Hello, long time since I’ve been on site. Sorry to say, not due to wood working projects… Work has me jumpin building new automation, test equipment and I’m pushing to use Fanuc robotics more than we usually do. Never mind that, my topic and question:Has anyone here used the Laguna Swift CNC router and 3D design/G-code software? I’m thinking about a purchase and would like opinions. Thanks Magdaddy
One of the things missing on this site is making knife scales. This is not something I normally do but I bought my wife some knives that required scales and during the process, noticed that we had several knives where the handles looked like crap, were cracked, and even broken. Some of them had really good blades and some were junk (these were tossed). During this process, the knives that I bought from Woodcraft have really nice blades but the rivets were less than desirable, sam...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyIz9J99YYc SO, I don’t have a bandsaw, but I really wanted to make a bandsaw box. I have a coping saw, so I decided to try and make o e using that! Enjoy!
This is the latest video on my Mandola build, Have a peek, follow the link… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWz8o3kppJk!https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/o7l94rz.jpg!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a blog on the steps of a project. This one is on a full life size 6’-0” Jesus with a 12’-0” cross which is one of three life size sculptures I will be carving for a new Retreat here in the Midwest,which I have 18 months to complete. The pictures show some drawing and clay steps at half scale, then I can move to wood at full scale. This has been a big challenge for me studying human anatomy, which is not very easy for t...
I would like to share some work in progress photos of the carved icon frames and strips for the icon shelves I used to carve when I was working in the church workshop (2013-2014). Icon frames: Carved strips for icon shelves:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19UQdKfjUsY About a month ago, I made a clock out of some pallet wood. I decided it was about time I give the clock face some TLC. I hope you enjoy!
View on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nveY3vMe94I I can’t afford spoon carving knives, so here’s how I carve them with regular chisels!! Enjoy :)
Some time back, members of the Wanapam tribe, here in North Central Washington, bought a couple of my walking sticks. As well, they expressed interest in a unique one I’m currently working on. Meanwhile, the Wanapams opened are really nice interpretive center, which I had the pleasure of touring. In the course of that tour, I saw many photographs of work being done on hides, dug outs, various activities and so on. The visit to the Center inspired to create some of the things I s...
Here is a time lapse video of me carving a chair leg, in real time it takes me 16 hours. In this time lapse video it is only 1 min 47 seconds, man I wish I could carve that fast in real life. Here is the video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtzfpNueQCM I’m almost done with the 8 chairs that go with the dinning table I made a few months back. Here is a link to the table The first leg took me about 40 hours including a clay model, after a few legs I got my time down to ...
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