I’m a little late getting this up for my LJ brethren since it has been up on my site for a week now. Sorry about that guys. Here I build the drawer and add my faux cockbead to the front. You will often find a scratched bead like this on backcountry or souther period furniture. The full cockbead took more time and therefore was more expensive. This was another option to achieve that beaded effect for the less discerning customer. Enjoy the show!
I got to go to the World Scroll Saw Expo last weekend in Wilmington Ohio, Which is my own back yard, since I only live thirteen miles from Wilmington. The Expo was cool to say the lease and really got me excited to play with my scroll saw agian. I only have a cheap saw but it does what I ask it to do, but if I ever really want to get into some of the kind of work that these folks do I might have to re-think that! There is three parts to my blog post the first post is just pictures from the sh...
In the last episode it was decided that, because this Box is a little bigger than usual, I’d be making some trays for it. I guess I’m still anxious to use the new toy, because I sized the wood I’ll be using last… first!!After Re-sawing another scrap of the Cherry, I thinned it down on the Jointer to about 3/16”. These will be for the bottoms of the two trays…With the Imbuia top, and Cherry sides on the outer Box, I’m going with Imbuia sides and Cherry...
While helping my mother research some local history, I ran across this picture that I wanted to share with you all. This logging truck was photographed about 1919 up in the Sierra Mountains. As soon as I saw this picture I had to have a copy of my own. I thought it would be fun to challenge you all to come up with your best caption for this photo. I’d love to see other historical wood related pictures like this. What have you got?
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #41: The Leaf Candle Tray . . . Almost There
I made a great amount of progress in yesterday’s design. Although I didn’t get to start cutting, it was with good reason and I am well on my way to get there today. Sometimes in laying the foundation out for a project, things just don’t come out exactly how we envisioned them. I see things in my head long before anyone ever sees them either on paper or in wood. I know what I want to accomplish, and because of how long I have been doing this it usually comes in the same n...
So Myself and Jimthecarver took a trip to the mill today to check out Socalwood’s(Rob) operation with hopes of getting some nice lumber and to meet a fellow LJ. And I’m not sure I can put into words how impressed I was, but I would like to say a few things about my experience today. First and foremost, Rob is truely a class act. From the time we got there, I felt comfortable and welcome. He walked us around the yard and showed us A LOT of lumber. Huge Selection! We toured his wor...
Finally started getting things organized a bit in the basement, and had some free time tonight so I decided to pick up work on this. During the house move, some of the wood sat in a VERY hot car for a few days, and had warped a little bit (even the panel with the breadboard ends had cupped noticeably). To try and counter this, I stickered it in the basement for a few weeks with some weight on it to try and reverse the bends, and it seems to have worked fairly well. So, where I’d le...
I read an article awhile ago in Popular Woodworking on the advantages of creating a small camber in the wood to create a tighter joint when pressing several boards together to create a table top. The edges touch first then the middle comes together last during clamping. Anyone had any success with that. I am planning on making a walnut side table and would appreciate any tips. Thanx
Today I accompanied a very good friend and carving buddy to So.CalWood.I have to say as we drove up the driveway to meet Rob I saw all the wood and the heart palpatations started.Rob showed Chris and I around his magnificent place. We feasted our eyes on some of the most beautiful stacks and stacks of wood. Rob is truely a lumberjock in every form of the word. Not only is he very talented but his ideas and creations are second to none.I came home with some Black Walnut, a few burls, some Blac...
I got a very pleasant surprise today! I do not know if the person who sent it wants to be ID’d or not – but thank you. :) These pieces were all planed to 1/8” and had a destiny waiting for them… Halfway there. Can you guess? In addition to the wood I received today (I did not cut it all!!) I also used a few pieces of 1/8” exotic I had, which was waiting for just this project. Thought you’d get a kick out of this. I’m sure you all are...
- Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) - 1853 entries
- dbhost - 452 entries
- frank - 417 entries
- degoose - 398 entries
- Ecocandle - 325 entries
- mafe - 325 entries
- MsDebbieP - 314 entries
- Karson - 305 entries
- Martin Sojka - 296 entries
- Dave Rutan - 275 entries
- robscastle - 263 entries
- William - 258 entries
- shipwright - 258 entries
- A Slice of Wood Workshop - 233 entries
- bandit571 - 229 entries
- Betsy - 228 entries
- stefang - 221 entries
- Stevinmarin - 212 entries
- Todd A. Clippinger - 207 entries
- Gary Fixler - 204 entries
- HappyHowie - 200 entries
- Smitty_Cabinetshop - 200 entries
- Rustic - 190 entries
- BritBoxmaker - 188 entries
- Chris Davis - 184 entries
- StumpyNubs - 184 entries
- clieb91 - 165 entries
- PurpLev - 163 entries
- littlecope - 154 entries
- andyboy - 151 entries