Just curious what technique I would need to clamp down an inlay in the middle of a large panel. What I have is a 40” x 20” solid 1” thick red oak bench top. I want to inlay a compass rose into the middle of it, as well as some banding around the outer edge. The banding is easy because I can use regular clamps to hold it down. The compass rose is in the middle of the panel and I have never heard of clamps with 20” deep throats. What technique or tool would I n...
For a while now I’ve been using A1 size (metric) heavy gauge art paper for the infinite curve in my project photo’s. It’s expensive. It gets dirty and needs replacing every few uses. It occurred to me that heavy duty lining paper, the sort used in the decorating trade would probably do just as well Its about the same width as the shorter dimension of A1 and there’s 10 metres on a roll, enough for about ten curves. A simple addition to my lighting rig allows f...
Am curious with all of the creativity of woodworkers, that no one since the 1940s has attempted to a comic book for chldren on wood-working. Hoping to have a grand child myself one day, I decided to make an attempt of forest folk tale and a story appropriate for children in an animation format As a first attempt at animation, it is as crude as the lumberjacks it portrays. But it offers a hint why the forest survives the outslaught of greedy woodworkers clear cutting a forest. Unfornat...
Is it just me, or are other getting sick of the Porn sites that is being allowed to register as mermbers. I can live with all of the non- offensive sites, such as the weight loss, or muscle building sites, that are frequently signing up. All of this is to TRY to boost their site’s rankings in the Search Engines -and it certainly doesn’t hurt LJ’s membership stats – but I really do take offense to the blatant Porn advertisements. Today there were at least 25 picture...
I know it’s been peaceful around here. I got down for a bit, as I sometimes do, and haven’t been able to get any wood work done to show ya’ll.Well I’m back, and boy does it feel good to have something to actually show. It isn’t much, but today was the most I’ve done in the shop in weeks. This post is actually more than just today’s work. I’ve fiddled around a little here and there the laqst few weeks, just not enough for a post. So here goes.Her...
It’s been a while since I have been out to the shop. Which sucks I have new equipment to put together and use. this will be the 3rd one so far this year. We know what is causing it, it’s the eplipsey that is doing it, it’s starting to get worse. Will have to talk if there is anything that can be done. The eplipsey is not able to take care of. So I am wondering how long it’s going to be before I have to have a knee replacement. Later will let you know whats going on ...
Hi folks, been a very busy couple of months. The new job is going very well, in fact this past week, I got the nod and was promoted to site manager for the courier service finally. I knew it would be ‘different’... and it was in fact that, but it was a ‘good’ different, and the pay will be nice when it hits the bank account next week. I had been covering routes that brought it up close to that pay rate before, but now I’m busier than ever and getting more b...
Today’s post will be fairly brief. I need to get to it and write and send out the newsletter from our site today announcing the new patterns. I had a really good response from people yesterday and many are anxious to get their copies. I am really happy about this, as I also really like the new designs. I think they are both fun to cut and nice to look at once they are done. The four new patterns for the Damask Silhouette plaques are as follows: SLD434 Songbirds: SLD435 Ki...
My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #1114: New Design for the Magazine and Lots of Other Things
Today was the first day of the season that I woke up and it was still pitch dark outside. Even though I am nearly through my first cup of coffee, it still is just now barely getting light. Another sure sign that summer is weaning and autumn and winter are quickly approaching. I need to write quickly today, as the day is already full and looks as if it will be a busy one. My dear kitty Coco is having some problems and I had to call the vet last night. The problems didn’t seem emerge...
Last week I found a pro woodworker/contractor advertising his offcuts on craigslist. I headed over and was in awe of what he called offcuts. I ended up with some great tips from him in addition to some slabs of Alaskan yellow cedar, sugar pine, and some pieces of walnut and cherry. I’m saving these for a toolbox I hope to make soon and a marking gauge. In the meantime, I knew I was running out of space to store this wood in a sightly manner back home. The little wood space I did have...
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