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Juried art show

77 days ago by Dan Krager | 1 comment »

Would like to invite all my LJ friends to “Art in the Park” May 3, 4 10 am-5 pm in Elmhurst IL. I know there are several LJ within short driving distance and would love for you to stop by my booth (#57) to introduce yourself and chat a bit. DanK

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Carving a small spoon

88 days ago by filiplaw | 3 comments »

I had a small piece of pine laying around and a free afternoon so I decided to carve another spoon. I wanted it to be small (somewhere between a teaspoon and a tablespoon) and simple in shape. I traced around some plastic spoon I had in my kitchen and altered the handle shape a bit. With the outline ready I went to work. I made some stop-cuts with a saw and bashed out the waste with a 20mm chisel. I also did the same to the underside since the stock was way too thick for a spoon.I find ...

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Carving 2 portals in dragonstyle. #1: The start of the first portal

89 days ago by koraile | 5 comments »

As i mentioned earlyer im about to start carving the first dragonportal for my parents cabin. Il try to blog abouth it when i can, and we will se where it goes, it will take some time. I am considering making some small videos as i go, With my photographer friend as support. I will try to answer any questions when i have time if there is any. The material is ofc slowgrowing higland pine With a high resin content, this makes it durable, when you start counting centuries durable. The same...

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A day spent with trees and wood. And a dragon in the background..

103 days ago by koraile | 2 comments »

I have been thinking a lott about materials lately, and types of Wood. Browsing others Products and bloggs and seeing some of the wonderfull materials that exist around in the world makes my head work owergear and my fingers itch to work With it. So i have been asking around a bit for advice from a few fellow lumberjocks the last days. I have gotten good advice and been directed to good Sources, and i have discovered Things i have never even heard of. So mutch amazing materials out the...

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Carvings done by mixing powertools and woodcarving irons. #2: Where no flowers grow during winter, The colouring.

116 days ago by koraile | 5 comments »

As you see, i have finaly come to the last part of the flower carving. I have the rough shape, and started the last part of sanding and detail shaping. I have always loved this part when it comes to these types of carvings, when at last the image i have had in my head takes form and gets Sharp, its like tuning a lense. The Picture finaly gets Clear, at this stage i have a hard time letting go. On this Project im working in the livingroom, you might have noticed :) Its cosy in my li...

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Birth of a 4-axis CNC machine #8: Control box enclosure - the machine now has a key!

119 days ago by DS | 16 comments »

Now that I have all my power supplies drivers and controllers, all those electronics need a nice safe playground to hang out in away from the dusty environs that the machine will no doubt foster. At first I didn’t think I could get a box this nice. These water-tight Nema enclosures are big bucks!But, I found a guy on eBay with a reasonable asking price, ( his wife must’ve wanted to park her car in their garage again ), and I made an offer, sobbed out my poor man’s DIY cnc...

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Cane With Character

127 days ago by Pooka | 0 comments »

I jumped the back fence several months ago. We have a canyon out there and there is a lot of deadfall and detritus that I like to rummage through for odds and ends that might make interesting additions to my project list. The last adventure uncovered this length of acacia which I thought might make a neat cane. It’s very hard wood, so carving it has taken a lot of hours. Obviously, the thing can’t get chucked up on my lathe, so I took some killer grinding bits to it with my ...

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Carvings done by mixing powertools and woodcarving irons. #1: Where no flowers grow during winter..

147 days ago by koraile | 6 comments »

Crossing that invisible line from using traditional handtools to using powertools was a hard stepp for me. Growing up, my grandfather, my dad and uncels would get strikt if they ever saw sandpaper on the workbench vile carving. Bottom stamping or patterning ,and the use of sandpaper on carvings was considered something used by amatuers or someone trying to hide their errors, In the old woodcarving School we where not alowed to have sandpaper on the workbench at all, we got told to remove i...

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Turkey Foot Cane - attached to shaft

152 days ago by mpounders | 3 comments »

Here is the process I used to attach the carved turkey foot to a bark-on shaft. I am not sure what type of wood the shaft is, but I selected it for the interesting bark it has. I have used this type before and the bark stays attached and has interesting colors and textures. The trick is to make a nice transition between it and the carving, trying to make it flow, nut just a carving stuck on top of a stick. I used wooden dowels and Titebond glue to join the carving to the stick. After the glue...

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How to make hand made curved surfaces look good in a chair bottom

153 days ago by Nels | 10 comments »

When I started out working with wood, it was a chore to find any information. I went to used book stores and bought anything that might help and asked any woodworkers I knew. Then Fine Woodworking came along and now the internet. Lumberjocks is the best help I’ve found. There are always several guys who have gone through the same problem.Now, I’m working on 15 chairs. There have been three difficult parts. The curved back, the back legs, and the chair bottom. I’m curre...

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