Hey guys i just thought I’d talk about the importance of networking with each other in the woodworking/maker community. Social media is a HUGE platform to show your work and meet other woodworkers all over the world( i think we all know this) but i just wanted to share my usernames for my platforms in hopes you guys could give me a follow and ill return the favor. Its all about growth and i have a dream of making this my way of living and you wouldn’t know how much it would help m...
Finally finished this piece.
Have not had much time to work on this project but I am almost done coloring the design.Still need to finish the top rim and part off the bottom.
Spent some time finishing the pattern on the top half. With the exception of the rim. Haven’t decided on what to do with that part. Colors: Lapis (blue), cardinal (red), & dark brown.
Finally finished burning all the lines so now it is time to start coloring in the design. I changed the design from what I previously posted. Here is a photo of the design I chose and my progress. For this design I am using dark brown, a deep red, and blue.
I still have two rings at the center to complete and the top rim. This has taken me over a week to get to this point.
After several attempts I finally have a design I like. Once the lines are all burned the next step will be to color the beads to match the design.
I have burned about 25% of the lines which has taken me about 4 hours. Only a few more lines to burn.
I recently saw some videos on how to make a “basket weave illusion” bowl. There are some fantastic examples on the internet by wood turners such as Doug Schneiter and Harvey Meyer. I just had to give this a try.Here is one of their projects: The beads were cut with two different sized beading tools (3/16” and 1/4”). One beading tool is a Robert Sorby tool and the other is a D-Way tool. The D-Way tool cuts smoother in my opinion. When all the b...
I recently posted a project involving a square turning and was asked how it is done. I often use this method to turn small boxes from off-cuts. Let’s start with this piece of spalted maple. It has nice spalting and a bit of spongy wood on one face. That part will be turned away. I start by mounting between centres and truing up the face near the tailstock. With small pieces like this, turning the corners does usually not present any problems. I start with a 1/4 inch bowl gouge to...
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