One good thing about doing lots of types of creative crafts is that every time I get to do something else, it is new and fresh to me and I am excited about it. I love painting and I love the recent needle artwork that I have been attempting, but I also love creating cool wood things on the scroll saw. There is something that is so calming and peaceful about following a line with a tiny blade to create 'graceful wood'. It is sometimes difficult to keep up with everything that is g...
I stayed quite busy yesterday, doing one of the things that I love to do. I really love so many of my creative aspects, and switching from one to the other back and forth always seems to keep me freshly excited about every one of them. Yesterday I spent the day at the saw. I had my headphones on and I was into a 'classical' mood. I got lost listening to my three favorite composers – Rachmoninoff, Beethovan and Mozart. It made a good thing even better. Before long, the three...
One of the things that I like best about what I do is the great variety of ways I am able to create. As with most of you, the more I look and discover, the more I want to expand my 'crafting arsenal'. I find it very rare to meet people that only dapple in ONE type of creating. Most like to do many. I am often asked how I keep coming up with fresh ideas. After over 20 years of doing this for a living, it seems that I never run out of new things to do. There are times when I feel a...
I recently found a bunch of these guys in a stack of rough cherry and Walnut lumber.
I’ve been cutting wood for years and saving the cherry burls in my barn. I have about 18 of them ranging between 8 inches to 36 inches, mostly 10 to 15 years trying. I can send pictures for serious buyers. I also have 16+ cherry boards 6 to 10 feet long, 3/4 thick planed in 6 to 12” widths that have been drying in woodstove heated basement for many decades. Time to get rid of it. I live in NW Massachusetts. Please email me if you want further information. PaulNkingd...
Just picked up 7,000 bf of kiln dry lumber. I am in fort myers florida if your looking for lumber please contact and I will try to help. Cherry, ambrosia maple, red and white oak and curly maple.
So I was sitting one day trying to figure out what to do with a big chunk of cherry that a friend had given me.see the thing is that it wasn’t dried properly so it cracked like a toronto city road and had knots all thru it…. I didn’t have the heart to tell my friend it was useless. Plus I was stubborn and determined to find a way to make something nice out of it.I cut a couple useful chunks off to use as accent pieces in the future, but mostly it just keep getting put under...
Working with reclaimed wood can be very rewarding once the final product comes together. Unless you are purchasing it from someone who has already pulled the nails and cleaned the surface be prepared to put some effort into preparing it for projects. Collecting and preparing the raw materials often requires a lot of hard work. Having worked with a lot of reclaimed wood over the past several years more and more projects are demanding it especially since completing a barn tear down over the pas...
I finally finished up my TV stand and wanted to share it with the community. As always I have a post on my blog the majority of the info about the TV Stand is bellow. YouTube Video: Assembly & Wrapup – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT22T1yNmOM Plans: http://woodshopmike.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/TV-STAND-PRINTS.pdf Specs/Features:44.5” W x 19.5” D x 19.75” HHolds approximately 96 DVDsHides speaker wiresRemovable top insert Jointery Methods:P...
Creating a pair of rocking chair arms Rocking Chair arms
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