So many times when we have something to do, the attitude in which we approach it can really affect the whole process. In looking ahead to the job of creating 300 pattern kits that I have in front of me, to some it may seem like a massive chore. I understand and respect that, because I realize that all people don’t have the passion in their hearts that I do regarding woodworking and my job. While production work may seem mundane to some, to me it has its virtues. I look at the tas...
I have two 1930’s Walker Turner 24” scroll saws I am refurbishing to use in my shop.After days of scrubbing and polishing I thought there had to be an easier way.Found how to build your own electrolysis unit on the web, and made one for large parts yesterday. 55 gal plastic drum- free4×8 sheet of remesh- found with rebar at Home Depot and cut to fit inside barrel1 rebar rod- woven into remesh8 cups Arm and Hammer Washing Soda55 gal of waterCost around $15.00 total Hooke...
I’m getting nowhere fast and it doesn’t surprise me because I don’t use my scroll saw enough. It’s been 4 weeks since I got my first project cut out and that took me 3 weeks to do. I cut so slow as not to miss the line by a mile or cut into the good piece. I have issues that seem to stop me from just sitting down and working on something for more than a 20 minutes at a time. My hubby is disabled and needs help and I’ve always been possessed with a mental problem ...
Hello to all and all are Welcome, Intro: Hi, my name is Kory Kiker and a couple of weeks ago Ms. Debbie contacted me about conducting an online class for those interested in learning the art of intarsia. I was very excited about the chance to share a few things I have learned in the last three years of doing intarsia art. Before intarsia I did a lot of wood carving so I hope this helps give each project more depth and definition. I will tell you now that most of the things I’ve lear...
In this session, I got the following steps completed: - Cut the rabbited dovetail joints on the base- Assembled the case- Created a template for the scroll work foot- Cut the scroll work feet- Cut the miter lock joint for the foot- Assembled the feet for the case In more detail, here are the steps I followed I used a 1”straight bit on the router table to cut a stopped rabbit along the based of the case. I measured 7/16” from the based on the case and cut a referenc...
Hi everyone, I was giving MsDebbie, an update on Matthew, and where things have taken him. She asked me to share it with you all, so I will add it to the initial blog I put up on Matthew. Since adding Matthew’s first video to youtube, Matthew has been getting hit after hit on his youtube page. There are some key people that I can attribute to the success thus far. Let me start in order Debbie found Matthew’s video on G+ and asked if she could add it to LJ’s, I was m...
Got some more pics of the progress on the chest. Draw bottoms,draw sides and backs. Started on the feet. I cut them on my trusty old craftsman jig saw. The curves were too tight to do it on the band saw. I,ll probably go through 6 or 7 blanks before I get 4 that I like. Ball and claw in this scale is tuff. Not giving up yet but may have to go with just a simple cabriolet foot. Wish me luck.
Hello again! First off let me apologize for the absence of posts lately. I have had a severe case of Lifus Interuptus and with one thing leading to a BaZillion others I have been unable to sit down and put thoughts to screen, even now my Newfoundland is trying to see how much drool can fit in a keyboard. So sorry and hopefully the posts will be a little more regular for a while. Sssoooo… let us begin with the fun part of this project. Cutting the gears out. I am splitting th...
One thing about doing the variety of things that I do, I never really run out of new ideas. I enjoy the thought of moving from one style to another and while sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming, for the most part it keeps me longing to work and looking forward to each day and creating something new. The kitty chalkboard is out the door and on its way to the magazine now. I don’t know why getting things packed up and out the door seems to be so much of a chore, but there are time...
When I got up this morning, it was already getting light out. At first I thought I overslept, but in looking at the clock I realized that it was somewhere around the normal time I get up and it is just becoming light out earlier. Yes, spring is well on its way and soon winter will be behind us. Did we even have a winter? I hear of the fury of storms and tornadoes sweeping the US and I remember why spring is probably my least favorite season of the four. Growing up near Chicago, there w...
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