General Woodworking

Builder of 4 x 5 View Camera ... and more

One of the things I enjoy most about attending woodworking events and meetings, is all the people I encounter who have amazing talents. It's fun to listen to their stories and to share their intensity for what they build. They frequently build wood projects along the same lines, just different versions, bigger smaller, more detailed, more functional, but often they can show you several versions of a line of projects they are or at least want to build.

In my recent trip to Kansas City and to the Lee's Summit Woodworkers Guild meeting, I met a gentleman who shares the same love of large format cameras as me. Our careers took different paths, but we were both involved in photography and both had a love for large format cameras, especially the ones that were built from wood. From my side, although I have collected plans and picture, I have yet to take the step of actually building a camera, but my friend, Bob Ladue did, and recently sent me some pictures of his latest build. 

H. Arnold Wood Turning Press Release

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jonathan Arnold - 914-381-0801

H. Arnold Wood Turning, Inc. Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

TARRYTOWN, NY – January 2019- H. Arnold Wood Turning, Inc. is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. The longevity of this company’s success can be attributed to their ability to adapt to the changing environment within the wood products industry. “Today we really take the time to get to know and understand our customer’s needs,” says Vice President and fourth generation co-owner, Jonathan Arnold, “This coupled with excellent customer service and competitive prices sets us apart from our competition.”

H. Arnold Wood Turning, Inc. is a well-known name among businesses that purchase items for a variety of their wooden requirements. Their product categories include broom and mop handles, turnings, mouldings, dowels, crates/boxes, shaped and flat parts to name just a few. The thing that really sets them apart is their ability to customize products to suit their customer’s unique needs.

The company is also well known for its custom architectural components. These items include but are not limited to wood balusters, finials, newel posts, spindles, and columns.

About H. Arnold Wood Turning, Inc. 
Herman Arnold and his son, William, founded the company in 1919 in Brooklyn, NY manufacturing turnings. Now a full fledge wood products company offering a diverse range of products, the company is led by Herman’s grandson Bruce Arnold and his great-grandson Jonathan. Other key family members include Melissa Arnold Friedman and Ann Arnold.

Those interested in inquiring about H. Arnold Wood Turning products and services can visit www.arnoldwood.com or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 914-381-0801.

What is the Difference Between Hardwood and Softwood?

 
Contributed from Arnold Wood Turnings - https://arnoldwood.com

Hardwoods and softwoods both have a wide array of applications in the wood products industry.  A hardwood tree is often, but not necessarily, a harder and denser wood than a softwood. The term comes from old logging camp “rules of thumb” where woods were sometimes named by their resistance to sawing.

A great example of an exception to the rule is balsa wood. Balsa is one of the lightest, least dense woods there is, but it is considered a hardwood.
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