Let me make a disclaimer here. Some people requested a procedural series on this and I threw this together in 17 minutes! There are mistakes and this thing is ROUGH at best, but it will give you an idea on how to get started…Think of it as an outline, not an exhaustive tutorial…..Off we go…. You’ll need these items….Veneer, a craft knife with a new xacto blade (don’t use cheap off brands, the good ones are less frustrating and they don’t cost that ...
This Blog follows the building process of one of my Gunsmith Boxes. See the finished project HERE: A new addition to my personal website is a blog which I use to keep clients updated on the progress of their projects. I copied the contents of my blog here for you to see. If you would like to follow my blog as I update it, just click here and sign up for the RSS feed (at the bottom of the sidebar) ...Enjoy! SELECTING AND MILLING LUMBER The selected Padauk in the back of my truc...
Here is a photo blog of some early color photos from across the USA These Photos are from the Library of Congress.
Glamdring and The Chainsaw Milling of Pine ....and so twas on one of my visits into the deep woods, that i heard the tales of this sword beater called glamdring,for in the presence of trees and all that speaks of wood,i first was made aware of the weaponsmith’s of gondolin…. —-these were//are they who first learned the lineage of steel,and how to work the metals needed to hold an edge in wood,were as the times of woodworking continue in the landscape here, i sought...
Homelite 26 LCS I thought I would post an-other one of my collected chainsaws here from the bygone days of ‘golden oldies’.... ....and when one really gets to studying these ‘beasts’, one can also much more appreciate where we are today, with chainsaws in terms of safety, (don’t you just love the safety word) weight, horsepower and ease of the cut in the wood…. ....the Homelite 26 LCS was introduced in 1951 and discontinued in 1953…. ...
Drupes and Drupaceous Nuts as Tung Oil So lets cut to the center of the fruit….like cutting to the quick, and talk about China Wood Oil, wood nut oil or just plain ‘tung oil’. And since we’re talking in the language of botany, maybe it would be best too first say that tung oil is not a true nut, but is a fruit that comes to us as a drupe or what is also called ‘stone fruit’. Definition of a drupe….stone fruit is: ’’a one-seeded indehisc...
While attending the Brisbane Timber and Working with Wood Show last weekend, I had the good fortune to meet up with quite a few friends.. Among them was Doug.. aka LJer Woodfix… Doug lives in Brisbane and has been threatening to come up to see me in my workshop but to date has been unable to make it up…Managed to get a pic..The day before I met up with another ‘new’ Lumber Jock but was so busy… no pic and I apologise but did not catch his name..Just as a small as...
WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #71: The How To’s of Wood Are Only A Front For Who I Am
The How To’s of Wood Are Only A Front For Who I Am ….how did i get here,this land of hobbit hollows….no-living with-out….—by flp ——and all that exists in-be-tween—— ….my path is out front,my life breathes the wood of art,how can i ever stop….—by flp ————————————————————————...
Slivered Audacity ....slicing ones wood-space,within the sea-sons of time,head-less though i am….—by flp And now for the rest of the story in pictures…. ....spalted maple…. ....against a background of 200 year old//young, (plus) barn-board…. This is what I call ‘wood art’....Spalted Maple is hand sanded and steel wooled with multiple coats of tung oil….Barn-board on this side, is cleaned up with woolite pads and no-fin...
What is Your Size of Wood Art…. ….or does size matter when it comes to working the wood? What is the size you think of when working with wood? And so I have put together a few photos of how I often see into the wood. Trees come in all shapes and sizes and what I do with them often determines their final proportion. Now that I think upon that last sentence I am not sure about the use of the words….’final proportion’. How often have I my-self often received some p...
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