Your WoodworkingWeb Gazette: Issue 3.06 - June 2016

Summertime is just around the corner and I am really looking forward to hanging out in my yard, sitting in the shade of one of my trees, and puttering - whatever that might entail! 

Most woodworkers, I think, have those "puttering around" projects, something to take a break from the big creations they are working on, or some item that has been on the to-do list, waiting for that right moment to be completed. 

For some of our woodworkers, I know, summer means that it is time to "put down the tools" and spend the spare time with familiy, with summertime hobbies, or just kicking back and putting their feet up. 

What do the next few months hold for you? Getting down to business? Putting the tools away? Or just puttering around? ... or is it "life as usual"? 

~ Debbie

QUARTERLY AWARDS

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 Our Summer Awards are coming soon -- watch the blogs for all the information!

INSPIRATIONS

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Editor's Gazette Pick

On my first glance, I saw a beautiful creation, using some beautiful wood, and top-notch skills! 

Looking closer, I realized that this is a practical (and artistic) way to display medals - and it is personalized, as well! Oh how I wish I had had something like this when my daughter was figure skating. It is brilliant and beautiful. 

Thanks, Narinder Jugdev for creating and sharing this with us.

More Amazing WoodworkingWeb Creations

Theme of the Month: Fathers

"Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society." [source

We often hear, in our interviews, about the influence a father or grandfather had on a woodworking journey. Father's Day is a time to pay tribute to those influences (and others).

Share your stories, creations, and tips in our theme here

Woodworking Techniques: Bookmatching

Since my introduction to the woodworking world, I have seen many, many amazing creations using bookmatching to take the item to a whole other level of "wow". 

What is bookmatching? Basically, it is matching up the grain (or other elements) of the wood, creating a mirror image in what, then, appears to be a single piece of wood. Having a strong grain design or knot holes, etc, is key to brilliant and beautiful bookmatching. 

What are your tips for bookmatching? SHARE YOUR TIPS HERE.

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