Steve Latta, nationally recognized woodworking instructor and past presenter at our regular guild meetings is conducing a three hour active members only training seminar on tablesaw tips and tricks, how to safely and efficiently perform repeated tablesaw cuts. This is … Continue reading →
Recently at my Wood Peckers wood working club meeting, we were visited by the Titebond company’s representative. He provided a very informative information session about Titebond wood glues and provided us with samples. I got permission to share the attached … Continue reading →
I am a new Guild member. In addition to the Bain Center workshop and Thursday evening hours, I heard that there is a publicly accessible woodshop in Laurel that is open during hours more accessible to those of us who … Continue reading →
We are celebrating Baltimore Beer Week at The Shop! Join us for shop tours and watch us make beer tap handles, see homebrewing demonstrations by our local home brew club, C.S.I and taste some of their beers. Visit the Tap … Continue reading →
The school in Annapolis that I took those classes at earlier this year is having an open house on 8/14 from 12-5 (http://annapoliswoodworks.com/products-page/courses/open-house/) In case any of you are interested, I will be heading back down there just to hang … Continue reading →
You might enjoy this light-hearted take on making a box the easy way… Courtesy of AOWoodWorks via YouTube.com … Continue reading →
Learn how to use this unique material to its best advantage by Sara Robinson There is a misconception among many woodworkers that working with spalted wood is particularly dangerous. Most fungal spores are about as harmful to a healthy adult as … Continue reading →
I am Holly Flynn, GoggleWorks Student Services Coordinator. I would like to share with you some information on our 12-Week Intensive Workshop for fine woodworking, taught by Craig Vandall Stevens. Please see the attached PDF for more information. I would greatly welcome any opportunity to connect with you and give you more information on this wonderful program. Please feel free to contact me either by email or by phone, 610-374-4600 X 105.
Read more in our two page brochure.
Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.
Student Services Coordinator
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts
201 Washington St.
Reading, Pa 19601
610-374-4600 ext. 105
Butterfly keys are both artistic and structural and are used to reinforce checks in boards for table tops and other furniture. By making the hand made keys first and then using them as a template insures they fit into the mortice even if the BF is not perfect. Start by choosing a straight grain hardwood of contrasting color. Draw a template out of thin plastic and cut out the shape and then mark the BF board. The length should be less than 3″ to control shrinkage of the BF. The shape I use is from G. Nakashima’s tables. Do not make the ends too wide. The thickness can be 3/8′ or more commonly about 5/8″ to 3/4″, depending on the cracked board. Sometimes a 2nd BF is needed underneath the top BF to reinforce the crack.Continue reading →