Popular Woodworking Magazine, December 2016


The December challenge of
Popular Woodworking Magazine (#229)
simply mailed to
print subscribers, will probably be emailed to digital subscribers late
at the moment or tomorrow, and is now stay in our on-line retailer. There
are a number of nice options on this challenge, together with plans for
the first-ever correct copy of the little candle stand
at Hancock Shaker Village, and a take a look at why nail haters ought to
actually give the fastening technique one other likelihood. There’s even a
primer on getting began with CNC – hey, don’t level that
completely sharpened chisel at your display, you actually can maintain
computer systems and hand instruments in the identical store (if you wish to).

This challenge additionally incorporates a profile of woodworker JoJo Wooden, and
it’s actually value testing. A lot concerning the younger Brit flies
within the face of standard assumptions about woodworkers: As a
20-something, she’s youthful than your common dovetailer, she
sports activities ginger dreadlocks as an alternative of a graying coif and
she’s…nicely, she’s a she. (A few of my favourite woodworkers are
girls, however that Norm Abram stereotype generally appears
hardwired.) The difficulty incorporates a placing take a look at her
hand-carved spoons, in addition to the chip-carved clogs that
earned her Instagram love and media consideration, together with a
write-up in Nation Dwelling Journal and this lovely little film on

Wooden’s an everlasting testomony to the craft’s common enchantment
and a reminder that there’s room on the workbench for everybody
– and that we have to depart the store door broad open for younger
people to wander in. Within the article, author Peter Follansbee
dismisses people tolling woodworking’s dying knell and ignoring
artisan-minded millennials hungry for genuine experiences.
Offerman Woodshop’s RH Lee seconds this concept in December’s Finish
Grain – she teaches woodworking at California State College,
Lengthy Seaside, and discusses her expertise sharing time with
younger, keen minds.

Whether or not you’re a seasoned craftsman with a long time of store
expertise, or a youthful inexperienced thumb trying to make one thing
together with your palms, the December challenge has a lot to interact your
thoughts and your palms.

Check out JoJo Wood, RH Lee and more in the December issue of
Popular Woodworking Magazine.






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