To paint or not to paint? This is the question. I have recently come across several debates on the topic of painting or staining intarsia work to achieve the different colors in a piece. I have even asked a group of my peers how they felt about the topic and I have gained some great knowledge. There is absolutely something to be said about using natural wood and natural wood grains to create a piece. In fact, in most cases this is my favorite way of doing my woodworking projects. In the...
A side benefit to spending my weekends in the garage building my Roubo-ish workbench with mostly hand tools is that I’m losing weight! Bucking my usual winter trend. I wrote about it in my new blog here Excerpt: ”It’s not just the physical exertion and the sweat though, it’s about not going to the fridge (or pantry, or cellar, or that stash of Hershey Kisses in the toolbox). Woodworking, more-so with handtools, is a continual series of mental challenges that put me into a “zone...
Full blog available here: http://mogden92.blogspot.com/ Welcome to my blog. This is new for me as it is for you. Allow me to briefly cover the goals of this blog. First and foremost, it is a way for me to keep you updated on my life, primarily woodworking. Woodworking is one of the biggest aspects of my life and something I never get tired of talking about or doing. However if there are other out-of-the-ordinary events that I am taking part in aside from woodwork, you may see a lit...
I started cutting the lower leaves out. I found a nice piece of poplar with a nice greenish grey streak going through it (The picture just doesn’t show the actual colors well) and thought that it would work nicely for the leaves. My day today is not quite working out the way I had hoped, so I’m not sure how much more I will get too today. I am hoping to get started on some leaf shaping, If I do I will post some more pictures. If you have any questions please feel...
I really am starting to enjoy this Intarsia art, and since this is new to me, I thought I would start logging everything into a blog. I have always admired and been a little intimidated by the Art of Intarsia, I think that I thought only somebody that has been behind a scroll saw for many years would have the talent to do it. As being I’ve only been using a scroll saw for a little over a year, I figured it was simply above my abilities. I finally decided to just give it a shot, after...
Hello everyone. If this has been covered before, my apologies but hey, maybe it is time for a refresher on the subject or a chance for new members to respond. I recently was thinking of all the diverse skill and knowledge along with all the participation on this site. I got to thinking about why all us woodworkers have joined and stayed. Then I got to thinking it would be interesting to hear how everyone found out about Lumber Jocks in the first place. I actually stumbled on to LJs a co...
This is part of III of the blog series where the vise is disassembled and cleaned. Disassembly:I would like to take the vise apart, however it looks like I have to take a compromise. I decided to disassemble the vise as much possible. Once the pin at the rear of the vise was tapped out, I was able to tap the rear guide plate out. Once that is out, the back jaw assembly slides out easily. Now you could clearly see the threaded shoe. I also noticed there is a spring on the fr...
Second Year Carpentry was pretty great. We are in the last 2 months of schooling then we have 5 weeks of work placement, then we graduate! First things we got working on, the first day! Was framing up sheds. What we did with these taught skills like framing, roofing (last year we just used trusses, this year we actually framed the roof) vinyl siding, asphalt shingling, wood siding, sidewall shingling (shakes) and gable, hip and intersecting roofing. The sheds we build are sold for 1000$ or...
So, the first year has gone by, and infact, most of my second year at NSCC has also gone by. The first year was alright, its hard to remember everything i’ve learned since then, but I know its been a lot. Not just about carpentry or woodworking but I’ve really grown as a person since I left grade school. Our projects in First Year were relatively simple, first being some “task sheets” where we had to do specific things with specific tools, to build our skills with t...
See HERE for completed project Recently, I bought a Grizzly bandsaw. One of the reasons I decided to buy a bandsaw was to re-saw lumber for use on a scroll saw. The scroll saw was my first ‘tool’ that I bought, and before, I was limited to purchased plywoods for my scroll saw cuts. I was quite surprised at how much wood can be obtained from a single length of wood when re-sawn. It will definitely expand my creativity for such projects. Outlined is the first such project ...
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