This is the second in a series of four videos that I took of the Woodcraft Gallery at the Art Centre in Christchurch, NZ
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work......Aristotle, Greek Philosopher (384 BC – 322 BC) The “Wolf’s Tooth” decorative wood inlay pattern is a wonderful custom inlay used to embellish furniture, picture frames, wooden boxes, and a host of other woodworking projects. The wooden segments (teeth) were cut on the table saw equipped with a Forrest Woodworker II 40 tooth saw blade. Also, the dedicated miter sled was used in order to maintain precision and t...
Pictures can be found at www.woodshopcowboy.com Just missed my flight to Boston, but on the upside, I get a little me time. I’ve been working pretty steady this weekend. I re-organized the workspace. And then – a new storage bench and some rearranging: That new bench is a salvaged office door, ripped in half and cut to needed lengths. It weighs some 200+ lbs. I have three more planks to use, so I’m thinking a new version of my bench that you see, but this one will have the mass n...
If you’ve been following along on this blog so far, you already know I’m trying to experiment with small tricks along the way as I build this crib. In the past in order to mark stock before cutting it to length I’ve just used a tape measure an pencil. This time I’m trying something slightly different. After first cleaning up one end, I pull a tape and make a mark. Then, instead of attempting to visually line up that line (wherever it ended up across the w...
I’m getting closer to finishing this bandsaw box. The pulls were essentially carved using a bandsaw and one of my three Dremels. I decided that something more sculptural would be appropriate for the pulls and these pictures show what I’ve done with them. This also shows the first coat of Watco Natural Danish Oil….and I’ll let that sit a couple of day and do it again. The drawers are quite finished yet because they’ll be lined with elk hide. I bought an e...
Scored 8 sets of window sashes with some really nice wavy poured lead glass. I replaced the second floor windows in a 1860 farm house (dont worry, its not in an historic district) I have lots of uses for this glass coming up. 1st, I can always use it in my rustic picture frames. 2nd, i have a shaker farmhouse style bookcase in the works (perfect fit) and even a clock on the drawing board. The first floor windows are also scheduled to be replaced.
Here are the steps I use to fit an armrest to the armchairs. As usual start with a mortise. Use a sanding stick that is nearly as wide as the mortise. Attach 100 grit sandpaper to only one side of the sanding stick. Use the sanding stick at a slight angle to clean up the mortise. The angle in the picture is exaggerated for clarity. A slight angle will prevent damage to the exposed side of the mortise, as well as make assembly easier. Fit the tenon as you go until you have a nice sn...
Christmas Eve made a run to HD and picked up a bundle of shingles,drip-edging, and some roofing nails.Got the roofing paper on and edge drips. Need to redo the gable drip-edge.Got in a big hurry and it looks all dented and crappy. Think I have a spare sectionI can redo that . No big deal really.This morning I went out and put on shingles. Thought I had enough as I bought a bundle and had a partial bundleleft over from the original shed build from a few years back.No dice though. Ran out with...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #987: Working on Version Four of the Bunnies
I spent the day yesterday working on the final version of bunnies. This version is once again a silhouette, but it is going to be painted using a couple of nice techniques. I spent the afternoon working on the base coating and I used some crackle medium to give them a crackled finish. In the past, I have used the crackle medium with a dark under coat so that the crackles really stand out. This time however, I decided to use the bright pastel colors underneath for a more subtle effect. I a...
Hello fellows, Recentely I need to glue some parts of wood too long for my pipe clamps. I decide to use a ratcheted band to do the job for me.At that time I forgot to make pictures,so I illustrate it at the pictures below.It works very well and the force applied is very big. Understand the idea: The eye-bolt The hook tends to pull off the piece To anulate the pull force you need to clamp it.Here angle bar to keep the jaw in place. Assembled Clamped in place (only...
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