Today was a very productive day. I had a some time to ruff turn my big black walnut blank and put it on the shelve to dry completely. There also was some time to finish my walnut root bowl and the small cherry bowl. I’m still improving my skill set with every bowl that’s finish. I must say if I look back at the first day I started turning and successfully broke a tool whiles impaling a peace of test wood into my garage wall. I’m much more comfortable with the different speed of the lathe and ...
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtfmxAotQOQ&feature=youtu.beThe final part in my Red Oak Guitar Stand series. This video mainly shows the steps to finishing.
Thanks maricamp for the nudge to do an update on my progress with the chair. It’s definitely coming along. I’d say I’m about 90% done actually, and it has been a lot of fun watching this take shape. I’ve made some mistakes along the way, thankfully none of those mistakes have been unrecoverable. If/when I make another one of these, I’ll be able to do it MUCH faster. I took lots of care sanding the most visible surfaces like the back of the chair, the top of th...
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Ok so before I get into this I want to make the following three declarations: 1) I am not in any way in favour of using inexpensive (IE cheap) woods and disguising them as expensive (IE high quality) woods in projects. That is not my goal here. 2) I am not a professional woodworker, nor am I a professional finisher, so this is just my own experience as a hobbyist. 3) I am not a proponent of staining or colouring every wood that you finish; I am totally cool normally with leaving woo...
Lately, I have so much that I want to get done and it seems like I have little time to do things. I have a list of ideas a mile long and during the time it takes to check off one thing, there are probably two or three more that I have added to the bottom of it. Yesterday I worked on the third set of stand-up ghost word pieces. I had hopes of finishing them up yesterday. But in the process of getting things done, I went ahead too quickly and ruined the paint on one of them and had to rem...
I needed to take a couple of days ‘off’. I find that I get so caught up in what I do, that time goes by and I don’t even realize how many days straight that I am working. That is the danger in having a job that you enjoy so much, I suppose. You tend to stretch the days longer and longer with fewer breaks in between and then you wonder why you are so tired. Even doing things we love can wear us out sometimes. We all know that feeling. We go on a holiday or spend the day ...
I have been thinking about making something in a more classical style for a while. The decision of what to make was actually an afterthought, im building it mostly for fun and practice, so I was more concerned with style, technique, and joinery, but here’s the criteria I came up with -Incorporate turning ( I enjoy turning, but have never actually turned a set of spindles, legs, or any other kind of matching set)-Mortise and tennon joinery ( I’m in the middle of building a p...
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