Welcome to my blog about my life as a woodworker. I make gorgeous furniture and other useful things out of wood. Its not a lofty job, but I love merging creativity, skill and furniture. Please share this post to help spread the word about my work. I also provide many links and ideas about marketing your own work. I have been in business most of my life. I began making cabinets, then building and renovating homes and now I am happily designing and crafting furniture. Being a furniture m...
I hit the jackpot last night on my salvage rounds. I’ve been frequently checking the discarded cutoffs behind an office furniture maker near my workplace, where I have found small, scrap pieces of cherry (some long, skinny pieces too, but nothing spectacular). Well last night I hit the mother lode (as far as I’m concerned anyway). Mostly poplar and american cherry, some clear pine and a flat, thin piece of mahogany (i think). I bound it up really well with twisted wire...
Aimed at those new to saw sharpening, this instructional video is 2 1/4 hours long and covers the theory, the tools and the practice of sharpening western saws. You get to look over my shoulder as I sharpen four saws – two backsaws and two hand saws. I’ll explain the saw sharpening process and how you apply it to different scenarios. I really hope you find it useful. As to the production quality, I’ve done the best I could. I had to record it outside, so there is a bi...
this year we ended our holidays early for a prosperous ipe hardwood logs to be cut: frsh ipe logs waiting to be cut ipe log waiting to be converted into ipe hardwood decking boards wishing you from the Bolivian jungle a very prosperous and woodsy year!
the principle is a wagon (brand Schiffer) which goes up and down on a rail and the bandsaw (brand Langer) is in a fixed position. For entire mill to operate like this you need 26 employees. Fully automatic mills are available but not recommendable because they get damaged and who is going to repair difficult electronics in the middle of the jungle in a country like Bolivia where there is no spare parts… operating bandsaw cutting ipe boards – 1 operating bandsaw cutting ipe boar...
hello, just back from the mill and the concessions, these are some of the working conditions in the Bolivian forest logging Brazilian Redwood, Brazilian Walnut and tigerwood: ‘acampamento’, in Spanish this is an improvised temporarily spot where the workers eat, sleep and take a bath (from barrels) ‘acampamento’ from another angle ipe logging with a CBT tractor as you can see on the trunk (tigerwood), it is tagged with a number which is being inspected and ...
So I went back to my local woodworking place where they make cabinet, built ins and such. Dug through there scrap pile and got a few more pieces of wood. The question here is quite a simple nobish type one. Though may not be able to be answered due to my poor 5 mp camera. I would like to know what this wood is in the pics below 1. 2. Possibly the same as above 3. Might be too small to actually tell on this one due to poor camera quality.These were the only ones that I cut and they...
this is the working conditions for preparing the wood for your solid ipe flooring:
this is all the process before hardwood boards end up in your local store trailer with 11,000BFT of ipe boards got stuck road condition in the heart of the amazon forest
certified (numbered) trees to be logged. logs ready to be cut more ipe wood logs ready to be cut 1.50 diameter bandsaw for cutting the logs cutting the correct width preparing for the kiln dry
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