This was originally a comment on this forum thread. I’m posting it again here so more people might see it and avoid serious fire and safety issues in their shop. —————— I’m a firefighter and the head of the emergency response team for a company that specializes in industrial fire protection. Before switching to the industrial side I worked several years as a municipal firefighter. First of all, the original posters assumption that the risk o...
In my recent blogs I posted videos on a Contemporary Clock that I built. While doing that I found some video I taped while finishing it. The face of the clock was finished with spray cans and the main assembly of the clock was stained with a spray gun. In the first part Ill show how I spray this cool looking stone paint on the face with black buttons.I really love spraying water based stains and dyes and in the next part Ill show you some of the basics to water based finishing.
I put 4 coats of flat dove white paint on the outside and 4 coats of satin wipe-on poly on the inside, except for the cedar on the bottom which is unfinished. I think the flat paint was a bad idea. It seems to get dirty if I even look at it funny. Some day I will probably use this chest as a test run for doing some stencil work so maybe that will cover up or blend in some of the dirt. Overall view: View with the lid open: View showing the cedar lining: I also used two of these ...
I found this on Design*Sponge and thought it would be an interesting way to hide knots in wood…paint a silhouette or something over it.
If you are just surfing through the internet about Walking Canes and found this posting, and you want to see some actual canes I’ve carved, click on the Widget Picture of the cane here. That project has more than 40 other links to other unique carved walking canes I’ve built. This blog entry is for showing a new concept sketch of a carved walking cane design that I am working on so that the prospective customer can view the concept drawings and provide his input, or approval. ...
Sometimes you just have to spend the day doing something silly. I woke up yesterday morning, fully intending to spend the day drawing the next design for the magazine and getting some work done and somehow by mid-morning, I decided that I wanted to “play” do something else for the day. I think the thought first occurred to me as I was putting some things away and looked into where I stored all of my acrylic paints. The bright colours were calling to me - “Come play w...
The paint was peeling, many shingles were missing, or severely damaged. The rafter tails were rotted. It was time to paint. We quickly removed the a.c. unit from the front of the house and the rat highway (Palm tree). We found a painter through a neighbor (Good fortune since he painted the house whose colors we liked). Did I mention the missing shingles? These are actually redwood barn shakes that come in 36” lengths. For my house’s design they are cut into 18̶...
One of my graduating students just finished up a mission style bookshelf. It’s 32” high, about 15” deep and about 15” wide. Put together with brads and screws. This picture’s from my woodshopcowboy blog. You can also follow along the design process there.
This weekend my family went with a fellow church member to a sister congregation located among one of the minority indigenous communities. Our purpose was to provide them with a couple chalkboards – one for the sanctuary and one for the Sunday school room. I brought all the tools and the chalkboard paint, and our friend arranged for the plywood to be delivered. The first step was to cut the sheets down a bit. I didn’t have enough paint for two 4×8 sheets, so I cut them bot...
My wife really likes primitive country style furniture and fixtures. This is great for me because in most cases these are made from modestly priced woods that are easy on the tools. The usual materials are pine or poplar and they are painted with typical “historical” colors. I am the first to admit that these items are best matched to my woodworking skills. Simple and forgiving. Paint will cover a multitude of sins and my wife likes the colors. So for me it is a win-win situation....
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