3/26/10 So I as you can read in my previous blog posts about my woodworking education, I have been seriously contemplating enrolling in a full time furniture craftsmanship program. I recently returned from a visit to Palomar Community College in San Marcos, Ca to meet with the Cabinet and Furniture technology program instructors and take a tour of their facility. I mentioned that I was about 90% sure that I would be going there this fall (August 2010). Well, I’m not at 90% any more… ...
Hydrostone Tiles and a photo of the original Owens tile. ..
My Zone of Wood Art ….art is the interpretation of what is before you, and therefore needs no-out-side influence to make it more then it is in this moment. The problem that many have with art is that it is all-ways regulated to some other plane of our existence, out-side the time-work of where we are now. Because the many see art as so ‘other’, these many lost souls to the world of art, will in-deed all-ways be seeking for art as if it is some-thing that is found in the so ...
Home sweet home! We got home last night after spending the rest of the weekend in San Diego. It was a pretty relaxing trip since we didn’t really have anything else planned beyond checking out the college and that was all done by Thursday evening. First off, thank you to all those who commented on my last entry! There were definitely some good points made. In this entry I will give you an overview of my experience and share some of my thoughts. I think writing it down will help ...
I will update this blog weekly it is a journal of on my woodworking business, MY successes, failures, what works and What don’t Yesterday I broke the cardinal rule and worked in my shop on Sunday, however the lessons I learned over the past 5 days are priceless. The first lesson learned is time is the most precious resource we have and the most wasted and under utilized, a week of vacation from my job and spent in my shop was the refresher I needed to set the course of my directio...
Between my being a carpenter in today’s Michigan economy (lots of idle time) and my desire to learn more about finishing, I stopped by a local furniture refinishing/restoration shop a couple of weeks ago to see if I could pick up a non-paying apprenticeship just to pick up some knowledge and get some hands on experience. Of course I didn’t just walk in and say “are you guys looking for an apprentice?”. I asked if they were hiring and an employee told me “no”...
A Spirit of Meekness In Wood ….simple goes the chisel,the meek inherit the wood,cherry moves my hand….—by flp ————————————————————————————————————————————————————̵...
To continue my local resources listings.. Herbine Hardwoods is located in Lucketts just outside of Leesburg, the owner Rick Herbine owns a small farm and has a kiln and sawmill on premise. The hardwood business is a side business and by appointment only so you have to call him ahead of time and leave a message. He is good about returning calls and setting up a time meet. They have a large selection of various local species plus some odd stuff throw in here and there. They almost alwa...
It looks like there is a new blog site in town!Kent Shepherd … the first American Dealer of the Torque Workcentre has just posted his new blog at kentshepherd.wordpress.comThis site will give a distinctly American twist to what the Torque Workcentre is all about and how to use it…hints and tips as well as video demonstrations. From what I have read in his first two posts, this site will be well worth bookmarking as Kent brings his own brand of humor to the woodworking community...
I almost always take my orders of from my web site, then print them out and blue tape them to the project. Some one from my past that had given me a couple boxes of teak, emailed and I gave him a hell of a discount on two of my products. One needed 2 holes for switches, the other 3. Yep I got them backwards. And they need to ship first thing in the AM. O well, A late night in the shop. And an early morn to get them shipped.
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