I guess I’ve known it for a while because of being involved in woodworking for over 40 years and watching it’s ‘advancement’. BUT I don’t like what I see…. The future of those with craftsman skills in this area is very much at a chance of becoming extinct. This past weekend the Science Channel ran a marathon of probably over a couple hundred episodes. I watched intently becuase I figure you can never learn too much, but I really sat up and listened when the...
I spent several days of the last few weeks slabbing a large Eucalyptus in a very public place (See my Rescued Wood Posts 8, 9, 10 11, 13), and many people stopped by to watch what I was doing, and to question me about my Alaskan Mill. One of these spectators knows someone who had cut a heavy branch off a Yellowwood tree because it was threatening his home & business. (let’s call him Jack) So, Jack is a lover of wood, but not a serious woodworker and he didn’t want to dump...
Wow!!! Thanks guys for the warm welcome. It is kind of neat to see such an active group of people. I just moved to Selma, NC from Chesapeake, VA. I have been here a couple of months but my tools are still packed up in a couple of trucks I own. Still got to get the house, etc. in order before Arlene (my better half) will allow me to set up the garage as my play area. I have downsized considerably both in area and tools. Now I am wondering why I got rid of so many tools. It is like starting ove...
So you take one seriously grotty, old, dry, termite ridden, rotting chunk of gumtree (Eucalyptus).Strip off as much of the rot & termite crud as you can with a crowbar.Slice it on a bandsaw.And admire the beauty within after a little sanding and a quick coat of liquid wax .You never can judge a book by its cover
Awards entry period is over and the staggering number of entries is beyond all my expectations. We ended up with 151 wonderful Yin Yang projects and now it’s time to pick your top 5 list and cast your votes. I know it’s not too easy ;) Voting deadline is on February 7th at 3 PM CDT. Note that if you submitted an Awards entry, you will notice that your project is not listed when you make your selections. (You are not allowed to vote for yourself.) So don’t panic whe...
Allot has changed since I joined lumberjocks 2 years ago I had high hopes of getting an apprentischip in carpentry/joinery and just before christmas I got it so the future’s looking good a year of investment in tools and workshop. The last few months has been a bit hecktic but I hope to be giving a weekly post starting in a week or two. So thanks to all the lumberjocks who inspired me over the past few years
So after several years of saying I would finally expand the dust collection and improve the miter saw setup I finally got started on it a few weeks ago – of course nothing is simple now is it… So it gets started – the 400 sq foot shop has been steadily shrinking for a while now so I thought it was time to get it reorganized and try to improve the miter bench setup and provide a lot more dust free storage as well as give me a lot more flat surface area to work with. The Bosch slider take...
Yesterday was a good day, by almost any woodworking standard. Regrettably I didn’t touch wood to a tool. So how can it be a good day? I got to spend it with David Marks of WoodWorks Fame. He taught a class at my local WoodCraft and my wife was kind enough to give me the day to go. This was my second class with David; I took one about a year ago on Double-Bevel Marquetry (keep meaning to get a scroll saw, but something bigger and more powerful always seems to get in the way). The class ...
I made this sometime ago from a photo in a magazine (possibly FWW) If I remember correctly the style was New England. It still doesn’t have steel runners. I made it years ago with a wee girl in mind, daughter of a friend, she’s now over 20. Must speed up my work-rate.The woods are Ash and Beech..
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