Here is a piece of wood I received from Rastus I am trying to decide what it is going to become. Does anyone have any suggestions? Pieces are about 4 inches long and 3 wide at the widest. Re-Sawed to 1/8 inch thick for inlay. Here are the pics I took of it before and after I sliced it for inlay. Is it going to be Hearts? or maybe Angel Wings? Or could it end up as a Butterfly? Here is what it looks like with a litle Mineral Spirits wiped on it. I just love this w...
Just a quick peak at what I got up to today when I was not checking the hundreds of emails from all the LJs who commented on my last few posts.. Thank you very much.. I did not realize how much of my daily routine now revolves around this site.. Addictive…I also had time to drive the twenty odd miles into the big smoke..Brisbane and go shopping at Carba-tec..I know I have all the fun..A coupla new router bits..some very expensive toggle clamps [for a new jig to make the sunburst design...
This coffee table base was finished 2 months ago and we were able to get it shipped to The Netherlands. Out customer was going to put a rock fossil top on this, but had decided that it was so cool and unique that he ended up putting glass on it. It is 17” tall, finished with 3 coats stain polycrylic.
Here is the completed lamp it is 70” tall with the lamp shade 21×19 at the base it weighs 60 lbs The lamp shades are handmade. I do not make them a good friend of mine makes them for me. She does an excellent job.
Here are progressive pictures as I am inlaying turquoise in the lamp.
This lamp is just the coolest. The then ribbon movement and sweeping motion is phenomenal. 71” tall to the top of the shade The base is 39” x 24” It weighs 70 lbs As you can see we added turquoise throughout.
Getting closer to where we want to be
It has been awhile since I have updated the progress on some of our projects. Here is the limb and base, they are both sanded. The limb is ready to be scribe fitted to the base.
I am finally working on this project again and ran into another problem. You can find out how I got this far from blogs I posted earlier. Last time I showed how I set up guides to cutting the inlay banding grooves. I eventually got all the inlay banding installed, but when I went to sand it flush with the veneer I found I could feel that the resulting surface was uneven. If I could feel it, imagine how bad it was going to look finished! (Keep in mind my hands are trained to feel irregula...
Ah ha! Got your interest right? This is a little video that introduces glass as a scraper. I use them all the time and prefer them in many instances to steel ones. Plus glass is free. It is you know, nearly everywhere and in quantity. Take a look and see, it only lasts a few minutes. Thanks for looking, Dan. Added note: You can use glass for a long time before it dulls. I sometimes use one piece on an entire project. It’s harder than metal scrapers. But it doesn’t matter as lon...
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