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 ...
My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #394: And Now For Something Completely Different
Part of the reason that I like my job so much is that there are so many different aspects involved in the day to day activity of it, it never seems mundane or boring. Sure, it would be great if I could just scroll saw all the time and not have to worry about anything else, but I think that after a while, even that would lose its luster and not be much fun. Having a job that is fun and exciting is something that everyone wants and few people have. We have all heard the saying “It is...
I noticed something odd about the patina of my plane the other day. It’s signed in some way but the cursive ink is illegible at this point. I would like to bring the signature/note out somehow. I have heard that you can use a type of acid to lighten wood that will not affect ink (good for fixing old rulers where the boxwood has darkened) but have never messed with this. If I did this I would like to darken the signature, then restore the original patina on the tool. Any ideas?
After sanding the boards to 320 grit on the Random Orbital Sander, I used 1200 grit to burnish the tops only… then it was just a matter of rubbing heaps of Mineral Oil [liquid Paraffin oil] into the boards…and buffing off the excess… this procedure will be repeated every 24 hours..once I get back from Adelaide…And then just one more finishing touch… next week…
Ive been doing woodworking for almost 3 years now in high school. Ive made a variety of quality projects like chessboards, boxes with cedar lining, clocks. I want to buy a table saw to use at home, but I dont want to spend a lot. I want it to be of decent quality though to do precise cuts. Im looking in a price range of $200-$450. Im thinking about this DEWALT DW745 10” Compact Job Site Table Saw. Its about $370. Would this be worth buying? Is it good quality??
Just cut into these Saturday 25th!Just beautiful!!!
When I was slabbing it you could definately smell the walnut but it was different from the Claro and English. These have great dark black lines that are marbled. Beautiful white sap wood and hart wood. These are pics of some of the slabs. Cutting Wood Is A Blast!!!
I have these wonderful slabs of dogwood, but i want to use some in outdoor benches. Is there anything i can use (indoors or out) that will keep the nice pink without neutralizing it or darkening the whole piece?
In this world of 4gs, Ipads, and Jpegs, we have more power than ever before. Never has it been so easy for an artist to share their work regardless of distance. I can contact a customer hundereds or even thousands of mile away. We can design an original piece via email, and I can have it delivered to their door without the client having to leave the comfort of their home. Wow! Sure beats the heck out to the old days. In Renaissance times, if the King of France wanted you to carve a sculpture...
Hi, Just read about this mobile woodshop. I think this is a great idea to keep kids engage and keep interest in the trade alive in the younger generation. This is a great idea. http://willieswoodshop.com/ Insert from his website… Welcome to Willie’s Woodshop Since 1985, Stephen Willner (Willie) has been working in a classroom and credentialed by state of California , teaching basic woodworking skills to children. He is now moving to his classroom to a converted ...
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