Oct. 4/10 Today I got the Dremel out and started uncovering the sole of my shoe. And then I had to pause… A pause.. why, you ask? I had to take a picture at this point because from this point forward things could start going wrong. Right now, it looks likes the sole of a shoe. I feel like stopping right now and putting my shoe on display – “look what I did”. But, alas, that is not what this journey is about and i must continue to move forward. So I switched ti...
There are times in our everyday life that changes the plans. Sudden twist that halt the others and a new project comes. In my case, I have a lot of pending jobs or project…. spiral design, armoires, two j boxes, two side tables etc. Though most pending projects are not urgent neither bound with a contract, these becomes a big file of junks in the shop. JUST WAITING FOR THE TIME TO BE FINISHED. BUT WHY? I will say …. THE SUDDEN CHANGE OF ONE ROOM…. BEDROOM TO A TU...
It feels so good to come off such a nice weekend. The weather was decent (it rained Saturday, but with the rain came a cooling relief from the humidity and much too warm temperatures we were having) and it feels like autumn should. Cool. Crisp. Exhilarating. I was quite productive, yet I still feel greatly relaxed and ready to take on the new week. I finished my bridge and also completed painting a couple of more figures for the pond scene. I had to re-cut a couple of pieces because when...
Time has come to wrap up the current set of changes for cutlist and make the ‘4.1pre’ series official. Our seasons have ticked over, daylight savings time has kicked in, it’s warmish and it’s daylight until 8pm and I’m in the shop more than in front of the computer. I’ve still missed out quite a number of changes I’d like to make and have had requested. I will get to them. For anyone who has already downloaded and installed 188.8.131.52pre, there are...
This interview is from our October issue of the CreativeHands Newsletter. Thanks to JockMike2 for taking the time to answer the following questions. 1.How did you first get started working with wood? When I was young we didn’t have much money, heck we were poor. I used to carve a big Bowie Knife out of wood, or make a sword, one time I made a bow and arrow and actually hit a squirrel with it. Didn’t kill it but it probably had a sore side for a while. I remember my buddy...
Autumn leaves. Winterizing and covering the pool. #1: Autumn leaves when Autumn comes. Deck covering the pool
When summer is over, one expects the autumn leaves of red and gold start drifting all over the pool. Nice show to be seen on your´s neighbor pool. Sooner or later, it will happen in yours´, unless….... .... yes, unless you cover your pool. Since autumn started in Northern hemisphere, I imagine that someone may be interested in covering the pool, as I was last April. I made some research, namely surfing the web, and found the exercise of covering the pool can be done either t...
Still without a climate controlled work room, I’ll continue through the list of tasks that can be done without a dehumidifier. Next up is one of the steps that seems to mystify a lot of non-guitar types: side bending. There are many different approaches to this task ranging from hi-tech electric blankets to boiling. My method is based on conversations with luthier friends and guitar geek research. It’s also probably one of the simplest to set up without spending a ton on exp...
Hello All, Though I may not be able to do much woodworking, I am able to finally bring the Henry Wood Mystery to a close…almost. We are in the final scene, and I think it turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself. http://extremelyaverage.com/2010/10/henry-wood-the-exchange-ch-30-part-1/ Brian
A local craftsman, John Manthei is holding a class on green chair construction. We split the logs, made the pieces and are now waiting for the rungs to dry. Since it is + 40 we worked outside, the sun was shining so it was a very nice day. It was quite a find to discover this class Right here in Fairbanks. The class also has some seasoned woodworkers as well, most with about 30 years experience! I will post photos of the completed chair when I can.
So this is my third post for this blog, but it is really three and a half days of work on the project. Being a weekend warrior (LumberJock) I consider 4 hrs on the weekend a days work. I’d spend all day if I could. So Friday night I was able to get the mirror frame finished sanded and together: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43319756@N05/5049574016/in/set-72157624965142223/Saturday morning I started with cutting the parts for the drawer case and finish sanding the parts as necessary: http...
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