This is my newest cutting. The madrone burl is especially nice. I love the new slabber attachment to my Lucas millThanks for watching!!!
So I followed Gye's advice and followed Kari's advice and whipped out my block plane to fashion me some pegs for drawboring the tenons on my stretchers. I originally was considering making a dowel plate, but Kari in her post suggests that this works best for short dowels. All of mine are at least 6” long. So anyway, the block plane was a bit slow at first, on the corners, but it quickly picked up. I just started at one end until it fit in my test hole and wherever it hung up, I k...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #152: Some Decisions are Difficult to Make
I am at last seeing the finish line in painting the skating pond scene. As of today, I am on the last of the figure and then I only need to do the trees and lamp posts and I will be able to unveil the entire scene. I have thoroughly enjoyed recreating it, but there have been many distractions along the way and I am feeling that I can’t wait to get to the many other things that await my attention. The distractions haven’t been all bad, but some are certainly more productive tha...
Hey all, I cleaned and rearranged the shop yesterday, and took a ton of photos. I stitched them together into one photo with windows live photo gallery. It took about 15 photos and put them into one. You can see the entire shop in one photo. Check it out here -Matt GradwohlUpper Cut Woodworks
This is going to be a first for me… off to the timber show in Launceston, Tasmania, in 2 weeks… I have never been to Tasmania and am really looking forward to dropping in on one of the world’s greatest timber growing regions… and home of some of the world’s best wood craftsmen…. I hope to meet up with some of them and swap ideas.. And speaking of timbers…Check here Tasmanian Blackwood [one of my favourites.] Myrtle, Huon Pine, King William Pine,...
Got a very late start to the day so ended up taking up most of my time with the Clamp Rack Sketch Up Design. Tomorrow I will brave the rain to go out to the lumber pile outside and see how many 1×6’s I have out there. The design is basically to hold everything I might need for assembly: Clamps of all sorts, Glue, Tape, fasteners. I designed for use with Fir 1×3 & Birch Plywood, however any 1×3 and 3/4” & 5/8” sheet stock will work. I will be using M...
“Whose boy are ya?” This may be more of a southern thing, but it was a common question for me when I was growing up in Alabama. My mother had 5 brothers and a sister plus 4 step-brothers and two sisters so proper identification was importantant, especially at family functions and other gatherings. Family has always been important to me, especially when I have traveled to so many places where I had no family. My grandfather was Paul Revere Pounders. I always thought that was...
Hey everyone, I know that some of you don’t like to go to external links from here, but for those of you that do… I recently toured the Museum of Flight in Seattle and saw the Red Barn—Boeing’s original workshop where they built their first planes. Cool pictures of old tools. Check it out, here. -Matt GradwohlUpper Cut Woodworks
Congratulations to Ron Henricksen. One of our fellow LJ’s guessed the correct score, game number, and winner of the World series to win a World Series Edition Baseball bed. Well have to get started on that and get it shipped out to him. This was a Facebook contest. More info or to follow see my facebook page . The orginal blog on LJ can be found here Win a Baseball bed
Hey guys – just thought I’d show you a little bit of my style/taste. This is the type of stuff I want to be able to build when I can finally afford awesome tools, have a shop, and TIME to do some creative woodworking!! Enjoy – and maybe it’ll give you some ideas of your own. (all pictures come from www.design-milk.com – which i am not affiliated with, or am I advertising….i just like the site).... ...
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