It has now been som hectic weeks and i havet not had time to post any blog Posts but an update is that the parquet table is done and Im starting with the final project this year. Here comes some photos of the finnished table.
Had a couple of not very busy days so got to serious work. The testing phase was very helpful and I discovered a few pitfalls that I hadn’t anticipated so that work all paid off. First step was to rout out the neck pocket which is the process with the least room for error. A had added a bit of tape to my template to make it a tiny bit smaller. Even still the pocket ended up a tiny bit looser than I would have liked but is totally workable. When I glued the two half’s of the...
So I got to looking, it wasn’t that the Frog Tape let the paint bleed, it appears frog tape took paint with it when my wife pulled it off of the wall. So I got the first coat applied, with an artists fine brush Tonight is going to be interesting, I have work I need to do remotely from home, start certain jobs on the computers, and let them run, I will likely be running back and forth between the computer and the dining room! Once that is done, and assuming work gets done at a r...
I am currently transferring some of my Blogs to the Projects section I originally meant to post several of my Blogs as Projects but had problems uploading my photos from disk (as required by Project Creator) as they were too large, I subsequently posted a cry for help in the Forum section and thanks to you Jocks I overcame the obstacle, many thanks. I fully agree with your posting guidelines, they keep the site homogeneous and easy to surf. In the short time I have been a member I have been ...
Earlier this year I took a ride down to the Woodworking Show in Milwaukee. I had the opportunity to do some filming and as always pick up a few things for myself. I now have a couple of new texturing tools from Ron Brown and got a pretty good deal on a big pack of foam brushes. There was time to catch up with Andy Chidwick and his family when I got the show. As you can see in the video I had a chance to speak with several of the exhibitors including Ron Brown, Earlex, Aqua Coat, Dubs Longboar...
As Bill noticed I have upgraded our picture viewer. Problem with the prev and next buttons was that they were not always on the same place and you had to hover the image to see them. To enhance the usability I’ve moved these two buttons together with the close button to the new separate toolbar at the top of the page. Enjoy!
First off let say that this is going to be a tough project for me as I am not use to doing this type of things in the shop. I have a client who wants a dining table made for them and they want the knots, scratches, pits, and all of the other things that we don’t want in our finished projects. So as I said this is going to be a tough one for me as it kinda goes against what I have been doing for the last few years.So I am looking for advice on how to accomplish the depressing of the wo...
Found some Buckeye Burl on eBay had to get and try out. It wasn’t stabilized but it was dried already. I’m using a few of the blanks at a time to try different techniques I’ve been researching to stabilize them. For starters I got some Minwax Wood Hardener and soaked 3 of the blanks for about 6 hours then letting them dry for about a week or two. So far on day 2 of the drying. On a few I’ll probably try the Thin CA Glue method next. The pieces I bought look goo...
It’s amazing what you can do with masking tape and a few cans of spray paint, once that bit was done, I tried stencilling the words onto the board, but you wouldn’t have been able to see them at night, especially those family members who had had a snifter or two!! So I printed address labels, stuck them on the board, and sprayed varnish over them to seal them, before applying a few coats of brushing varnish. That done I applied the mahogany trim and voila! we are ready to play,...
I had an epiphany today while looking at this carving and realizing this will take me just as long as the larger Green men despite being less than half the size. Don’t laugh, but it took me 15 months to figure out I am treating carving like tattooing. An intricate drawing on a flat surface (or surfaces) then working away at it until it looks like the picture in my head, it works, but it is inefficient because I spend so much time carving away waste wood, re-drawing the design when I car...
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