Why Use Veneers?

This post reprinted with permission from Brian Boggs and was included in his latest newsletter: Originally, using veneers allowed makers to get a lot more furniture from expensive exotic materials. The first known use of veneers was by Egyptian craftsmen around 3000...

Now is a Good Time to Clean UP the Handplanes

Rusty Handplanes If your like me, you probably ignore your handplanes when you are not using them. Well, I have done this WAY too long and several have rusted. By the time I dug them all out, I found some that had never ever been tuned up. So I set about...

Snowman Intarsia Project

Rochester Woodworker’s Society (RWS) hosted a workshop last October and the subject matter was INTARSIA. The thought process behind this workshop was to demonstrate to all the RWS membership who has a scroll saw collecting dust, something interesting and...

Are Food Safe Finishes Really Safe?

Not another theory on Food Safe Finishes! YEP! The LAST one! Finally, we can put this discussion to bed!                                           These are all the “Food Safe” finishes you have been using over the years right? Or, perhaps you have been...

Woodturning Abrasive Paste

WOODTURNING PASTES ON THE MARKET                   There are 3 major brands of Woodturning paste on the market. These are EEE-Ultrashine, Yorkshire Grit, and Dr. Kirks Scratch Free. All of these products are meant to remove the fine scratches left by your sanding. The...