So, a few months ago I posted a blog with a link to a Russian Doll Factory and was fascinated with the turning tools that were used by the women who worked there. They looked to be very simple, but did an amazing job with the specific tasks the...
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By day I am what one could call a computer jock. Really large computers. I am entrusted as an architect to plan, purchase and configure these beasts until they purr like kittens. Lots of stress with lots of job satisfaction which I wouldn't trade for anything.
The only thing I find that keeps me at least a tad bit sane is my love of woodworking. I have delved into a fair amount of the many facets of the craft with the exception of turning - hasn't quite peaked my interest yet.
Lately I have fallen in love with my scroll saw and have found a hidden talent in portrait cutting. The hours spent doing this are some of the most relaxing ones I have spent in a while.
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I was watching “How do they do it” today and saw the article on the Russian Nesting Dolls. FANTASTIC! The two biggest reasons: 1) The workers are all women! They can out-turn most of us guys and not break a sweat – of c...
I am wondering if anyone has used Titebond’s Fluorescent wood glue? I was going over their website to get the particulars on one of their other glues and saw this as an offer. Here’s what it looks like under a black light aft...
Recently, I have been doing a ton of projects that require me to stick a template to some wood so I can use a router with a flush-trim bit. I never found a double-sided tape that I liked. Either they weren’t sticky enough and were unreli...
A while ago I was asked to make a scrollsaw portrait of Michael Jackson for a person who loved music, so I thought about the idea of using a vinyl record as the actual medium for the cutting. I had NO idea how this would work, so I first did a ...