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Shuffling (Everyday I'm) #2: Its as easy to build three at one time as it is to build one

280 days ago by T. D. Reid | 1 comment »

Today I found the time to cut the tops and shelves for all three night stands to size as well as glue up all 12 legs. I will try to get into the shop tomorrow afternoon and cut the legs to length and lay out the joint locations. Here are the pictures that I promised in my blog. Cheers

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Pochade Box in progress #2: mechanism, woodburning and handle

280 days ago by Jon1094 | 1 comment »

I completed the mechanism for the inside of the box lid and fit it to to canvasse boards that it will hold. I believe they are 12”X9? I built the cover for the top out of baltic birch ply and chamfered the edges to make it a bit more sleek. I put my artistic abilities to the test and printed off a quote from the English illustrator Arthur Rackham. I made sure the font was something attractive but would still be easy to burn. I printed the quote out and taped it to graphite transfer...

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Shuffling (Everyday I'm) #1: Hoarders of cut offs

281 days ago by T. D. Reid | 0 comments »

Well I took the day off yesterday from the three A&C style night stands I’m building to do a little clean up of cut offs I had laying around (two bins 15”W x 36”L x 24”T). I cut them all off at 12” long and not more than 3” wide so I can use them in the wood stove at the cabin. I also needing to organize the bigger pieces of scraps that are usable. You know the stuff that if it was in our house it we would be on that hoarders show. Its tuff to throw out...

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Carving face. #2: The last part of carving face.

283 days ago by Snycerz | 0 comments »

Here is the 3rd part of making a face relief. I’ll not write to much, just enjoy the short movie ;) MOVIE

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Pochade Box in progress #1: Pochade box

285 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.

291 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".

297 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.

297 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.

298 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.

298 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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