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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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...