Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'arts and crafts'

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Black Oak Burl Slabs

06-27-2011 01:35 AM by OregonBurls | 9 comments »

Just cut into these Saturday 25th!Just beautiful!!!

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My First Bastone Walnut Burl!

06-27-2011 01:30 AM by OregonBurls | 6 comments »

When I was slabbing it you could definately smell the walnut but it was different from the Claro and English. These have great dark black lines that are marbled. Beautiful white sap wood and hart wood. These are pics of some of the slabs. Cutting Wood Is A Blast!!!

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Mobile woodshop

06-20-2011 05:16 PM by thiswoodshop | 3 comments »

Hi, Just read about this mobile woodshop. I think this is a great idea to keep kids engage and keep interest in the trade alive in the younger generation. This is a great idea. Insert from his website… Welcome to Willie’s Woodshop Since 1985,  Stephen Willner (Willie) has been working in a  classroom and credentialed by state of California , teaching basic woodworking skills to  children. He is now moving to his classroom to a converted  ...

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Woodworking Inspirations of Italy #5: Custom Inlay Designs for Arts and Crafts Woodworking

06-17-2011 08:28 PM by Bob Simmons | 5 comments »

“Some old things are lovely, warm still with life … of the forgotten men who made them.”D.H. Lawrence…(1885-1930) English novelist, poet, essayist. Custom Inlay DesignsCustom inlay designs are found throughout the facade of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral (Duomo) in Florence, Italy. As a woodworker who enjoys creating various forms of wood inlay, I felt the urgency to capture the custom inlay designs that this spectacular church offers. The photograph clearly reveals a well thoug...

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Wedding Clock #9: Sides

06-17-2011 03:21 AM by kenn | 6 comments »

Now that the front and back have been assembled, I’m on to making the sides and the shelves that will sit in dados cut into the sides. Today’s blog is getting thoses sides made and ready for the dado process. That means basic milling. So I start with rough lumber, layed out for the best match I think. I check the direction the grain is running by planing a bit on each piece. This will allow the grain to be running the same when the whole piece is glued up and, hopefully, make...

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New CNC Wood Caver for

06-14-2011 06:40 PM by OregonBurls | 14 comments »

We have just invested in a Legacy Artisan 5 axis Milling Machine. Still learning learning it but it is fairly easy. The working deck is 72” x 24” and has the ability to turn tapered spindles.It is fun!

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Project in progerss #1: Cottonwood coffee table in progress

06-13-2011 03:24 AM by Greg Hummels | 3 comments »

Was reading some blogs and people wanted to see projects in progress not just the completed ones so here we go, not sure how it is going to look when it’s done but it’s fun and challenging. Will post more when it is done.

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Framed Fossils #1: Trilobite Fossil in oak frame with bronze accents photo blog

06-09-2011 12:27 AM by Dan'um Style | 10 comments »

There is a man in my town that has a private museum. He has hundreds and hundreds of items, all in display cases with custom spot lighting … the whole nine yards. A for-real rich guy. Well anyway he hurt his back and is in a wheel chair, is getting old, downsizing etc. He put up an eBay auction for a few fossils and because he had such a new eBay number, no one bid on his objects much. I bought a couple pieces before he gave up selling on eBay.......Frame is white oak and is 16 inches a...

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Stickley inspired Entertainment Center #9: Assembly of the unit

06-05-2011 01:34 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 0 comments »

Did the basic shell assembly yesterday and stained it (Minwax 215 Red Oak). Waiting on stain to dry now.

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New to the community and the craft. Hello everybody!

06-04-2011 05:50 PM by Ward Grant | 10 comments »

Hi all. What a fantastic village you all live in here. Very cool! I am new to carving and to your community. I love working with all the local woods available in the lower mainland. I have only transit for transportation so I scour the beaches and trails and river banks for pieces to call out to me to work with. I grew up in the north country and really miss seeing diamond willow. Are there any diamond willow stands in the GVA? I don’t desire to chop down any trees…I look ...

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