About this mallet. While straightening the shop last night a moved this mystery mallet for the thousandth time. It has been sitting around since making at the Woodwrights School with Brandon about a year ago. I never finished it because something wasn’t right. I’d study it occasional and, uninspired, move it to yet another spot in the shop. Finally, I picked up a pencil. The head is too square and the handle too bulky. So, I clamped it in the vise and grabbed my spokeshave a...
Well, I am still sitting here in the hospital next to my beautiful wife. It was a long night, but the good news is that her pain is under control and that she is getting excellent care. Its really just a waiting game, letting the pancreas decide when it wants to stop attacking itself! Anyway, back to the pantry. I took a side trip to work on the Lazy Susan Tables. Before I go there though I must address one issue. When I am creating something, anything, a thousand things run through my min...
Started this guitar project for a friend of mine that has a band in Nashville. It is taking a while since I work offshore 4 weeks on and 4 weeks off. The body is curly maple and wenge laminate. The top plate will be wenge with purple heart accents. Doing all the electronics (except the pickups) myself. Here are the raw materials Neck glue up Shape of things to com. Used a band saw to cut general shape. Spoke shave and rasps for the final shape. Getting the c...
For the last five years I have given Blank Christmas tree Ornaments to the local Grade school across from me. My GrandChildrenn has been going over there and I still have three going over there and one at another grade school. I do this for them to paint and keep for there own, I know not all children celebrate Christmas but that does stop the schools and everywhere else from decorating so I figure that while I made them to sell, I would give them to my grandchildrens classes, well that grew ...
A hand cranked mechanical automata of a cross country skier that I made over two weeks recently.It is my version of the SKI GUY as instructed by plans in Ken Schweim’s book Wood Automata Projects.Hope you enjoy this first amateurish attempt at a YouTube posting. Click on the link below to watch the video. http://youtu.be/OZ4HEY11Ygs
QUESTION: HOW VERSATILE IS A LARGE BLANKET CHEST OR BOX? 15 Century Chest above My opinion…EXTREMELY! Antique Pennsylvania Chest above Here are my thoughts on the simple, large, well built CHEST, dovetailed nicely or fastened with glue and screws. By the way, the items shown here I would not dare call “simple” as the craftsmen have certainly taken time and care and worked hard and meticulously for which I have much respect. 1. The Toy Box2. The Family Blanket ...
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I have over the past few weeks been able to start taking some overstock merchandise, merchandise that the customer either forgot about or didn’ t have the funds to pay after the customer used the companies sharpening service. Some of the blades, router bits and some shaper bits , I will be keeping for my self but, to be albe to buy more I have to sale items I don’t normally use or if there is way more of an item or group of items than I can use myself. This is one of those time. ...
Saw this idea in a magazine and it was a lot of fun to do. http://youtu.be/5TlbNKaSdKk
Ok Here goes. I have put this off for about two weeks. It has taken me about 9 hours to get it to this point. People thinks that the woodburning they done in high schools is same as what I do. After selecting the picture there is hours pending trying to get the picture just right to transfer everything over to the piece of wood. after you put it on the wood I spend a lot of time going over and over to get the right depth. so with out further ado I give you the DAGON FLY. (OK I AM GOING...
Recently, my Grandson asked if I would help him make a Lacrosse stick in the manner of a Native American Lacrosse Stick. Of course, I said yes. Then I learned I would need to steam bend 1” wood into a 3” radius. Whoops. I had a lot to learn about steam bending of wood, FAST. I needed wood. A Native American Lacrosse Stick should be made from partially air dried Hickory or White Oak, then steam bent. Since I live in Central California, I needed to find wood. After several phone call...
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