Wooden Ageless Piquancy ....who lights the fire, that burns from within, to without, of yonder tree….? ——and so it ‘just is’, that on this morning of grace-full and many intended beginnings, that the silence of my hearts breath is heard among the awakening of dawn, till from out of the past i am encouraged to withhold from wood no-longer…. —-now i know that some would say ‘the way of wood’ is lost from view, but i will continue to...
Well after looking around I decided that since most of this wood is warped along its length, I would be better off making smaller things from it. Also, I tend to get more satisfaction from smaller work, so I made a jewelry box. It can be seen in my projects list. I really like working with this old wood. It has a lot of character to it, which makes picking out where to place the unique features of the wood pretty fun. It finishes real nice with no stain at all, too. As I am working on s...
My niece will graduate as a nurse in the near future. She has moved into a new house and asked me for a small desk for her new flat panel iMac. I decided to make an oak desk that would be loosely based on the mission style but with side panels that would reflect her future as an RN. My goal is a small desk 48” x 29” with keyboard drawer and a small drawer. I’ll be trying my first hand made dovetails on scrap and then on to my first dovetailed drawer I put this out here, ...
Well it has been a busy and exciting week in the shop which is good because this weekend I am way busy with other things so that is why I am posting now instead of on Sunday. The pens that I have been making lately will be going on sale. They are all made out of wood that was salvaged from work and are now going to be sold in the gift shop at work. I made a very simple display stand that will hold the pens and some information cards about them and how the wood they are made out of came fro...
I got a lot of work in this weekend. I learned a lot too. As I’ve stated, I don’t work with plans. This causes the need for one of two things, or both: good foresight / planning (plans are nothing, planning everything – Dwight D. Eisenhower) and/or good woodworking skills to overcome lack of the former. Sadly, I have neither. This means I incorporate two other assets: patience, and acceptance of imperfection. The first actions were to cut, miter, etc. and glue the front edging: Not per...
At long last, I was cleared (sort of) for duty back in the shop. This back injury has been a doozy and has brought my woodworking almost to a standstill—-and at the worst time too. With daytime highs now in the low to mid 30s, my unheated shop is all but closed up for the winter. Undeterred, I am powering through the rough spots. I picked up where leaving off oh, a month or two ago, and cut out the pieces for the hinge. I think this picture is pretty self explanatory: ...
Sorry all I have been working some long hours & not had time to hit the shop much. But everything is banded & I am sanding away! Hope to post some full assembly pics you can see.
on September 20 2008 woodcraft store of new castle delaware will have a craft show and tool sale the spaces are FREE all that is asked of those whom that would like to display their items is:that the items be of their own making and letting the store what you have and how much space you needALL SALES are between you and your customer and the store just supplies the area for you to sell your itemsto get in contact with the store phone 302 323 0400 anyone can give you the info clem
We live in an old house that has been added on to several times. It’s pretty uggggly on the outside, but I got a good deal on it long ago. The interior doors were those really cheap and cheesy hollow core doors. Well they add to go, and several of them have been recycled during other remodeling projects we recently did. The baseboards are missing! Well, those too were removed when we put in the hardwood floors, or decided that of the 4 rooms and 4 different styles, perhaps we s...
Today, I was able to glue up the top, cut it out, and sand it. It looks pretty damn cool.
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