Aug 052021
 
Stories from Grandpa's Workshop: Sweatin' Like the Oldies
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For the August 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Bob discusses a popular topic that often comes up during this time of year…. managing the temperature in your workshop during hot and humid summer months. These are the Dog Days of Summer, and this summer is breaking records. Kalispell, Montana, just west of Glacier National […]

Aug 022021
 
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We’re in the dog days of summer throughout the country. Georgia was in the 90’s for much of last week and that’s not even incorporating the feel of the humidity. If you don’t have air conditioning in your shop, it’s likely that you haven’t been working on any projects for the past few days due […]

Jul 292021
 
Turning the Corner: Cups and Tumblers
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For the July 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Temple Blackwood discusses the turning process of cups and tumblers and the “lesson plan” he has come up with to make it a quick and exciting presentation for museum guests watching his woodturning demonstrations. Woodturning demonstrations, such as we do at the Wilson Museum each summer […]

Jul 272021
 
Stories from Grandpa's Workshop: It's All in Your Head...
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For the July 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Bob Rummer discusses cognitive spatial ability and how it plays a role throughout the woodworking process from mentally designing and planning to actually putting pieces together. While I grew up playing with Tinker Toys, Erector Sets and blocks (all good spatial training), my formal education in […]

Jul 222021
 
Woodturning with Spindle Tools
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For the April 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Temple Blackwood wrote about the different types of spindle turning tools, and how they all work together with a woodturner’s skills to create something (or many things) both beautiful and functional: One of the most satisfying reasons to hone spindle turning skills is the confidence the […]

Jul 202021
 
Welcome to the Jungle – This one tool will save you thousands!!!
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Over the past year I have learned that the world of woodcraft is populated with more tools than there are trees in Georgia. Everywhere I look, I find a tool for this and a tool for that with multiple types of tools for this and that. Take something as basic as cutting wood. Your options […]

Jul 152021
 
Turning the Corner: Design Inspiration
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For the June 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Temple discusses the emergence of the free-form approach to woodturning: Another approach to woodturning, which has become an interesting study in emerging art over the past sixty years during woodturning’s rebirth, is a free-form approach to making a variety of objet d’art which might or might […]