I’m just wondering what to do with this Myrtle wood burl that I picked up last month while travelling through Reedsport, Oregon while on vacation. It’s only a small burl measuring 15” wide by 12” high. I gave it a nice smooth sanding today in preparation of creating a project with it, but haven’t decided what yet. That’s why I’m putting out ‘feelers’ here if any of you have any ideas of what I could create with it. I’m not in...
I figured I would put this out there in case anyone was interested to know what I do to make these wooden pendants. Its not complicated. Anyone can do it with their scraps. I personally like to use burl wood but if you have less figured wood you can pair it up with contrasting colors and shapes for a nice effect. ANYWAY, Picture time.I skipped the wood selection process in the photos. I was making this one for a friend and she picked the piece, marked the spot she wanted and then I took over...
I’ve made a little more progress on the snowman (he’s a filler project for when I only have 20 or 30 minutes to work in the shop). His nose is a piece of a dowel that sharpened pencil sharpener and then I carved it down a bit more with a utility knife and then sanded it a bit (not TOO much, its a carrot after all). His 3 button’s are all pieces from the same dowel. I need to apply a little wood filler in one or two places, sand that smooth, then put on the f...
“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.” Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)...Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, cleric. Woodworking ideas and woodworking patterns gleaned from Santa Maria del Fiore Duomo can be appreciated by students of the woodworking craft. These unique and refined woodworking ideas & woodworking patterns can be learned from the Italian master craftsmen who worked in marble ...
Some pics from my trip to the Stickley Museum in Syracuse, NY.
So I have been Scrolling for about a year now and, I think, getting better at it all the time. First of all reading and watching all the tutorials I can find. Thanks a lot to Shelia Landry and Steve Good for their part in that. Then lots of practice – LOTS. As all of this comes to play, learning how to get the blade to go where I want it to, how to select the correct blade for the project, how to select the correct wood and then how to finish it to show off the work. It seems like an...
Found out the trex clamps I talked about in my last version (http://lumberjocks.com/TZH/blog/24588) weren’t strong enough to withstand the pressure exerted by the bolt going through, plus didn’t hold the sled rigidly enough (too much diagonal movement). So, back to the drawing board. Figured a clamp should function like a clamp no matter what the design is, so I used 2×4’s for the stationary clamp (first photo) and 2×2’s (oak – second photo) for the mov...
I have wanted a thor’s hammer pendant for a while now. I am pretty big on jewelry first of all. I just like it. Watches, leather bracelets, my own necklaces, etc. And I always kind of thought that thor’s hammer pendants looked kinda cool. That and they symbolize strength and courage blah blah I just thought they looked good. So I figure I want it to last and I buy a sterling silver one. Problem is that it’s the size of my stupid THUMBNAIL. I tend to like my pendants a little...
What do you think would happen if a Lumberjock and his wife found out they were expecting a day after returning from their trip to Pasadena, CA where they toured the Gamble House? Of course, a Greene and Greene inspired crib design would shortly follow! This is the third blog I have started having not finished the first two, but this project will absolutely be done by February. How could I live with having to buy a mass produced crib for our new baby? I studied the regulations for cri...
I got the snowman carcass and drawers all separated and the drawers cut up and formed back together. I also got the first round of sanding done on the snowman’s body. Predictably, I am planning to paint this white (with a black hat, black buttons and and orange nose). Next up is some sanding on the drawers, and cutting up a 1/4” dowel to make the 3 “buttons” to go down the front (2 of the buttons will be drawer pulls for the 2 bottom drawers).
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