Dec 302020
 
Making French Rolling Pins
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I have volunteered many years for a local Retirement Community/Children’s Home in my professional capacity as a Civil Engineer/Land Surveyor. I am also a Residential Contractor and a while back we needed a mantle piece over the fireplace. I bought a piece of 8/4 black walnut and when it turned out to be too wide […]

Dec 012020
 
Women in Woodworking: Meet Annette Amadin
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In the November 2020 issue of Wood News, Char Miller-King interviews Annette Amadin, a woodworker who is an engineer by day and a hobbyist by night. Annette Amadin is a world traveler. Born in Nigeria, she has visited all seven continents. Her understanding of culture and diversity has spilled over into her thoughts about appreciating […]

Nov 252020
 
Another Return of Tips from Sticks in the Mud: #Knifeforwood
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In the November 2020 issue of Wood News, Jim Randolph returns for another issue to tell us about a project where he was happy to be able to use his Festool Vecturo. I make lists. Sometimes, my lists fail me. Mostly they fail me when I forget to customize them for a particular job, and […]

Nov 132020
 
Inspirational Burl Art By Temple Blackwood
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For the November 2020 issue of Wood News Online, Temple Blackwood wrote about transforming a burl with woodturning: Nearly a month ago, I received a call from a woman who had apparently read one of the local “who’s doing what around here” in a popular newspaper insert. She told me that she and her husband […]

Nov 122020
 
Stories from Grandpa's Workshop: Calling All Toymakers
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In the November issue of Wood News, Bob Rummer shares stories of his own toy-making inspiration for the holidays: I have shared before about some of the toys that were made by my Grandpas and my Dad. While they all did serious woodworking, I suspect that toymaking brought a special twinkle to their eyes around […]

Nov 052020
 
Book Review: Mortise & Tenon, Issue #9
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For the November 2020 issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed Issue #9 of Mortise & Tenon Magazine: Mortise & Tenon Magazine has evolved into a semi-annual feast of words and images that inform and inspire. This latest issue follows the proud tradition of its predecessors…If you revel in the diversity of ways to […]