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Side post : ancient wood finishing recipes from the French Masters (Boulle & Watin)

11-27-2017 10:05 AM by Sodabowski | 6 comments »

Hi Jocks, in a blog post from my buddy Shipwright, where he experiments with finishes and their relationship with colorfastness of the wood, I talked a bit about sandarac. LJ member Longcase contacted me by direct message to inquire about that stuff. Long story short, sandarac is the resin produced by a tree, and has been used for centuries for wood finishes, along with the other classics that are shellac, elemi, mastic, and the many essential oils like aspic. The guys at the C2RMF, whe...

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Ribbon Butterfly for Blood Cancer

03-22-2013 01:49 PM by Chris Mobley | 0 comments »

My newest project is of a ribbon butterfly for blood cancer research. I was contacted the other day by a wonderful lady named Jeanne who let me know that she was working with an organization called Team in Training that raises money for cancer research. She contacted me to ask if I would be willing to donate a piece to help raise funds for this cause. I was very honored that I was asked and I am excited that I could do something to help. I went online and looked into this great organization a...

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My journey with Craft Shows #1: Craft Shows #1

06-12-2012 07:59 PM by Dusty2004 | 2 comments »

I know I am kind of late to get into the Craft Shows this year but first I need to decide if doing Craft Shows is the thing for me. Do I want to tie up my weekends with the shows. But first I guess a little background on me. I love woodworking. Seeing a finished project that someone likes and uses is enjoyable. As I am sure most do I hate sanding and I constantly work at trying to cut down on the sanding. I work full time in IT for a large company. I am leaving at the end of the year...

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Spalters Inc. #2: hunting for Chlorociboria sp, take two: WIN.

02-27-2011 04:54 PM by Sodabowski | 4 comments »

Hey guys, So basically I had the chance to get back to my southern village a few days ago. Having some fine time to spend while my elbow was healing from an unfortunate accident at work, the first thing I did was to run into the woods to get to the previous Ca find spot. I can’t tell you how bad that thing was haunting me. Well, I didn’t get to measure things as I wanted to (next time!), and instead I merely kicked down all the trunks from a dead stump (not sure it’s t...

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Spalters Inc. #1: pictures of an early colonization by Chlorociboria aeruginascens

02-03-2011 01:33 AM by Sodabowski | 10 comments »

Hey guys, Having recently decided that I couldn’t continue refering to the blue-green stained wood as “stained by some mysterious fungi”, I dug out everything I could find on Google and ended up with a boatload of pictures and, most importantly, data and contacts. So I found out that Fine WoodWorking contributor S.Robinson actually works in the bio research field and haz specialized in the fungi that spalt or stain wood. Wait, did I just write “haz”? Em,...

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Workity, health, and wood

10-19-2009 08:54 PM by Lisa Chan | 2 comments »

Just taking a small break from the work day. Today, I am researching the shape and form of Russian Spindles. I made a cursory spindle last night. I had never spun with a supported spindle that didn’t have a hook at the top. It was frustrating and my spindle didn’t seem to get much twist going… then I realized that perhaps it had something to do with the shape itself. Looked into it and discovered I left quite a bit of extra wood on that thing. Examining the spindles...

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