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I think its a plane ? #1: what is this..

12-22-2011 01:17 AM by jaylost | 22 comments »

So Im shuffling through some junk and I find this ” plane” with oak burr’s stuck in the blade. Any ideas of what its used for ? Has the word Loncrumb stamped on it along with Casey & Co auburn ny .. the blade is curved on the end as is the wood itself.

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Small stuff for Christmas

12-16-2011 05:58 PM by mpounders | 7 comments »

Since I have completed all my major holiday committments, I have just been working on fun things! I am getting some parts for Christmas to re-model my power honer, so I have been cutting out some disks and doing some glue-ups to prepare for that. I plan to make the full 4 disk Burke style sharpener and I hope to use the existing motor I have, but it may not have enough power. I carved this small angel from a Shawn Cipa pattern for a lady at church and will do a larger version as a tree topper...

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Having the right tools

12-13-2011 08:05 PM by Nighthawk | 11 comments »

Those few of you that follow my mere attempts to be a wood worker will know I have fun doing it no matter how the project turns out. Whether it works out great or an failed attempt. Or whether it is a biggish project like the coffin or a small one like the cribbage board. Having the right tools for the job can make things so much easier, yes I will agree with that statement. However as we all know you don’t always have the right tool or all the tools you require or want to have in yo...

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camphor tray thing #1: Camphor Laurel tray thing

12-10-2011 04:16 PM by Pete | 2 comments »

A while ago I picked up a Carbatec carving miner, then of course promptly got buried under a bunch of other projects and forgot all about it. I’ve just started working at a new place and they do a secret santa gift exchange for christmas. Since I detest shopping I was staring at my wood shelf and wondering what I could make with my current limited setup. Well, turns out I had a chunk of camphor laurel sitting there. When using the angle grinder this morning to cut some steel I had...

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Work In Progress #2: Canasta Part Two

11-20-2011 06:11 AM by Byron | 0 comments »

So unfortunately I had not taken many pictures during the process of hand planing the curved door as well as cutting the dovetails for the carcass. I wanted the door to be thin, very thin, which ultimately led to many, many problems. I ended up with a final thickness of a bout 1/4 inch. While I was milling the door I did not have the wood move on me much at all, the Avodire I ended up getting was so incredibly stable I could do almost anything to it and it would not warp. The one thing ...

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17th Century Carved Box - a la Peter Follansbee my way

11-10-2011 10:10 PM by Mauricio | 12 comments »

I just posted this project and I wanted to share some details of the things I learned and some of the obstacles I overcame. Hopefully they will be helpful to someone wanting to tackle this project. The project: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/55715 I first saw this project on the Woodwright Shop and had to make it. I had never done any carving so there was a steep learning curve. I’ve been working perfecting the design off and on for a year. I have 3 practice boards, each less ugly t...

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Dilo’s Carving Classes (continued)

11-03-2011 10:10 PM by Dilo Marcio Fernandino | 7 comments »

Almost one year ago I posted on this blog a notice telling you that I got a woodcarving student, Mr. Luiz Flavio Rocha Gomes, who works for the Brazilian state oil company. In addition to his professional activity he is probably one of the busiest men – as well as one of the well endowed artisans – I have ever seen. At that time I posted photos of his work in progress which was expected by me to be completed soon. However, Luiz Flavio got so busy that he almost dis...

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"Carving a Santa Ornament" #3: Finishing up & Painting

11-02-2011 05:43 PM by mpounders | 8 comments »

Today we’ll finish this little guy up. As I’ve carved ornaments, I’ve gotten faster at doing them and I can complete one in an hour or two, depending on how complex it is. I have started saving them up and painting 4-5 at a time, so that I don’t waste as much paint, and that seems to help also. So after we get him all carved, I spend a little bit of time going back over the whole piece and cleaning up the cuts a bit. I try to get all the little fuzzy pieces in the c...

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"Carving a Santa Ornament" #2: Beard and Hat

11-01-2011 06:53 PM by mpounders | 6 comments »

So we left off after we carved the mouth and teeth in the first blog and it looked something like this. It will really start taking shape quickly now, when we start removing massive quantities of wood. First we do the stop cuts on the corners under the brim of the hat and then remove those chips, to make the hair go under the hat. Remove that same chip in the back also, I shape the beard so that it curves to a bit of a curl at the front, and round over any edges. I’m trying to us...

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"Carving a Santa Ornament" #1: Starting out

11-01-2011 06:06 PM by mpounders | 5 comments »

Several people made some nice comments about some ornaments I posted and there seemed to be a little interest in a mini-tutorial on how to carve them. Santas are pretty easy to carve, since everyone has some familiarity with the subject and Santa is easy to recognize with just a few key features. This style is particularly easy to make since the eyes are covered. A carver named Don Worley may have invented this style, called “no-see-ums”, but I just make them up without following ...

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