Woodcraft of Toledo
5311 Airport Highway
Toledo, OH 43615
Scratching your head thinking of a small project to make as a gift? Have you checked out our small project supplies area for pen kits, knife kits, bottle stoppers, wheels, and so much more? We will spend a bit of time showing you how quickly you can make a beautiful item out of small kits, scrap wood, cut offs, or other items you have. Bring questions!
'Tis the season! Come in and watch how you can turn an offset Christmas tree. They make great gifts and with a little practice you'll be making them yourself this holiday!
Scroll saws trace back to the 16th century with the first blade made by a German clockmaker. Learn how quickly and easily you can create Christmas ornaments with the use of a scroll saw. They can be very simple or very complicated and as elegant as you wish! A limited number of ornaments will be given away during the demo.
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 or a chess set and cut intricate inlays and engravings. Optional equipment is also available for each model. See the Next Wave CNCs at work!
Installing drawer slides can be very intimidating! How do you get the hardware on the cabinet side to line up perfectly with the hardware on the drawers? ALSO, getting them level and evenly spaced can be tricky. We will teach you a few tricks for better installation with jigs and proven techniques.
A dovetail jig is a specialized woodworking accessory for to make dovetail joints faster and more accurately than can be done by hand. Very similar to a template in function, a dovetail jig provides a guide against which a woodworker can move a cutting tool, such as a saw or a router. Come in and see the Dovetail Jigs available at Woodcraft and how they function.
Chad Stanton, host of "What are your doing", "Why I Make", "Wood Choppin' Time" and "Just Plane Board" is our guest demonstrator. Come in and see what he has in store for us this year. We know Chad always has excellent, creative ideas!
Unicorn Spit is a thick gel stain and glaze available in 14 fabulous colors, from pink to blue to brown, plus 6 sparkling colors. Woodworkers and crafters alike will take notice. Use as a paint or a stain, dilute for a glaze, and wash or use to tint another water-based stain. Use it on wood, glass, and fabric. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Come in and see what's possible with Unicorn Spit.
At some point, or another, we've all been in the situation, where you are right in the middle of a project and you open your toolbox expecting to find your router bit or saw blade, or other cutting tool, and instead, you find that the tool you need is dull or even worse, coated with rust. You can find yourself wasting hours just trying to replace a poorly stored or misused cutter. Replacing them can delay you as it takes time, and cleaning them back to a usable state can take hours, if it is possible at all. Come in and get some tips for router bit and saw blade maintenance to help ensure that your tools are in the condition you need them to be in, when you need them, to get the job done.
Woodworkers know that the best tools are sharp tools. The sharper the tool, the better is the finished product – and with fewer cuts or injuries. A number of sharpening accessories will be demonstrated including the Pinnacle Honing Guide. We will provide an overview of sharpening, how to determine what the best sharpener is for a given task, and the benefits of various sharpening products.
Barry Todd is a relative newcomer to the world of woodturning, having put tool to wood for the first time in 2010 and had his first lesson in 2014. He has been working with wood since his childhood. Barry began by helping his Dad in his shop and watching things take shape from his ideas through his hands and tools. It was early on that Barry knew that he had to be a maker, and that wood would be his medium of choice. In his opinion, wood itself, contributes much to the beauty of the finished piece. The grain, colors, textures and defects all contribute to the story that each piece has to tell. Barry specializes in Architectural woodturning, Bowl, Finials, Hollow Forms, Natural edge turning, Ornaments, other spindle projects. Come in and watch him turn a hunk of wood into something beautiful.