I had some more time to work on my table before to be really interrupted by the parcment job. You can see the post related to the parchment table there Top as been veneered with old brown glue, my favorite liquid hide glue, shaped and sanded and I did straighten the edges for a nice clean fit. I have ben playing with steam bending. Russ Filbeck lent us one of his steamer. I used a PVC pipe to dip my cherry moulding in dyed black water to soak them through ...
In my above video I share my recent tour of the traditional carpenter & cooper workshop in at Middleton Place, a former plantation near Charleston, South Carolina. Sorry, the video is a little shaky. But fortunately my photos below are not! Ahhh, what could be better than a traditional workshop in a heavenly location like this? (pssst…ignore the aligators) Nobody was manning their workshop station while I poked my head into this workshop, so I just gave myself a tour. I ...
I was polishing some wood this week and though I should post the results for other LJs that may find the activity and results something they may want to try out. The timber is recycled Jarrah Riddled with nails screws and bolts. This image shows a before and after shot of some timber. Now a series of rotated images and again All well and good you may say but how was it done? Firstly ensure you have a saw blade…... Opps Looks like some of the blog ...
Maple burl handle carved, sanded and polished. Knife 3 of 6, curly maple…..
I started my next shop storage project last week. It is a shallow wall cabinet with pegboard as the back, as well as sliding doors that also have pegboard panels. Here is the cabinet with the face frame being glued on: Here it is after hanging it: The plan for this cabinet is from ShopNotes issue No. 77. Next week I will build the sliding doors and starting filling it up with various tools and supplies. Thanks for reading.
Bowl Making! - Showing off some of our new toys in action!! #17: "Seven Bowls in Seven Minutes" - Making of Manzanita Burl Bowls
Debuting December 7th 2014 at “The Bench, The Art, The Wine” hosted by Hopewell Valley Vineyards and sponsored by Artisans of the Valley this unique film features a time lapse sequence of seven unique bowls and vessels being created from manzanita burl. My technique, my style, and my choice of tools and equipment is unique to the material, my preferences, and my own creativity. These creations are nothing like any other I have seen, and that’s how its meant to be! Cont...
This is a limb still on the tree (I think Walnut), what a wood workers dreams, but in my case it is a nightmare I can not cut or even attempt to acquire.
I had a good and busy weekend. It feels really good to be back to work and return to something that resembles 'normal'. Between the past several weeks of one thing or another, I haven't really felt like I was in a good 'production mode' for a while. But that is fine, as we all need a break from our regular routine once in a while. Usually I go pretty much non-stop and even when I take time 'off' I am doing something work related. Slowing down a bit for the past mon...
I have a 18v hegner scroll saw which has been an excellent scroll saw. Recently the finished cut isn’t what it used to be. I’ve tried slower and faster blade speeds and have also tried different blades to no avail. I am wondering if there are any suggestions to get the saw cut back to the expected finish. The arms have been lubricated and everything mechanical seems to be in order.
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