In process photos of oak frames and tiles I’m working on this weekend. 10 5 2008 The texture on the back of the scarab is made with ground glass impregnated into the wet clay and then fired to around 2000 degrees. finished scarab with bronzed finish. ...
James Peters enjoys what he does. Waking up every morning and working in his woodshop in the back of his house is the “bees knees” as James says. Once there, he makes custom acoustic guitars. He is, as it’s called, a luthier based in Springfield, TN. After moving to Nashville in 1989 and having some success in the country music songwriting industry, a friend asked James to repair his guitar. It was after that experience that he realized it would be easier &mdas...
So far for the next entry in this woodburning series I pretty sure that I’m either going to burn Mettalica’s Death Magnetic album( thier great new album by the way, hit song the day that never comes) or Buckethead’s hit album Jumpman. Buckethead is pretty much one of most over looked guitarists of all time, if you haven’t heard him you should look him up, most of his stuff is intrumentals though. But anyway back to wood burning I guess I’ll let the readers decide...
I have a friend who owns a sawmill/lumber business, and I stopped by to pick this stuff up from him (yesterday) with absolutely nothing in mind. Only possibilities of what could possibly be one day. But you might have a part in what I build with some of it. If you have any good suggestions for me. I’ve got a while before I’m recovered from my hand injury (see my other blog entry), so since I won’t be using the machines anytime REAL soon, I need to occupy my mind with i...
Where can you buy 1000 (full size) sheets of (nice, waterproof) sandpaper for $1.00? Those were the first things to go; I managed to grab 2 boxes in the frenzy, one box of 150 grit, one of 280… Need a sheet? let me know! At 8:00 Saturday morning, Grizzly Industrial’s annual tent sale in Muncy PA opened their doors. I thought I would check this thing out, and actually got there 15 minutes early thinking I would take a look around before the crowds showed up at 10:00 or so…...
Here is the other inlay table that we have been working on. This one is inlayed with turquoise from Arizona, the top is burled cottonwood, and the base is juniper, we had to add an extra leg for support. It was finished with Bullseye sealcoat and satin polyurethane. 18 1/2” tall 43” long and 24” at the widest points, the top is 2 1/2” thick.
Juniper Log Table with Stone Inlay Burled Cottonwood Top #4: Malachite Stone Inlay completed, table is finished
After an extensive learning process with inalying stone and dealing with punky wood, we have finished our table. This table stands 19 1/2” tall The burled cottonwood top is 2 1/2” thick, 42 1/2” at the longest points and 30” at the widest points The cottonwood top and base is finished with satin polyurethane, the juniper pedestal is finished with polycrylic. I will have more pictures posted on our website tomorrow 9/8/2008 T...
This weekend’s goal is getting the cabinet beside the stove to at least have a usable counter-top. We picked up a beaten up 10’x2’ glued up piece of maple countertop off of Craigslist for $50, and that’s becoming the surface for beside the stoive, and the narrow counter for under the window, with a backsplash cut from the scraps. Today I took a deep breath and cut the first pieces. As I said, the counter-top was pretty beat up with a few gaps, so as I sanded...
I have a suggestion from one of my senior’s in my classes, also a LJ (tooldads_apprentice), to post podcasts of safety lessons as we do them during class on LJ. This would allow students to review or makeup safety packets if they were absent during demos. I thought great idea and am going to take it a little further. I am going to enlist the aide of our video production class to help produce the videos. Look out Wood Whisperer!. Episodes will include, hopefully, 1-General Shop Sa...
well here is the final post in my pull out trash box thing series. figure i’ll get right into it. first i started by adding some 45 blocks to the place where the trash can sits. i had to notch it because that drilling would have been pretty hard without a drill press. i notched it a bit to much though. and i used brass screws. why? because they were the only ones that were short enough to not go through my surface. but to sound smart just in-case someone missed the bucket its good th...
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