All, I love working in my shop-when it suits me & I am working on a project that I want to work on, regardless if it is for me, Mama, the House or a Friend. I have come to ABSOLUTELY despise working for $$, a project with a deadline or a project for a customer-even if they say “oh just whenever you get around to it”. I have decided after my last project for a customer (who couldn’t pay upon delivery-even after they upped the “delivery” date on me by 6 weeks e...
This is the finished bird that I started 2 weeks ago. It took about 24 hours to get it to this stage. I still need to make a mount for the bird, and I’d like to make it unique. That means no ‘bird on a stick’, but also not the trite ‘wren on the edge of the cup/bucket/shoe’ environment. I’ve been wracking my poor little brain trying to figure out something unique and good- that I can do in 3 weeks. Any suggestions.ideas would be appreciated. ThanksNow to th...
HI all, I’m looking for some advise… I’ve used many different clear coat finishes and can’t seam to get the finish I’m looking for. I’m constantly having to sand dust out of my clear coats. Any suggestions? I’m looking for that furniture finsh. Thanks in advance!
Hey, I am a complete newbie to all the wood turning buisness but my dad has just got hooked on it as a hobbie. My dad has a lot of the tools nessasary but is missing a tool that he has wanted for a while. The tool has something to do with hollowing out a peice of wood to make a nice vace or anything with a hollowed out center. If someone could please give me any information or a link on such a tool or where to buy one that would be really helpful. Thanks!Rockydog
I got another score, some really beautiful stuff with a lot of spalting in some pieces. The only problem is that it was brought to me without any leave samples, so I am uncertain of the species. Perhaps my pals here at LumberJocks have some clues. I got two pieces. One looks like it is near the bottom of the trunk, and the other is a crotch piece. I can also add that this tree is (was) in Northern California, in an suburban area, so it is not limited to native species. A view that ...
A few years back I was filmed for an episode of the series “Woodsculpting” on the “Do-It-Yourself (DIY) network. I didn’t hear anything about it and figured it had not aired. earlier this year I noticed that the episode had been aired, and was to air again soon. unfortunately, I cannot get the DIY network on my cable, so I have never seen it. In fact, they don’t use my name or show a picture of my on the website, and the description on the DIY website of how I made spoons di...
Hi all. What a fantastic village you all live in here. Very cool! I am new to carving and to your community. I love working with all the local woods available in the lower mainland. I have only transit for transportation so I scour the beaches and trails and river banks for pieces to call out to me to work with. I grew up in the north country and really miss seeing diamond willow. Are there any diamond willow stands in the GVA? I don’t desire to chop down any trees…I look ...
My name is Al and have recently set about making a living (trying) from my hobby in woodworking. Facebook is an integral part of marketing the products and I am currently striving to reach 100 LIKES on my page. I have two questions: 1. Is there anyone else out there who uses FB for marketing? and if so how is it going? 2. Would anyone who has read this be willing to like my page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Panga-Design/107616129306422 Thanks all in advance and please fe...
I hope this is appropriate for an LJ blog. I’m thinking about writing a book about how I took my Woodworking hobby and turned it in to a profitable business. I’m simply asking for other peoples input, both positive and negative are welcome. Simply visit http://www.oneminutepoll.com/OneMinutePoll/OneMinuteSurvey.aspx?SID=-2147479385 and answer a few questions. There’s nothing to buy! Thanks in advanced!
Why if we can cut a tenon on a table saw router table or band saw with out a jig device do we purchase or make devices to create them?I tseems is so simple with a few carefully measured cuts the job is done. So I ask very seriously why? What am I missing. This question also applies to the myriad of accessories that you are told you need because you discover that if you did not know they existed you would have made it yourself out of necessity from scraps and felt proud that you did. It ...
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