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  • December 09, 2022 1:51 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)


    by Andrew Davis

    It didn't take long for the Sales and Marketing Departments of our retail economy to open the doors with all kinds of sales and promotions and discounts and free shipping.  I'm sure you know that this is no more apparent than with the woodworking supply stores and their copious email solicitations.  'Tis the season. 

    In a uniquely Andrewsian way, our intrepid and uncompromising advocate writes about the contradictions he observes with his pet peeves and irritations, including a table of vendors and how they summarize their offerings.  Read all about Sales.

  • December 09, 2022 1:48 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Quilted Maple Projects Part 1

    by Dave McCormick

    Dave McCormick continues to outdo himself.  Having seen boards of quilted maple, not to be confused with curly maple (the difference is outside the scope of this intro; look it up), Dave decided this figure was too good to pass up.  This revelation resulted in one project after another using quilted maple.  In past months you have seen Dave's work presented in this column.  Now check out a series of his work using this unusual wood species in Quilted Maple Projects Part 1.  Yes, there is a Part 2 coming to a website near you next month.

    Further information can be requested by clicking Dave McCormick.

  • December 09, 2022 1:47 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Challenge Yourself

    by Rob Carver

    Rob has chosen the "Challenge Yourself" adage this month.  It's a dangerous maxim to write about because it runs the risk of superiority.  However, reading the article you will find that it's just the opposite.  Rob writes about being motivated by others and the notion to challenge oneself is all about risk and self improvement.  In woodworking it means taking on new projects and possibly failing.  I would guess that we all consider projects to work on based on how reasonable the outcome will be.  We all have our limits, but that limit could expand one challenge at a time.  I think you will find this article enriching, if not motivational.  Take a look at Challenge Yourself.

  • November 27, 2022 11:24 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Preliminary information is provided.

  • November 20, 2022 3:33 PM | James Russell (Administrator)
    November 2022 monthly meeting presentation Cove Cutting on a Tablesaw

    by Will Neptune

    Additional slide show video Slide Show of Cove Cutting Jigs used by Will Neptune

  • November 19, 2022 7:57 AM | James Russell (Administrator)

    Video of October's monthly meeting featuring 

    Coopering Curved Furniture Elements - by Matt Wajda - October 8, 2022

  • November 16, 2022 2:49 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    The FPoTM archive found under Resources was corrupted.  I converted the entries into 3 content gadgets with the hope that the formatting will stick.  For all rows to be properly aligned, data in all columns are set to Tahoma typeface, 14 font size, Auto height, and Delete space before paragraph.

  • November 13, 2022 10:50 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Posted pictures for the November 2022 Meeting with Will Neptune discussing "Cutting Coves on a Table Saw"

  • October 31, 2022 9:31 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)
    ArtTalk with Steve McKenna

    by Steve McKenna and LexMedia

    And now for something completely different...Steve McKenna, professional woodworker and multi-contributor to this column, has provided a closer view into his work.  In this wonderful video Steve is interviewed about his work and provides considerable detail for woodworkers that covers his artistry plus his process.  It's almost a how-to video for members to better understand, for example, the joinery for his exquisite rocking chairs.  This ArtTalk with Steve McKenna, Furniture Maker, a LexMedia Production, is an excellent contribution to be a Featured Piece of the Month. 

    Further information can be requested by clicking Steve McKenna.

  • October 31, 2022 9:25 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Finishing Frustrations Part II

    by Andrew Davis

    Last month Andrew was not finished with Finishing Frustrations.  Apparently, the frustrations are overflowing.  I stand by what I said last month.

    There is no argument for many woodworkers, their woodworking Achilles' heel is finishing.  I always thought this last stage was ill named because you have to ask yourself, how many times does it take to restart "finishing" and fix problems before you are satisfied?  Only the last attempt should be called Finishing, i.e., when you are FINISHED!...

    ...Relax and enjoy more laughs while commiserating with Andrew, this time with his sequel article Finishing Frustrations Part II.

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