Yesterday my daughter and I spent the day wandering (and shopping hehe) in New York City. The best part about the city is that there is so much beautiful craftsmanship every where you look. Some are concrete, some copper, brass, iron, marble and the likes. The one thing, in all my trips to the city is I have never seen or noticed wood craft, until yesterday. Over the front windows of the Philippine Consulate Building on 5th Ave there are two large carved wooden insets. I was trying ...
I’m not sure that my skills measure up to all the incredible projects I’ve seen posted here, but what the heck, I’m posting my first and hoping I’ll get some educational feedback and tips for future projects. I’ve scoured hundreds of projects here during this project and learned tons. You folks are the best! I read a thread recently discussing feedback and how to give it. Someone stated that if the poster wanted critical feedback, they should ask. OK I’m as...
I didn’t take process shots, but I rough-turned these two over the last week or so from the halves of a single jacaranda log resawed in half. Each was bagged immediately in its own shavings to slow drying and resist checking, though one has checked a bit anyway. Once they’ve dried enough to stop moving, I’ll chuck them up again and turn them back to round, and refine their shapes. I still consider myself in early training-mode, and as such, these are just more training piece...
Hi guys Slap my wrist and call me LAZYI have not posted for a few days.I finally got my website up and almost running. lazylarrywoodworks.com.au Hope you all will come and visit? It takes a lot of time to write a website…. just ask Martin. The challenge is coming along nicely.. Nearly 40 boards to date.. No pics yet. Kinda bin bizy. LOL Please excuse me Miss my dog ate my homework. From now on I think I may only have time to post every few days. Larry
This is just a little rambling on my part – trying to make a little sense of something I stumbled onto that has helped me a bit in my woodworking adventure. Recently, I’ve been reading lots and lots of “feel good” books and books on how to lift your own spirits and those warm fuzzy books and articles to help a person get a grip on things. After my accident, I allowed everything to turn very negative and blah in life. So I decided to turn that around and just inundat...
Well it’s been 60 days since my last entry in the blog. My tardiness is due to spending most of my spare time in the shop working on my bench. I decided to go with the majority view and glue and pin the leg tenons.Here is a picture of one of the legs just prior to glue up: I was very nervous about this glue up phase; there seemed like a lot of joints to glue in one go. The first leg went great: On the second leg catastrophe! While hammering in the pins I got a bit excited ...
Woodworking In America 2009: Furniture Construction and Design #1: First Impressions and Lee Valley Sale
I am in the process of attending the Woodworking in America: Furniture Construction and Design Conference in St. Charles, IL. Today was the first day and I am very impressed so far. I plan to put up some more detailed descriptions of the sessions later on when I get a little more time. I just wanted to let everyone know that they have a nice exhibition hall with many vendors. Lie-Nielsen is there along with Lee Valley and many others. Lee Valley is giving 15% off and free shipping for any ...
Before I start, if anyone has any suggestions to make my blog more readable, please let me know. I spend about an hour on each entry and I still feel that they are severely lacking. I can’t do much about the topics since I only blog what I’m working on. I try to include photos too. I may be a bit long winded though. Any criticism would REALLY be appreciated. I debated whether to post today because it doesn’t look like I did much, although I think I did lots with few v...
Hello fellow Lumberjocks! I wanted to share a shooting board design with you folks before I start cutting. :) I’m a hand tool guy so far (except for drilling and the occasional jigsaw cut on large stuff) so a good shooting board is essential. I already made one, but the fixed (glued) fence was somehow off by 1 degree, and the paste wax that I used on the runway tends to burn, so this time I’m not messing around. :) Following are a few 3D renders of my intended design. I’m...
Yo whats up everybody I was thinking about building like a dust shield for my miter saw because there is just so much dust that goes everywhere that its not even funny. Most people probably know what im talking about. I am thinking about using 3/4 plywood and I will probably use less then a 1/2 sheet but im not 100% sure on that. The problem is that the dust port is too big for my smaller shop vac and too small for my other shop vac. I have tried to attach a hose but it just didn’t work...
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