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Hollow Form Turning - A Trifern Class #2: Wood Selection

04-28-2011 11:02 PM by trifern | 14 comments »

Wood Selection Almost every hollow form I turn is from local hardwoods and is turned green. Why use green wood? Green wood is relatively inexpensive, easy to obtain, and easy to turn. It is nearly impossible to find, or afford, large kiln dried wood suitable for turning large pieces. Construction sites, firewood cutters, arborists, and landscape recycling centers are all excellent sources for wood. The biggest problem I have with green wood is my greed. I bring home more wood than I can...

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"a Hunter's Cane" - carving the leaves and deer

04-28-2011 04:59 PM by mpounders | 5 comments »

After transferring my design to the basswood, I started carving by using a #11 veiner to outline the leaves and deer. I then remove the background using a #3 and use different knives to start shaping and undercutting. I use #9s and #11s to add some shape to the leaves. At this point, I am only leaving the central stem of the leaf and will either burn the other veins or possibly use a burnishing tool. I use a blue stone and a ruby bit to sand out some of the areas in the leaves. I start...

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Wood Carved Jhoola

04-27-2011 03:56 PM by Dennis Zongker | 27 comments »

I just finished carving this unique indoor India swing bench, for a customer, it is also known as the Oonjal or Jhoola. This type of swing bench is not readily available without an overseas order. These types’ of wooden carved swings were used by Kings in their palaces and were considered a sign of royalty and are still considered even today. This type of furniture is a wooden swing with brass chains suspending it from the ceiling of the inside of their home. I glued together three plan...

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YAPPING inloud #2: Uncle Joe Died, Wish he was closer to me when I was younger so I could learn from him..

04-27-2011 02:04 AM by RichClark | 2 comments »

My Uncle Joe Dies a few days ago and while I can’t say I knew him well I wish I did. His hobby was “Chip Carving” and he was up in ” Master Land” Doing it… here are some examples of his work He will be missed.. Last year he sent me a package with a chip knife and a Video Tape (that I couldn’t watch)and a small pile of wood that he had taken the time to layout and cut several designs into over and over and over.To help teach me the...

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"a Hunter's Cane" - a design for a commissioned cane

04-25-2011 05:11 PM by mpounders | 5 comments »

I have been exchanging emails for several months with a lady regarding a cane design for her father. Her father has hunted extensively and has strong connections to Minnesota and Colorado. I had some ideas for a design and we refined those ideas over several months. The lady wanted to use wood from Minnesota and Colorado for the cane and for it to have hunting themes and connections to places important to her father. This is to be a gift to her father from her and her brothers for this Fa...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #318: New Project Finished

04-23-2011 01:45 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Throughout the week of still catching up and making videos and probably thinking a bit too much, I did manage to complete my first project(s) for my submissions to the magazine for their Holiday issue. Last year I was fortunate enough to have several different projects and ornaments accepted. Between my partner Keith and myself we were well represented. I believe that it was my all time high as far as number of projects published with four. This year because of many reasons, I am only ...

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Pow-wow Dancer -painting in progress

04-15-2011 09:20 PM by mpounders | 6 comments »

I have been painting on this guy for about a week and still haven’t got him finished! There are a lot of little details and it just seems to take a while. I hate not to be carving, but I really don’t mind the painting that much, at least not like some carvers do! It can really add to a good carving, depending on the subject or style of the carving and I learned to draw and paint a long time before I started carving. I use different painting techniques, but I’ll describe ...

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Carvings- Elevator wall, Kitchen, Over Mantle

04-09-2011 09:32 PM by Les Hastings | 13 comments »

Here is some linen fold carvings for the house we’ve been working on for a while now. These get built into the elevator entrance wall. The general contractor is doing the wall, I just made the panels for them. The next two are for the over mantle. The contractor is building that wall as well. There are two more carvings for this wall that I still have to do. These still need cleaned a bit before they are done. Next is some carvings that all were built into t...

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Pow-wow Dancer - burning in details

04-08-2011 06:40 AM by mpounders | 10 comments »

I used to do woodburning with a single temperature pen, similar to a soldering iron, that I purchased at a hobby store. I had some success with it and you can create some nice stuff with it, but that is probably due more to the talent of the user than the quality of the tool! Pyrographis technology has improved since then and after a lot of reading, I decided to spend $130 on a variable temperature unit with a replaceable tip pen. Wow! Tremendous difference, like going from crayons to pen...

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Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #14: Lesson 8 - Applying a Finish

04-04-2011 09:49 PM by MyChipCarving | 19 comments »

Applying a finish to your completed chip carving is a “make or break” step. Do it well and your chip carving comes to life and is something wonderful to behold. Do it poorly and your carving loses the beauty and the finish detracts from the chip carved design. Follow this lesson closely from start to finish and you’ll find success with each chip carving you complete from here on out. I call this the My Chip Carving Quick & Easy Finish Step 1 – Remove leftover...

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