What’s New in Woodworking

Angled Contour Sanding Grips

Rockler Angled Contour Sanding GripsPerfect for sanding inside corners, V-grooves, reeded table legs, decorative turnings and roundover edges.

Rockler’s new Angled Contour Sanding Grips make it easy to sand a wide range of inside angles without distorting the crispness of the profile. In addition, 1/8” and 1/4” round-overs, various non-specific roundovers and a flat, flexible sanding pad are included for use on edge treatments, flats and gradual curves. Each Sanding Grip has two business ends, with the ends connected by a narrow flexible section that provides a comfortable grip. The rubber material is firm enough to hold its shape well, but soft enough to adapt to minor variations in the profile. The grippy texture helps prevent the abrasive from slipping, which also reduces the need for you to squeeze.




Woodworking in the News

Boston’s WGBH-TV is sued by woodworking show host Tommy Mac
The Boston Globe – Boston, MA

Thomas J. MacDonald, who goes by the nickname Tommy Mac, hosted the The Rough Cut Show, on WGBH-TV for 7 years. Now, he is suing WGBH for copyright infringement.

Airman shapes hearts, minds with sawdust

Tech. Sgt. Tony Tirado, communications system operator with the 4th Space Operations Squadron, uses woodworking as a way to not only satisfy this, but also to make connections within the local community.

Austin Wilson, ‘This Old House’ apprentice, dies at age 18
Wilmington Star News – Wilmington, NC

Austin Wilson, who leveraged woodworking skills he’d learned at the nonprofit Kids Making It into a role as an apprentice on the PBS television show “This Old House,” has died from a longtime pre-existing medical condition. He was 18.

Between the lines tells the story: Waynesville woodworker carves into passion

Smoky Mountain News – Waynesville, NC

When you are in the presence of the woodwork by Ben Grant, you find yourself captivated by the contours of his pieces.

Each creation is intricate in nature, but with the same kind of smoothness you might see in a high-end car design, where there’s a sense of style, innovation and sharpness, but not one line or space is wasted — a complete creative statement.

A passion for woodworking

White Bear Press – White Bear Lake, MN

What started out as a hobby quickly turned into a dream job for White Bear Lake natives Dave and Allysa Nadeau. The pair started building custom furniture for their own home a few years ago and developed a passion for creating furniture for others. Their business, Lake Life Furniture LLC, offers durable pieces that are custom-built to each customer’s needs. It also allows the couple to spend more time at home with their daughters, Elsie, 3, and Nora, 1.

Man continues woodworking hobby after going blind

WBTV – Charlotte, NC

If you watch Billy Milburn while he’s working with wood in the shed behind his house, you learn very quickly that his lack of sight doesn’t slow him down very much. He uses table saws, planers, and most recently, a lathe to turn wooden bowls.