I recently turned a series of 30 Cal Bolt Action Pens to be given away as door prizes for an upcoming convention. While I was turning the pens a told me she would like one as well. Here’s the finished pen. This pen is a gold 30 Cal Bolt Action pen with a blue and white Inlace Acrylic body.
Exploring Design Considerations This was an interesting project to build despite its small size. This was a small commission piece to display a bronze of General Ulysses S. Grant for a Civil War aficionado. As a woodworker, the most interesting aspect was to witness the evolution of the design from an initial sketch that arrived via FAX to the final full size construction drawings that made it out to the shop. More photos in my final project posting. David The Folding Rule Blog
Today I finished the finish on my wife’s laptop stand. And it was raining so i decided to work on my grandsons Christmas project. He will be 5 or 6 months old by that time so lets get him started wood working. Here are some scraps i tossed together. Get those kids involved.http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/photo.php?pid=472508&fbid=154484397896673&id=100000053425419http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/photo.php?pid=472509&fbid=154484411230005&id=100000053425419
Fine Woodworking Magazine published an article many years ago of a table that Sydney Barnsley built in the 1920’s.The table is now in a museum in Cheltenham England. The article had original drawings that I redrew in Sketchup.I traveled to England last year to see the original and I have just procured some old white oak barn beams that I am going to use for the undercarriage. The table fascinates me and will require a lot of hand work and chip carving.It may take a while, but I wi...
The project is pretty much done for my part at least. The owner is finishing it himself in order to color match it to his chair. Great project, I always enjoy traditional work. http://birchhillwoodcrafts.com/ottoman-project-part-ii/
So here is part two of this series on making these desks. I show you how I layout my sheet goods and yes I did solve my quandary of the pencil drawer grain. So I hope that this is entertaining and educational for all.
First a plywood base was cut to shape. It has (4) 1” holes to let air escape from the foam quickly. Then 2” thick medium density foam is cut 1/2” oversized in all directions. The foam is cut to shape on the bandsaw, and held in place with spray foam. Here, high-loft Dacron is stretched over the foam and stapled in place. -----Next, goat leather is stretched over the Dacron, and stapled in place. Caden did a nice job with the pneumatic stapler. -----Here Caden is ins...
OK well I am back on here and and I really want to show you all what I have been up to, so give me a few days and I will have new projects posted
So I have been searching online for better scrolling wood. Something like 12 inches by 12 inches or larger. Specifically I am looking of Maple or Cherry. I have found this one source but they state that the center is MDF. Not sure what the means (YES I know what MDF is) or how that would look in a scrolling appilcation. Are they saying that the center is the same wood as the top and bottom layer however just ground up? I have used lots of baltic birch which looks fine. Thanks for any respo...
So I have re worked the designs on a few of them and I am almost there with them to start making them en-mass for sales and gifts. Need a bit more space around the legs and wings for painting. He is make out of red oak and I wanted him left natural. But this was my forst experience with making one of these toys with a hard wood and the belt sander scorced the poor thing. Need to work on my technique I guess as that isn’t an issue with the pine guys below. I use milk paints on...
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