Delta Power Equipment Corp. is partnering with Woodcraft, Scott Phillips of "The American Woodshop" and Porter Cable to provide a winning woodworker with tools in The American Dream Shop Giveaway.
One winner will be outfitted with a woodworking shop that includes more than $10,000 in new tools, woodworking machinery and accessories. The winner will also be a guest on the set of Scott Phillips' public television show "The American Woodshop" in Piqua, Ohio. The American Dream Shop tool prize package includes a 3 hp Delta Unisaw with a 52-inch Biesememeyer fence system and mobile base; a 14-inch band saw; a 13-inch portable thickness planer and stand; an 18-inch laser drill press; a 12 1/2-inch variable speed midi-lathe and stand; and a 1 1/2 hp 1 Micron dust collector.
For contest rules, prize list and entry forms, visit a Woodcraft store or www.woodcraft.com/dreamshop. Entries will be accepted until Nov. 30, and the winner will be selected in a random drawing on or before Dec. 31.
Learn the desirable and not-so-desirable special
properties of some woods
A variety of wood glues are used to assemble the 175 pieces in a six-string guitar. Matching the proper adhesive with the application is important for Taylor Guitars.
Q: Our kiln-dried lumber is stored in an unheated building until we are ready to use it. We then bring it into the plant and cut and glue right away with a PVA. I think that the cold wood in the wintertime is interfering with our gluing. I ran a test and if the wood warmed for a day, it glued better. Am I correct that cold wood is not a good idea when gluing?
The first step to understanding circular saw blades is to learn the vocabulary.
Learn some basics to help choose the right blade for the job.
Tips to avoid stress development and cracking
Select the correct teeth for your cutting
Proper heat treatment is as important as the selection of HSS for tooling.
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