Since taking such an extended time learning many aspects of carving spoons from green timber, I began to miss the other parts of working wood. I missed the use of my old Stanleys, Disstons, and Millers Falls! Yeah….I am a hand tool galoot for sure….GALOOTS UNITE!...LOL. Of course while just starting to excel at carving, understanding the grips and sculpture of spoon making, it was easy to have a worry that my other skills were getting some rust as much as the tools began too!.....
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...
Lately I have been very fortunate to connect with many important artisans. All of this spoon carving business, website, and wood crafting has not only shown me things about myself, but has begun to show me the interest and support that other people can supply back onto me and this work I have been doing. I am very grateful for the positive communication. Thank you! It is nice to leave the daily news turned off and make some of our own positive headlines I think. Far too much negativity and...
This is where we left off last time—- a basic carcass completed but no tools inside it yet. On a side note, do you prefer to spell it carcass or carcase? I’ve seen it both ways. So now comes the fun part: figuring out how I’m going to fit all these tools into the upper section of tool chest. At this point, I’m not really concerned with my larger hand saws, my specialty planes, mallets etc., but most of the smaller hand tools. It seems like a lot of tools, but if...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOX6opb-Hg8 We just completed our spring class in the Black Swamp Cooperage at Sauder Village! The two gentlemen in the video did an excellent job and completed their bucket on Saturday afternoon! Had a great time using all old hand tools, a schnitzelbank, draw knives, croze, scorps, and bow saws.
Hey fellow woodcrafters! I hope you might jump over to my new website and take a look at 2 brand new spoon carving videos! This time I rigged a 2×4 for a tripod and gave it a whirl so you can see me in carving action! I went high tech!...lol. Join us at: http://www.spoonscarver.com/videos/ Visit the shop!http://www.spoonscarver.com/the-ole-time-wood-shop/ Read some new blogs! http://www.spoonscarver.com/my-blog/ Get some delicious recipes!http://www.spoonscarver.com/che...
Ever since I saw Mafe's router plane I’ve had the desire to make one. As I do most often I look here on LJs for inspiration. Well, I found it. As I searched I came across this gem of a router plane made by Tinnocker. Tinnocker got his inspiration from Mafe’s design as well. I used a picture of Tinnockers design to come up with my version of a router plane. The body of the plane is hard maple. The handles are from some old chair spindles I had laying around, The plane iron is a ...
As a project for my furniture making course I decided to make a couple of nite stands for our bedroom. I have a good supply of air dried cherry for the carcass and some spalted maple for the drawer fronts. I drew up the plans myself and am ready to dive in. Since I’ve been skiing a lot lately, I needed to get myself in the right frame of mind so I.m doing the fun part first. I posted some pictures of possible veneer layouts for the drawer in the design forum and this was the over...
I’ve never blogged anything before, but I thought this might help me document where I’m at and keep organized. I thought it was also possible it might help some other beginning woodworkers looking to get started using hand tools. So here’s a little about how I got started in woodworking, why I’ve chosen to focus on hand tools, where I’m at so far, and maybe a little of my philosophy. First off I’d like to thank everyone here at Lumberjocks for their help an...
Hey gang, I hope this short video tutorial may fit anyones interest that would like to see some of the steps in spoon making with hand tools. Unfortunately I am my own camera operator so this will not include any action shots…lol. Please drop me a line if this is something that sparks an interest or was helpful in some way. If you found this first video blog enjoyable, then I may possibly do a few more on various projects in the shop. Or if you have a request on something you want...
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