Woodcraft of Toledo
5311 Airport Highway
Toledo, OH 43615
Are you getting too much dust on the floor and all over your project and tools? Have you been coughing as you create dust in your workshop? During this demo you will be introduced to the different types of dust collection systems and air filtration systems. Learn to identify what you need and what is best for your workshop.
Have you ever wondered why some trees make good lumber and others only firewood? Why is it important to remove the pith out of your log? Can I use a trees' branches for lumber? How should my log be cut for the project I want to build? This and many more questions about a tree's impact on woodworking will be covered.
Card scrapers clean up a work piece like no other tool, leaving a scratch-free, glassy-smooth surface ready for finishing. To achieve this kind of performance, you must maintain a sharp cutting burr on the scraper's edge. Come in and learn how it's done.
When is it best to use a file for your projects? Or should a rasp be used? What is the difference? Files and rasps have unique properties and purposes in the workshop. We will provide some excellent information to help you in your workshop and tips in the use of both.
Having problems with your hand plane cutting the wood smoothly? Wood curls too thick? Blade catching on your work? Maybe you need to tune up or adjust your plane. Learn how to identify what the problems and needs are and how to fine tune your plane.
The Next Wave Piranha® and Shark® are full-featured portable CNCs with Ready2 technology that feature an integrated touchscreen interface. They are perfect for smaller-scale projects like carvings, plaques, ornamental boxes and precision parts machined from wood, soft metals, or plastics. With 3-D carving capability, you can carve expensive corbels and cut intricate inlays and engravings. Optional equipment is also available for each model. See the Next Wave CNCs at work!
There have been so many questions about joinery and the use of Domino that our in-house Festool expert volunteered to demonstrate the unique capabilities of this joinery system. You will be amazed at how dust-free Festool is with this system, allowing you to focus on your project's joints and not clean-up!
Come in and see a number of different permanent and portable workbench solutions we have to offer. Also, see what you can use on these different workbenches to hold you work down.
Wood burning (pyrography) is the art of creating pictures on wood by scorching or burning the wood. You can also write on the wood or enhance other woodworking projects by burning the wood. During this demo you will learn about the different types of tools to use, the importance of wood selection, and how to make a sample board to help you get started in pyrography.
You just completed your project and now you have to apply a finish. What type of finish should you select for the wood you used? Water based or oil based? And how should you apply it? With brush or spray? We will provide information and tips that will help make the completed project more professional looking.
Routers save time and ensure consistency of projects. But are you aware of the different types of routers, motors, and handles vs router tables? Have you checked the accessories or router bits that can be used? Or which router to use for free-hand vs using a router table? We will share considerations that you should explore when selecting your next router.
Resawing wood: the thick and thin of slicing wood. Ever wonder what to do with the tree that just fell down in your yard? We will show you how you can take the dried logs you have on hand, use the log mill to re-saw the wood, and then use the wood for your projects.