Saturday, April 26, 2014

Thought you might find this interesting...

Learn how to Sharpen using the Flexcut Knife Strop
New Flexcut Knife Strop Video
One of the biggest challenges for most woodcarvers is learning how to sharpen their tools.  Flexcut has recently introduced the new Knife Strop that has been proven to be a "must-have" for most knife carvers.  The strop is 2" wide and 8" long and comes with the Flexcut Gold polishing compound.  It is a perfect size for most carving knives and can fit easily into a carving bag.
Click on the picture above to see a video demonstration on how to sharpen your carving tools.  This new strop set sells for only $12.95.  Best deal we have found so far!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Take A Trip To New York City's Working Sawmill

Furniture maker Roger Benton spent years buying wood harvested from distant forests, but he soon realized the urban jungle of New York City could provide his lumber needs.

In 2009, Roger Benton co-founded RE-CO BKLYN, New York City's only working sawmill, with Dan Richfield. The company salvages downed city-trees that are otherwise headed to the chipper and transforms them into furniture.
"This method reduces unnecessary logging and waste, deforestation and high lumber prices due to shipping expenses," explains the company's homepage. RE-CO works with local arborists, tree services, and city parks departments to identify and locate their lumber.
The company catalogs where it gets each tree, allowing customers to identify from what neighborhood, what storm, what construction site the lumber was salvaged.
"It started with a couple of pick up trucks and an axe," says Benton. "You can come to us with a tree, and you can walk away with high-quality furniture," he says as he puts the finishing touches on a conference table made from tree that toppled in Hurricane Sandy. (
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