Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'arts and crafts'

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #43: Next Step - Which Direction

09-19-2012 09:11 PM by jerrells | 3 comments »

Well – I am trying to decide – which directions do I want to go next. Just can’t decide. First of all – where am I. 1. Currently in two craft malls and quite frankly – SALES SUCK! 2. Going to an Arts and Craft show this weekend and hoping for the best.3. Posting everything I make on Facebook and lots of lookers but very few sales.4. Thinking about ETSY but have not made the jump – just can’t decide. Second – what do I want to do.1. I want ...

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Jalen's interview on The Highland Woodworker

06-28-2014 08:34 PM by Jeff Waggoner | 2 comments »

This is Jalen’s interview on The Highland Woodworker. His interview starts at the 19:20 mark. I need to make one disclaimer. Jalen was not on the cover of Fine Woodworking. That image was a gift they made for him as a souvenir when we toured their office last summer. You can see more about his projects here. Gamble Style Game Table Blacker House Arm ChairMaloof Inspired Low Back Chair

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Refinishing a Dining Room Table

10-17-2008 09:52 PM by Olaf Gradin | 2 comments »

Oddly, I have lived for the last couple of years or more without a dining room table. We have utilized a fold-out picnic table for the purpose of this necessity, though we rarely eat at home anyway (anyone want to have us over for dinner?). We used to have a dining room table. We bought an excellent bargain at an antique sale – it was an old-ish appearing oaken table about 6 feet long and 2 feet wide. It had some very heavy, solid members of 8/4 stock – presumably White Oak....

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Barnsley Reproduction Build #1: Starting

11-05-2014 12:51 AM by stevo_wis | 1 comment »

Fine Woodworking Magazine published an article many years ago of a table that Sydney Barnsley built in the 1920’s.The table is now in a museum in Cheltenham England. The article had original drawings that I redrew in Sketchup.I traveled to England last year to see the original and I have just procured some old white oak barn beams that I am going to use for the undercarriage. The table fascinates me and will require a lot of hand work and chip carving.It may take a while, but I wi...

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A TOTALLY NEW project idea....!!

08-31-2014 01:54 AM by TannerTurnings | 7 comments »

Over the past few days I’ve been working on an idea that I’ve NEVER seen or even heard of anyone making before. Therefore I am obviously having to work out methods & techniques “on the job”. It’s only a small item that I hope will sell well at some craft fairs & markets, and possibly on line sales too. I’m NOT going to reveal what this item is, until I have got it the way I want it, and have made a few ready to sell, BUT…I WILL reveal it on...

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07-10-2011 04:49 PM by Woodworker_Collins | 7 comments »

I just wanna tank everyone on lumberjocks who has commented on my pics and has given me advice I won’t b on lj’s for a while cause I broke my arms and a toe

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ScrollSaw Information and Resources #19: Arts and Crafts Items - What Sells

10-29-2011 09:23 PM by jerrells | 2 comments »

Hello to all Arts and Crafts woodworkers. but aren’t we all. I wish to pose a question that has no real answer. I currently sell arts and crafts type woodworking via word-of-mouth, friend to friend, advertising by posting pictures on Lumberjocks and Facebook (many friends know about these sites), and in a consignment store (this being just a week old). Now I must clarify that the scrollsaw is my primary tool of use in this operation. My question is what sells well for you, Of course this t...

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Stickley High Chest #2: Drawers

01-18-2011 11:40 PM by Greg | 2 comments »

All the drawers have been cut, dovetailed, and glued. I struggled a bit with the dovetails. I used a dovetailing jig and started with an older router that I have. I finished a couple of drawers and then my router bit started moving from the center of the bushing to the edge. I had to scrap the drawer sides from one of the smaller drawers. Luckily, I didn’t screw-up on the walnut front. The particular router (1.5 hp Ryobi with plastic threaded height adjustment) that I started with doesn...

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letting go #1: signing off

05-03-2012 02:22 AM by Jim Earl | 6 comments »

James L. Earl To all my friends and family here on facebook. due to some unforseen problems i will be turning off my intrnet on the 6th of May. If you wish to get ahoad of my please call my home phone, or write to me. Thank you for all your friendship and kind words, you all have sent to me, if you wish my number please push on chat when you see me on here and I will send it to you or send a comment to me then I will get back to you. Note to all; I will not be ending any ...

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Finishing Info for the Woodworker #2: Wood Prep Before Finishing

01-20-2015 03:40 AM by pjones46 | 1 comment »

Wood prep before finishing The secret to perfect finish is proper sanding of your project. All surfaces should be clean and free from all dirt and oils. Prep sanding is done with progressively finer grits. On unfinished wood, prepare the surface by using medium grit paper first, and then progress to finer grades. With most raw woods, if you are hand sanding, start sanding in the direction of the grain using a #100-150 grit paper before staining and work up to #220 grit paper. You can make ...

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