Let Freedom Turn
Just in time for the Fourth of July, we have a great story to share. Don’t get confused, but this issue’s Tool Preview has nothing to do with tools (well, maybe it’s a little bit about lathes). We’ve used that bit of Internet space to tell the story of the Freedom Pen Project recently hosted by Rockler Woodworking and Hardware and Sawmill Creek Woodworking Forums. It is a wonderful and uplifting story … be sure to click over to it.
Have a happy Fourth of July and if the urge to turn strikes you, be sure and equip yourself with a pen kit … there’s still time to send a soldier a pen and help Sawmill Creek reach their ultimate goal of 20,000 pens!
— Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
The local tool store guy recommended a carbide blade for about $120. I still have a lot of resawing to do; what blade should I use?
How many biscuits should you use per foot of wood? The wise woodworking experts give a quick and easy rule to remember about biscuits.
I have a couple of questions about making a workbench with a laminated top of MDF. Would it stay stable and flat?
This woodturning project is the brainchild of the Sawmill Creek Woodworkers Forum, who held a nationwide turning event last Saturday, June 26, at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware’s 34 retail stores.
Strange stories abound as the discussion about exploding shellac continues.
Twin brothers, Robert and Christian Meier have carved out a unique niche for themselves in the competitive world of high-end furniture.
An idea that came about just to solve an everyday shop annoyance, this product is a real winner.