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2008 - 2009  
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September 13
Antique Mall Treasure Hunt

September 13
Sharpening for Turners

September 16
Sharpening Jim's Way

September 19
Milk Paint Finishes with Curtis Buchanan

September 20
One Day Comb-Back Chair Seminar with Curtis Buchanan

September 21-27
Make a Comb-Back Chair Workshop with Curtis Buchanan

September 27
Beginning Turning

September 27
How to Make a Computer Desk

October 4-5
Bowl Turning Workshop

October 11-12
Antique Restoration

October 15
Scribe Rule Timber Framing

October 17
Bookcase Design

October 18
Make and Take a Bookcase

October 18
Basic Bowl Turning

October 19
Hollow Vessel Turning

October 20-23
Build a Base Cabinet with Drawer

October 22
French Polish Workshop

October 25
Turning Lidded Boxes

October 26
Turning an Ogee Shaped Bowl with Lid & Finial

October 29
Square Rule Timber Framing

November 1
Turning Lidded Vessels

November 2
Turning Pens

November 3-6
Build a Shaker Table

November 5
Gilding and Gold Leafing

November 8
Intro to Chip Carving

November 8
Beginning Turning

November 15-16
From a Bowl to a Platter

November 15
Basic Router Skills

November 16
Intermediate Router Skills

November 22
Gift Ideas from the Lathe

December 6
Make a Gift Box

December 6-7
Bowl Turning Workshop

February 27, 2009
Form Follows Function: Exploring the Maloof Rocker with Charles Brock

Feb. 28-March 1, 2009
Building a Maloof-Inspired Rocking Chair with Charles Brock

Classes Suitable for Teens

Q & A
When I hooked my dust collector up to my sander, the built-in dust extraction system hardly worked at all. Is there something wrong with my dust collector, or is the problem in the sander's dust pick-up design?
E-mail us with your woodworking questions. If yours is selected for publication, we'll send you a free Highland Woodworking hat.
John Boak's
Improvisational Carpentry

Back in February, we received an email from Colorado artist John Boak saying, "This is a note to let you know how helpful your Wood Slicer blades were in finishing my cabin." After checking out his website, we became thoroughly intrigued, so we interviewed John about how he came to build such whimsical yet compelling designs, a process which he calls "improvisational carpentry."
Finishing Wood
with Alan Noel


In wood finishing, there are about as many methods of obtaining a result as there are folks doing this kind of work. Seems not a week goes by without someone asking me what's the difference between stains and dyes? Just as common is "How can I make this look like that?"

Make a Jam Chuck for a Live Center
By Fred Kachelhofer
Barnesville Woodturners

Recently while starting a new project, I needed a round disk. This disk needed to be more perfect than just cutting out with a hole saw, and could not have a hole in the center. My first thought was using a circle cutter on the bandsaw. But the diameter of the disk was small and it needed to be a more perfect circle than the bandsaw would cut. The next solution seemed to be turning them on the lathe. But, the big question was how to hold the wood while turning them round?

Safety Update on MDF Faceplates

In the July issue of Wood News Online , Fred Kachelhofer shared with us his method for making lathe faceplates out of MDF.


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FWW calls Narex Chisels  "Best Value"
The results of Fine Woodworking magazine's bench chisel tool test are in. Among 23 top brands tested, our Narex Chisels earned Author's Choice for "Best Value" western style bench chisel. Fine Woodworking's Chris Gochnour, a professional woodworker and writer, considered a number of criteria in determining the top chisels, including tool performance in dovetail, paring, chopping and durability tests, as well as additional factors including out of the box condition, tool ergonomics and edge retention properties.


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