It’s almost time for summer woodworking and in this month’s issue of Wood News Online, we’ve got some great project ideas, woodworking tips, and tool specials for some summertime fun.
This month’s issue includes:
Project Idea: Goodrich Step Stool– Mark Miller’s Great Uncle started a generational project of building a wooden step stool for every child in the family. After his passing, Mark decided to continue the tradition and in his article he discusses the story behind the step stool and also gives us design and building instructions.
Using the Sun in Woodworking– Jeff Fleisher recently discovered a great way to fix a warped board by using the power of the sun. Find out how in his educational article.
Handworks 2015– We have a full report of our recent visit to Handworks this past month in Amana, IA, including a write-up, a photo gallery, and a video of the hilarious Roy Underhill performing Calypso’s Gift.
Our reader-contributed “Show Us” series includes:
Show Us Your Shop– This month we are featuring Jim Draper’s woodworking shop in Rice, WA. Jim gives us a full description of his shop including a detailed account of each of his major tools.
Show Us Your Woodworking– Don Stevenson shows off his beautiful, replicated to scale, historic buildings, including the Rob Scronce Barn, Martin’s Queen Truss Covered Bridge, Thomas Jefferson’s Honeymoon Cottage, and more.
Show Us Your Carving– Santa Claus is coming to town in this month’s carving column, featuring a variety of Santa Claus carvings made by Tom Pritchard.
This month’s woodworking tips include:
2 Minute Safety Tip– This month we’re introducing our new Safety Tips Map, which includes an archive of all the 2 minute safety tips that have been featured in previous issues of Wood News.
The Down to Earth Woodworker– Steve shares his favorite brand of cleaning rags to use in his shop, discusses the beginnings of making a custom knife handle, says goodbye to an old woodworking friend, and continues his working on his 5S compliant wall cabinets.
Tips from Sticks in the Mud– Jim has a tip on making sure you incorporate high standards into your woodworking, as well as a money-saving tip on protecting your tools from different weather elements.
Ask the Staff-Cutting Green Wood– This month, Jay asks if it is okay to use a Wood Slicer to mill logs into lumber. The answer is “no,” but read more to find out the solution.
This month’s product reviews include:
Book Review: Virtuoso– This much anticipated publication documents and fully illustrates the famous Henry O. Studley Tool Cabinet and Work Bench, recently seen on display in Amana, IA.
Tool Review: Texas Heritage Woodworks Classic Canvas Apron– Jeff tries on this beautiful apron from Texas Heritage Woodworks and explains how this is a top-quality wear to protect you in your shop.
All of this and more in our June 2015 issue of Wood News Online.
PS: We are always accepting submissions for Wood News and its sister publication, The Highland Woodturner, so if you have a shop to show, a project to share, or a tip to explain, we would love to include it! You can send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.