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Do visions of creating something brand-new for the world occupy your mind more than you care to admit? Do ideas for new projects pop up when you are watching TV, cleaning house or driving to work? If so, chances are you are well acquainted with Instructables.com, the ultimate website for creators – or you should be! 

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Last summer I ran across two really nice, wide picture frames (free!), and I immediately had an idea to upcycle them as jewelry organizers for my teenage nieces. This is also an easy gift idea for Mother’s Day, Christmas, or a birthday.

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It’s that time of year when summer vacation is over and all the kids return to school. But it doesn’t stop there! It’s time for you to head back to school too! Woodworking school at Woodcraft that is! All of our Woodcraft stores offer classes in every venue of woodworking, including hand and power tool education, wood art, pen turning and much more. Check out all the classes on-line on our Education Page. 

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We caught up with Scott Phillips of The American Woodshop and Scott Schaaf, Kreg’s Director of Product Management at the AWFS 2013 Fair in Las Vegas, where they unveiled the details about the all new K5 Jig from Kreg.  Available for ordering now at Woodcraft, shipping in September, this versatile, easy-clamp system for drilling pocket hole joinery for various wood sizes is made easier than ever before with this jig.  

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Woodcraft has added the new SawStop Jobsite Saw to its product line so that customers will have SawStop’s patented safety technology available in a portable table saw.

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It was great to get back with the weekly Turning Tuesday group at Codger Lodge in Lubeck West Virginia, where we once again become immersed in information exchange, truths and big fish stories, and a wealth of highly useful knowledge combined from the twenty plus characters within. What is Turning Tuesdays, you ask? Well, in the profound words of our host Bill Sands, “Its all about our common interest in all things woodworking bringing us codgers and codgerettes together from diverse backgrounds, to catch up on the tales of life’s adventures and misadventures affording us an opportunity to share the camaraderie.”  This is usually a great place for our Woodworking Adventures to find an interesting story or project right in the local backyard of Woodcraft Corp.

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We live in a 3-D world, so our wood projects need to share the same idea. Bending wood is not a new concept, but Earlex makes it easier for you to attain the shapes in your wood projects that you desire.  To help assist you with perfect flowing designs is the new Earlex Steam Generator.  The electric unit is compact, light weight, has thermal protection, and even includes instructions on how you can build your own steam box!  Great for any projects like boating, furniture, instruments, and is only limited to what your imagination can come up with!

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Nairi Safaryan, the pfeil-Woodcraft carving artistry contest winner from June 2010 is still carving his magic. This time Nairi and his daughter Larisa, will be featured at the Contemporary Art with Solo Exhibit at the Silvana Gallery in Glendale, California from Saturday, March 26th to April 15th, 2011.

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In the February/March Issue #39 of Woodcraft Magazine, a special feature on “Hand Plane Rehab” was written by Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk, one of the editors of the magazine. In this article Joe talks about, not only the revival of old planes, but the fine-tuning of new ones that may not be working up to their full potential.

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Plenty of saw dust was in the air at the Timonium Woodworking Show located at the Maryland State Fairgrounds this past weekend. In and around the Woodcraft booth was Tommy MacDonald, Scott Phillips, and Charles Neil. 

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