I really don’t like drama. I guess I have had enough of it in my life to last my entire lifetime. There are people who thrive on it I know, but I don’t think I am one of them. I get really nervous and queasy when there is confrontation. I guess that is why I like writing so much. I can express myself without worrying about being bullied or cut off. In general, I think I am not an aggressive person. On paper, I am pretty good at standing up for myself and all but in real life...
The following video was filmed on Sunday at the Canberra Timber and Working with Wood Show… in it you will be able to see Stan Ceglinski making a small cricket bat from Ash… using a Froe and Maul [a froe is a riving knife used for splitting palings or shingles and a maul or mall is a mallet used to drive the froe] This is just one of the many entertaining demonstrations that Stan puts on over the three days of the show… others include Various components of a treeSplittin...
As promised in an earlier blog.. I intend to take you behind the scenes at a Wood Show.. and a major part of any wood show are the characters who make it informative, educational and entertaining…the people who bring in the crowds… the people you want to come and see… The Demonstrators.. These folk come along and do various demonstrations from traditional woodworking, woodturning, box making, dovetails and showing the basics to beginners as well as tips and tricks for ...
A few day ago I posted the child rocking chair I have been building for 30 years, and got alot of good coments, one said ( good luck selling that on a site for woodworkers ) You might forget the their is a link to put the post on your FACEBOOK. And thinking about some of the other coments I have desided to offer the pland for the child chair. It is a very well built rocker, and balanced, and with the curved seat I have sat babys that can’t walk yet and they don’t slide out of the...
I met up with new LJer Bob… sorry I did not get your online name…at the Canberra Timber and Working With Wood Show last weekend…He told me he had been following my blogs and it was great to catch up with him and chat about some of the things that have been posted on LJs and show him some of my work closeup…A quick photo opportunity…He particularly liked the curved weave I made a while back and keep for display.
Here are a few shots of some of the work that was displayed at the Canberra Timber and Working with Wood Show…
They tell me that the best place to start is the beginning… so that is where I will start…I have been going to Timber and Working with Wood shows for many years but only in the last 12 months have I been fortunate enough to be part of the exhibitors side of these Shows… I got to go to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and now Canberra… There is a lot of organising to do to get to one of these shows… it is not just getting up early and catching a plane…doing ...
Finally. A Monday that people like. With the Labor Day holiday both here and in the United States, most everyone in these countries have the day off. However, with the Labor Day holiday comes the realization that summer is coming to a close and winter is not far off. I am certain that there will be plenty of grumblings about that on my facebook page. They already have started. I am ready for fall and winter. The past week was enough summer for me. I guess I found something that I di...
Good evening LJ’s what a semi productive week as Thursday I received the go ahead on the Pulpit project and Got a reprieve as I have till next Saturday to have it finished, While not my most profitable piece it is my first as a woodworker so I must try to put my best foot forward as this is for God’s house as well as my reputation as a professional :) Now I can tell the story of how it became that I got this project, The pastor that asked me to do build it was a minister at our ch...
We didn’t do too badly with the storm and all. Although there was a bit of rain and some wind, there was nothing frightening or horrible about it. It has been dry here this summer too, so the rain is probably welcome by most. A little after noon, we figured out that we needed milk and ventured out to the store because nothing is open in our area on Sunday and there is a holiday for Labor Day on Monday so things would be closed also. It wasn’t even raining when we went out, alth...
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