A little fun in the shop, closing in on a “tool” and action figure friend box for my grandson Aiden. Aside from the tall end segments fashioned from a random piece of ash (Grampy! Shame!) found around the shop and the baltic birch bott...
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Location: Omaha, Nebraska
I returned to woodworking (after initial exposure in Junior High school) after a nearly twenty-five year hiatus. Unlike many other hobbies, this one has set in with a vengeance and remained a rabid fascination for the last ten years or so. I have a very understanding spouse who has allowed me the space and expense of sufficient machinery to mill up rough lumber, and pursue a fascination with all types of box construction, small turning and general jig and fixture making. I'd love to learn more about marquetry and inlay. Although I'd like to have more skill with the chisel and the handplane, I'm not a Neanderthal to any degree. I've been very happy with my homemade router table and the Incra fence system.
I'd like to bring more mixed media into my woodworking. As funds allow I'd like to explore David Marks' gilding techniques and the use of polymer clay inlays and panels. While I'm dropping names, I would be remiss if I didn't mention three "Box Gods" who I can only hope to emulate: Phillip Weber (www.weberboxes.com), William McDowell (www.teknodeco.com) and the prolific author/artisan Doug Stowe (www.dougstowe.com). Boy Howdy Bob! These three are some other kind of animal.
-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.
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|commented on||Wood Lathe Router Guide #1: Wood Lathe Router Guide||11-13-2016 08:36 PM|
|commented on||Boxguy's Knot So Perfect Box||11-13-2016 05:27 PM|
|commented on||The ràsair-dubh||10-04-2016 01:41 PM|
|added project||The ràsair-dubh||10-03-2016 04:22 AM|
|commented on||Safety razor||09-27-2016 07:46 AM|
|commented on||Safety razor||09-26-2016 11:12 PM|
|commented on||Safety razor||09-26-2016 01:52 PM|
|commented on||Safety razor||09-26-2016 06:17 AM|
|added project||Safety razor||09-26-2016 04:24 AM|
|commented on||Sapele Pommele||08-25-2016 01:44 PM|
|commented on||Oroboro||08-22-2016 08:54 PM|
|commented on||Night tables||07-03-2016 11:04 PM|
|commented on||Small Maple Box||07-03-2016 11:03 PM|
|commented on||A pair of boxes||05-15-2016 04:22 PM|
|commented on||"Overflow" The first time I've given a box a name!||01-09-2016 05:45 PM|
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I have made an acquaintance with an accomplished engraver who has taken some beautiful high-end planes to an entirely different level with the addition of one-of-a-kind engraving work. Obviously this represents hours of detailed work with SEVERE a...
You spot the crate planked with 1/2˝ quartersawn, spalted sycamore. As a side note, I took several of these down to level with the Veritas low-angle jack, which made quick work of it with thin full width shavings and no tear...
I receive Steve Russell’s free Lathe Talk newsletter every month. Steve is a very talented and prolific professional production turner. He quite literally stepped up to …the plate (well, bowl actually) when I posted a call for help fro...