You may not know it, but my little wife, (”Bairbre”), that’s Irish for Barbara. She has a wee bit of Irish in her blood. But I think her heart is 100% Irish. You all must have seen the, Click here> Irish Claddagh, I carved for her. Now I’ve decided to make her a Shamrock shaped box, for this years St. Patrick’s day. The finished dimensions are: 7 1/2” High x 7” Wide x 4 Deep. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I...
Can anyone give me some tips as I would like to carve a number plate for my house in the up coming week can you please tell me what type of carving chisels I will need for the job and the best finishes to apply and all the tools I will need
I don’t want to post 100 entries on my projects page for pens but wanted to share this one, I think it came out great. I’ve always tried to have some type of artistic outlet and never had any skills. Drawing, painting, music – no luck at all. I tried trombone in 6th Grade and the band director actually asked me to move the slide but not actually play… true story. :-) I’ve received a lot of compliments on the pens and I’m getting better – this on...
A few of us her at LJ that turn pens decided to get together and swap some of goodies. We’ve started a package moving around the country (actually, around North America – we dip into Canada as well!) containing 5 turned pens, 5 pen kits and 5 blanks. Here’s a map to show where we’re located and where our pens will travel: When each Jock gets the package he’ll go through it and decide what he wants to take from it, he can take all or nothing but… what...
Hey Everybody! In this episode of the Teenage Woodworker I talk about my favorite stain. It’s quick simple and looks great especially on hardwoods. for the stain all you need is, Gel Polyurethane, Wax, and a couple of clean cloths. Well I hope that everyone enjoys the show! I hope that everyone enjoyed the show and right now i am not really sure what i am going to do next week. So if anyone has anything that they want to see then just leave a comment and i will consider it f...
This year I am building two workshops, one is total 1500sqft and the other is approx.30,000sqft.the small workshop i decided to establish as for small scale decorating facilities, right now I change all electrical wiring into 3phase, and will install brandnew machines,like 4’x10’ hot press, 7-combine machine, moulder,radial saw, surface and thichness, band saw, lathe, post and milling, veneer stitching and compressor. But biggest mix conventional machines and CNC automated machine...
So i was recently given a chance to make a coffee table for my local tattoo shop, and while they aren’t picky, i do have about a $300 limit, maybe more if I really impress. Today i started drawing up plans and looking up stuff online. so far the table top will be 62×34 inches with runners, stretchers and prefab legs. which brings me to my next question, where is the best place to look that has the biggest assortment of 12 to 16 inch turned/tapered legs? i did a google search but wa...
The frame is easy to make out of pine, fir or any soft wood. We want to make it look precision yet old at the same time. The hardest part is convincing the sun to age your project for you 2000 years in about a few days time. The sun owed me for a few sunburns soooo… Just kidding, we’ll get to the aging part later.I remembered a frame I had seen at the museum in grade school. I jumped in my truck that weekend and went to the museum to look at ancient lacquered furniture. I took not...
I completed the box yesterday, but I’ve been struggling to get my camera to work. All of the light areas of an image have a pink tinge, & I can’t edit the pink out. I even tried taking pictures outside, but it was even worse. Here’s an out door picture, Blah!! Maybe someone has a cure for this disease. HELP!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~In the meantime I’d like to tell about my recent discovery. Barb has mult...
I’am currently working on a small router table stand for my router table to sit on as i have a small router table and want to bring it up to around waist height , it is being made from MDF and i have seen MDF sealers should I use this to seal the MDF or should I use varnish I will post some pictures up on my page in the upcoming days
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