I made this pen from wood scraps I got from a cabinet shop. I am making the pen for my brother and would like to tell him accurately what kind of wood it is. Any help will be appreciated. Now I have to assemble pen tonight.
The project is pretty much done for my part at least. The owner is finishing it himself in order to color match it to his chair. Great project, I always enjoy traditional work. http://birchhillwoodcrafts.com/ottoman-project-part-ii/
When I received my “new” plane from David, aka patron, I couldn’t wait to get started on the tune up. Of course the first step was to take it apart. That proved to be a chore. The blade was very rusted, as you would expect from any old plane. That, coupled with the old finish, made everything rather stuck. I was being very cautious since I sure didn’t want to damage any part, especially the wedge. After much “gentle” tapping, it finally broke loose.I then b...
Awhile back, I was experimenting with designs for a type of lap easel for my Mom. Mom had hurt herself at work awhile back and she has difficulty doing a lot of walking. So she was looking into a hobby that she could do while stretched out or sitting on a recliner. She recently developed an interest in drawing so I thought a lap easel would be just the thing for her. Now I could have just went to the store and shelled the 20 bucks for one but, no…, I had to be a woodworker and do it ...
There are 8 fluted columns to this bedroom set. The columns were turned on our “Legacy” Ornamental Milling Machine, by one of our shop craftsman, Dennis Nygard. I’m carving the 64 acanthus leaf’s by hand with “Pfeil” carving knifes and a small brass mallet. It’s easer to cut the solid cherry by lightly taping with a small mallet. Each leaf takes about 3 hours per leaf. Plus set up time and drawing time, which takes about 2 hours. So, each spindl...
I bought some 1/4” x 1/16” x 24” basswood strips to use as batons and continued with the lofting. I’ts about like doing the full size lofting with 3/8” planks and crayons, but it’s a good start. I started with the sheer line in both profile and plan view to get a sense of the shape. I also lofted the keel and keelson. And then the stem. And finally the deadwood. The upper waterlines all turned into a bit of a mess because they are so clos...
I joined LJ 2 weeks ago. Someone welcomed mean warned me that this site is addictave. He didn’t say how addictavie it can be. I find myself coming in at noon, reading LJ, supper reading LJ, then in evening reading LJ. In between times I have TV on watching reno shows and DIY (Gotta keep in touch) ha ha.POINT IS.I do enjoy the topics the people post here. Keep it up ,it makes this “oldfart” smile.“A smile is free, the more you use one , the easieir they become”
Hi guys! What with all this talk lately about safety and power tools, I thought I would post a video I made about this time a year ago showing a project I made with nothing but hand tools. It’s called a Governor Winthrop desk. It’s unplugged and pre-beard. Enjoy! Detailed plans here!
I must say, I wasn’t pleased to see a “Harry Reid.com” ad on your site. I thought I left politics in the other room. Oh well….this is a free country, paid by advertisement. Am I the only one who feels this away??? BigD1
“There is a knowledge in the muscles of a workman that goes beyond the mind, a skill that lies in the flesh and the fiber, and my hands and my heart held a love of the wood…” Louis L’Amour. Words of a great wordworker. Trying to teach woodworking to a beginner really brings this home. No matter how smart, or talented, it just takes time to learn how to hold a chisel, or run a belt sander. This is something no hobbyist can know. He might build to a higher standard (and ...
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