One thing that I love about doing design work is that there are so many aspects of the process to consider. In addition to drawing the patterns on the computer, the projects need to be cut, assembled and finished in order to make sure that everything was done properly. Once that is finished, the actual instructional pattern packets need to be created, which include clear and concise directions on how others can replicate the project easily. This often includes not only step-by-step photogra...
We’re lucky enough to have Garrett Hack coming to teach at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking in June. While Garrett is here he has graciously agreed to give a presentation in our “Art and Craft of Working with Wood” series. Garrett will talk about “My Life as a Furniture Maker” plus give a couple of short demonstrations on stringing and cockbeading. The presentation and Q&A starts at 6:30 and will go to about 8:30 so that folks can catch ferries h...
Heres a series of photos where i used Paint to give the customer some ideas of what I could do for his front entry. I took a pic of his existing 8 panel applied mould door and super imposed on top of it from there. He seemed to like it and it was pretty quick to produce.
Realizing that the story and photos of this walking cane project are decidedly Christian in content, if you are offended by such things, you should read another Blog. This project is a cane that I was commissioned to build, which tells the story of the Old Testament, the New Testament, and will be used to talk about the customer’s faith as he uses the symbols to tell the story. I hope that if you are offended by the content, that you will at least enjoy the woodworking process that is...
Finished but not finished? What does that mean? It means I spent some time this evening applying two coats of garnet shellac and then rubbing out the finish with Renaissance wax and steel wool, but I’m not done with the interior divider, so the box isn’t finished! But I thought I’d throw up a couple of pictures to show you the progress so far. Oh, the red jasper cab is not glued into the lid yet, but the fit is so tight I don’t have to worry about it falling ou...
Back in the shop this evening… I’ve made some headway on the box, with just a minor adjustment here and there. For starters, I took my (really cheap) flush cut saw and cut the miter keys flush to the sides of the box. One of these days, I’ll need to break down and pay the shipping for the flush cut Japanese saw Lee Valley has; in one of the last Woodworking Magazine issues, they reviewed flush cut saws and that one came out tops. But that shipping cost of $10 for a $22...
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