I’ve heard quite a lot about Wood Shop closures in various School systems around the Country… it’s saddening news. That’s why it was great the other morning to go by my old Alma Mater and see that, at least here in Manchester, the Woodworking programs are alive and well!!On my way to work I spotted these handsome works-in progress…I’m not sure exactly what you call them… They each had a tapered leg assembly next to them, so they’re a stand-up ki...
If any LJ’s will in or around Lexington, KY Sat. June 26, I will be demoing the new Kreg Beaded Face Frame Jig at Woodcraft in Lexington at 10am, 1pm, and 3 pm. Stop bye if you are in the neighborhood.http://www.kregtool.com/Precision-Beaded-FaceFrame-System-Prodview.htmlhttp://www.woodcraft.com/stores/store.aspx?id=582
Here is another sneak peek of the slanted tight weave.. After the glue up, the board was sanded on the drum sander, cut into a circle on the bandsaw, chamfered the edges and just to give you a look at the color… I used a little turps…Further work on this piece will include more sanding and possibly using the Torque Workcentre to route out a dish in the centre.. then I will mount it on a Lazy Susan cast aluminium bearing..
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #20: Contests and pricing and movies - Oh My!
Today’s post will be short and sweet. (Yah, right! you are all saying!) I really am caught up in a lot of ‘busy work’ stuff today and hopefully can accomplish everything I want to. I finished polishing up my articles yesterday and I emailed them to my editor ahead of the box of three items he accepted so I can hear sooner rather than later if he wants to use them or not. I guess I will never get over the apprehension of submitting things. I don’t look at it in as...
I did not know that Planet Soccer was so famous that a local newspaper wanted to report it in the news. A reporter and her photographer came to our place and interviewed me and took some photos on Thursday, a day before the timber show, and the report was in the newspaper today.Now you can see me with Planet Soccer in The Advertiser, if you click on: www.macarthuradvertiser.com.au Thanks for reading the article.
This is the second in a series of four videos that I took of the Woodcraft Gallery at the Art Centre in Christchurch, NZ
I’m now working on a couple of desks for a Medical clinic. I’ve been working on this project for about 13 days now. I built this unit out of oak plywood and red oak lumber. I started this project by constructing the the upper portions first. I had to wait to receive my hardware before building the base cabinets. This set of desks is custom for the client, the first desk station on the left is 50” wide than there is (3) 40” wide stations one of the stations is going to ...
Thereafter the box side joined together, the challenge was over. The rest joint will come in… THE TRAYSIn order to avoid monotony of color, MOLAVE (Philippine Hardwood with yellow finish) was choosen as the sides and black KAMAGONG was the bottom plate. Dovetail cutting was easy on Molave. Though it is hard, the saw cuts with slippery surface. The Molave contains its own oil. The hard part will be the gluing. I was so careful to smear the glue because it reacts to the oil of th...
Part 1 of a 4 part video of the Woodcraft Gallery in Christchurch New Zealand…
Hello LJ’s, What a day! I got a present from a LJ reader of my blog. I didn’t know it was coming, he just sent it. The best part is that he just labeled the box Brian Meeks, Martelle, Iowa. No address or p.o. box, but since I live in a town of 280, where everyone knows everyone else, that was plenty. It made me and the post master chuckle. I received 3 hand planes and a spokeshave, in great condition. So tonight’s blog is about my new hand planes that have joined my...
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