Rocking the Cool Stuff
I mentioned in the last Woodworker’s Journal Weekly that I was going to the International Woodworking Fair in Hot-lanta. Those of you who have been following the Woodworker’s Journal Facebook page have been able to see some of the interesting and innovative woodworking products that we saw there. (Most of them are still on the Facebook page if you’d like to check them out.)
I left the show feeling pretty positive about the future of our craft. There was more enthusiasm and more activity at the IWF than I have seen in many years. And there were some nifty new products, along with upgrades to existing tools — like clamps — that made me go WOW!
So here is to our craft. Check out the Industry Interview below to see some selected items from the show.
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
Last week’s IWF revealed some exciting new products, interesting prototype curiosities and appearances from social media dynamos. Here’s a recap.
Learn how a four-jaw scroll chuck can simplify the process of mounting bowl blanks by eliminating the need for a faceplate.
18-volt table saw, operating on a new 12.0 Ah battery, will rip up to 600 lineal feet of lumber on a single charge, with power comparable to a 15-amp corded saw.
Portable folding router table with removable, versatile router baseplate, can be configured for benchtop, jobsite or wall-mounted use.
Before I topcoat a pine slab for use as a coffee table top, what’s the best way to seal in the liquid sap that’s still oozing out of the wood?