So after a extra long break, im finally getting back in to the workshop. Boy what a great year I have planned for myself. Some new storage units on wheels, a few new machines I hope and a list of projects for far that will keep me busy for most weekends this year. And on top of all that I will be starting to advertise my work and take orders for items. I will hope to be doing that from a new look web site with online store for my gift range that im working on at my drawing board, plus I hope...
I know a lot of you have a great interest in workbench so here is a video made by Cristopher Schwartz a while ago at W Patrick Edwards workshop, featuring the star, by that I mean the bench of course, ahahaha On Designing & Building A Custom Workbench — Up Close: The Edwards Bench
The weekend was wonderfully productive. While I certainly could add “Grossly underestimates the time it takes to do things” to my resume, I still accomplished a great deal. Last week I was working on some little bunny ornaments. I am excited about them because I had four distinctly different versions of them hopping around in my head. I didn’t know which ones to actually make, so I made the decision to make them ALL. After all, who’s to say that there is a limit ...
I did a small craft show yesterday and ended up having much better sales than I expected. Watch the video for an explanation as to why. Go to my blog for more info on the Puppy Pattern. Puppy Pattern Info Bob/ TripleB
I started this 2 weeks ago and we were going to attack it right away. Then life happens. My welder and I are both equipment specialists at the main hospital here. One of us alternates problems to work on there causing scheduling conflicts. I wound up with some projects I had to finish and my 83 year old mother slipped on ice and broke her leg. Enough whining, back to work! Yesterday the stars aligned (except for weather) and we started the assembly. We estimate that we’re a third d...
I am just stopping by quickly today to say good day to you all. I spent the day yesterday working on the painted version(s) of my little bunnies. As with most things, the progress that I am making is slower than I had anticipated. There is a lot to think about and I am trying to filter my thought process to one step/version at a time. I find that the more I teach through my patterns the more detailed I want to be. I suppose that this comes from the experiences I have had with customer...
As promised, I gave my little bunnies a new look with a dash of some pretty pastel colors. I had mentioned that when I cut these little guys out the other day that I stacked them, so I got double the mileage out of my cutting time. The wood used here is 3/16” maple. That makes it an ideal project to stack-cut. I attached the two layers of wood using hot melt glue in the waste areas of the corners and the added thickness gave me a lot more control when cutting these precise swirls....
I am rather in a hurry this morning because I have a great amount of things that I want to accomplish today. Among them is to get the pattern packet ready and put up on the site for the bunny ornaments that I showed yesterday. I was very pleased (and a little surprised) with the great amount of responses I received regarding these little guys, and I am thrilled because I really love them too. So without further delay, below are the pictures of them “dressed up” (just a bit!) ...
Hello Readers, It has not been too long since my last post. So this will be just a quick update. I am headed into the trenches. received quite a number or orders for wood blocks and they keep coming. We shall see if my established system works. If not you will find me sprawled up in a corner somewhere. ONWARD! Best wishes to you all.
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