So I had a few things on my to do list this weekend. For starters, I have been driving the pickup for the last month as the safety inspection sticker on the Saturn had expired, and the brakes were squeaking, that would instantly fail me… So after work on Friday, I went to Auto Zone, and grabbed a set of Ceramic pads. Now I do NOT have a brake lathe anywhere near me, but I DID resurface my rotors. How those of you with inquiring minds ask. Simple… I have made a conical chuck to hol...
Back to frozen Minnesota after 10 days on Kauai. I didn’t bring back any wood this time, but some new ideas for projects. I met a fellow wood worker near Kapaa, and he had me drooling over his shop and tools…a full compliment of Jet tools; table saw, lathe, drill press, planer, band saw, wide belt sander, jointer, etc. I am so envious! He did have a minor mishap the day after we met….he has an additional Sawstop table saw, and while sawing a piece of plywood, the blade br...
This guitar was designed by me and was made by Alan Brasen in England. Ordered two years ago it has just been completed. Part of the specification was to be made entirely of wood and except for the electrics to be plastic free. other pictures are available on photobucket
A side benefit to spending my weekends in the garage building my Roubo-ish workbench with mostly hand tools is that I’m losing weight! Bucking my usual winter trend. I wrote about it in my new blog here Excerpt: ”It’s not just the physical exertion and the sweat though, it’s about not going to the fridge (or pantry, or cellar, or that stash of Hershey Kisses in the toolbox). Woodworking, more-so with handtools, is a continual series of mental challenges that put me into a “zone...
http://wve720.wix.com/veseleil-workshophttp://workshop-bezaleel.blogspot.com/ Also, on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oIbX5L579k&feature=youtu.be Barrette. A Gift to my beloved wife.white oak, woodfinish – natural wax and plant pigments. in project used anatomical features of the head, the hair amount and structure. The sketch of this barrette were based on samples of the Judea, Greece and Rome from 1 to 4 centuries. The work was made with special custom made carving ...
This bookcase design is my interpretation of a combination of some Greene and Greene designs. Unfortunately, my computer skills are not good enough to show the details. In the 3D file, for example(which created the rendered drawing below), I couldn’t get the proportions of the feet right (they are not as flat as they appear in the rendered drawing, below). Nor could I get the crown moulding “cloud lift” detail to show except as some dashed lines. Further, one aspect of t...
This is the plate of my Scroll saw. What I am going to do for this project is I am going to cover it with a couple sheets of white paper and a playing card. I have a couple of reasons for this. First is I don’t want any small pieces I will be cutting to fall through. Which in actuality there is not small pieces per say, rather the little ends of the “puzzle pieces” . The tabs that I do not want to break…..So this is now taped on the scroll saw table just for this proj...
It’s been a rough week trying to finish a piece I’m under the gun for, it’s got to be ready for my nieces wedding. Being new at this, I’ve made numerous mistakes – and the latest may require a thermonuclear option, I’m making a cutting board, and I gouged it badly when rounding the edges. I’m off to my mentors tomorrow to see if it can be saved, but I fear I may have to take a slice off of two sides. (Sigh.) Ah well. If it were easy, what would...
In another blog entry yesterday, I spoke of finding a small Cucumbertree specimen that had been taken out by storm damage. It was quite a difficult process identifying that tree, and I’m still only about 95% certain I’m correct. I have half a dozen or so references I use, and I try to work systematically, eliminating possible choices at each step. However, nature is very diverse, and plant taxonomy is both a science and a black art. I have been fooled before by variations in a species. Case i...
For those shop voyeurs that like seeing updates on the shop entries, mine has been updated to reflect the current configuration (I still need better pics…). The shop isn’t where I want it yet, but it IS functional, and coming along nicely. I fear this will be a perpetual project…
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