Special thanks to the inspiration I found from lumberjock Scott Shangraws projects. (http://lumberjocks.com/shangrila) I started with a half round chunk of juniper fire wood. A few hours of carving with a chainsaw, then my angle grinder with a round chainsaw attachment, and finally a 40 grit flap wheel grinder and here is what I have. I used my dremel tool to route out any cracks, and added a few more lines as my mind saw fit to add some stone inlays for both something interesting t...
This is my first experiment in making a tobacco pipe. I used a chunk of maple for this one.I’ve done some research and I will be making some more attempts. I have some local apple and cherry wood I want to try out on this. The apple wood is especially exciting, It’s a 100+ year old tree waiting by my mill, including the root ball, there is a ton of burl waiting for me in there. I will be adding more posts and photos as I progress. 6/26/2012 I cut up some of the apple ...
Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve had any updates. I’ve been very busy. The cabs have been installed minus doors and drawer fronts. Toe kick and drawers are in, so the kitchen is now usable. Here’s a few picks of the some of the upper doors before finish. I’m actually in the process of finishing the doors as I type. Maybe in a week or so I can post some pics of the cabs on the down hill side.
Fall is in the air and we have encountered some pretty crisp mornings already here in Tennessee, so it’s time to bring some of our potted plants inside before we receive our first frost. The question is, where do you put them? Normally they end up distributed throughout our house around windows and doors which is not always the ideal spot for them or us! So this year I fired up sketchup and began designing a “knockdown plant stand” with a couple of attributes in mind: #1- It would fi...
I belong to a chosen few here with Lumberjocks as to of been one of the earliest members. I have just looked through the last 20 pages of all your works. I would like to take my hat off to all of you who has put your time and talent to produce such Items. Each of you and those whom has come before as I can see deserves a round of applause. We here on lumberjocks. displays pictures of our products, for everyone to see. I want to say again, all of you deserves my hats off and around of applause...
I had gentleman to call up and ask if I could do one for his Moms Birthday of Elvis. After looking for the right one ,I thought thiswould be nice, here is the one I ended up with. it still needs the finish coat,but it turned out fairly deasent. I hope you ALL like it
Well, here’s to my first “blog” entry! My name is Chet, and I’m what most people would consider a pretty fair sawdust maker. I grew up on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Crawford County was “home” to me. I learned basic carpentry from my dad, and from my dads’ dad. Grandpa never really got into doing much for woodworking until he retired from farming, and him and grandma moved to Prairie du Chien. Shortly after that, he bought a new Wood-Mizer b...
My brother in law gave this piece to me. It was left behind by one of the folks that split in the middle of the night to avoid paying the rent. It is now sanded off and I have determined that it is maple and Mahogany veneer. My internet searches have yeilded nothing.I dont think it’s terribly old but the veneer is nearly 1/8 thick. I’ll put up some pictures of it finished up shortly, here it is before I started on it. (or ruined the value of it)
A Franciscan Benediction: May God bless you with discomfortAt easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationshipsSo that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with angerAt injustice, oppression and exploitation of people,So that you may work for justice, freedom and peace. May God bless you with tearsTo shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger and war,So that you may reach out your hand to comfort them andTurn their pain into joy. And may God bless y...
Well, the last five months have flown by! My wife and I adopted a newborn baby girl shortly after my last post, so the project went on hold. It’s a shame, because the new arrival was of course the inspiration for the piece, but the timing just didn’t work out. Anyway, now I’ve got a little more time on my hands so I should finally start to make some progress. I did take my intro to woodworking class at the community center, so I’ve got a little more experience un...
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