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Exercises in Artisanship #25: Practices in Spoonology: Part four

715 days ago by jjw5858 | 7 comments »

So my business of country spoon sloyd craft carries on. Forgive me if my tales on this exploration have become boring, I realize there is not a lot of joinery going on. I am closing in as I enter the words here for session 4 of 5 of this spoon blog and have really made some nice strides. My greatest findings have been using the soil I live on to adventure more deeply into the woods and come out with new species I have never worked with before such as Hickory, Black Walnut, and Black Locust...

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Practices in Spoonology: Part three

721 days ago by jjw5858 | 6 comments »

Well I thought it might be best this evening to get to the shop and keep up with the spoon practicing and see where are am at with things. I felt good and energized after a fine meal of venison burger, potatoes and greens. I have to say that deer meat is a terrific source of rocket fuel and lucky for me I have no better source than my uncle Topper who lives in the cold hills of the upstate NY. When it comes to some well hunted eats there’s no better of a choice than Toppers freezer for some d...

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Bottle Holder progress

887 days ago by Chuck | 1 comment »

Last weekend I got 2 coats of linseed oil applied to the bottle holder and last night I got 3 coats of shellac applied. Tomorrow I will give it a light sanding and then 2 more coats of shellac. I like this picture because it shows how much color and warmth the oil added to the hickory.

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Hickory Bottle Balancer

895 days ago by Chuck | 0 comments »

I had a chunk of hickory I had milled from a piece of firewood and a friend has a birthday coming up, so I thought I would try to make a wine bottle holder. I still need to sand it a little more and finish it. But I had to try it out last night after cutting the hole in it. I am going to give it a coat of BLO and then will probably apply some shellac.

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Making A Sewing Box..

939 days ago by WoodJediNTraining | 6 comments »

Right after Christmas, my Grandfather asked me if I could make a Sewing box for his special someone. She loves to sew as much as we love to woodwork. During the building of the sewing box, the origional design had to be changed due to the knife hinge failure. They just couldnt hold up.. so after rethinking things a little. the final outcome turned out well and she loved the sewing box.. Here are two small videos showing the hinge issue as well as the outcome. YOu can go to my Projects...

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Hickory Chest Build #4: How to build a Hickory Chest. The Conclusion

939 days ago by WoodJediNTraining | 2 comments »

Well if you have made it this far, why not go a little further and watch the conclusion of this chest. It has been a fun build so far for me. I hope it has been informative and somewhat enjoyable for you to watch as well. Now I know the video quality isnt the best. but As I go on it has gotten better….Now in this present day I have a new camera, lighting and it has helped a lot. Here are the final 3 videos of this chest build. Parts 6, 7, 8 Part 8 was pretty basic, the installation ...

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Hickory Chest Build #3: How to build a Hickory Chest Continued

939 days ago by WoodJediNTraining | 0 comments »

This is a continuation of the Hickory Chest build. This is an 8 video series. Here we continue with part 3, 4 and 5

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Hickory Chest Build #2: How to build a Raised Panel Hickory Chest

939 days ago by WoodJediNTraining | 0 comments »

Hi everyone. I first off want to say I am sorry it took so long to get back here. Between Facebook, Google plus and Youtube and my website http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com . I never made it back here to update this series. Well the Hickory Chest build went very well. It ended up being an eight video series from start to finish. The Hickory Chest featured Raised Panel construction and the chest was lined with cedar. This project started when a client asked me to build a blanket chest for...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #581: Have a Heart!

958 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

I was gone much of yesterday, but I did manage to finish up my ornaments when I got home. I suppose that I was just too excited to leave them until the next day and couldn’t wait to see how they came out. I am really pleased with them and I hope that everyone else likes them too. After doing a final sanding on them, I dipped them in my usual mineral oil. I am finding this as my favorite method for finishing up fretwork and small pieces like this. It is quick and easy and doesn...

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My Journey As A Scroll Saw Pattern Designer #580: The Spice of Life

959 days ago by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 5 comments »

Those of you who know me well know that I am not a ‘random’ type of person. I generally like to keep everything pretty organized and when I do something, it is done systematically and orderly. I find that as my way to keep my busy life under control. I have always been somewhat like that. With that said, I realize that doing an assignment or project such as the one I am working on now is something if a stretch for me. It isn’t often that I do something that is on this...

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