Mar 012021
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The Wikipedia definition of Woodworking is “the activity or skill of making items from wood, and includes cabinet making, wood carving, joinery, carpentry, and woodturning.” Based on this definition, woodworkers are made up of a variety of different people: cabinetmakers, woodcarvers, carpenters, woodturners, and many others. This month, we want to know how you classify […]

Feb 252021
Making Rustic Boxes
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For the January 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid writes about one of his favorite woodworking projects: making wooden boxes. When his friend offered him some rustic looking wood, Norm got creative and used it in his box making. Recently, a friend tore out a fence where he works and saved me a […]

Feb 232021
Turning a Bundle of Spindles
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For the February 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Temple Blackwood shares his opinion on turning multiples: The most typical questions asked by my woodturning students and demonstration bystanders regard turning multiple copies of the same design. “Do you get bored?” “How do you sustain your attention?” “Are they really the same?” “What is the […]

Feb 182021
How to Install Router Bits
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Almost everybody knows that the “proper” way to install a router bit is to bottom it out in the collet, then withdraw it 1/16″ to 1/8″ before tightening the collet nut. Almost nobody, however, knows why. We’ve never seen an owner’s manual divulge the secret, and we’ve seen the real story in print only once […]

Feb 172021
Stories from Grandpa's Workshop: A New Year's Resolute-tion
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In the February 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Bob Rummer discusses the history of the wood that was used to build the Resolute Desk in The White House, and then related it to his own projects, considering how the wood he uses often has a past history of its own. The story of the […]

Feb 112021
Book Review: The Anarchist's Workbench By Christopher Schwarz
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For the February 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed The Anarchist’s Workbench: The Anarchist’s Workbench, the third of Christopher Schwarz’s series, is the most complete treatment of workbench experience available. At its base, it’s a thorough personal review of the good, the bad, and the ugly of the author’s experience in building […]

Feb 092021
Women in Woodworking: Meet Sarah Lynn
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For the February 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Char interviews Sarah Lynn, the self-proclaimed “when I have time for it” woodworker who brings the outdoors into her craft by creating beautiful mountain art. When you live in Canada one of the privileges is the beauty of the snow topped mountains and breathtaking winter wonderland […]