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...
I was having a rather cold and uninteresting time trying to draw up plans for my recent Country carving throne project so I set my feet to the woods for some pine that may allow me to create a piece to use in my shop. I knew just off the edge of the woods where I could fetch a pretty good chunk for a rustic bench to use for various tasks from sawing, hewing, etc. I needed to connect with some outdoor timber work, get the blood flowing (it was a cold day!) and have some challenges to try and m...
HelloIt is a lazy rainy Sunday and I am bored out of my mind. I am in between large projects and been cleaning up around the house and garage shop so I decided to do some small piddly things in the garage that have been sitting around… to avoid further cleaning up and get out of the way of my wife’s cleaning fit.I was reading Mr Lee’s(as in Lee Valley Tools) book on sharpening Saturday afternoon and read a passage about awls and diamond point cutters and how to sharpen th...
A side benefit to spending my weekends in the garage building my Roubo-ish workbench with mostly hand tools is that I’m losing weight! Bucking my usual winter trend. I wrote about it in my new blog here Excerpt: ”It’s not just the physical exertion and the sweat though, it’s about not going to the fridge (or pantry, or cellar, or that stash of Hershey Kisses in the toolbox). Woodworking, more-so with handtools, is a continual series of mental challenges that put me into a “zone...
Although I was glad to share my overall opinions and enjoyment of my journey north I thought it to be sort of empty of me if I forgot the man on the mountain. In past blog work you may have recalled a short mention of a man named Topper. Topper is Jenns dad and always supplying Jenn after a Thanksgiving or Christmas visit with some great cuts of hunted Venison to bring back for us to enjoy. I had never had the opportunity to actually go and meet him so this was a sure adventure to see j...
I have been commissioned to build a seven day pipe stand with a case of drawers by one of America’s foremost artisanal tobacco pipe makers. This is an intricate piece requiring many, many hours of planning joinery, considering wood movement to determine what wants to be solid and what wants to be veneered (using shop-made veneer nearly 1/8” thick), number of drawers and arrangement, secret compartment planning, and combinations of precious, extoic woods and local secondary specie...
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