the topp right corner of a doorway portal in work, this is a offspin style of the 1600 Century dragonstyle that have developed in the Family, its strongly influenced by the plantelements from the accantus, witch also came to norway a bare 100 years later, and is besides the 1000 Century dragonstyle(eks urnes stavchurch) and the 1600 Century style from the new romance era(With masters like Kinsarvik and Dagestad). The same portal, but now in its right Place, only the Oils witha tint of ...
Good day is a day with good work. This time i want to show some of projects with carved letters. This kind of work needs a few things:- time- patient- sharp chisels- patient- certain hand- patient, patient, patient…The fun thing in this artcraft is that, there is no place for mistake. If one move will be done badly, then all letter is gone. The edges of letter must be done perfectly. It’s a lot of work to make your hand, moves so precisely, but it can be done. This project is a...
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 ...
Hey everyone! It has been crazy! I’ve launched my own website, expanded products, paid my taxes and continue to make Spud Woodworks a real opportunity for myself and my family. I did hit a rut for awhile, it was difficult going day in and day out just sitting there making the same thing over again. But it dawned on me, I can always find opportunity to improve a product, grow its customer base, and make more varied styles and editions. Over all its been exciting. Really exciting! A...
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 ...
So I finished a small laminated box and needed to cut the top off. What did I forget to do? Change out to the re-saw blade!! Oh man…what a bummer and a hard $40.00 lesson to learn. I over heated my small 3/8 blade and burned up both my band-saw tires. What a mess, the tires got so hot that the blade literally fused with them. Had to cut the whole mess off with snippers. I guess I was due, had not even cut a finger or broken anything in close to a year! Well, good news is the band-saw is...
Part 3 of the introduction to the Não Só Serradura workshop. All about restoring 200 year old walls, putting on a roof and using reclaimed materials.Including the story about the Rockler Pack Rack that we won at the Whirligig Wars 2013, organized by Laney Shaughnessy at A Simple Design of Ocala and Steve Ramsey at Woodworking for Mere Mortals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xktP5osfqPU Stop motion animation by Portugal Prankish Puppets
I found this old book online, that illustrates many traditional joints. I found it very interesting. Woodwork Joints by William Fairham (1927) http://www.gutenberg.org/files/21531/21531-h/21531-h.htm
From a 200 year old ruin to a workshop, a 3 year journey... #15: Finally a floor in the workshop and some more...
It’s all because of a lovely lady that the floor became a reality in our workshop. Yes, she raised me and gave me my motto in life.. “Doing things for free, doesn’t mean doing them for nothing. Appreciating all work that was done, she decided, while spending a 3 months holiday in Portugal, that she could only leave after being sure that her son would finally had a finished workshop in which he could work on a brighter future. We started with the concrete beam bene...
Finaly the horses moved in to their new house. It happend on last weekend. Late in the evening on late saturday evening. The only thing that has to be done are the windows. The frames are done. I had two without glasses. They were about 7” to wide but I fixed it by cutting them from the midle and then routing from each side from the midle 7” so I got a matching lapjoint. Yesterday I orded the glasses and before weekend I have suitable windows for the pihatto. I have a problem with...
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