The holiday season is here and with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Thankful Tuesday now past us…it is now time for our brand new December 2014 Issue of Wood News Online.
Every December we publish our Holiday Gift Guide within Wood News! This month we’ve got some great gift ideas from books to tools and everything in between. Take a look and don’t forget to get your order in before Friday, December 19th to get it under the tree for Christmas!
Hockey season is upon us and we came across a really cool project submitted by Dan Zehner who creates sitting benches out of broken hockey sticks. Read how Dan collects the sticks and then gets them prepped and ready for bench making material!
We’ve also got updates on a few other projects we’ve been tracking. Scott Stahl has finally finished building his Sawbo Workbench. And Lee Laird is just about to finish up the build of his Electric Bass Guitar with the addition of the frets, bridge, and saddles.
Our Show Us columns include:
- Mike Lawrence’s Out-Building workshop
- Adrian Burleigh’s woodworking tools that he built himself
- Wilson Lee’s beautiful carvings that are “inspirations that penetrate the consciousness so much that they are manifested in art.”
Our woodworking tip contributors have some great ideas that will help you save time and money on your next shop or project:
- Alan Noel’s Cold Weather Finishing Tip
- Jim Randolph’s Dust Tips
- Ralph Lombardo’s reader-contributed tip on “quitting while you’re ahead”
Steve Johnson, the Down to Earth Woodworker shares a variety of woodworking knowledge this month with several projects he has going, as well as a head to head product showdown between two types of paper towels.
We’ve also got reviews of Ron Hock’s The Perfect Edge and a tool review of the Micro-Jig GRR-Rip Block.
And as a bonus we’ve got TWO episodes of our web TV show The Highland Woodworker, including a special Holiday Tool Show featuring several of our Highland Woodworking employees discussing their favorite products.
Take a break and read all of this and more in our latest issue of Wood News Online!