WoolGathering I Go ....not all who walk know where they are going,not all who wonder know how to use their mind,not all who waunder are lost in the woods of their choice,but then who but a poet can woolgather on paper just as in the forest…. These are the memories I create, ....of waunderings out here in the woods, ....that encompass me on all sides of my environmental up-bringing, ....where often the one doing the dreaming, .....awakens to find that all is more then a dream.̵...
As promised, here is the final installment on the Walnut Display Cabinet. First I wanted to show how it looked after bleaching. It was interesting to say the least. This is my first time with this procedure. Bleach, stain and finish. I keep coming back to, a lacquer finish. Maybe I’m just lazy but it is faster and I can control it, Usually. But any way—— Here it is in the house with the phone on it. There are no glass shelves in it as yet, I’ll get them in a ...
Well now with my shop mostly clean I can get back to making sawdust. I have some cribbage boards to finish, toys to make and get ready for some craft shows. It never ends, but it is a nice thing to create sawdust. A few months ago a brother knight gave me some (about 600) plans that he had and wasn’t using. So now I am going to go through and see what I want to make. Just thought that I would update everyone.
Well, I might as well give this whole blog thing a try. I’ve been having a hard time picking my next project. I have so many things I could make, but really nothing pressing. There is a large “honey-do” list, so I asked the wife what I should make next. She said “piano bench”. Our neighbors gave us their upright piano a couple years ago, but they didn’t give us a bench. Once again, I’m going to use this as practice for furniture building. ...
A friend of mine passed this on to me from a science fiction blog called io9.com. It’s a brief article on a woodworker named Jahnna Y. Klukas. I popped over for a quick look at her site and spent the next 30 minutes saying “Oh my God.” over and over again. Her work is simply amazing. This is just one of the pieces called “Hall of the Mountain King” I think this has given me about a year’s worth of inspiration (and a really long wish list).
Google Sketchup - Come Along for the Ride #25: Reinserting back apron, hide group, outline, x-ray view and questions, of course
Heading into the home stretch. I redrew some of my table to point out some things I was learning. However, I left off on my hall table with a few problems (OK – more than a few) that I’m working on fixing. Specifically, I need to redraw my back apron because somewhere along the line I erased the back edge and did not make it a component. Because I did not make it a component, when I drew in my drawer runners – the runners broke the face of the apron. Secondly, I redrew my dr...
Today was the first (and only?) meeting of LumberJocks in Malaysia. Masrol (a.k.a. woodworm) came over to my place because he was interested in buying my router (my last surviving power tool, unless you count my woodburner). We also exchanged some woodworking books and magazines. It was a nice meeting, although too short and without sawdust or shavings flying anywhere. Hopefully this won’t be the last gathering of woodworkers in Malaysia! (Although it will be more difficult for us to...
The Ad Marketing Guy’s favorite film is the Godfather having seen it well over 100 times including GFII and GFIII. I feel there are truly infinite “business whispers to grow by” contained within the 8.75 hour trilogy. What better way than studying the ”Family” in trying to grow your business. Truly, we should be able to draw Business Wisdom from this American icon. This posting focuses on business lessons that embody the wisdom of The Godfather — rules that all business ...
I have the Google Sketchup for Dummies book and it gives a website to go to for tips, etc. It’s listed in the book as www.dummies.com/go/SketchUpFD, but I could never get that site to work for me. So I ended up tonight just e-mailing the author, Aidan Chopra, for help. He sent me a different link and I wanted to share it with all of you. www.sketchupfordummies.com I’ve looked at a great deal of the videos and they are well worth the time to view. Happy sketching!
I know you have all probably have had enough of this blasted table by now, but the repetition is helping me learn. I’m trying to blog about a few of the smaller things that I’ve picked up that I did not know before and that others may not have known. Some who are more computer savvy—- please look away and or forgive me! The first shot just shows that I’ve drawn out guidelines for the footprint of my table, my first leg which has the mortises cut in. Pretty basic ...
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