I built this Old World Headboard by re-purposing a door. Please visit my blog read the whole story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=637nmSZ7aNA Follow along as I walk through my wood working shop while I talk about the projects and tools that are currently in the shop. Oh I start with a quick look at my new movable chicken coop!
What a wonderfully positive day I had yesterday. I really appreciated all the wonderful comments that you all made and sent regarding my new painting design that I am creating for the August issue of Interactive Artist Magazine. This is my first project with them, and I wanted it to be something special. I already had a couple of offers to purchase the piece and many inquiries regarding the pattern. Because this piece will be published, I won't have the rights to it until Dece...
Some pics of the dog and a few of the reference I am using, left eye is almost done….
Yesterday, I feel as if I really accomplished a great deal. After several days of thinking through my next painting project, I slowly and carefully began actually creating it. From outward appearances it may seem that things just spill out onto the board and fall into place. But with projects such as this, I needed to think of things in layers, carefully considering where each element was going to be placed. From the first photo, you would think that the moon would be the central fo...
Jowls and cheeks are done, but for some slight shaping when I join the jaw and throat fur. Next are the eyes, God give me strength!
I decided to take my wife’s strong hinting that dowels would “look better” than capped screws as a justification to pick up some new woodworking tools and accessories. Stopped by my local Woodcraft this evening and picked up a dowel center set. I almost spent some more money for a doweling jig, but decided to use my Kreg shelf pin jig to make myself a drill guide (I don’t have a drill press at home). After a few minutes of creative clamping (no vise either) and dril...
I have always admired wegners furniture. Especially his chairs. They are so “final” designs. Nothing to improve, nothing to remove. Just right. For a long time a have known that one day i wanted to build something in his style. But as simple they look his furniture is nothing but simple to make. And i felt that i needed a certain level of skill to give it a try. The past two years i have built a lot of projects and tried to raise the difficult level a little each time.Last week...
Over the past four or so days I’ve made some real progress. The open spaces (soon to be partially refilled with new stuff) have returned and the junk is out From left to right. The router table; complete with new router base plate, the bench; with lights, speakers and cyclone bin (underneath) and table saw. On the extreme right is this netbook for music (internet connected), clock and most importantly, tea. All on a little shelf I knocked up, yesterday. As you can s...
I thought I’d add a few more pictures to the blog tonight. First, a picture of my first temporary feeding method, the pie pan of syrup. You can see that there are a couple wasps hanging around. The sticks are so the bees don’t drown and it gives them a place to easily hang on while drinking the syrup. Since this is a 1:1 mix of sugar and water, they supposedly don’t store it, but just consume it and use it as fuel to build wax comb. Also a picture of my new top fe...
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