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Blog series by thewoodwhisperer updated 08-05-2009 04:53 AM 3 parts 12341 reads 31 comments total

Part 1: Overview & Belt Sander Races

07-23-2009 12:58 AM by thewoodwhisperer | 8 comments »

We just got back from another great AWFS Fair in Las Vegas. If you aren’t familiar, AWFS is the Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers and its a show that occurs every other year at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This is just a quick video to give you an idea of what the show is like. Booths and product displays as far as the eye can see and lots of neat stuff to drool over. I even have some footage of the all wood sports car, “The Splinter”, as well as ...

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Part 2: Tool Demos

07-23-2009 03:55 AM by thewoodwhisperer | 11 comments »

AWFS is always a blast, even though this year we could see the effects of the economy in both corporate presence and attendance. But there were still some great products to see. In this video, you’ll see the following demos:Rockler: Tapering Jig, Box Joint Jig, Bench CookiesTenryu: Festool Blades, Silencer seriesKreg: Beaded Faceframe SystemDeWalt: New Lithium Ion Battery technologySawStop: Professional Cabinet SawGorilla Gripper: The Gorilla Gripper

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Part 3: Fresh Wood Student Competition

08-05-2009 04:53 AM by thewoodwhisperer | 12 comments »

“The 2009 Fresh Wood Student Competition highlights outstanding construction and design achievements by students from the best high school and post-secondary woodworking programs in North America.” That’s according to the AWFS website. But the display is so much more. There were so many fantastic pieces on display and I couldn’t film them all. But I got the vast majority and I hope you enjoy the footage. Some of the talent in this competition is simply mind boggling...

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