Today’s post isn’t going to be very exciting, I am afraid. I spent pretty much of yesterday working on the patterns for the new ornaments. I took ‘good’ pictures of each individually and then in the designated sets and I have to work a bit on those photographs before integrating them into the pattern packets. I also picked through the line work and made everything just right for both the small ornament sizes and the plaque sized designs. I hope to finish up the ins...
Glued up the for frames, added ledger to support bottom, and installed Next was final sanding, clean up and finishing with Danis Oil… bottom…
As i mentioned earlyer im about to start carving the first dragonportal for my parents cabin. Il try to blog abouth it when i can, and we will se where it goes, it will take some time. I am considering making some small videos as i go, With my photographer friend as support. I will try to answer any questions when i have time if there is any. The material is ofc slowgrowing higland pine With a high resin content, this makes it durable, when you start counting centuries durable. The same...
Finished the simple details on the saddle and have the horn stuck in place temporarily. It may need to be cut down a bit more. I would normally do the stirrups, but you can’t see many saddle details when the rider is mounted. I used a stoning technique on the cowboy’s chaps to try and give the effect of angora or goat-skin chaps….may need to do it a bit heavier. “Stoning” is a process of using a dremel or other rotary tool with an abrasive wheel or cyl...
First off it was nice to get back into the shop for a a few hours yesterday and today. It has been a very busy 2 weeks. I had to travel to Florida at the last minute to help out with my grandfather who now has dementia and is going to be staying in a nursing home. A very tough week, then cam e home just in time for our trip to New York. American Girl Doll Store is impressive and so is some of the stuff they sell for the dolls. Look for projects to be posted soon for the newest addition to my ...
Time to fill in some of those unsightly pocket screw holes. Fit before sanding. Does it all fit? Danish oil Up on casters for easier work Hardware Coming Together!!
Weekend Warrior Woodworking Magazine #9: Wooden Boat Festival but More Importantly the Tool Vendor Area!
Had some fun today at the Lie-Nielsen both during the Wooden Boat Festival, read about it here.
After building the workbench I ended up with a 3/16” dip on one of the long sides. Being a designer in the auto manufacturing world, I thought I need something that I could us my router to hover over the surface and take off that amount. That would make it flat. But what kind of a machine would I have to build? I thought about barn door hangers and its tracks. But that I didn’t feel comfortable. I even thought about using ¼” wall 3” square tubing. But that would be more money t...
Saturday I was off to Chester Dawe\Rona for some lumber for the deck. I had to pick through a whole bunch to find some decent stuff. I later remembered that they sell #2 lumber for #1 prices. I normally go to HD, but I needed long stuff and HD did not carry it. My first task was to make a base plate for the 4×4s to rest on. After 5 years the bolts sticking out of the concrete were still good. I figured the tread would be rusted. Here is the base laid in place. I ...
Hey everyone, I haven’t posted many projects during my time on LJ due to the fact that I am currently waiting for most of them to dry out before I finish them. In any case I would like to give back to the LJ community and share what I am working on and hear everyone’s feedback. I am just going to post everything that is currently in progress and if there is any interest in a particular piece I will create a new blog with more photos and information :). Here are some of t...
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