What Height Should Your Workbench Be?

December 31, 2011

In our last post, we encouraged you to make a New Year’s resolution to learn something new and learn the basic skills of woodworking. The first think you will want to do if you are to begin woodworking is to establish a proper workbench. To ensure comfort, safety and workability, one of the most important aspects of building your

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Learn Something New for the New Year

December 30, 2011

Many Americans include “Learn something new” on their New Year’s Resolutions list. Well, we would like to suggest picking up woodworking as a new hobby in 2012. There is truly nothing more satisfying and fulfilling than building something with your own hands and ingenuity. Here at Schutte Lumber in Kansas City, we have woodworking experts

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Children & Woodworking: Creating a Lifelong Passion

December 23, 2011

The fine art of handcraftsmanship in many cases is being lost these days and people are no longer taking pride in being able to say, “I made this.” Introducing children to the art of woodworking not only gives them that sense of pride in something they have accomplished on their own but a skill that

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Christmas Tree Safety Tips for a Happy, Haphazard-free Holiday

December 21, 2011

For many American families, the holidays are simply not complete without decorating a Christmas tree. As soon as the scent of evergreen fills the air and the tree is sparkling with hundreds of lights, an abundance of beautiful holiday memories to come rushing back making the season instantly brighter. To ensure that your holidays are

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Sign up for KCWG Before the Early Bird Special Runs Out

December 16, 2011

The Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild is running a Facebook Early Bird Special for membership sign ups made before January 1, 2012. Whether you have a New Year’s Resolution to learn something new or whether you just want to start the New Year with a new woodshop to practice your craft, consider becoming a member of

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Species of Wood with Wonderful Fragrances

December 14, 2011

The holidays are always filled with sweet scents of cinnamon, cloves, chestnuts and – of course – evergreen. But the Christmas tree isn’t the only wood that has a pleasant smell. From Wood Database, here are five wood species that are known for having an appealing scent. Aromatic cedar: Often used in closets and chests

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Great Gifts for Woodworkers

December 9, 2011

There are only a few more weeks to cover everyone on your Christmas list. Here are a list of great gift ideas we found on the Fine Woodworking website that can help make your woodworking friend or family member’s Christmas wish come true.  A pocket-size driver A Set of small chisels A machinist’s square A mini-lathe

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KCWG Builds 22 Portable Libraries for Two Joplin Schools

December 6, 2011

Teaming up with Reading Reptile, the Kansas City Public Library and Hallmark Cards, members of the Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild worked for months building 22 portable libraries for two elementary schools in Joplin, Kansas. Built on wheels and standing 42 inches tall, the mini libraries were designed in the shape of books complete with hinges

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