Welcome to Lesson 1: Pattern Wizard – The Basics In this lesson you will learn how to use many of the features found in the Pattern Wizard software. Install the free trial version of the Pattern Wizard by CLICKING HERE. Install this software today so you are ready to follow along in each lesson.
Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Class Description In this video lesson series I will show you how to use the Pattern Wizard software to create and print your own patterns and designs on your computer. This program is very useful for creating scroll saw and stained glass patterns, relief carving designs, puzzle patterns, and other craft designs. While we will focus on patterns for chip carving in this series, the same techniques I will teach you can be used to create patterns...
While I gain woodworking inspiration from my fellow lumberjocks, I have found the inspiration to bear with the health improvement “therapy” that the doctor has leaned somewhat hard on me about… http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com/2014/02/some-thoughts-on-faith-hope-health-and.html I guess sometimes when you see what others are going through, you realize that goals you thought were beyond your reach really aren’t…
Unhappy with the shadows created by my own hands and lumpy head when I am carving details, I had a brainstorm. Scrap wood, an unused clip on book reading light, and .72 cents worth of small brass screws…...no more shadows!
I’ve been looking at large lathes the last few years and would eventually like to get one. I prefer those made in U.S.A but am finding it difficult to find one. Some same made in U.S.A. but upon further correspondence I find that the steel comes from Asia but assembled here. I don’t know if the US policy has changed as to what determines that title. The government site shows an older version (think it is 1995). I contacted Oneway and they assured me their lathes are made in Canada...
I live in a small apartment but love woodworking. Thinking my old dining room table could be used for dinner and woodworking, I’ll try to convert it to a general workbench, router table and maybe even a table saw. For the first step, I made a frame to cut both the hole in the table and the insert. I used a 1/4” bit with a 1” bushing for the hole and a 1/2” bushing for the insert. Unfortunately one of my clamps slipped while I was working and took too much fro...
This is a blog on how i made this project: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/96630 These days my shop is cold. Really cold. It is open on one side and it has been about -5 degrees C outside for a while now. I can only be out there for shorter durations of time and wearing thick layers of clothing. But it has been quite a while since i made my last project and i really had a need to get in my shop and tinker a bit. What to make that is not too big a project and that improves beeing ins...
Upcoming projects and designs. #21: Now that the shop is approaching usefulness again. Thresholds for tile to concrete transition!
So long story short, I am hanging the plywood plank flooring up for a while. LOML has decreed we shall have real hardwood, etc… so I have to rethink the project there. For the time being we are going to cheap out somewhat… You see a few months ago we were at a friend of her’s baby shower. They had recently remodeled, well a wreck of a house, on a budget. They yanked all the carpet up, prepped the concrete flooring, and stained it. Then they put area rugs with padding in c...
Howdy, The chair arms have been formed into a nice rolled shape and they are ready to accept padding. This will be fun and it’s easier than you may be thinking. It is certainly less exacting than most would expect. Lets get started. There are 3 major products you can use to pad the arms of a chair. Foam, Cotton or Dacron Polyester. Foam, 1 to 2 inches thick usually. It Gives a nice uniform shape. but it can be compressed to nothing. When Foam begins to deteriorate, it turns to...
Physically this has been a rough week. My Oral Chemo Medicine (which I prefer to call my poison) has kicked my pew warmer pretty hard. Or as we say in Texas, it put a can of whoop butt on me. Actually more like a 55 gallon drum than a can, but…............. like the Apostle Paul said, “I’ve learned to be content in whatever state I find myself in.” Of course Paul had never been to California, but that’s another story. I may not have made any saw dust but woodw...
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