Dec 162021
Stories from Grandpa's Workshop: A Hand for Woodworkers...
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For the December 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Bob Rummer shares a few key woodworking task factors to keep in mind to minimize your risk of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Our hands are an incredible part of the body. Biomechanically there are 27 degrees of freedom (different ways the hand can move) in the hand/wrist. […]

Dec 132021
December 2021 Woodworking Poll: What Are You Making for the Holidays?
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A handmade gift is always very meaningful during the holidays and as woodworkers we’ve got a lot of tools in our belt to help us make the perfect gift. Whether it is a small puzzle toy for a child or grandchild or a brand new kitchen table, many of us have been in our workshops […]

Dec 092021
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In this short video, Justin Moon takes a closer look at the Fisch Wave Cutter Forstner Bits. He explains their purpose and what sets them apart from other forstner bits, demonstrates the various ways they can help you on a project and offers some tips for using them in your own shop.

Dec 072021
Book Review: Honest Labour - The Charles H Hayward Years
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Back in the August 2020 issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid reviewed Honest Labour – The Charles H Hayward Years: …a selection of regular columns written under the title “Chips from the Chisel” by Charles Hayward, longtime editor of the British magazine The Woodworker. Drawn from over three decades of the magazine’s issues, these […]

Nov 302021
Project Idea: Building a Wooden Chess Board
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For the November 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Tyler Straach shows us how he built his own wooden chess board: In the last few months, my 8 year old son has taken an interest in playing the game of chess. He learned how to play on a cheap board with plastic pieces. Combine that […]

Nov 232021
Turning the Corner: Large Platters
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Temple Blackwood was recently faced with the challenge of copying an existing 20″ antique serving platter, which had been damaged, onto a mahogany blank. For the November 2021 issue of Wood News Online, describes his turning process. The challenge of turning large diameter, thin disks on the lathe is to adequately support the work during […]

Nov 182021
Turning the Corner: Parting Tools
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For the June 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Temple discusses the emergence of the free-form approach to woodturning and how the design and turning process leads to a turned object that may or may not have a useful purpose but is still a beautiful piece of art, nonetheless. In my experience, there seem to […]