turning tools quickly and efficiently while also providing a means to sharpen and hone carving tools, especially the smaller profiles that require a more delicate touch. 

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Woodcraft’s new stainless steel ice cream scoop is sure to be a great addition to your kitchen utensils. Adding your design shape and material type to complement your kitchen is up to you! Woodcraft has a huge selection of exotic and domestic wood to choose from for this fun and easy project. We’ll walk you through how you can make your very own ice cream scoop handle with just a few hours of your time. Woodcraft has all of the components you will need to build this ice cream scoop.

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Rikon has taken the standard mini lathe to the next level with increased capacity with this Model 70-100.

Featuring a 12″ swing and 16″ between centers with the ability to add one or more bed extensions, 12 position indexing head, self-ejecting tailstock with 2-1/2″ ram travel, 8″ tool rest, convenient lifting handle, tool holder, easy access to the top and bottom pulleys for quick speed changes, six speed (430, 810, 1,230, 1,810, 2,670, 3,900), #2 MT head stock, powered by a 1/2 HP TEFC motor.

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Smalltown

Having a son in active military for two decades, Alan Haught, of Harrisville, West Virginia, knows all too well how it feels to have a loved one in danger while protecting America’s freedom.

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Our most recently delivery of Gaboon Ebony (Diospyros Spp.) is native to Western Africa and can now be purchased in a variety of sizes with 23 item offerings from Woodcraft, making it much easier to find the right size for any project. The exceptional quality of this batch was worth the wait.  The heartwood is usually jet black, with little to no variation of visible grain.  Occasionally dark brown streaks may be present.  Can be difficult to work with due to its extremely high density.  It is dense enough to sink in water and has a dully effect on cutters.  It takes a finish well and has a high luster.  Ebony is commonly used for ornamental purposes due to its price and available sizes.  We have a  selection of  large sizes. The species has a long history of use, with carvings found dating back to the ancient Egyptians.  In the 16th century fine cabinets were made of ebony.  Makers of these cabinets in Paris were known as ebenistes, which remains the French term for a cabinetmaker. Ebony is commonly used for small ornamental purposes, such as piano keys, musical instrument parts, pool cues, carvings. Great for knobs, pulls, inlays and accents in cabinetry. Somewhat difficult to machine, but worth the reward and is excellent turning wood. 

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Knifekits

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.

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