Recently, Strother Purdy’s fine book, Traditional Box Projects, arrived in my mailbox. As is my custom, I immediately flipped through its pages to see what would catch my eye. Several things did, which prompted me to read through the whole book in quick order. I liked what I read.
The September issue of Wood News Online is available now! With summer winding down, we are all getting back into our shops a bit more – take a look at this month’s Wood News for a little woodworking inspiration.
And speaking of, we’ve got some inspired woodworking by Rod Scott in our Show Us Your Stuff column, as well as some really intricate carvings by Linda Master in our Show Us Your Carving column. Both of these woodworkers are producing some really impressive pieces.
In this month’s Down to Earth Woodworker column, Steve Johnson likens his woodworking to a leisurely Sunday drive, where you encounter unknown destinations, wrong turns and sometimes even a dead end here and there. As long as we are all enjoying the journey, that’s what matters!
J. Norman Reid provides another book review this month, this time on a book of Traditional Box Projects, which is already giving him ideas for what he will build next.
All this plus Morton is back in business with three product tours featuring the Festool Rotex Sander, the Lie-Nielsen dowel plate and the Rikon jointer/planer. Go take a look – there’s a lot of inspiration waiting for you!
If you are dreading the end of summer, take heart in the fact that Woodworking Season has begun! The kids are back at school and you can head back to the shop. Make sure you are stocked up with all the tools and supplies you will need to get going with the Early Fall 2012 Highland Woodworking catalog, now available online. Go check it out!
In his August Down to Earth Woodworker column, Steven Johnson describes how he built his ‘Ultimate’ miter saw work station, including several innovative details such as Festool Systainer storage, adjustable shelves for off-cuts and a wonderfully bright laminate surface.
Check out his article here to see how to build your own Ultimate Miter Saw Work Station, and when you’re done with that, take a look at the whole August issue of Wood News Online for a fun read!
This month Curtis is turning mini disks in his woodturning shop, and he writes about it in his monthly column in July’s issue of The Highland Woodturner.
This project is an excellent way to take a break from turning the same old pens and bowls.
In his column this month, our Down to Earth Woodworker, Steven Johnson, addresses some feedback he received from readers on a topic that proved to be quite controversial! In May, Steve mentioned picking up a box of ziploc bags for disposal of used finishing rags, which incited quite a bit of reader feedback, leading to a retraction and apology in his June column. Well after more feedback in response to his retraction, Steve decided to take matters into his own hands and actually create an experiment to test the assumptions being made by the readers sending feedback. Take a look at his surprising results in this month’s Down to Earth Woodworker.
And if you haven’t seen it yet, check out the rest of the July issue of Wood News Online!