Woodworking news – May 16, 2022
New tools from Woodpeckers, Nano Hone, and Jet as well as a scholarship opportunity from The Furniture Society.
Woodpeckers new ThinRip Guide
From Kumiko panels to through-inlaid cutting boards and beyond, a lot of popular projects these days call for an abundance of consistent-dimension thin strips. Trapping those thin strips between your table saw blade and the rip fence can cause kickback. Also, tension release in the cut can cause binding and burning. It’s smarter to have the strip on the offcut side of your blade, but how do you keep the thickness consistent? Woodpeckers new ThinRip Guide is the answer. The ThinRip Guide provides a perfectly safe stop on the offcut side of the blade that delivers the same sized strips over and over again as you move your fence closer to the blade.
The ThinRip Guide is engineered to work with almost everything from portable jobsite saws up to the largest cabinet saws. If the miter slot is 3/8″ x 3/4″ with a T-slot, it will fit. Depending on the brand of saw you have, you can cut strips as thin as 1/32″ (or less if the wood will hold together) and up to 1-1/4″.
The ThinRip Guide is machined from a solid billet of top-quality aluminum. At just under 4 pounds, it’s engineered to provide solid support, and look good doing it. All other components are made from corrosion resistant materials, giving you a tool that will do its job for generations of woodworkers to come.
Nano Hone announces their new NL-6 Lapping Plate
Speed and consistency are your best friends to sharpen efficiently. Lap often and your stone will cut.
Like a wide-screen smartphone requiring your full grasp, the NL-6 is nothing less than a handful. The surface is coated with diamond abrasive particles in a nickel bed. The NL-6’s surface is a series of raised diamond coated structures. It is the edges of these raised diamond structures that are doing the heavy work.
The NL-6 has flat surfaces on both ends to avoid a sudden drop off during flattening which protects the stars from chipping.
The NL-6 lapping plate is designed to flatten all whetstones from 35μm to 0.5μm (400 grit to 30,000 grit range). With more surface area to cover larger faces, this new addition to the Nano Hone Lapping Plate series is the go to for hobbyists and professionals.
Dimensions : 80mm X 210mm
Micron size : 60 Micron
Weight : 1.6 LB
Priced at $320.00
JET’s introduces a new premium 12-inch planer/jointer combo machine.
This versatile workhorse features an extra-large aluminum extruded fence with centered controls for quick adjustments, a built-in dust chute capable of handling both planing and jointing operations, and a powerful 3-horsepower motor that can handle the toughest lumber.
A heavy-duty, fully welded steel base cabinet houses the motor and the planer table mechanism, while providing solid mounting for the associated controls and support for the jointer table and fence assemblies.
- Precision ground cast iron tables
- High and low speed settings for planin
- Large extruded and drop down auxiliary fences
- New safer blade guard and safety switches
- 5-year warranty comes standard
The Furniture Society announces scholarship for BIPOC and Women makers
The Furniture Society is pleased to have received funding from The Schooner Foundation in support of our new Professional Development Program and the sponsorship of up to twenty individual scholarships for BIPOC and women makers to attend the lectures, portfolio reviews, and mentorship sessions offered as part of our first, online conference, FS22: Working Together. This support provides dynamic conference programming as well as direct access to professional development tools and opportunities for underrepresented makers in the field.
Scholarships include a 1‑year membership to The Furniture Society and full conference pass including the professional development session, and one mentor or portfolio session.
Now accepting scholarship applications through Sunday, May 22 2022