Rockler’s Mixing Mate at IWF 2012 Presented by Woodworker’s Journal

Stir, pour, and store in an instant with one ingenious tool! The Mixing Mate Paint Lid makes mixing and pouring paints and finishes as easy and mess-free as pouring syrup from a restaurant-style dispenser. The Mixing Mate was covered by Woodworker’s Journal at the recent IWF 2012 trade show. For more product details visit

Traditional Woodworking Demonstration – Joining (Dovetail & Mortise and Tenon)

Watch in HD! One in a series of videos I created for the North Carolina Museum of History’s exhibit – “Behind the Veneer: Thomas Day, Master Cabinetmaker.” I filmed these pieces at Old Salem in Winston-Salem NC. Each short film was devoted to a different woodworking task done using traditional methods. They including turning, planing, cutting, and joining. This is the video for joining. It shows two methods of joining; the dovetail (00:00) and mortise and tenon (01:35). All of these videos are presented on an interactive high definition Flash display that I designed and programmed in the exhibit. To learn more about the exhibit, visit

Sharpening wood carving tools

Jude Fritts demonstrates sharpening a gouge as she works on the pipe shade carvings for the pipe organ at St Philip Presbyterian Church in Houston. Visit Carving tools must be sharpened frequently to maintain a razor sharp edge. I use Japanese water stones to sharpen my tools. After wetting the stone, I make a slurry on its surface by rubbing it with a softer stone (starting at minute 1:16 in the video). Water stones sharpen much smoother and faster than oil stones and are less messy. I show the motion of sharpening a gouge starting at about minute 1:40 in the video. Rock the chisel along its curved tip while moving it in an oval on the wet stone. Notice I keep my wrist at the same level so the tool is sharpened at a consistent angle. Once you get the motion down, it becomes a nice smooth rhythm that you don’t even have to think about. (1:40) Check the tip of the chisel periodically as you sharpen until you get a little bit of a burr on the front. Take that off with a slip stone and then move to the polishing stone. Be sure to rinse the chisel off before you move to the next stone so as to not mix coarsenesses. Also, rinse off the coarse stone before putting it back in the water (2:40). Two cotton buffing wheels are used to get the super sharp, mirror-like finish. (3:30) Buffing wheels are often used nowadays instead of the leather strops that were traditionally used. Put a little rubbing compound on the wheel. Hold the chisel on the buffing wheel

Makita Compact Router Kit Tool Test from Popular Woodworking Magazine, Aug 2012.m4v

Executive editor Robert W. Lang tests a new compact router from Makita with both a fixed base and a plunge base. Complete test in the August 2012 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine. More information about this issue at

Woodworking : How to Use a Wood Shaper

A wood shaper consists of a cutter head that is bolted to an inverted head plate, a fence that adjusts forward and backward, a dust collector and a guide. Learn about safety when using a wood shaper with help from a woodworker and antique restorer in this free video on wood shapers. Expert: Curtis Martin Contact: Bio: Curtis Martin is a third-generation woodworker and antiques restorer. Filmmaker: Reel Media LLC
Video Rating: 2 / 5