Howdy, I have been fitting 4 pieces every day to the geometry challenge light pendants. I’m almost too far to post any more pictures but I figure I can throw a final 2 into the last blog of the series. I had to get a previe...
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Location: Carrollton, Texas - U.S.A.
Grew up in the upholstered furniture business. Spent a summer stripping the finish off antiques and sanding until my hands were raw. I am familiar with many of the large wood working tools such as planners, table saws, radial arm saws, bores, drill presses and band saws. You'd think that I knew something but I don't. I have no skills with lathes or routers. My finished work leaves me a bit flat because there is always something I wish I could have done better. I spend more time correcting my mistakes than I do getting "it" done."
The thing is, I don't really care. I love making beautiful things even if the skills are not there. It just takes me 18 times longer and I live with a few workmanship defects. I have "envisioned projects" on the landscape and a few restoration projects I'd really like to try.
I'm hoping to start and finish a project without kicking myself for making mistakes, using the wrong materials etc. etc. I really care about the details and I hope you all can help me improve my skills and knowledge so I can spend less time correcting and more time enjoying.
Update (05/2014). I think I still kick myself. In retrospect, my woodwork has gone from iffy to pretty decent. Yes, I still spend time correcting my mistakes but they are the mistakes I would have let go in the past. Thank you my friends! If I were to compare my woodwork to sandpaper, I was 40 grit. Now 150 grit? ;)
Other stats - Husband, father of 2, 52 years old, legacy systems programmer who can play a pretty mean fiddle. Thank all of you in advance!
-- Thanks for all the lessons!
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|commented on||2x4 Half Lap Bar Stools||09-08-2014 11:20 PM|
|commented on||Your Basic Action Heros||09-01-2014 05:52 AM|
|commented on||MTM Wood...Chaotic board...||08-31-2014 10:20 PM|
|commented on||Your Basic Action Heros||08-31-2014 10:16 PM|
|added project||Your Basic Action Heros||08-31-2014 10:11 PM|
|commented on||Radiata Pine Folding-Leg Tables||08-28-2014 07:20 PM|
|commented on||White Oak and Black Walnut Blanket Chest||08-28-2014 05:21 PM|
|commented on||Reverse Bevel Mirror Frame||08-28-2014 05:15 PM|
|commented on||Perfect for beginning but will want for more||08-23-2014 12:23 PM|
|commented on||Zils||08-23-2014 12:02 PM|
|commented on||More Egg cups||08-23-2014 11:56 AM|
|commented on||First completed box using the new sculpting & downdraft table||08-23-2014 11:48 AM|
|commented on||Fungus Box||08-23-2014 11:38 AM|
|commented on||The "Light" Side of Geometry||08-19-2014 02:33 PM|
|commented on||Twin Mulberry Crotch Bowls #84 and 85||08-19-2014 01:23 AM|
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Howdy. I did a glue up last night and didn’t notice I slipped when clamping. This morning I noticed big time. The clamps had pulled my work in too much. There was nearly an eighth inch gap on the outside. I tried to break it loose. Nothin...
Howdy, I’m making two chandeliers for the living room. I don’t know why I thought it might be a good idea to hang soccer balls from the ceiling. I just got it in my head that they would look good up there. Now I’m all in. T...
Howdy, Joe asked me to create a little Blog about how I created my chess board. I’m happy to do so. I’ll just remind everyone that when you are seated at the board, the corner square to your right is white. I’ll edit this post this week to add...
Howdy, We are now into the trimming stage of your upholstery. I’m going to show you how to cover the outside arms. In My case – these are the easiest arms to do. I’ll pay the price for this easy part several times over with ad...