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Given enough skill from the woodworker, turned wood objects do not have to be simple, in any way. Art is at least partly in the eye of the beholder, so whether or not your work is art is up to you and its other viewers. One of the greatest features of turning is the chance to gain enough knowledge in short order to make finished projects in just a few hours--lathes give us the possibility of completing, including finish, many worthwhile projects inside a single evening. We can turn out good looking, useful projects after work on almost any day. Short of driving nails in a plank and then nailing the plank to the wall to hold coats and sweaters, there's nothing much else out there that allows shorter times from start to finish in woodworking projects. And the best part is, the projects are both attractive and useful--or can be!

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Woodturners gather at Woodcraft stores all over the country on Veterans Day weekend for Woodcraft's annual Turn for Troops National Turn-a-thon to make one-of-a-kind wood pens for American soldiers.  The 2017 pen total brings the grand total since 2004 to 158,742 of pens turned.  To participate, you can Find a Store or you can turn pens on your own time and donate to the program!  Learn More

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On this edition of Woodworking Adventures, I sat down with Carl & Robin Jacobson at our Woodcraft Vendor Trade Show. We shared some lathe time while talking about their woodworking life together at home and on the road in their mobile shop…. up next…. on Woodcraft’s Woodworking Adventures.

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When I came to work at the Woodcraft Corporate office late last year, I knew little about woodworking. I spent years working in a very different type of business and it was all new to me. Before my life became so busy with running kids every which way, I was a DIY junkie. I loved to do crafty things, but other than restoring a dining room table and painting a chest of drawers, I hadn’t done many of those kinds of projects in recent years. 
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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!

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