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Featured Build Video: Kyle Toth’s Tuscan-Style Kitchen Cart

Kyle Toth's Tuscan-Style Kitchen Cart

As a fellow wood-turner, as well as furniture maker, I am naturally attracted to the work of Kyle Toth. For those unfamiliar with his portfolio, he is likely most well known for (or at least I discovered him because of) his work with segmented bowls and vases. In addition to his turnings, Kyle has some notable furniture builds (see his Walnut and Quartz Entryway Table or his Knot Table) and some exceptionally beautiful, smaller (and still sculptural) pieces (Redwood Burl Box).

Kyle’s latest build takes a lot of the elements of some of his previous builds, while taking it in a slightly different direction from his latest videos. In his Tuscan-Style Kitchen Cart video, he takes a design that could be very vanilla and plain, and spices it up with a few beautiful details, like the hand-carved gouging, and the subtle yet bold copper accents.

If you’re not already, please make sure to subscribe to Kyle Toth’s YouTube channel. Also, check out his Portfolio on his website, and hit up his Twitter, and let him know that I sent you! Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Featured Build Video: Matt Cremona’s Bandsaw Mill Build

Featured Build Video Matt Cremona Bandsaw Mill

I feel like, for my target demographic, Matt Cremona needs no introduction. As a host on the WoodTalk Podcast, and regular YouTube Content Creator, his name carries a certain gravitas without my assistance. That said, his work deserves recognition. Matt’s woodworking is beautiful, but the aspect of his work that I enjoy the most is watching him learn how to make his own lumber. Going through his YouTube video catalog is like a workshop on learning how to mill wood. From using a chainsaw mill, to making a log trailer, and now, building his own bandsaw mill.

This latest project series, at time of this posting, is still in its infancy at just over a week old. There is still a ton of work to be done in the development of the mill. However, in only 3 videos, Cremona has me hooked, anxiously awaiting the next video. I’ve included the introductory video here, but I suggest you check out his channel here, subscribe, and watch this build as it unfolds.

Also, please check out Matt’s website.

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Core77: An Introduction to Wood Species

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Core77 is a great blog and magazine for those interested in Industrial Design. I was made aware of the site because of their on-going relationship with Jimmy Diresta, whose work I follow very closely. This is the first post I’ve made linking to Core77, but it will likely not be the last.

Recently, I stumbled onto a fascinating series of posts published on Core77. The series is called “An Introduction to Wood Species”. It was originally started by Rain Noe in 2013, and included 10 installments. Earlier this year, it was picked up by Shannon Rogers (also known as the Renaissance Woodworker) and of WoodTalk Podcast fame. He has been releasing additional posts every two weeks or so, and there are now 20 different species discussed in detail.

For the wood nerds out there, I would strongly recommend you check them out. Follow the links below for the whole series (current through July 14th, 2016).

Original Series
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 1: Properties & Terminology
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 2: Pine
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 3: Oak
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 4: Maple
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 5: Walnut
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 6: Cherry
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 7: Mahogany
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 8: Rosewood
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 9: Ebony
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 10: Teak

Newer Installments
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 11: Utile / Sipo
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 12: Sapele
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 13: Alaskan Yellow Cedar
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 14: Poplar
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 15: Jatoba / “Brazilian Cherry”
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 16: Spanish Cedar
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 17: Hard Maple & Soft Maple
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 18: Western Red Cedar
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 19: Afrormosia
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 20: White Oak
An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 21: Red Oak