Shavings, A Blog for Woodworker
Peoples Art of Portland, OPB, Oregon Art Beat, Mark Woolley Gallery, Po Boy Art/Jason Brown, and Chris Haberman presents
"Art Beat Exhibition"
OPB’s long-running local TV production Oregon Art Beat, and The Peoples Art of Portland are presenting a special art exhibition celebrating the work of hundreds of Northwest artists who have all appeared on Art Beat over the last 15 years. The exhibition will feature a curated collection of paintings, metal work, sculpture, calligraphy, animation, pottery, woodwork, jewelry, performance art, music and much more.
COST: Free and open to the public
GRAND OPENING: April 19th 2-9pm
DATES: April 19, 2014 – June 15, 2014
GALLERY HOURS: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday READ MORE
The Hand Tool Shop
Posted March 17, 2014 on SHAVINGS
What if your hand skills at the bench rivaled what you could do with a machine? What if your degree of accuracy with a hand plane matched what you could cut off with a router? What if your chisel work was precise? You would feel a sense of greater control at the bench that’s one thing. But another is that you would have greater confidence for a variety of jobs..READ MORE
NEWS: From Lumber to Legacy along with The Northwest Woodworking Studio makes the Albany Democrat-Herald Front Page
Come Learn With Us
Kevin Drake on making your own handsaw:
1. The cost of making a saw is trivial.
2. Being able to maintain your saws is vital.
3. Tuning a saw for the species and dimensions you are working is crucial.
4. Reconditioning old saws is awesome.
5. Kevin's sparkling personality is captivating.
Learn to make your own great Western style hand saws using techniques and designs developed by Kevin Drake of Glen-Drake Tools. In this class Kevin will guide you through the saw-making process for Western style hand saws. Using the materials provided, first make a saw-vise to hold your blade for sharpening. This simple holding device can be used to sharpen all your saw blades.