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Pochade Box in progress #1: Pochade box

253 days ago by Jon1094 | 3 comments »

Several people have inquired about the Pochade box I am building for my wife. A Pochade box is a painter’s box that can be transported out into the field. Varying in size, shape and style they can contain any, all or none of the following: paints, pallets, brushes, solvents, canvases, etc. What a Pochade box really does well though is holds a canvas while one is in the field painting. Mine is made of walnut sides with a bookmatched maple top. The base, sub-base and drawers are ma...

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #56: Repurpose your patterns and thinking.

259 days ago by jerrells | 2 comments »

On Friday and Saturday I was a vendor at a local craft show. I got many of the usual “off the wall questions” but some of them got me to thinking. I cut many of Shelia Landry’s (and Keith’s) candle tray patterns and several people ask if they were trivets. Well some of them, printed at about 75%, make a great size trivet. So I think I will start offering some like that. Also, on a separate note, I cut some of the 3 dimensional patterns from Sue Mey and Steve Good...

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Carved letters #1: A few words about "letters".

265 days ago by Snycerz | 5 comments »

Good day is a day with good work. This time i want to show some of projects with carved letters. This kind of work needs a few things:- time- patient- sharp chisels- patient- certain hand- patient, patient, patient…The fun thing in this artcraft is that, there is no place for mistake. If one move will be done badly, then all letter is gone. The edges of letter must be done perfectly. It’s a lot of work to make your hand, moves so precisely, but it can be done. This project is a...

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Carving face. #1: Carving face - part 1.

265 days ago by Snycerz | 1 comment »

This project is still in my workshop. I took this emocional face from an ancient sculpture “Death of Laocoon”. It’s not easy to show emotions in sculpture and keep of all anatomy in one piece ;) That’s why this one is taking me so long. Oak wood. Movie part 1. - Face emotionsMovie part 2. - Face emotions ...hope the third part will be the last one ;)

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Carving #2: Few more steps from carving.

265 days ago by Snycerz | 3 comments »

This time i made an A.C. Milan herb. Oak wood. It’s still warm, todays work ;) size: 38cm x 24cm. MOVIE - A.C. Milan

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Carving #1: Steps from carving a logo from games.

265 days ago by Snycerz | 0 comments »

Made in oak wood. Next coloured and waxed. Enjoy the short clip ;) MOVIE - Q.U.A.

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #55: Nativity Scrollsaw Patterns

266 days ago by jerrells | 3 comments »

I am searching for Nativity scroll saw patterns. Now I have looked in all the traditional places; Shelia Landry, The Winfield Collection, Berry Basket and I have all of these. I want them to be table top and traditional in design. This is an ongoing project I have started and not just for this season. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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My Small Business: Spud Wood Works #14: Holy Cow, what fun!

276 days ago by Ethan Harris | 5 comments »

Hey everyone! It has been crazy! I’ve launched my own website, expanded products, paid my taxes and continue to make Spud Woodworks a real opportunity for myself and my family. I did hit a rut for awhile, it was difficult going day in and day out just sitting there making the same thing over again. But it dawned on me, I can always find opportunity to improve a product, grow its customer base, and make more varied styles and editions. Over all its been exciting. Really exciting! A...

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Wooden Automata - the SKI GUY

284 days ago by wyeth | 7 comments »

A hand cranked mechanical automata of a cross country skier that I made over two weeks recently.It is my version of the SKI GUY as instructed by plans in Ken Schweim’s book Wood Automata Projects.Hope you enjoy this first amateurish attempt at a YouTube posting. Click on the link below to watch the video. http://youtu.be/OZ4HEY11Ygs

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THE BLANKET CHEST PERSUASION

285 days ago by TDog | 1 comment »

QUESTION: HOW VERSATILE IS A LARGE BLANKET CHEST OR BOX? 15 Century Chest above My opinion…EXTREMELY! Antique Pennsylvania Chest above Here are my thoughts on the simple, large, well built CHEST, dovetailed nicely or fastened with glue and screws. By the way, the items shown here I would not dare call “simple” as the craftsmen have certainly taken time and care and worked hard and meticulously for which I have much respect. 1. The Toy Box2. The Family Blanket ...

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