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Exercises in Artisanship #14: Old fashioned tool tote Part 2

05-31-2012 10:22 PM by jjw5858 | 4 comments »

Hey woodworking friends hope all is well. Took a small break from shop time and recharged the creative batteries this week. Good to be back and to revisit this tool tote project and thought a second blog installment was due to see what progress and ideas were in action. It was nice to get away from things for a small time and allow ideas to regain energy and fascination. I find this can be very helpful in any hobby, profession, or relationship in life…..just let things breathe a litt...

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The old time woodshop journals #32: All the things of wood and wonder

10-23-2012 09:50 PM by jjw5858 | 4 comments »

The greatest expression of any art is the freedom of too many rules, regulations, or minds closed to new ideas. I continue on this journey of woodenware or treenware with extended spirited expectations. My additional study on the matter finds me in a revival of enthusiasm and fascination in the complexity of what reveals simple pleasures with trusted methods and tools. There is something so honest of this work in a modern world that can be so packed with bull pippy and boring commercial...

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Spoon carvers diary #1: Keeping sanity in spoondum!

01-17-2013 10:47 PM by jjw5858 | 4 comments »

It was good to hike again, the outside air was cool and crisp as I discovered just how much paper birch draped the edges of the pond that was once frozen. It’s amazing how only a year ago I would not have been able to identify so many of the trees I walked past when hiking. Perhaps I simply took them for granted. My interests although still in woodworking were not nearly as deeply investigated in green timber as they are now. A great deal of my exercises, projects, or ideas were performed ...

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Wooworking Video part 2!

10-21-2011 01:25 AM by jjw5858 | 4 comments »

Hey everybody, thanks so much for the great comments about my debut Woodworking Video. I had some more creative ideas to share along with another track that I had recorded about a year back entitled “Autumn Treasure” I hope you might enjoy it. I also included a poem to go along with this piece in the end of the video same name as the title. Forgive the quick speed reading headings as the track swiftly moves by…lol….but I only have so much time and the pause butto...

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Traditional Chinese Woodworking #5: Liu Shifu's Toolbox

02-19-2010 07:16 AM by chscholz | 3 comments »

Chinese ToolboxesSay you are a Chinese woodworker and, during your seven years of apprenticeship you have made a full set of tools. Because much of your work will be on site, you will have to find yourself a toolbox to carry your tools around. Introduction to Chinese ToolboxesOn first sight toolboxes are simply boxes to hold and transport tools. Upon further inspection one quickly realizes that toolboxes are fairly complicated tools that must meet many often conflicting requirements. On on...

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Easy Pine Bookcase

09-17-2014 02:06 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 3 comments »

I created a nice pine bookcase with dovetailed joints on top, 3 thru tenons, and custom made molding. This was done using handtools (except nail gun). Check out the video and comment. Remember to like and share it to support YouTube woodworkers.

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Exercises in Artisanship #26: Practices in Spoonology: Part Five THE FINALE!

09-17-2012 09:25 PM by jjw5858 | 3 comments »

Well friends the journey of shaves, blisters and spoonery at this portion of the climb is bringing us to the top of one small hill with various mountains yet to adventure. This blog was a real joy to share, theres something really rewarding making wooden ware. Once you learn your way around the hatchet and train the mind to see shapes within the extended branches of any forest species, it is truly amazing to bring out something so small and delicate from a thick and sometimes brutal branch. ...

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The hikers search for birch

11-26-2012 10:20 PM by jjw5858 | 3 comments »

Our hike began with a sense of fun and small adventure through a parade of awaiting sticker bushes and many fallen trees laid out before us like a maze of dominoes in there felled awkward patterns. I felt so blessed to have my father leading the way down the slopes of leaves and enjoying his memories about the hillside with so many tales from his experienced 75 years. We were up for taking a chance at finding some birch wood for spoons and kuksa, not much of the fine tree stands in the cur...

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The old time woodshop journals #1: A sunday afternoons pick for the shop!

05-06-2012 11:11 PM by jjw5858 | 3 comments »

Hey friends, hope all is well out there. For anyone that enjoys my type of woodwork and shop I thought that I would have a separate blog series for when I am not actually working on projects but finding cool picks, auction purchases or just adding to the environment inside my new shop space. So…..The old time woodshop journals begins so I at least can sort of look back and see the progress to my tool collections and woodshop madness…...bwaaaaah ha ha haaaaaawww…lol. I ...

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Saving a saw and Surfin' tha kerf!

03-14-2012 11:11 PM by jjw5858 | 3 comments »

Hey everyone, thanks for all of the interested comments on my last blog of my hand saw cleanup (Grandfathers Disston Rancher rebirth) http://lumberjocks.com/jjw5858/blog This time it was the last of his two saws…his Red Diamond crosscut! Man, did this deal need some serious elbow grease…..indeed….lol Red Diamond from what little I know was a spin off of Sears craftsmen tools?...My Grandfather was given a tool kit that included various things such as a Jack Plane, Cross...

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