Okay, not bad so far. Mostly line work and some shading. The real challenge to this piece I left for last, the cable knit sweater. I probably spent more time studying the picture I had printed than I did actually burning the darn thing. I think it looks really good, but you be the judge. Step 5 Here is the finished piece. The sweater is done and was the hardest element of the piece to do. Overall, I think it turned out better than I thought it would. All that’s left is to apply a ...
Yessireebob, I have my own blog over on blogspot. That’s where I’ll probably do most of my posting from my shop stuff. Yet, I suspect I need two blogs…this being the second one because I have two minds….major ones at least…and then a host of minor ones. Some of my minds I tossed out a long time ago, thank gawd.Then again, they sometimes reappear in the strangest places full of thoughts and fears. These whacky minds I’d thought I tossed out are some from...
As many of you know, I am trying to incorporate more hand tools into my woodworking. I’ve started reading up on hand planes and have bought a low-angle block plane to start with. I’ve decided that for myself and for anyone else who would be remotely interested that I would start a blog to document my progress (hopefully not my lack thereof). The first thing I’ve learned is that while it is very easy and useful to read everything you can get your hands on and ask anyone...
My sister-in-law and I went on our second road trip today and we headed back to an antique shop that we visited on the last trip. This time I found a plane that I guess makes the tongue of tongue/groove. It took me a while to figure it out but I’m sure that’s what it is. Correct me if I’m wrong. (If that is what it is, it would make a nice counterpart to my router plane, I think.) Anyway, it was old, the blade looked a little rough but what do I know. Cost $20. It̵...
A few years back, my better half and I decided to close the doors of the leased shop. sell the house, buy a hobby farm and build a new shop. Not one staying put for too long I wanted the shop to look like a barn so that it fit within the the look of the local rural community and in the event we sell, it could double as a horse/livestock barn. I felt I needed a working footprint of 1,500 sq feet, measureing 30’ x 50’ with 12’ ceilings. In hindsight I should have made i...
Well, I finally went and got the wood to build the bunk beds. It was an eventful day, but enjoyable. It is always hard getting started on a project like this. I always have trouble looking at the large pile of wood and not imagining all of the work that will go into it. Once I start working on it, I get over that feeling, but starting out is sometimes a little hard. My five year old is really excited about the beds. He has been asking forever when we are going to build them. I really...
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I’ve built several different bookcase styles over the years. The largest project of this type included a wall of display shelves, cabinets, a fireplace mantle and fireplace surround (photo 1). But PWW’s challenge is for “a simple bookcase design”. Well, I did three matching bookcases in 1974 that were quick projects. Those bookcases are still going strong and remain in full, unabashed, use even though the home they are in now is far nicer than the upper flat we wer...
My wife and I attended a wine tasting a few months ago where the focus was on the glasses. The purpose of the tasting was to learn how and why different glasses affect the taste and enjoyment of wine. More…I was very skeptical going in, but it was an eye opening and taste bud opening experience. The shape of the bowl, its size, and even its composition can have a huge impact on how the wine smells and tastes. The shape helps determine where the wine hits your tongue and how the flavors ...
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