Wednesday night I opened Sketchup I had downloaded along time ago. I forgot how awsome this program is. I made a vow to myself that I am going to learn this program inside and out. I still can not believe it is free. I am happy to spread the word on how easy this program is. When I opened it up Wednesday, my plans were to just mess around alittle. But when I was finished, (an hour later) I had a 3D model of the display stand I plan to build for the Artistry in Wood show in November. Once...
Many of you may be aware of this site, but I just refound it, after misplacing it some time back, it has some very interesting videos on many different subjects about woodworking, I just subscribed to it today, it costs $36 a year you get 4 dvd’s a year with subscription, plus you can order past issues for about $11 including shipping, or you can view past issues on line, so far I have been pleased with what I have viewed, although some don’t show as much detail as I would like t...
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I bought this house about 4 years ago and have been working on it ever since. Started with the inside, gutting it, rewiring and re-insulating before rocking. It now has triple sponged paint on the walls, the master bedroom is almost done and next is the kids room. Right now it is time for the outside work, snow here in about 3 or 4 weeks.
"The Birth of Artemis" - Chronicles of a custom Jay Fisher Chef's Knife. (Product Marketing Example)
Article Link: http://www.artisansofthevalley.com/docs/The_Birth_of_Artemis_Chronicles_of_a_Custom_Jay_Fishers_chefs_knife_08-2009.pdf Greetings! This is a preview – a few changes may be pending to the final release of the article but this is basically the layout, content, images, etc that will be formally broadcast out for the whole world to see shortly. I figured I’d give the Lumberjocks crew the first chance to scan this most exciting 10-page article and see what you...
I wanted to post a quick entry praising one of our own LJs poroskywood for a lumber package that he put together for me this week. I contacted him a while back to inquire about ordering some curly maple from him and found him to be a really great guy to work with. I opened the shipping boxes last night and heard the roar of tigers as the curly figuring of both cherry and maple jumped out at me. I was literally amazed. I don’t have any good lumber shops around me that balance both pri...
I completed the build on the skateboard and sent the pictures to the customer. I wasn’t exactly what that were wanting. They wanted more of a half circle at the ends of the board. I originally did a smaller tail on the bed because of the room needed. That would make the bed almost 10’. Anyway, I planned on building two anyway. I even ordered 8 wheels, so I painted up the first one for our showroom and started on their new one. Here are some pictures of the first one: ...
Well, I’m on the move again. I’ve decided to move my workshop back to the garage. After a long time thinking about it (and about a weeks worth of cleaning) I’m going to make the move. This came about, when I went to “the shop” and found that my scrollsaw had a nice layer of rust on the table. Instead of trying to find the money to insulate the shed, I would just move to a place that is already insulated and heated and cooled.
This makes me laugh almost as much as it makes me cry. There’s a guy in my neighborhood with a big black truck parked on the street, and a pair of blue TruckNutz hanging below, which I must pass and notice every night when I drive home from work. I do admit that the sheer obnoxiousness of it does at least make me smile. But c’mon… beautiful wood burls? Is nothing sacred? I can only hope it’s injection-molded plastic wrapped in some kind of heat-shrink plastic print....
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