Popular Woodworking magazine put up my new post: The Complete Guide to Building the Blacker Entry Mirror today. Here’s a link to the post. The guide is a 54-page version of my article that appeared in the June 2018 print issue. If you’re going to build a Blacker Mirror, this new free Ebook version will really help. You can download it and the extras from Popular Woodworking, or if you just can’t wait just click here. Let me know if you build one and send me a pic.
Always wanted your own CNC? Want to get started in digital woodworking? Here’s your chance. Inventibles is having a contest looking for cool ideas you might have to make use of a CNC. Register to win one of their X-Carve CNCs by March 31, 2018. Feeling lucky?
I’m teaching two classes at the Marc Adam’s School of Woodworking this year. The first is June 18-22, 2018. It’s an intermediate class, Transitioning into the World of Digital Skills, Tools and CNCs for Today’s Woodworker. The class is designed for woodworkers and furniture makers who have or will soon have a CNC, has some experience in CAD software.
The second class is CNC Jigs, Fixtures and Layout for Digital Woodworking. The dates are June 23-24. This is for CNC owners who’d like to learn how to use CNC precision to your advantage. How to modify your CNC bed for a custom pin registration system. Various jigs and fixtures to register on the bed. Included will be customized spoil board/ clamp fixtures. Jigs for machining multiple parts at the same time and my own clamp making jigs. The system I use on my own CNCs makes accurate setup, alignment, zeroing and clamping fast and easy.
Open House woodworker tour of my shop in Indianola, WA April 28. 2018
Personalized Introduction to Digital Woodworking, Indianola, WA June 2, 2018. This class will be limited to two to four students and focuses on getting new or intermediate digital woodworkers on the right track. No digital woodworking experience necessary. We’ll discuss options and demonstrate CNCs, CAD and CAM software and much more.
See the events page for more information.
Recently, I spent time with the Shaper Tools Origin. It’s a hand-held CNC. At first glance it’s router that thinks it’s a CNC. Or, maybe the other way around. Either way you look at it, it really works. A remarkable tool, well executed with serious possibilities for creatives and room to grow and enhance for the developer . For my Popular Woodworking Magazine, click here.