Hello LJ’ers,One week ago today I was picking up 2000 copies of my new book, Chip Carving Essentials, A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Chip Carving. The finished product was boxed and ready to go! The pressman who ran my book was my first sale. He knew right away that his uncle would really enjoy this book. I loaded them into my truck and trailer and got home in time to unload and load up again and head to Carv-Fest for three days of classes. If you'd like to check it out, CLICK HERE!...
what are your “lessons learned” and other “don’t do” tips/stories for fellow woodworkers? (also add links to helpful blogs etc that are related to the topic) Gateway to all Tips & Tricks Topics
In our last episode…you heard about the why of building a pair of captain’s beds. Now we get into the how of building them… Okay so I need to build a pair of captains beds for my youngest two boys. After seeing what was available inthe furniture stores, we pretty much knew what we wanted in the beds, as far as features are concerned: A dresser with three large drawers A reasonable size student desk that can put put away when not in use A closet capable of hangi...
Woodworking, Carpentery, Remodeling, et all...Lessons learned... How not to... #1: Humbling lessons, Mistakes made...
Fellow Lumberjocks, I figured I have made about every mistake and several blunders that are possible when it comes to woodworking, remodeling and while practicing other various crafts. I have pulled off just about ever bone headed mistake any one human being could possibly make. While writing my current blog series “This Old Mold House” I began thinking that it might be helpful to share some of my experiences in order that others may learn from them and perhaps benefi...
A Scrimshaw Art Journey: A Lumberjock’s “Short Version” of the Techniques for Decorating a Powder Horn by: Mark A. DeCouwww.decoustudio.com (This writing, photos, and artwork are protected by copyright by M.A. DeCou 2007-2010, all rights reserved, please ask permission before using any part or component.) =============================== UPDATE 9-25-2012:This past summer I had four students at the John C. Campbell Folk School class on Powder Horn Building and Scr...
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