May 272021
 
Stories from Grandpa's Workshop: Black Walnut - An Old Friend
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For the May 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Bob shares his love of Black Walnut, his favorite type of wood for his woodworking projects. Yesterday I was breaking down some walnut lumber to make leg blanks for a coffee table. This is some of the last of the rough sawn lumber that Dad put […]

May 252021
 
World of Woodcraft - The Shocking Secret to Giving Up Gaming for Woodworking
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My first experience woodworking was with the Boy Scout Pinewood Derby car kit. Seeing that block of wood with 4 wheels and 4 nails sitting on the table, my grade school mind ran wild with all sorts of impractical designs. Thankfully, my father was there to ‘help’ and by the end had carved out a […]

May 182021
 
Book Review: Mortise & Tenon Magazine, Issue 10
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For the April 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed the 10th issue of Mortise & Tenon Magazine: What began a few years ago as a tentative exploration of the possibilities for a new and decidedly fresh approach to woodworking literature has now reached a milestone. This, the 10th issue of this intriguing […]

Apr 302021
 
Take a Woodworking Class in Maine this Summer at the Maine Coast Workshop!
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Maine is very special to the Bagby family, owners of Highland Woodworking, for a number of reasons. Not only is it home to Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, but it is where Molly Bagby first learned how to cut a dovetail at the Center For Furniture Craftsmanship. It also happens to be where the Appalachian Trail ends, a […]

Apr 292021
 
Book Review: James Krenov - Leave Fingerprints
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For the April 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed James Krenov: Leave Fingerprints: James Krenov is a man who, to woodworkers at least, needs no introduction. And yet, the life of this iconic cabinetmaker and teacher contains far more richness than is generally understood. Though he seldom spoke in detail about his […]