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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #352: Rambling and Some Pictures for Dennis

05-27-2011 01:19 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 7 comments »

There is something about polar animals that enchant me. I don’t know what it is. I have always looked at them as creatures of great beauty. It strikes me as odd because as a painter, I am quite fond of color. I love painting wildlife and big cats and playing with the shading and tones and making them look realistic. Most of the Arctic animals are various shades of white and grey. You would think that would bore me. However, I did once paint a snow leopard in greyscale and it was ...

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52 Weeks #20: The hands of Masters

05-23-2011 03:58 AM by clieb91 | 3 comments »

First off let me just say I am happily still working on my sign project, as is my daughter but since I really should have thought harder about my daughter’s sign we have changed direction and now I have a few more letters to cut out. Oh well. In the meantime, I would like to relate a slightly different tale. It has been my pleasure of the past year to watch a number of true craftsmen at work. The dedication of the Korean Bell Garden Pavilion at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens was last w...

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The Maloof Library Series #8: Something for all of you iPad enthusiasts...

05-19-2011 12:28 AM by ScottMorrison | 3 comments »

Hi everyone. My extremely talented wife just wrote a groundbreaking new APP for the iPad. It’s the first of it’s kind for woodworkers, enabling you to play with a 3D rocking chair (and all of the separate parts) right on the iPad. You can order parts, take notes and do lots of other cool stuff including watching come never-before-seen videos right within the APP. I admit it, I am a gadget guy, and this is so much fun to play with it makes it hard to go back to making sawdu...

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Matthew's Wand ~ Day 2

05-18-2011 12:09 AM by EPJartisan | 2 comments »

Okay more like one day spread over two days, yet i finished it though it ended up being a cougar rather than a panther. I like it more and the wood just made me go that direction. I started taking pictures of the figure refinement, but realized after a while, there was no card in the camera.. so I missed some shots. What you missed was the muscle, joints, and head shape refinement. Which I copied off pictures of large cats on-line. Sorry about that… I always rub a wipe on varnish on ...

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TOE, the Trickle Outward Effect #1: TOE the Trickle Outward Effect

05-17-2011 07:17 PM by Jacquelyn Smith | 3 comments »

On my walk this morning I paused to admire the Willamette River. It is wide and this morning it was quiet, peaceful and full. As always it was flowing past me, underneath my footbridge. The body split apart and came back together again with grace and ease. After admiring it’s awesome beauty I was reminded of my work and the feeling of running in place. On the surface the river looks so peaceful so laid back like nothing is really going on. It’s so full that rapids aren’t even showing whe...

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DragonFly Harp #11: Almost Finished!

05-12-2011 08:05 PM by Donna Menke | 7 comments »

Lots of vegetable gardening done in the past couple of months, and it could not wait, so the harp building project had to wait a while. Finally last week I got back into it after 6 weeks of seldom working on it. Now it is almost done- but let me go back to where I left off in March.I had these beautiful abalone mother-of-pearl wings provided to me by a fine Lumberjock. She also did a great blog about how to do inlays, and that was very helpful to me. I didn’t follow instructions exactly...

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The Maloof Library Series #7: Not for the timid...Maloof inspired Music Stand

05-12-2011 05:58 AM by ScottMorrison | 6 comments »

A while back, I posted some pictures of the most difficult project I had ever attempted…the Maloof Music Stand. Much to my surprise, quite a few woodworkers have expressed an interest in tackling this thing, so I have finally put together templates and a detailed instruction booklet for anyone who thinks they’re up for the challenge. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. ;) You can have a look Here Enjoy! Scott Morrisonhttp://www.finewoodworker.com

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1972 Craftsman project, Opinions Welcome #12: Living with old tools

05-12-2011 12:05 AM by JimDaddyO | 2 comments »

Late last year, before I put the saw away for the winter, a piece of the casting on the tablesaw broke. It was causing some vibration and the blade to move side to side a bit when adjusting height. Not good in conjunction with zero clearance inserts. Anyway, it is getting warm again and time to get the saw ready for what I hope will be a productive summer. The “key” as I am calling it had to be fixed. There are 2 parts that mount on a shaft and are keyed together you can see ...

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Stefangs Woodcarving - Practice Session #1: -

05-08-2011 09:19 PM by stefang | 17 comments »

This is not a tutorial blog My woodcarving skills are very limited (a nice word for non-existent). I thought it might be fun for others to see a wannabe woodcarver struggling to learn the basics. I plan to show you the results of each practice session to illustrate my progression of skill (if there is any) and to discuss problems encountered/solved, tools, wood types, and anything else that is related to the subject. If you want an excellent tutorial on chip carving then I suggest you joi...

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Handplane Reference #7: Electronic Books.

05-08-2011 01:05 AM by WayneC | 48 comments »

In Feburary 2011, I broke my right leg and ended up having to deal with an extend stay in the hospital and time away from work. I was given an eReader as a get well gift and have been using it to kill the time. One of the things I found is that many classic woodworking books are available in electronic format for free. Many of these come from Google Books. You can read these books on-line using your web browser and down load them to your computer and save them there if you like. If yo...

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