I’m learning how to create my own inlays. This is my first attempt at creating a fan using sand shading. For those of you who have not done sand shading I have a few tips: 1) Use a cast iron skillet. I found a small one for less than $...
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Location: Blue Grass, IA
Time to update the profile! I'm an IT professional that dreams of leaving the corporate world and starting a woodworking business. I am married, going on 28 years, with one daughter and three sons. All but one of my sons have or are serving in the Navy.
I've been woodworking for to two years now. Unfortunately due to work and the extreme cold I've not done much woodworking for about 4 months.
While not working or woodworking I find time to exercise or play Lord of the Rings Online, a massively multi-player online role playing game.
-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter
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I purchased a couple used handplanes at a local garage sale. Both planes, a #5 and a #4, were purchased for $20 each. They were quite rusted and in pretty bad shaped. I used a belt sander to do a rough cleanup of all the parts. I then used my ...
Well, I finally finished the bed! Yes, I mean just finished it at 2:00 in the morning. I wanted it done so I can work on some other projects. It’s been a long time in the works. There was still snow on the ground when I started. I’...
Well, it’s been a long time since my last entry in this blog. I earned a degree from the school of hard knocks on this project. It all started when I sprayed the water based poly on right over the stain. I had waited longer than the instr...
After spraying on the water based poly I noticed splotches in several places. I’m very unhappy with the finish and have decided to strip off the poly and restain. I had followed the directions on the can of stain. The directions said to w...