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Mounting Knife Hinges in Curved Doors
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Fine Woodworking Live Eventcomments (12) January 24th, 2012 in blogs
We are very excited to announce that the first-ever Fine Woodworking Live! The event will be held this summer, August 2 - 5, 2012 at The State University of New York at New Paltz, where you can see the pages of Fine Woodworking magazine brought to life before your eyes.
Fine Woodworking Live is truly a first for Fine Woodworking's readers. It's your chance to enjoy the company of other passionate craftspeople as you learn from the experts whose work you've seen in our pages. Live demonstrations and hands-on workshops are at the heart of this limited-attendance event.
This three-day conference will give you the opportunity to enjoy a range of sessions created specifically for this event. Friday and Saturday will each start with a general session, followed by three complete small-group sessions on topics by each expert. On Sunday, a range of additional sessions will be offered for specific concentrations on detailed areas of interest.
Fine Woodworking Live is a can't-miss weekend for anyone looking to dive deep into the craft, guided by the best and the brightest in the field of woodworking. Plus it's a great chance to meet fellow woodworkers in an engaging, enlightening, and fun event. Attendance is limited so reserve your spot today!
Tickets Now Available
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5 Ways to Bend Wood
Instructor: Michael C. Fortune
The ability to bend wood to exact shapes opens up an incredible range of possibilities for furniture makers, adding flowing lines borrowed from nature, more pleasing to the eye and hand. Chair parts, table aprons, cabinet doors, and a host of other parts can be made with precisely bent components. In this entertaining workshop Michael Fortune will demonstrate steambending, laminating, vacuum-forming, hot pipe bending and kerf-bending, and explain exactly when to apply each one. As Michael says, “If you can create a shape with a strip of paper without creasing it or tearing it, you can bend a piece of wood to the same shape. Come and learn how!”
Instructor: Garrett Hack
Details can make all the difference. From the traditional to the playful, they can add interest and dazzle, resolve transitions, soften edges, or draw attention to some aspect of a design. Join this reknowned furniture maker, hand-tool expert and teacher as he works through a wide array of practical details, from simple edge chamfers that catch the light, to fine inlaid string lines, flush beads and proud cockbeads outlining edges, to patterned bandings and even how to work with shell, silver, and bone.
Make Your Hand Tools Work Like Magic
Instructor: Roland Johnson
You can save a lot of money by buying antique tools. Fine Woodworking’s tool expert Rollie Johnson brings his most popular roadshow to you, showing how to take any old handplane and turn it into a shop workhorse. He’ll cover normal and low-angle bench planes, plus chisels, too. He’ll tell you what to what to look for and what to look out for, and then demonstrate the simple tools and techniques for a successful tune-up. As a bonus, attendees can bring along their own flea-market finds for a live appraisal.
Essential Workbench Jigs
Instructor: Matt Kenney
A solid workbench is an indispensable tool. But most people never unlock its full potential. The good news is that a few simple shopmade bench accessories can take your work to another level. Armed with these jigs, you’ll find it easier to do all the core activities: hand planing, sawing, routing, assembly and finishing. But you’ll excel at a number of specialized tasks, too: like chopping dovetails and shooting the end grain of a drawer front for a precise fit. Matt will demonstrate four elegantly simple bench accessories: a shooting board, a saw hook, and planing stops for thin and thick boards. Plus he’ll bring along two other favorites you probably haven’t seen before: bench horses and a bench stage, and hand out measured drawings for every jig.
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