At the end of Sept/beginning of Oct 2013 I will be teaching a one-week class at the John C. Campbell Folk School on the subject of Hewing and carving bowls and spoons! If you haven’t yet heard of the Folk School, it is the oldest school of craft in the country, having been founded in the 1930s. Located in Brasstown, NC, the campus is beautiful, with about 20 classes going on at any time ranging from woodworking, woodcarving, blacksmithing, pottery, metalworking, weaving, music, tradit...
Well, he came over about 11AM and the bookcase went home about 5:00. A great day in the sho for both of us. See the project as Grandsons bookcase in the project file.
Good evening LJ’s what a semi productive week as Thursday I received the go ahead on the Pulpit project and Got a reprieve as I have till next Saturday to have it finished, While not my most profitable piece it is my first as a woodworker so I must try to put my best foot forward as this is for God’s house as well as my reputation as a professional :) Now I can tell the story of how it became that I got this project, The pastor that asked me to do build it was a minister at our ch...
Well I have finally gotten done the latest project to come out of my shop. A custom TV cabinet for a friend from work. It has been a long stressful and very good learning experience. I’ve gotten to use virtually all of my tools in the shop. Some of which I had only because I saw them being used on tv shows. Others that haven’t been used in a few years. I have some tools like my biscuit joiner, Kreg jig that haven’t been used to that extent. Also realized that I could use som...
Well the in-table went in the fuming tent last night. I did some samples (4) before new years. Varied the time in the chamber from 4 to 24 hours and finished with 2 wipe on coats of 50/50 tar and mineral spirits And 2 coats amber shellac finished with wax The next one has got to go faster. In the end it is done well and it should last a long time. I think my next tool is going to be a shop cammera.
Well, the radio says it’s -15 right now, but my weather station on he deck says -23.6. I think I will hunker down, have another cup of coffee and do the Sudoku puzzle. I won’t get much done in the shop today.
A friend of mine has a little boy who was turning 3 over the weekend. I got it in my head to make something fun for him for his birthday. Mainly because with the holidays here I didn’t really have the cash to buy him anything and a homemade present is always more fun. I subscribe to The scrollsaw workshop blog by Steve Good and he had a fun little pattern for a truck and a car made from construction lumber, so I figured I’d try it out. It took about a week for me to make in ...
So enough with the microscope for today and on to my newest tools purchases and a project! (Finally they say!) There you see a Stanley block plane, small Stanley hand saw, and a piece of granite. The block plane will be functional with some loving on the jig. The saw is to replace my japanese pull saw until my new one arrives from Woodcraft. The one I have now is losing teeth (an Irwin pullsaw), though I can’t fault the saw, it has done everything from treated lumber to hard mapl...
So far the fire hasn’t burnt any structures by my parent’s house, but it is still extremely close. The weather station address is: http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=92082&MR=1 Just go down to the personal weather station section and my dad’s is the second one down that says “near the middle school”. As long as that’s broadcasting it means the house is still there. Right now, the Witch Creek fire or “Witc...
Thank you very much to all the folks who sent their welcome messages. I am very humbled by so many nice folks out their that welcome a newcomer like myself to Lumberjocks.Sincerely, Thank youAC130
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