Well, I’ve finished the mirror but not without my usual array of screw-ups. Let’s get started, shall we? I only really have one more detail piece to cut, and that is the arch. I go ahead and print a scale model of the arch in Sketchup and draw it on the board. I run it through the bandsaw and clean-up the arch with the drum sander. Since I need two 3/8” thick arches, I figure I’ll cut the piece in twain with the bandsaw using the currently attached 1/4” ...
Design Sketches for an American Eagle Carved Walking Cane for an Injured Iraqi War Air Force Veteran
If you are just surfing through the internet and want to see some actual canes I’ve carved, click on the Widget Picture of the cane here, and it also has more than 40 other links to other unique carved walking canes I’ve built. This blog entry is for showing a couple of new concept sketches of carved walking cane designs that I am working on so that the prospective customer can view the concept drawings and provide his input, or approval. thanks for reading,Mark DeCouhtt...
I’ve had several new additions to my woodworking arsenal this month, two of which have increased the amount of time I’ve been spending in the shop ten fold. First, for my birthday, I received a gift certificate to the newly opened WoodCraft here in Lexington, KY. With that gift certificate I purchased a SuperNova2 Chuck for my lathe. I’ve been wanting one since I took my first bowl turning class earlier this year; my only regret is that it took so long for me to mak...
This is the puzzle all cut out and put back togetherNotice I did not even really try to cut my “G” and “H” perfect. You can see where ther is some to be removed also between the “O” and “P”. I would have rather cut this out better but I did not, nor did I notice it till now. In comes “The Cheater” My term of endearment to one of my very favorite tools I own. My very old Delta 1×42 inch belt sander (with a 8 inch) disc sander on ...
So, yesterday afternoon I started really working on the project. I had ~10BdFt of 8/4 White Oak on hand so I rough cut it to length on the table saw then started flattening the faces and jointing the edges. When it’s about 90 – 95 Degree’s(f) and 90% humidity it can make for quite a workout & weight loss program. I have the blanks for the aprons and legs ready to to re-saw on the Bandsaw. There is no way I would try that by hand with a rip saw; I’m not the twisted!...
This is the way I have chosen to cut this out. First to go is the “O”. Leaving me with with the long “H” which is like the backJust a short tiny cut removes the 1st “P”of the double “P’s” Now I only have the “H” left and the “G” and I can cut them any which way I want to.In the next and last of this much too long series I will be bringing in “The Cheater”
So I’ve been debating with my father in law about weather or not he should sell his Shopsmith setup invest in building a new shop using standard stand alone tools and machines. He’s about to retire and is kicking the idea around of either selling it or dropping another $1K into upgrading to all new Shopsmith stuff. Personally I’ve never used the SS but I sincerely doubt I’d be a fan. Not being able to move from machine to machine would bug the hell outta me and bein...
I started to build a sample – first of the kitchen cabinets. It’s one over the microwave and is a standalone. I wanted to check out my techniques. Gluing on edge banding on the front edge of the plywood. 1 cabinet 21 X 24 X 12 and takes lost of clamps to glue on an edge band 1/8” thick on the front edge.(Note: I’m doing European style cabinets and not face frame style.) So I started to think about my options. At the toy workshop we sometimes use rubber ...
My wife and I recently drove our daughter down to a girls camp near Waterville, Maine where she will be working for the summer. Since we always enjoy visiting Maine and we were already nearby we decided to spend a few days touring the Rockland and Camden area. This gave me the opportunity to visit a few places of interest to woodworkers. :) My first stop was at Lie Nielsen Toolworks located in Warren on Route 1. This was a short stop but an enjoyable one. It was a thrill to see the home of...
I rather spend my time woodworking than writing, but this is important. I just got this message to my LJ mail: es | compose new message » From sourdemuetteSent 3 minutes agoSubject FROM: STELLE KOMANAMessage FROM: STELLE KOMANAABIDJAN.IVORY COASTWEST-AFRICA DEAR ,ONE I AM DEAF GIRL MY NAME IS STELLE KOMANA THE DAUGHTER OF LATE DR AND MRS ALFRED KOMANA, MY FAHTER WAS A VERY WEALTHY COCOA MERCHANT BASED IN ABIDJAN. THE ECONOMIC CAPITAL OF IVORY COAST BEFO...
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