It was all about surviving in style this week on Bravo's Project Runway. The designers were tasked with making unconventional materials look cooler-than-cool, and as usual they did not disappoint. Take a cue from their outdoor adventures with these projects that are all about nature and, well, going just a little bit wild.
A while back, we looked at how a bandsaw can affect how you use and design with wood. If that didn't inspire you to buy one, this guide to choosing a bandsaw for a small woodshop should do the job.
Get creative with Jeremy Helgeson as he attempts to build something three different ways out of three different materials. Using Minecraft, LEGO, Toca Blocks, Roblox, Styrofoam, clay, popsicle sticks and cardboard, Jeremy uses his imagination to build the coolest projects you've seen.
Old-world hand crafting comes naturally to Anna Warren and Sarah Kirkham, whose brand, Tactile Craftworks, is known for gorgeously embossed and tooled leather pieces. But you might be surprised to learn that digital technology is essential to everything they do and make. Working with the Dremel DigiLab digital laser-cutting tool, the pair has found a sweet spot between handcraft and high-tech — and built a successful business in the process.
Learning how to use food-safe finishes is a must for woodworkers, whether you're creating a dining table, a cutting board, or even just a decorative object. That's because many finishes contain toxic drying agents, not to mention that many people are sensitive to chemicals.