My wife picked up some birthstone necklaces for my sisters grand-children and of course they came in these ugly cardboard boxes.I just had to do something about this.So down to the workshop I went and started cutting wood.I think they turned out pretty good and I am sure that Willow and Annie will like these.http://youtu.be/cX0wHfsZUBs
A dove has arrivedacually it was here but I just did not know… - and doves have tails… Outside my shop I have a bench and this little lantern.Why do I tell that?Because a while back I was supposed to meet up with LJ Nisker, but I was sick so I had to cancel.Nisker is also a Dane but live not so close, so when he was in Copenhagen he passed the shop and left me a little something under the lantern, he wrote me a message that I don’t remember getting, so I never discover...
I thought it was time for an update for my fellow LJs. I’m mostly recovered from my second chemo embolization May 22. It was faster than last time, however I’m now back on my oral chemo therapy. No rest for the wicked I guess. However, I am back to making saw dust! Praise the Lord! I want to thank ALL of you for a gift you may not know you gave me. Several weeks ago I received a package in the mail with a beautiful box and the following note from an anonymous source. 5/27/20...
My mom approached me about doing something for my father for Father’s day. Only requirements were that it was to be something for their boat, and that it have the boat’s name on it. Other than that, I had complete creative freedom. I came up with the serving tray idea since they frequently prepare food down in the galley and have to bring it to the back deck for eating, and they currently just use some plastic serving tray. For the design, I decided that a prominent Compass ...
Smoking hot present from my buddy Brad US, UK, DK… This one I have been waiting for a wile to post.This because Brad should have the time to post his own story about his meeting with Andy first… You will soon understand. Some of you have seen this picture before.It was the day I got a present from Jamie.The same day another pack arrived, that I have kept secret. In this pack inside a foam pad a beautiful little wood tool was meeting me. Notice the difference to this pi...
Look what the postman broughta gift from my friend Jamie in Scotland Some people have all the luck!Or at least it feels like this.When I was in Scotland visiting my friend Jamie, I saw a new tool he had bought and thought it looked so cool.Look what then arrived with the post: Like Christmas, a pack from Scotland! And look what was inside; a spoon plane (pull shave) like the one Jamie have. Beautiful tool and a nice fit in the hand. Mr. sharpening of course needed to do a littl...
Hang your bananas with style. Made this banana hanger yesterday for a Christmas gift. A suggestion was also made that this would hold headphones nicely, this coming from a music creator. Only tools needed were a jig saw, router, and a drill. You can watch the video HERE.
During this Sketchup show I go through a balancing wine bottle holder. This has my most recent measurements that I use and also a link for my actual “How to make a wine bottle holder” video. That video was my first ever on YouTube. Check out the Sketchup video HERE.
I was a very fortunate woodworker this week to receive correspondence from a special friend. Of course it is MADS! Mads for the few who may be unaware of his positive presence on lumberjocks is a fantastic woodworker, designer, and all around spiritual character. Basically he makes the entire experience of sharing on Lumberjocks all the more interesting and fun. As I opened the envelope there before me was a wonderful letter full of good things. A handmade Origami Crane…wow, I lov...
After several hours of carving with my Dremel tool over the last two days, I completed the custom checkers for this project. This was my first attempt at wood carving and with 48 sides to carve, it was a bit tedious, but not too difficult. My skills improved a good deal by day two and I took some extra time to go back over the first day’s checkers and make sure they were all pretty consistent. I took some video of the carving process to post as a separate blog entry once I have...
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