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Come Along to IWF!

August 28th, 2012 by
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There aren’t many events that will get a woodworking editor’s bags packed faster than an industry trade show.

And guess what? We’re packing again!

Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 22nd through 25th, Atlanta is hosting the bi-annual International Woodworking Fair (IWF) at the Georgia World Congress Center — and Woodworker’s Journal will be there with our press passes ready and cameras rolling. Each day, we’ll be posting video blogs from the show floor to bring you the latest news on innovative new woodworking technology, tools, supplies and other products.

And you don’t have to go through security or check a bag to join us.

Just follow our IWF blog, and it will be like walking the show yourself — all from your computer, smartphone or tablet. Better yet, interact with us! If there’s a product we find that strikes your fancy, or something you’d like to know more about, leave a comment and let us know. We’ll do our best to answer your questions. This is your chance to get a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at products that are fresh to market, still coming your way later this year or sometimes even a ways off yet. You’ll see it first when we do.

IWF’s excitement is building. We’ve been told this year’s show has already surpassed the advanced registration of IWF two years ago by more than 40 percent. And more than 850 companies will be exhibiting. That’s a lot of woodworking energy under one roof.

It’s gonna be a busy four days … and we hope really informative! So join us for the fun. Check back regularly and often for updates.

See you from the show!

Rockler Builds on Glue Brush Success with Silicone Tray and Spreader

August 28th, 2012 by
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New glue tray, spreader tool continue the theme of easy-to-clean, low-cost glue up accessories, Woodworker’s Journal Magazine learns in the Rockler booth at the 2012 IWF trade show.

Rockler’s Quart or Gallon Mixing Mates Simplify Finish Prep, Storage

August 28th, 2012 by
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Rockler adds convenience to storing, dispensing finishes with new Mixing Mate duo. Both debut at the 2012 IWF, and Woodworker’s Journal Magazine takes a closer look.

Rockler Adds Trio of Mini Lathe Tools with Replaceable Carbide Cutters

August 27th, 2012 by
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Zero sharpening should allow more time for turning with these new tools from Rockler. Woodworker’s Journal Magazine takes a closer look at them at the 2012 IWF.

General International Expands Excalibur Router Table Options

August 27th, 2012 by
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Pat Magro overviews General International’s Excalibur router lift to Woodworker’s Journal Magazine at the 2012 IWF, as well as tabletop options and bases for router tables, plus a 30th-anniversary edition scroll saw.

Zeta P2 Machine, More Clamex Options, Grow Lamello’s Line

August 27th, 2012 by
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Colonial Saw previews Lamello’s new Zeta P2 Machine for Woodworker’s Journal Magazine at IWF 2012, plus lower-cost options for Clamex connectors.

New Pin Nailer Overviewed at Bosch Booth

August 25th, 2012 by
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Woodworker’s Journal Magazine gets a first look at Bosch’s new FNS138-23 23-gauge pin nailer in action at IWF 2012.

Shopsmith Expands into Premium Woodworking Abrasives

August 25th, 2012 by
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Professional finisher Teri Masaschi shows Woodworker’s Journal Magazine new abrasives options from Shopsmith at the 2012 IWF.

New Pen-style Engraver, Digital T-Bevel from General Tools and Instruments

August 25th, 2012 by
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General Tools & Instruments president Chris Edwards demonstrates new battery-powered engraver, digital T-bevel, for Woodworker’s Journal Magazine at IWF 2012.

Bessey Demonstrates Innovative Auto-adjust Toggle Clamps

August 25th, 2012 by
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Bessey’s Drew Ferra shows clamping range of auto-adjust toggle clamps to Woodworker’s Journal Magazine at the 2012 IWF.

Click-N-Carve CNC Carving Machines Offer Plug-and-Play Simplicity

August 25th, 2012 by
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Two benchtop-sized Click-N-Carve CNC systems overviewed to Woodworker’s Journal Magazine at IWF 2012.

New Colt Router Plunge Base Overviewed at Bosch Booth

August 25th, 2012 by
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New plunge base and kit options, unveiled to Woodworker’s Journal Magazine at the 2012 IWF, expands Bosch’s Colt Palm Router.

Carter Products MultiRest™ Fits Lathes from Midi Up to 20-inch

August 25th, 2012 by
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If you’re looking for a heavy-duty work support solution for hollowing vessels or turning bowls on your lathe, consider Carter Products new MultiRest, which was on display at IWF. Made mostly of laser-cut steel and aircraft-grade aluminum, it is compatible with midi models on up to lathes with 20-in. swings with no additional hardware required. The base of the MultiRest has independently adjustable spacer blocks that fit lathe beds with way sizes from 1 in. to 4 1/2 in. The device’s multi-ring structure has a two-piece design that allows it to be quickly opened up while leaving the mounting base firmly attached to the lathe bed. This accessibility feature enables easier mounting or dismounting of workpieces or for sanding, shaping and other secondary operations. When the larger portion of the ring is removed, the remaining section becomes a bowl rest, providing support behind the workpiece without obstructing the opposite side of the bowl for exterior cutting and shaping stages.

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Oliver Machinery Introduces 1013 intelliCarve CNC Machine

August 25th, 2012 by
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Woodworker’s Journal Magazine gets a quick tour of Oliver Machinery’s 1013 intelliCarve CNC Machine and sees it at work at the 2012 IWF.

Franklin International Addresses Common Glue Questions

August 24th, 2012 by
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Franklin International’s Bob Behnke, Mark Schroeder, answer three Titebond glue questions for Woodworker’s Journal Magazine at IWF 2012.

Keller Charts Dovetail Jig Heritage, Demos Journeyman Model

August 24th, 2012 by
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David Keller, founder of Keller Dovetail Jigs, recalls history of his jigs and puts Journeyman into action for Woodworker’s Journal Magazine at the 2012 IWF.

Williams and Hussey Refines 154 Molder to New 154CE

August 24th, 2012 by
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Williams & Hussey president Steven Carter explains updated features, capabilities, of new 154CE Molder at the 2012 IWF to Woodworker’s Journal Magazine.

GREX Showcases Popular Pinners, Green Buddy Brad Nailer

August 24th, 2012 by
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Pin nailers, Green Buddy brad nailer, on display for Woodworker’s Journal Magazine at GREX’s 2012 IWF booth.

Speed Panel Sanding with SuperMax Tools 19-38 Drum Sander

August 24th, 2012 by
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SuperMax gives Woodworker’s Journal Magazine a quick tour of its 19-38 Drum Sander features during the 2012 IWF trade show.

CNC Shark Adds Fourth Axis, Vac Attachment, Touch Pad Accessories

August 23rd, 2012 by
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CNC Shark continues to build on the success of its small-shop CNC routing platform with more new add-ons. Woodworker’s Journal Magazine learns about them at the 2012 IWF.

Watch Epilog’s Legend 36EXT Laser Engraver at Work

August 23rd, 2012 by
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Epilog’s Debra Salley explains the capacities, potential of 36EXT model to Woodworker’s Journal Magazine at the 2012 IWF.

Kreg, Triton Form New Partnership

August 23rd, 2012 by
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In a media event held Wednesday evening at IWF, Kreg Tool Company and Triton Precision Power Tools announced a new partnership that should be of interest to woodworkers who are fans of one — or both — of these established brands.

Kreg announced that it is now the exclusive U.S. distributor of Triton’s tool product line. Additionally, Kreg will be handling service issues related to Triton power tools in the future. In turn, Triton will be distributing Kreg tools to a larger extent in the United Kingdom, where Triton is headquartered.

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Replaceable Carbide Extends Life of Amana In-Tech Router Bits

August 23rd, 2012 by
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In-Tech insert router bit line overviewed to Woodworker’s Journal Magazine by Amana’s Frank Misiti at the 2012 IWF trade show.

Kreg Rolls Out Automaxx Clamps, Klamp Vise, Larger HD Kreg Jig

August 23rd, 2012 by
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Kreg’s Brad Lilienthal overviews 2012′s new clamps, larger pocket hole jig and bench vise to Woodworker’s Journal Magazine at IWF.

Micro Fence Previews Rotary Tool Micro Plunge Base

August 23rd, 2012 by
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Micro Fence’s Rich Wedler discusses details, timing of new Rotary Tool Micro Plunge Base to Woodworker’s Journal Magazine at the 2012 IWF trade show.

Frog Tape Masks Cleaner Edges

August 23rd, 2012 by
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Woodworker’s Journal Magazine’s Field Editor Chris Marshall gives Frog Tape a try on three common woodworking finishes.

JDS Heritage Multi-Router Cuts Tenons, Mortises and More

August 23rd, 2012 by
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JDS’s versatile Multi-Router demonstrated, and its history shared, with Woodworker’s Journal Magazine at the 2012 IWF trade show.

Powermatic’s New 15-in. PM1500 Band Saw Mimics Larger PM1800 Features

August 23rd, 2012 by
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Powermatic walks Woodworker’s Journal Magazine through the new PM1500 band saw’s many features at the 2012 IWF trade show.

Rockler Highlights DIY Shutter System, Design Wizard

August 23rd, 2012 by
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Rockler’s Steve Krohmer shares the simplicity, design options of its shutter-making system at the 2012 IWF trade show with Woodworker’s Journal Magazine.

SawStop Passes Milestone Sales Goal While Keeping Shops Safer

August 23rd, 2012 by
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At the 2012 IWF trade show, SawStop’s Matt Howard tells Woodworker’s Journal Magazine that over 36,000 blade brake saws have been sold to date. More safety innovations from SawStop are to come.

More Finish, Style Options Added to Rockler’s Library Ladder System

August 23rd, 2012 by
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At the 2012 IWF trade show, Rockler shows Woodworker’s Journal Magazine new “retro” step styling, nickel finish choices for building library ladders.

Powermatic Launches Variable-speed PM2800B Woodworking Drill Press

August 23rd, 2012 by
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Powermatic’s Schwaiger touts twin LEDs, large table and longer quill throw as three key features of new PM2800 drill press. Woodworker’s Journal Magazine gets even more details at the 2012 IWF Powermatic booth.

JET Re-tools 12-in. XACTA Table Saw with (Much!) More Cast Iron

August 23rd, 2012 by
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JET’s new saw launches with full cast-iron top, and Schwaiger says other options could develop, based on end user feedback. Woodworker’s Journal Magazine gets the details at JET’s 2012 IWF show booth.

Laguna’s Four-axis Turner Extends Small-shop CNC Capability

August 22nd, 2012 by
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At the 2012 IWF trade show, Laguna’s president Torben Helshoj explains the virtue of fourth axis for CNC routing to Woodworker’s Journal Magazine.

Apollo’s 1050VR HVLP Sprayer Intended for Serious Craftspeople, Pros

August 22nd, 2012 by
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Bill Boxer shares the full complement of Apollo’s 1050VR Sprayer features at its 2012 IWF booth to Woodworker’s Journal Magazine.