Even when I’m at work in the crane, I still have woodworking with me. I’m catching up on the lastest tips from Marc, thewoodwhisperer. In this video, I’m piledriving steel beams for a bridge job in Toronto. You can see here the hammer is working harder than I am. The hammer sounds louder in this video, but it’s really not that bad at all. And I had the video turned down as well on the iPad. Hope you enjoy.
There have been quite a few times that the long list of Wood Working Celebrities have commented on what it takes to become a good wood worker. The one common quote usually goes a little something like this. Stop (watching / reading, ) my (show / blog), getup and get into your shop and get woodworking This type of quote has been issued time and time again, and I realized that I have been sitting in my living room and watching these shows and reading these blogs more than I had gotten i...
Close to the final step! The cutting board was sanded down to about 220 grit using an orbital sander. After sanding the board was cleaned off with mineral spirits. Finish (50/50 salad bowl finish and mineral spirits) was applied in three coats. 1. Applied a heavy coat till cutting board pulled the finish through to the bottom. Waited 24 hours2. Applied a second lighter coat. Waited 24 hours Light sanding with 400 grit.3. Applied the third coat This picture was taken just a...
After the last glue-up, and flattening the panel, I cross cut the panel in strips 1.25” wide. Taking those strips I turned them so the end grain was showing and flipped every other one end for end to create the checkerboard pattern. I am sure we have all seen Marc Spag's (aka: TheWoodWhisperer) video. (7 – How to Make a Butcher Block End Grain Cutting Board) I am sure Marc loves all of the extra attention on the subject of cutting boards. Glue up was somewhat frustrating because I...
Probably not what I’d do on some projects, but on this one it was the perfect opportunity to let my daughter draw and paint the horse prior to sealing it. She was so excited helping out and painting it that it was all worth it. I basically let her complete freedom and a full set of brushes and water colors and away she went. Note to self – for painting a large surface better to use larger finishing type brushes and not art brushes as it took forever to just paint the main th...
TheWoodWhisperer Woodworkers Fighting Cancer Rocking Horse #2: Getting in Shape and putting it together
Following yesterdays work I continued shaping the remaining parts. Yesterday I used a rasp on some smaller parts, and today having to work on larger parts and more of them I decided to forgo the rasp work and power up the oscillating belt sander. Looking back now, I am not sure it was any faster, but it required less muscle work at the cost of more dust in the air – and lots of it!. For parts that had duplicates I only shaped 1, and then using the router table and a flush trim bit tr...
This project is building a childs rocking chair. Marc at thewoodwhisperer.com is organizing this and this is a charity fund raising project towards woodworkers with cancer. For more info please visit http://thewoodwhisperer.com/wfc/ and join in on the project. it is a nice and fun project to work on, can involve working with the kids in various steps, and is god a good cause both in terms of the charity and in terms of the rocking horse for the kids! For a while there I really wanted to jo...
The Wood Whisperer has recently announced the first annual Woodworker's Safety Week: May 5 – May 9. He’d like to think of this week as “a refresher course on safety”. Many woodworking sites have decided to participate in this event and LumberJocks are joining with another cool challenge prepared in cooperation with Marc. And since Marc is the famous video star, this challenge is about your own videos again. Remember the success of our first LJ/TWW workshop video...
One of the biggest announcements ever for both TheWoodWhisperer.com and LumberJocks.com: the start of Lumber Whisperer Magazine. Two of the most popular woodworking websites are teaming up to create a magazine that will blow the competition out of the water! Its everything you are looking for in a single magazine! We will post subscription information soon so stay tuned! For now, enjoy the cover of the first issue:
”Reviews By Users” and ”Users You Can Trust” Wow! What a wonderful response we’ve had to the newest addition to our site – the Reviews! In less than 24 hours, we already had 10 reviews posted and they are still coming in. This feature is going to be a real benefit to those looking at a new purchase. According to the comments posted, the success of the new Reviews feature has been attributed partly to the fact that they are “reviews by users” and...
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