A person can spend a lot of time on a carving, but after the final cut with your chisel, you don’t really know what all of the chiseling you’ve done really looks like. You have to choose a finish that will enhance your carving. On some carvings I use a stain, others, just a clear finish, it all depends on the theme, or type of wood you’re using. I’ve chosen some images of my mining scene to show you the difference of before, & after. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...
Hey Everybody, I just figured that i would do an update on the design. this is a really make shift video as i just threw it together tonight. it goes through all the major design aspects though of the bottom of the armoire. Well i hope that everyone likes it. So i hope everyone liked it. As i said if you have any comments or suggestions just leaves a message. the drawer supports are probably overkill but i want this to stand the test of time. As i also said i will try to finish ...
I haven’t blogged in quite a while but I do visit the site pretty regularly. It seems that everything one does requires a really steep learning curve. I’m the kind of guy that just wants to go do things. Of course, I know that if it was easy, there would be no pride of accomplishment. Lately, I haven’t been able to get to the shop as often as I would like but I am hell bent on building some nice small decorative boxes. I go up to the shop. decide what I am going to ...
The common wisdom to flatten raw stock, is to first plane a face flat on a jointer. To get to opposite face paralleled and flat, you run that newly flattened side face down in a planer to your desired thickness. Sounds familiar, I’m sure. Hard to do that with 8” stock when you have a 6” jointer though. The common wisdom also states that if you just try to run that raw stock through a planer, flipping it each time until you get it flat on both sides, you’ll end up wi...
Hi everyone! My name is Alison Hadden. My husband, Roger, is co-owner of Wood’s Cut & Grind in Milledgeville, Georgia. His step father, Randy Wood, founded this business in early 2000, and we’ve been growing and running strong, most of the time, ever sense. We own a tree surgeon business along with a portable Woodmizer sawmill. On the days we aren’t taking trees down, or trimming them for our customers, we have our sawmill up and running. We have pecan(often classi...
Okay I had the lamp almost completely sanded before I was able to get the holes drilled. I myself have only drilled a few lamps so my husband helps out with this. It is not as easy as it seems, you have to make sure that you are aiming just right so you come out in the right spot so you end up through the bottom of the lamp. This first shot is of course the first hole that is being drilled, in the second shot you can see where the drill bit is coming out. Now starting at the exit hole w...
Hey Everybody, In this episode of the Teen Age Woodworker I finish up my printer table. Everything but the finish that is as the title states. I was planning on this being the last episode but as i wanted to show the finish i decided to extend it into a four part series. In this episode specifically though I go over installing drawer slides, making a simple tongue and groove door, and mortising for hinges by hand. Well I hope that everyone enjoys this episode of the Teen Age Woodworker. ...
Hey everyone, This podcast is on hand cutting dovetails. I’ve had a few problems with some things in my printer table so it will take longer than i expected to get the third episode out. I figured i would add this one so i am not podcast less for another week or two. I think that everyone will like it. I had originally planned on having this and other videos on the same podcast for like a library of different joints but those are not filmed yet. So i hope that you like it and i hop...
Greetings, Some background first, some of this information was included in a recent post but for those of you that missed it I’ll start from the beginning :) Until recently I was having my pieces shot by a professional. He moved, sigh… For archive type shots I was using a Kodak 2 mp P&S. For web stuff it worked fine and I even had an image printed in Fine Woodworking’s Readers Gallery. They must have REALLY liked the piece :) I never liked the idea of the ...
It’s almost done. Actually, the saw end is usable. I haven’t cut the place for the Russeau router insert yet. The two major advantages are this is about 2” less tall than my other system which makes it far more easy for me to use and it is much easier to move. The extension is two pieces of MDF laminated and a piece of white board glued to the top of that. In my earlier design I had drilled into the extension and fastened the top to the right side of the saw w...
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