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We Thank Our Woodworking Friends for the Joy of Working Together

By Bill Esler | Updated: November 27, 2014 - 5:49 AM

For the gift of building a community, we are thankful to our friends across the wood industries. It is a joy to witness and record your engagement, attention, response and sharing of ideas, expertise, and accomplishments.

Pulp Panties: This Underwear Is Made from Beech

Posted by Karen Koenig | Updated: November 25, 2014 - 7:31 PM

Just in time for holiday gift giving, lovers of wood and wood products will enjoy MeUndies, underwear made from Lenzing Modal, a material extracted from the European beech tree.

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Edge Gluing Butcher Block Lamination: Tips and Advice

By Todd McClure | Updated: November 24, 2014 - 2:56 PM

When it comes to making butcher block almost every woodworker has at one time or another had to glue up multiple butcher blocks together. Here's some tips for improving the process.

Trend-Air-Shield, Rockler

How To Avoid the Dangers of Fine Wood Dust

Updated: November 24, 2014 - 1:52 PM

Even the best dust collection system can still leave clouds of tiny dust particles floating in the air, which pose their own dangers.This article from Rockler looks at strategies for handling the problem.


Tiny Saw Nation: Perfect Christmas Buys for Woodworkers?

By Bill Esler | Updated: November 20, 2014 - 5:02 PM

These strange little power saws are so neat - and cheap - they'd be fun to have just for the novelty. You'll feel like you're on Gulliver's Travels to the woodshops of Lilliput.


If CNC Spindles Had Odometers Like Cars, How Far Would They Run?

By Tony Maffeo | Updated: November 20, 2014 - 8:22 AM

If we kept track of the mileage of spindles, as we do our automobiles, a typical 24,000 rpm spindle used eight hours a day would accumulate over 250,000 miles per year. Eventually, the bearings wear out or the electrical insulation fails. Then what?

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