I had told myself that I was going to spend the day yesterday doing pretty much what I felt like doing. There usually aren’t many days like that, but since it was one of those rare occasions when I felt like I was getting caught up with things, I wanted to take advantage of the day. Besides being on top of work, the sun was shining and it was simply beautiful outside. While there were still some remnants of snow piles here and there, you were able to sit out side with only a light ...
Artisans Quarterly Review #21: Artisans of the Valley's Artisans Quarterly Review Volume 6 Issue 1 - 2013
Welcome to Artisans of the Valley's Artisans Quarterly Review Volume 6 Issue 1 - 2013 This is all about custom furniture, antique restoration, artwork, wood turning, and all sorts of unique artists and artwork! Artisans Quarterly Review is released four times a year, and we periodically send out special announcements to keep everyone up to date. Each issue features a unique variety of articles, images, and events. We enjoy interactions with our clients, affiliated artists, and our suppl...
Right from the on set of this project, I had the intention of using hide glue as my adhesive. (Old Brown Glue is quickly becoming my favorite glue) In my last post, simply because I was short time, I glued in two pieces of stringing with Titebond 3, took my pictures and set everything aside. Since I had a little bit of free time today, I was able to do a few things with this box. So I grabbed my Old Brown from the fridge, put a pot of water on the stove…. But because I knew I w...
I had a quiet day yesterday. By that, I probably mean that I didn’t get a great deal accomplished. We all have days like that I suppose, and it was just my turn. I was able to work on the instructions for the last project that is going to the magazine. In the morning I did bake some blueberry/lemon bread, as I have been meaning to do that but I always seemed to get distracted. It came out pretty good and I really enjoyed it. I haven’t really done much baking lately and I ju...
the top had to be done from two pieces that can be easily disassembled as it had to pass through narrow staircase and also probably be moved around quite a bit. the thought of waving around 60kg beech top was not really appealing, so i decided at least for now to use DF and have it in two pieces.for finish i used an effect i found out while trying to bleach the base. I mixed tung oil with oxide powder, about 1:1 and rubbed it into the 80 grit sanded DF. the oxide settled into the scratches an...
I had a rough week last week and pretty much done nothing wood work related. For a couple of days now though I have been trying to get a project started. I kept getting sidetracked though. Then I would think about pen blank ideas. Anyway, I actually started the larger project. It doesn’t make a difference what the project was. It doesn’t warrant talking about for the purpose of what my over all problem is. As I was trying to start it though, everything went wrong. I blame it on se...
My wife is a member of the Facebook group that’s a online garage sale for our community (just about all towns have one, check it out). Last weekend she found three tools and asked if I was interested. A Makita thickness planer, Delta benchtop jointer and a Ryobi detail biscuit jointer. After some negotiations, I purchased all three for $100. Now the jointer and planer were used by a finish carpenter that is going through hard times, both have seen some hard use. But both work gr...
I had a very productive day yesterday. After being slowed down last week by not feeling my best, I can’t begin to tell you how good it felt just to feel like myself again and really get some things accomplished. For a change, I not only met the goals that I had set for myself for the day, but I exceeded them. (Geeze – do you think I set them too low??) I had wanted to finish up the drawing on my latest project. With the mornings becoming cooler each day, I can feel the inevi...
*Workshop 1.0 The first tour *Hi again, its been a while!It´s over a year ago i posted something here on LJs. I could start by telling you what has happend the last 18 months, the reasons of my abscence , but I really want to tell you about my woodshop. – So , I will only give you the short version. I started a new job and it was so much to do it was crazy. Unfortunately I pressed myself to the limit and far beyond that…. It was not a pleasent experience….. I left the ...
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