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Week Excuse....

03-05-2007 11:14 PM by Philip Edwards | 3 comments »

Hi FolksI’m back – apologies for the week-long absence. Work has been busy and stressful…........I have made some progress on the fluted table. The drawer is mostly done (the dovetails, anyway). I decided to use the Blum drawer slides on the table and have been awaiting a couple of parts before I could mount them. Hopefully tomorrow they will arrive and then I can get on with it!I got a bit fancy with the dovetails. Not sure if I like it or not – need to live with them...

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Day 4

03-05-2007 10:30 PM by DaveC | 6 comments »

Now I do some final shaping. I use the rasp (Nicholson #50 patternmakers rasp) to get the bow shaped. This is the basic shape the bow has through the whole length. Getting wider towards the handle. This particular profile is similar to the English style longbow. There are other profiles that also work well with this wood. Now I break out the “secret weapon” of bow making. (Shhhh…..) The scraper shave! This particular one is call the bowyer’s edge sold by Dean Torges. The...

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Powermatic Giveaway (Sorry, No Tools)

03-05-2007 05:30 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 6 comments »

Hey guys. We are having a drawing in a few weeks on The Wood Whisperer for some cool Powermatic schwag. Shirts, jackets, travel mugs, pencils, hats, etc. You can check out the details here It cant hurt to enter. And if you dont like Powermatic, you can cut everything up and use it for shop rags. :) Marc

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03-05-2007 03:27 PM by Obi | 18 comments »

Where do you buy your tools?Simple question. We each have certain needs and certain places where we get our stuff, I, for example, have several places where I get mine depending on the availability and price. Rockler is the first place I go (since I get a 10% discount.) Amazon% next, because I get less of a discount, and then everything is according to availability and price. Since I spend most of my computer time looking for anything and everything that can make work smarter, or save me mone...

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"Rustic" by RusticWoodArt #4: “Rustic Is My Way of Talking”

03-05-2007 02:55 PM by frank | 1 comment »

“Rustic Is My Way of Talking” And so one now comes to a part of rustic that means the over-coming of what has been placed within my head as words and requires that I re-learn what I once thought to be an ancient and foreign vocabulary. Much of what I call rustic as is seen in furniture and sculptured art, has come about from a evolving relationship that grew out of old barns. One might ask at this point how do barns or English Barns to be specific relate to rustic wood art? My love for ...

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a grumpy ol' screwdriver, and a good day in the shop

03-05-2007 03:39 AM by scottb | 8 comments »

In working out the details for the new and improved screwdrivers, I spotted this piece of maple, just hanging out on the lathe. Yes Frank it spoke to me… a screwdriver it wanted to be… Yes a rustic maple 6-in-1 screwdriver, perfect for the winters gloved hands! Apparently this hasn’t changed its outlook on life yet, so this is gonna go for a spin once the epoxy has cured a bit, and see if I can’t change its demeanor. Meanwhile, as far as repairing ...

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Teddy Bear Bank

03-04-2007 06:18 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 9 comments »

I made a Teddy Bear like this for a Wood Magazine Toy Contest, a few years back. I made some more for my Grandkids. The one I made for the contest was Black Walnut. The dimensions of my bear is 3 1/2” X 4” X 6 1/4”. I hollowed out the inside on the lathe, before carving, but it could be done with a Forstner bit. I purchased a musical coin slot from Cherry Tree that plays Teddy Bear Picnic when you drop a coin in. The one pictured doesn’t have the coin slot. These a...

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WoodMaster 18" planer/molder/sander

03-04-2007 03:48 PM by oscorner | 10 comments »

I agonized for years over whether or not to take the chance and purchase this machine. I was bombarded, as I’m sure many of you have been, by mail advertizing this machine on sale. One of the main road blocks to buying this machine was, as is for most purchases of woodworking equipment, the cost of the machine(over $2500.00 on sale). I was impressed by the fact that this is probably the last ”American made” woodworking machine out there. Not that there aren’t many...

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"Rustic" by RusticWoodArt #3: “A Rustic Way of Seeing”

03-04-2007 03:47 PM by frank | 1 comment »

“A Rustic Way of Seeing” Moving Forward:....and so it is with my body in check, that i have opened the windows of my heavenly mind, where as i do so now, my imagination takes to the freedom of unsolicited thought and the freeways of unwavering time travel…. —-and what is this thing i call ‘unwavering time travel’, if not the epic journey of one who is heaven sent or hell bent, on reaching the artistic expression of creating ‘one of a kind’, as not aft...

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Bah... Time for something fun!

03-04-2007 07:50 AM by Ethan Sincox | 5 comments »

This past week was one of the longest and hardest I’ve had for a while. It seemed like every day was Monday and every day I was up until late into the evening, working on anything but woodworking. Then Thursday night rolled around. I left work at 4:00 on the dot and headed back home with a smile. The reason? I was going to a Hand Plane Tune-Up class at Woodcraft in two hours! I got home and went out to the garage to get the #5 I’d picked up probably more than a year ago....

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