So around here there are numerous old stumps that look old and weathered, had one on the corner of my property so I cut it up for turning stock. It was very pitchy and sticky and def. not ideal wood for much. but after making a small dish from a nice swirly root clump I noticed the fine intricate grain and subtle orange translucence. So I made several small lampshade prototypes. Pitch bled out of the wood with warmer bulbs obviously. But I am about to start a kickstarter.com project involv...
In my last blog entry I mentioned that I was going to be busy the rest of the month of April and it’s been worse than I even imagined. I have been stealing away time to work on the bed that realistically should have been finished two weeks ago. So here is an update on the queen size A&C style bed I’ve been building. I stained everything this week as well as putting on the coat of glaze and then a coat of wipe on poly. Today I put about four hour into assembling the head and foot boards...
LJs, I would like to give you an information about a speilal events in our village. Pratele, rad bych vas informoval o jedne udalosti v nasi obci. In EuropeV Evrope Czech RepublicCeska republika 60 km (40 miles) westward from Prague60 km zapadne od Prahy there is a small village Luzna.je mala obec Luzna. There is an old church there. The church is quite rarely used for church purposes.Je tam stary kostel, ktery se zridka vyuziva pro nabozenske ucely. ...
On May 6, 2009, I was taken to the hospitol for chest pains and having trouble breathing. I was additted within the hour and given all kinds of test. My lungs had given out. I could not produce enough oxygen to supply my blood. I was put on oxygen that was really being forced in hard. This supplied the oxygen it took to substained my blood. Ireally dont know how they figure all that. All I know is I have to have forced oxygen on at all times now to get enough in my blood. It is truely a pure...
There are some days when I just absolutely love my job. Yesterday was one of those days. It reminded me why I fight so hard on those not-so-good days to keep this job and keep doing what I am doing. Funny thing was, it wasn’t that much different from most days I have. I printed out some orders that have to go out in the mail today, answered some questions from customers, laid out and cut out my newest project, made a good dinner, and I even took my walk in the evening. We have ta...
Well… I haven’t made and entry in a while. I’ve made a cut list and compared prices in Eugene, Oregon. Emerson Hardwood/Crosscut had the best prices. I made a detailed list of what wood I needed, in common thicknesses and widths. All I needed was laid out down to the last detail. I had my list in hand and I drove the 1.5 hours to Eugene to get my lumber. When I got there, Emerson had the widths I needed, but not the lengths. Crap! I had to redo the lumber list all in my hea...
Today the sawdust was flyin!Spent time today cutting/ fitting/ assembly of the box seat frame and finishing the box itself. Once the pieces for the fame were cut I started with the corner posts of the seat frame.these were mitered and biscuit together. Then spent some time marking out the arch design I was looking for with the bottom rails. you will see that I set up my Scribe to mark out Finally spent the time to Pocket screw and glue together frame and slide the box into place. ...
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...
I went hunting for Caduceus in the woods near the Jordan Creek again today 07/25/14.I found 8 pieces of wood suitable for Caduceus. I also found a piece of vine that already looks like a snake, which will make for a nice app for one of my Wild Caduceus.
Well, I am started down the road now to creating a rocking horse for my granddaughter, Emma.She will be two years old this Christmas, and has now just begun to walk. So I figure, if I start it now,I’ll finish in time for this Christmas… This horse is being created loosely from the Woodsmith Rocking Horse, issue #65, with a little creative flair this time around. I last built one of these some 16 years ago, for my oldest granddaughter, who is going to graduate from high school next...
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