Always Keep Learning
I just got back from Arlington, Texas, where I was helping at a Rockler store grand opening. I was demonstrating a few different finishing techniques and a super easy veneering technique. The folks attending my demos were happy to learn a trick or two and were willing to share a few ideas of their own. That’s one thing I really love about woodworkers: even the most experienced are interested in learning more about the craft.
While I’m on the topic of Rockler and learning, if you’d like some help getting friends started in woodworking, Rockler stores often host “Make and Take” classes. In the class, students learn how to build a fun and easy project in an hour or two that’s then ready to take home. Check for upcoming classes at a store near you by clicking here, and bring your buddy!
One of the videos in today’s “Weekly” is a promotion for a Rockler Make and Take, so you’ll be able to see how that works. The other is an instructional video from Ernie Conover explaining how to turn bowls with live edges. (It is a video I have watched a few times so I can learn how to do it, too.) Enjoy!
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
Folding Pocket Knife Make and Take
Turning a Natural Edge Bowl
Some waxed paper, ratcheting clamps and a flat tabletop help this reader secure edge banding to plywood shelves.
What should you keep in mind before you build those snazzy new deck chairs?
Janet A. Collins of the American Association of Woodturners goes step-by-step through the process of turning an entire footstool, including the drilling, on your lathe.