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When Woodcraft found out a co-worker’s daughter was having Habitat for Humanity build a house for her, the Parkersburg, West Virginia-based national woodworking retailer decided to lend a hand. Several hands in fact, as a crew of nine employees from corporate headquarters volunteered to spend a day assisting with the building process.
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 During my recent trip to this year’s Artistry in Wood Show during Veterans Day weekend, I came across David Boone; husband, father, woodcarver, musician, and Vietnam Veteran.  David carved a Veteran memorial (left) in remembrance of his time serving in Vietnam.  Made from Basswood and Buckeye wood, he received a 1st place ribbon in one of the woodcarving categories during the Artistry in Wood Show 2013 in Dayton, Ohio.

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C’mon guys and gals, it’s time to get into the shop and create something special for that Valentine’s sweetheart in your life. When Tommy’s not on the set, or on the road, he’s in the shop making something special for Rachel. 

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I found a different aspect of carving while at the New England Home Show. Rich Borden’s Handcarved Root Baskets displayed a unique attraction and different idea for the use of a different part of the tree. Rich uses cypress tree stumps and roots to create these one piece beauties.

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This a review by Brendan Stemp of Australian Wood Review…

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Freud’s newest rail-and-stile bit sets not only cut standard cope-and-stick profiles, but also create full-length (or less) tenons. The key is the two-part rail bit. After cutting the ends of the rails, you remove the top section of the bit and continue using the cutter to increase the length of the tenon. But is it as simple as it sounds? I requested a set to find out.

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This is part 15 of a multipart blog

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This is part 14 of a multipart blog 

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