This month we have a new video from The Down to Earth Woodworker, who creates more room in his
shop by building a storage
cabinet that fits right onto the mobile base of his drill press.
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Featured this month is Theodore Wheatridge's workshop in the woods of Wisconsin.
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Check Out my New Catty Shack How to Create Extra Space in Your Shop The Future of Woodworking, part 2 Is Your Shop Prepared for a Disaster? This month Steven Johnson takes a little time to build a pair of fun projects, one for the local felines and one for his own use. He also continues his discussion of the future of woodworking, offers some great ideas on how to reimagine our hobby, and provides a must-read guide for taking a workshop inventory and protecting your tool investment. CLICK HERE for your monthly dose of the Down to Earth Woodworker!
Lie-Nielson Tool of the Month
Adjustable Mouth Block Plane
This is the crème de la crème of Lie-Nielsen block planes. Its adjustable throat can be set to a wide opening for heavy work, or to barely the thickness of a shaving for fine finish cuts. It is our single most popular Lie-Nielsen tool.CLICK HERE to see it better:
New Video: How to Sharpen Plane Irons
This 9-minute video will show you how to consistently get a perfect edge on a plane iron with just a few minutes of work. CLICK HERE to check it out:
Ask the Staff Question: I am having a problem working with veneer. When I have larger sheets, say 12 inches wide, they always seem to ripple on me, no matter how I clamp it. Is there such a problem as using the wrong glue? Please help!
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Year of the Workbench
By Dick Rank
This year there seems to be a renewed interest in workbenches. Reading through Lon Schleining's book "The Workbench" inspired me to build my own.
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Big Rikon 18" Bandsaw
On Sale for only $999.99
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with Alan Noel
Choosing a FinishWhen building a new piece or refinishing an old one, choosing the finish can be a daunting task. There are four categories of finishing materials and a variety of ways to apply them. Oil, shellac, lacquer and water based finishes all have their pros and cons depending on the workpiece. Here are FIVE tips to help you:
Our Green Wheel for the Makita Sharpener Is Back!
Out of production for many years, the Green Wheel is available once again. This 120-grit Japanese waterstone wheel will safely wet grind the hardest steels as aggressively as a coarse wheel on a conventional bench grinder, making short work of reshaping or restoring the bevel on chisels, plane irons, and knives for jointers and planers. CHECK OUT the Green Wheel:
Makita 9820-2 Sharpener For many years our favorite wet grinder for jointer and planer knives, the Makita 9820-2 sharpener also does superb work on chisels and plane irons when used with our optional hand tool jig. See the Makita Sharpener:
Woodworker's Guide to Google Sketchup
If you've ever been frustrated trying to use Google Sketchup in your woodworking, this eBook is the
solution you've been looking for!
Free Gransfors Axe with Tormek T-7 Purchase
Tormek T-3 Grinder
Only $314.99 thru 12/31/10
Save $40 off the $354.99 regular price of Tormek's affordable T-3 water-cooled sharpening system by ordering from us by Dec. 31, 2010.
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Easily search over 30 years of our informative woodworking articles! (Please continue to search for our products using our website product search engine.)CLICK HERE to search for woodworking information:
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The Chicken Safest Saw That Roy Has Ever Seen
See the video everyone is talking about! Roy Underhill tests the Sawstop table saw's capabilities with a delicious piece of Southern fried chicken.CLICK HERE to check it out: MORE about the SawStop:
Short Video Shows Easy Workbench Assembly
We are delighted with the quality of this highly affordable new workbench. Made in the Czech Republic using the finest European Beechwood.CLICK HERE to see the video: CLICK HERE for more info:
It comes complete with two 14" vises and 4 benchdogs. The bench weighs 103 lbs. and provides a 53" x 20" work surface.
Steel City Helical Planer
Now on Sale for $499.99
Steel City's patented helical cutterhead uses 26 four-sided HSS indexed cutting inserts for ease of blade maintenance, quality of finish and significantly quieter operation. A special purchase allows us to offer these planers at an unprecedented low price, while supplies last. CLICK HERE for more info: Read the Popular Woodworking Magazine Review:
Today's Featured Tools
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each day through Terry's eyes:
Show Your Stuff!
We invite you to SEND US PHOTOS of your favorite woodworking projects along with captions and a brief history of your woodworking. (Email photos at 800x600 resolution.) Receive a $50 store gift card if we show your stuff in a future issue. Featured this month is the work of Jordan Kercheff of Barberton, Ohio.
CLICK HERE for a closer look at his stunning linen press:
NEW Walnut Parts Kit for Maloof-inspired Rocker
For those who want a challenging project that is perhaps a little less daunting than starting completely from scratch, we now offer Charles Brock's new walnut parts kit for building a Maloof-inspired rocking chair. CLICK HERE for more info:
Maloof-inspired Plans –
DVD, Book and Drawings
Charles Brock has singled out the specific tools he uses when building his chairs and listed them in one place for easy selection by woodworkers undertaking this challenging project.
FESTOOL DEMO DAY
Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010
Festool expert Dan Durant will be on hand in our Atlanta store from 9 AM to 4 PM giving live demos of our most popular Festool machines. Bring any woodworking problem and Dan will show you the Festool solution! Free Festool T-shirt with Festool machine purchase that day. CLICK HERE to browse our Festools:
Festool Router Sale, Save 10% thru Nov. 30
Order now, save on our 3 HP OF2200 plunge router and the MFK700 Modular Trim Router, as well as select accessories.
New Dust Extractors The new Festool CT26E & CT36E feature more capacity, self-cleaning filter bags plus an integral hose garage as standard equipment. CLICK HERE for more info:
A Two Minute Safety Tip
Do you have a great idea for staying alert and helping to avoid injuries in your workshop? If so, we want to hear about it!. Receive a $25 store gift card if we feature your tip in a future issue. This month's tip comes from Jim Mullen of Wichita, Kansas, and looks at how to avoid that lightheaded feeling while in the shop. CLICK HERE to check out his tip:
Narex Bench Chisels
Named Best Value Bench Chisel by FWW magazine, boxed set of 6 rugged chisels, only $59.99.
Why Not Write an Article for Wood News?
We actively solicit contributions of editorial material (articles, photos and videos) from our customers and readership, and for every one we accept and publish in Wood News Online, we will compensate the contributor. We typically pay up to $100 (in the form of a store gift certificate) for a thousand-word-plus article with photos.
Another Testimonial for the WOOD SLICER
I recently purchased three blades for my 10" Inca bandsaw. Included in the purchase was a Wood Slicer Bandsaw Blade. When I unwrapped it, I realized this was something special. I immediately installed the Wood Slicer, fired up the machine and started cutting 6" X 6" white oak rough stock. Results? WOW is all I could say to myself. The cuts were so good I had to look twice to tell the cut side from the machine planed face! What a blade! I have never been more pleased with a bandsaw blade and it's performance! — R. Simon Get Yourself a Wood Slicer:
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