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Free Hands-On Experience with the Featured Wood of the Month

Friday, July 11th, 2014
hand planing wood for woodworking

If you’re quietly interested in knowning more about our featured wood of the month, you can test it out in our store. We have a small work space set up with various hand tools and a few boards of the featured wood just for you to test out and see if you like it.

Every month we feature a different hardwood by stocking up with fresh new inventory and by slashing the price by 25% or more.

But did you know that every month we also provide a chance for you to test out the wood and get a feel for it yourself?  In every one of our stores you can experience the wood in your own hands to see how it saws, sands, hand planes, chisels and finishes.

We call it the “Wood Workshop,” and it’s totally free. It’s just our way of letting you get a little hands-on experience with a new wood as well as providing a little instruction on working with wood. We have  a workbench, a few boards of the featured wood , and a number of hand tools available to you. If you want to know more about the featured wood of the month, here’s a great way to do so.

www.woodworkerssource.com/demos.php

 

Experience Sharper Tools with the Tormek Wet Grinder

Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Knife sharpening with the Tormek sharpener

Knife sharpening with the Tormek sharpener

FREE Woodworking Demonstration:
June 11, 2014 | 11:00 am & 2:00 PM
Woodworkers Source Phoenix
18115 N. Black Canyon Hwy

 

We could tell you about the wonders of good sharp chisels, knives and plan blades until we’re blue in the face. But instead, why don’t you come on down to our Phoenix location on Wednesday June 11 and see it for yourself?

Tormek is a company that makes slow-speed wet grinders that use clever fixtures for holding your tools at the precise angles needed for every kind of gouge, knife, or blade. In turn, the grinder produces exceptionally sharp tools quickly and easily. Sharpening spooks a lot of woodworkers because they’re worried about damaging their blades by sharpening at bad angles – so they don’t sharpen at all. That’s even more frightening because, as they say, a dull tool is a dangerous tool.

Enjoy a free demonstration on how and why the Tormek sharpener works – we have a factory trainer coming all the way from Scandinavia to show us the ins and outs.

Choose from two different times:

June 11, 2014 11:00 AM or 2:00 PM

Woodworkers Source Phoenix
18115 N. Black Canyon Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85023

 

Segmented Bowl Turning: Come See a Live Presentation at Woodworkers Source

Saturday, March 15th, 2014
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Learn all about making wonderful segmented bowls like this one. Presentation is by Don Jovag, author of the book Segmented Bowls for the Beginning Turner

Don Jovag will be giving a Demo on turning Segmented Bowls at Woodworkers Source in Tucson:

  • April 26 2014 – 9:30 am,
  • Woodworkers Source in Tucson, AZ (3441 S. Palo Verde Rd., map)

Don will demonstrate how to get started on a segmented bowl, making a fixture for safely cutting accurate segments, gluing up segments and rings, turning the body with a bottom to fit, and answer your questions.

Don is known for his book on the subject, Segmented Bowls for the Beginning Turner (@Amazon), that is designed for the beginning wood turner that is ready to take up the challenge of turning a segmented bowl. The hallmark of a segmented bowl is the design incorporated into the body. While these designs appear to be complicated and difficult to make, his book simplifies the process. The problem of cutting the segments safely and accurately is also solved with instructions for making simple fixtures for your table saw that cut segments with enough precision to avoid complicated sanding and fitting. Don’s book has straightforward instructions with over 200 clear color photos and patterns to guide you in this process.

Don will have his books for sale, and of course, he’ll gladly sign your copy for you.

Book cover