Does anyone have any knowledge of ~ The Woodworker’s Marketing Guide by Martic Edic If not, and if you do is this, or is there an alternative suitable information source designed for W-Workers?
Hi FolksHere’s a picture of the rebate plane – I’ve put full step-by-step pics on my website. Hope you find them useful. Wooden planes are a real pleasure to make and an even bigger pleasure to use! Why is this?Thinking about it I reckon its for two reasons. One, they are made out of our favorite material and feel warm and inviting in the hand. Low friction, smooth action.Two, they are all specialised tools.Why is that important? And isn’t that really a negative thing?...
When I started in woodworking, I frequently read that the Dovetail Joint was the mark of a skilled woodworker; that it was a difficult joint to make and doing so announced to ‘those in the know” that the maker was a real craftsman (or is that craftsperson?). Then I discovered that you could make Dovetail Joints on jigs; not just make them, but make them perfectly. So I purchased my first Dovetail Jig shown here. Now whilst this helped me make perfect dovetail joint every time, ...
Uff.. it was really time consuming to order and send all prizes. However it should be expected when I decided to reward ten voters in addition to winners and runner ups in two categories. But now I’m happy – grinning ear to ear as Debbie said ;) So expect your prizes in the coming days – hopefully most of them will be delivered next week. And start thinking about your entries for the Summer Awards because it is never too soon. It seems like we will continue with this s...
It felt good to be back in the shop this past Sunday afternoon. I paused as I walked past my bench, resting a hand on a bundle of small blocks of curly mahogany from my wood pimp, Chit. I haven’t really figured out what I’m going to do with them, but for $5, it was a deal I could hardly pass up. I picked up my hand and could see its impression in the wood dust that had settled on it since its purchase. That made me frown slightly – it has been too long since I’ve done any kind of woodwork...
Although our past is part of who we are and a reminder of things we have learned and we envision and plan for our future, it is in the moment that we live: creating our life, portraying who we are, living true to our Selves. My first real understanding of this message came for a book (I can’t remember the name right now but will look it up) in which the author talked about the process of walking to the door to open it. What are you doing in the moment? Walking to the door? No, you ar...
”Antiqueness of Soul” ....in this place of early morning sitting, there is the light that burns deeply within my chest, gnawing at the walls of silent afterthought, those chatter boxes of resonating depth…. —-and so from this place of antiqueness of soul, i leave off the chaff of my form as left behind, shifting and ranging my spirit now walks the woods, blessed timber lined structures i love to hear and feel…. —-where you to ask from me my last br...
In celebration of my birthday I’d like to buy you all a cup of coffee and a bagel. Enjoy. Karson
Here’s an interesting video made last year. It features one of Australia’s most appreciated woodworkers, Ian Robertson, better known to his Mates as ‘Robbo’. Amongst many other accomplishments, Robbo is a professional wood turner. (He spent a couple of days a few years back teaching me the basics of turning.) Robbo has one of the largest lathes in Australia. You can learn a bit more about this and him here. (When you get to this link, click on “Robbo’s Big ...
A good day working. Did some assembly, but a lot more disassembly. I’m using 32 mm cup hinges on the medicine chest. Got those drilled out along with the shelf pegs. Glued up the boxes for the medicine chest. Put it all in one big pile! Made a trip into town to get finishing supplies. I’m all ready to spray tomorrow. This is the canyon I had to cross to get my materials. It’s been my in my back yard most my life so I just take it for granted. I remember my gra...
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