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Woodworking news — June 13, 2022

Lee Valley introduces flat-head brass screws to their lineup

It is tough to find good-quality brass screws in a wide range of sizes. That’s why we had these made to our specifications. They are rolled-thread screws with strong necks, greatly reducing the chance of breakage. The flat heads are ideal for countersunk holes in brass hardware and are great for adding a finishing touch to your projects.

Craftsman releases their cordless pin nailer


On June 2, Craftsman announced the launch of its new brushless, cordless RP™ nailer that is available as a tool-only purchase (CMCN623B, $179), or bundled in a kit with a 1.5 Ah battery and a charger (CMCN623C1, $229). The company says that it delivers precise and clean nail placement for pin nails ranging from 5/8″ to 1-3/8″ in length. It has a tool free jam release feature for easy maintenance and reduced downtime, and a built-in LED light for clear and accurate alignment. It comes with a 3-year limited warranty.

The 20V MAX battery has a maximum initial battery voltage, measured without a workload, of 20 volts and the nominal voltage is 18. An optional upgrade to a 4 Ah lithium-ion battery (CMCB204) is available.

Also launched in June was a cordless variable speed jig saw (Tool Only, CMCS650B, $129) that has three orbital settings, a variable speed trigger with speeds up to 3,200 SPM, and a beveling shoe that pivots up to 45 degrees for angled cuts.

Woodcraft funds scholarships for three students at the Krenov School

Three students at The Krenov School in Fort Bragg, California, are recipients of scholarships awarded by The Krenov Foundation and funded by Woodcraft Supply.

Chris Secrest of La Crescenta, California, was presented his scholarship this semester. Hayden Castagno of Rexburg, Idaho, and Miles Gracey of Los Angeles, California, received scholarships in the fall of 2021 for the first semester.

The Krenov Foundation, established in 2014, awards several substantial scholarships each year to students attending The Krenov School, which was founded in 1981 by the late James Krenov, a highly acclaimed cabinetmaker, author and teacher.

In addition to the scholarships for the nine-month program, the foundation now offers BIPOC Summer Workshop Scholarships for people of color and others who have been underrepresented at the school. Read more about the foundation at

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