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MISSISSIPI BUD WALL HANGING #7: photo blog of finished piece ... ready to ship to my MISSISSIPPI BUD

07-07-2012 02:10 AM by Dan'um Style | 5 comments »

......Photoshopped to the place where it will hang. ... gotta build a crate..

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Entryway Arts & Crafts Mirror & Storage Bench #1: Assigning Parts to Boards

11-12-2012 04:31 AM by Steve Erwin | 2 comments »

This is my first real attempt at considering wood grain for every element of a project. Everything I’ve read about “designing with the grain” suggests that putting this effort in before you begin the project will really help bring the end result to that “fine furniture level.” Enough with the quotes. This was a royal pain in the @ss. I thought I ordered 50% extra wood because I’m new at this sorta thing and I wanted to leave plenty of room for flaws, ...

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Baby Rattles #1: Tests and practice

07-15-2008 01:22 AM by Alan | 1 comment »

So I found some pictures of wooden rattles online and thought I’d try to do something like that. I bought my first lathe last winter and have not put much time into it, I thought these might be good ways to practice tuning. I turned some dowels and then cut them in half with the band saw. Then I used a few different forstner bits to hollow out the ends. Dropped in dried beans and rice and glued them shut then sanded them smooth. This is after two coats of salad bowl finish an...

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Trip to Craftsman Farms

05-14-2011 03:04 AM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 1 comment »

Took advantage of a drive back from New York to stop at Craftsman Farms. I was with another person and couldn’t stay until the Stickley Museum opened. I did get to gaze into some of the windows. Saw a cool couch/settle. Saw a Morris Chair (I am in love with these chairs). The grounds are well kept up. I will go back when I take another trip to NY.

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #37: Exploring Options ????

07-21-2012 01:45 PM by jerrells | 3 comments »

I have been exploring new options for my scrollsaw. New items I can make or new areas I can get involved in. Is this a bad thing or not. The thing I like the best is scrollsaw fretwork. Little tiny cuts and lots of them. I think the thing I like the best is when you are finished customers will ask, ‘how in the world did you make that”? Well after all the cutting and glueing is done it was simple, right?. Now I sure that this will remain as the majority of my work. Lately I h...

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Entryway Arts & Crafts Mirror & Storage Bench #2: Starting with the Mirror

11-12-2012 04:44 AM by Steve Erwin | 3 comments »

I decided it was too confusing trying to build the bench and the mirror at the same time, so I’m making the mirror first, because it’s simpler. I’ll have less to think about if I get it out of the way. So Step 0: Stop. Go re-sharpen all your tools. This took about a day or so. Longer than normal because I was trying to grind a camber on most of the irons and I’m not very swift at it yet. Step 1: Cut all parts to rough width and rough length. Step 2: Cut al...

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Eli Adamit wood carving, interview in the Israli national TV, channel 2.

05-15-2014 10:41 AM by Eli Adamit | 3 comments »

The program was broadcast on 14.05.2014 under the program called “local creation.” They invite artists from different fields for interview. (Sorry, but the subtitles are in Hebrew and Arabic only).Please click here to see it

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Morris Chair #6: A call to arms.

02-06-2015 05:26 AM by Luddite | 3 comments »

4 Feb 2015 Thanks to comments and such I finally decided on my approach for making the chair arms. I’d originally had planned on the Stickley method of laminate and cut so as to keep the arm looking bent. Well seems I hit a wall here as my band saw is not up to the job and I was certainly handsaw impaired to make such a cut.I’d floated the idea of a cut and spline method and got some great feedback, thank lcwood. I plan on cutting the board for the arm twice. First an a...

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Bass Guitar in progress

11-01-2009 12:59 AM by OregonBurls | 5 comments »

I just got a picture of my bass being biult by Pete Skjolds.The body is ash and the top is out of my wood… Madrone Burl.Pete says it is going to be stunning! Can’t wait!! !

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Myrtle Wood Burl #1: What To Do?

08-17-2011 04:21 AM by Trev_Batstone | 4 comments »

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...

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