I came across this very unique approach to sharpening a card scraper, which I thought you’d appreciate. Not only does it provide a different approach to sharpening, the author covers a few different ideas about proper use. Thoughts? Advertisements
Fellow woodworkers and lovers of wood objects, Every second year the Southern Alberta Woodworkers Society holds an exhibition they call “Fine Works in Wood” . They have just put out their call for entries, so I thought you’d be interested in hearing about it. Now, wouldn’t it be great if one of our members were … More SAWS announced that Fine Works in Wood Exhibition is open for Applicants!
I recently heard about this event and after looking further into it, thought it worth a boost. According to the organizers, Makers Rendezvous 2019 is a “gathering of folks who like to make things, show off what they’ve made, and learn from other creators. Participate in workshops and demonstrations over the course of the weekend’s … More Makers Rendezvous 2019,14 & 15 September 2019 at Westport
Just a few quick lines to state that our exhibition of finely crafted wooden objects, held this past Saturday was deemed a total success: – An estimated crowd of 300 visitors came through during the day – 20 Artisans, with nearly 40 pieces of quite stunning work on display Photos and a full report are … More Artistry in Wood 2019 – Total Success!
Hello, everyone, I just wanted to share with you the exciting news that we’re very impressed by the response we’ve had to our call for entries: 40 pieces of wooden objects, submitted by 20 individuals! Not only was the response great, but according to our Applications Coordinator, the variety and quality of the applications was … More Artistry in Wood 2019 – Terrific Response to Call for Entries
As is the case with most exhibitions, there’s always a mad rush right at the end for everyone to get their applications in on time. And of course, Artistry in Wood 2019 is no exception. So if you’re wanting to have your item included in the exhibition, you’ll have to move quickly. I’m really happy … More There’s less than 2 days left for Artistry in Wood 2019 Applications to be received!
I stumbled across this video that shows 13 ways for using blue tape to “make us more productive” woodworkers. And, hey, we can all be more productive, can’t we? Enjoy! Marty
The following letter was received from the Outaouais Woodcarvers Club regarding their annual competition coming up this spring. I thought I’d pass it along to everyone via a blog entry. Here’s what they wrote: The competition takes place on 4 May 2019 in the Kars Community Recreation Association Hall, 1604 Old Wellington Street, Kars. It … More 31st Annual Ottawa Wood Carving Competition, 4 May 2019
One of the best ways to flatten planks that are wider than your jointer, is to use a router sled. Yeah, ho hum, you say. That’s old news. Quite true, but if you’re like me and haven’t taken the plunge and made yourself one of these sleds, I think you’re we’re in luck. .. as … More Great, yet simple Router Sled!
Like many of you, I use double-sided tape around the shop for several purposes. The main one, though, is to affix tamplates to wood when I need to route a specific pattern. But there’s other options. Here’s a video by Marc Spagnuolo of youTube fame, more commonly known as “The Wood Whisperer”, showing one of … More Another Option for Double-sided Tape in the Shop