In an attempt to push my segmenting skills, and release some pent up artistic desires, I’ve started work on a sculpture. Not wanting to bother with building something functional, I decided to focus just on the form aspect of the piece. I drew out the design on graph paper to help with the layout of the segmented rings and got to work. There are three seperate sections of the sculpture that will be attached in an as-of-yet-undecided fashion. The design concept is that of an abstract flow...
I just wanted to post a quick shout to my good friend Jimthecarver. Heard the results of the Tustin, Ca. woodcarving show sponsored by the California Carvers Guild. And Jim won blue ribbons on both of the projects he entered and a best of show on one of them. Besides being an excellent woodcarver he’s also a very humble man, but I’d just like to applaud his efforts (and maybe make him blush a little:). Congrats man!
This interview is from the November issue of “CreativeHands Network” Newsletter.SnowyRiver has been a member of LumberJocks since November 2008 1. how did you first get started working with wood? I first began building things with wood when I was very young. Probably around 8 or 9. Although my dad was a weekend do-it-yourselfer and not a carpenter, I would help him build things around the house. Things like yard sheds, fences, a gun cabinet, and yard art. Even though he...
One more sleep and it is off into the wide blue yonder… off to the Apple Isle… Tasmania… land of Huon Pine, James Boag’s Beer and the Tasmanian Devil…. It does not get any better for a woodworker or a demonstrator of woodworking equipment or both… off to a place with some of the worlds greatest timber… I am so excited to be able to jet off to Tasmania and attend one of the best woodworking shows of the year… Bags packed, tickets p...
Base moulding completed with a combination of hand and power tools. Particularly proud of my dovetails and hand planed round over. Certainly learnt a few lessons in other areas though largely related to time and planning in the mitres, glue-up and curve cutting. The whole process is blogged in detail at the love of wood. Part 1Part 2
Jack and Jill, Went up the hill.To fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down,And broke his crown,And Jill came tumbling after. Then up Jack got,and home did trot.To old dame dob,Who fixed his KNOB,With vinegar and brown paper. What does this have to do with a machinist toolbox? well. I also had to fix my knobs, but not with vinegar and not with brown paper (although the walnut IS indeed brown)... read on: I wasn’t feeling too well today so I probably should not have done much wo...
Andy Chidwick is another furniture maker that I know and recently he stopped by my shop on his way to The Woodworking Shows. He is giving demonstrations and seminars on creating sculpted furniture. Although the time was much too short, Andy & I had a great visit. We even had time to get in a little video together for him to share what he would be doing at the show. You can see the entry & video interview here. We also traded shirts & hats that we each have to offer. Occasion...
Wow!It has truly been one big adventure here on LJ’s. It was only because of Mike (Stefang) insistence that I joined LJ’s. And boy am I pleased that I did and he was so persistent. Initially I was mainly interested in making a box for my scrollwork to be displayed betterMy first attempt at finger joints I had done the basics back in high school but I thought all that was long gone from the old grey matter. Apparently woodworking is like riding a bike – you might be a bit rusty but yo...
Yep, that’s right, I haven’t even bothered to install the scrap ply and PVC floor sweep I build less than 2 weeks ago, and I am already redoing it. You might ask yourself why. Or more likely, ask ME why… The answer is quite simple. There are things about the original design that I just don’t like. In particular, there are things I wanted desperately to change. Most notably… #1. Size the width of it to match my 18” push broom… This should have be...
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