Nov 082013
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woodnewsblogOur November 2013 Wood News Issue #99 has just been published and this month it has an added bonus of even more contributor articles with lots of great projects and tips submitted by our customers!

This month includes:

The Art of Carved Doors– Arnim Rodeck shares his beautifully crafted front doors, all of which have a different design and story behind them.

A Different Kind of Featherboard– A SketchUp-based article submitted by John Bonin, discussing the creation of a new kind of featherboard to assist with tongue-n-groove joinery  on a recent project.

Making a Marking Knife-Rod Scott outlines the step by step process of creating a marking knife for the precision layout of joints.

Workshop Design– A two part article (Part 2 to be featured in December Wood News), which gives you an overview of how to decide your shop layout and includes several different shop layouts and the benefits of each.

Of course we’ve also got our monthly contributors with their great woodworking tips including:

Tips from Sticks-In-The-Mud Woodshop– Jim Randolph has 2 tips on outlet wiring and where to place them within your shop.

Finishing Wood with Alan Noel– Alan gives 9 tips on the use of A-B bleach to remove your unwanted stains.

My Last Shop– In his 8th installment, Mike goes over additional construction details including: Siding, Windows, Doors, Electrical, and Paint.

The Down to Earth Woodworker-Steve has a great Forstner Bit Organizer project, as well as several tips on how to embrace a new technique in your woodworking.

As always we’ve got our regular monthly ‘Show Us’ columns:

Show Us Your Shop– Featuring the beautiful garden workshop of John Gainey.

Show Us Your Woodworking– Showing off Jim Chandler’s exquisitely detailed Massachusetts Shelf Clock.

Show Us Your Woodcarving– Displaying  Fred Warshofsky’s one-of-a-kind hummingbird pieces, which are both turned AND carved to create these beautiful masterpieces.

And lastly, we’ve  got some brand new products that we’re really excited about, including:

The Galbert Drawsharp– A collaborative effort amongst Peter Galbert and the craftsmen at Benchcrafted, this is a simple, precise jig for sharpening drawknives to a fine edge.

The Practical Woodworker– A 4-volume set of reference books that contain a range of information on all things woodworking. No matter what level of a woodworker you are, this is a great reference to keep in your shop.

And several books from Lost Art Press:

The Art of Joinery-This book, first published as a pamphlet in 1678 by author, Joseph Moxon, sheds new light on the practical use of hand tools.

To Make as Perfectly as Possible– One of Andre Roubo’s earliest works recently translated from French to English offers a peek into the 18th century European workshop.

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