I like to make such collages at least once a year to see if there is any progress I’ve made in my carving or not. And what about you? Do you have a habit to track the progress in what you do?
If you prefer not to read, the video is here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aegPxohhUqY The handle for this beast was something that took a long time. I don’t have a lathe so carving the handle via axe, knife, and spokeshave was the only option I had. The handle design was inspired from the handles I had seen on framing slicks. The overall length of this now with the handle is 34” I haven’t weighed it but I suspect it’s in the neighborhood of 4-5 pounds. Ash wa...
A picture story about building a pattern. 10 years ago, I was the CAD/CAM guy for a pattern shop. We also had a plaster molding shop and an aluminum foundry, where we pressure cast aluminum match plates. 10 years before that, I was on the bench, building the wood master patterns that went on to become match plates. 20 years before that, I was serving a Pattern maker’s apprenticeship in an iron foundry. The master I learned from once ran General Motors, “Tech Center”...
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Wood has three dimensions and the table saw cuts both X (length) and Y (width) The Z (thickness) axis needs a lunch box planer. The table saw has the Incra rip fence and miter gauge so X and Y are covered. Z however needed some help getting the same accuracy as the saw. One of the benifits of digital gauges is that I can see the reading without squinting or having to bend down. I have a digital height gauge to set the saw height and set the router bits consistently. Repeatability is...
Hey everybody! My name is frank and I am a hobby craftsman from germany. I already talked about the build of my DIY table saw in my blog. In my youtube channel you can find the video for this build. If you are interested, just click here!But as I completed my table saw, I soon realized that I have to work on the dust extraction. After a lot of setbacks I figured out a very effective solution. The main problem was still being able to reach the saw (for the settings). So I made four removabl...
No the way you would think to use it, but pair the Harbor Freight belt sander (50$ on sale) makes one hell of a honing device. I call it “Ze Frankenstraup” here is my full sharpening video also featuring DMTs Dia-Sharp stones. Let me know if you have any questions. View on YouTube Thanks for Watching, Remember to keep your tools sharp, and your mind even sharper, Rick Wood.Work.LIFE
Going farther than I needed to, but I was experimenting and wanted to show the process. One of my favourite finishes. I think the wax in the shellac caused a few issues. I have only used dewaxed flake shellac before but it is not available locally, so I tried what I could get my hands on. View on YouTube
If you prefer not to read, the youtube video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT5ArQLTQS8 I came into possession of this chisel via the wonder that is Ebay, you just never know what cool thing you might find. I had wanted something that would let me add some texture to large pieces like coffee table tops and/or wood carvings and such. I came across this one and immediately thought it was very interesting. And indeed it was, Underhill the maker of it seemed to go out of bus...
Seems I made an error in my last entry and the video did not show up….Let’s try this again. View on YouTube
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