Yesterday I got a little adventurous, threw caution to the wind and instead of buying some tools, I made my own. I first made a cabinet scraper. I had to clean up the metal a little. After I got the metal almost all nice and shiny I had to make an edge on one side. I slapped a file in a vise and slid the scraper along it laying down. You have to make sure that the scraper to the file is 90° so the it creates burrs on both sides. This is how the scraper works. I got some little shavings while ...
The following video was filmed on Sunday at the Canberra Timber and Working with Wood Show… in it you will be able to see Stan Ceglinski making a small cricket bat from Ash… using a Froe and Maul [a froe is a riving knife used for splitting palings or shingles and a maul or mall is a mallet used to drive the froe] This is just one of the many entertaining demonstrations that Stan puts on over the three days of the show… others include Various components of a treeSplittin...
It has been really stormy here for the month of June. While not good for some and devastating for the family down the road where a large maple tree turned their new SUV into 2 compact cars—it is a treasure trove for a wood scavenger like me. While we are waiting for me to ignore my paying gig for a day and scavenge some suitable logs for the stool project, I though this might be a good time to go over the tools we wiil need besides the usual lathe and chisels. Key to achieving authen...
Over a series of blog entries I’d like to present a project that builds turning skills, has very low materials cost, is fun to do, and the kids and grandkids will love it too The project is a wood stool with turned frame components and a woven rush seat. The basic materials for the turned frame components are likely to be free and might even be in your firewood pile at this moment.But first a little background. I learned this technique from Temple Blackwood an awesome turner and a great...
Rived Quercus alba ....as wood is rived, so a tree shows forth one’s inner strength, by his//her own choosing is man cleaved, by the criticism he//she creates…. —-show me a tree that hides from on-coming winds, and i will show you a man already wrapped in cerecloth, while i marvel at the hands of the mighty oak held high, i but stand in awe of that one who’s genetic dna creates within a critique of scars…. —-the trees i have known are gentle giants...
Echo-Friendly Ways To Work the Wood ....your wooden soul, is but the sole of your sitting, and as all rustic tools of wood, your rustic spirit creates an image for imagination…. ....hand planning…. ....with a vivid imagination…. In this day of high tech, high price tags and higher yet soaring costs of what many think they need, to have a go at woodworking, along with all those needed add-ons….that one must purchase after the initial major pu...
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