A while ago I ask you to come up with new ideas for me to use my talent. One of you said to try nature, tree’s animals, then someone said Turkeys, OK I spent two days looking for the right picture. Then three days to come the stage I am now, I will try and go through each stage. and show how I come up t it. Stage one, looking for the right picture; Stage two was putting the pattern onto wood; and the third stage is doing the burning itself. I found a process which is, o...
Some nice, tight, parallel grain peeking through and some hardware impressions that should lend some nice character if I can leave them. Here it is after stripping. I originally wanted to get a set of benches from this; one large one and one small one for kids. Don’t think there’s enough unfortunately. Selected these pieces for the top. They’re jointed and ready for glue up. Here’s a rough sketch of what this will look like. A few details haven...
Now, how strange it is to be all alone in your workshop, nobody around, just you, your tools and your video camera and still being nervous. Knowing that you are going to share that video with the world makes you feel watched and although you can do it over and over again until you got it right, still your feeling embarrassed while making mistakes. Maybe that insecurity will become less overtime…. I didn’t withhold me from making the second video on the 4 year long journey of re...
For some time now we’ve made blog entry’s about the restoration of a 200 year ruin into a workshop. Now we present this ongoing story in a video entry. More photo’s, more information about the journey… Hopefully there will be more video’s in the future, not only about the workshop, but also about the projects that will be made in it. Now I’m new at being in front of a camera, speaking in a non native language, so any tips and comments are welcome. ht...
It’s now 24.9. It all started on 26.8. (with renting a sement mixer. It took only 6 hours for us to get the slab done.) Since then allmost every day has been a workday. Maby 3 days has been lazy day with only 2-3hours of work. Still. I started to be quite fedup. Rest of the work is a piece of cake: digging a ditch for the rain water. I’ll put a tube on the bottom and fill with gravel 008. The “door” from the old ‘pihatto’. Pihatto is the house for the hors...
just the way I see things.. #1: what ever happened to all the things we were told when we were young?
I want to start off by saying that I don’t want to come off as really negative or cynical, or just disgruntle. I am however somewhat perplexed by how things have changed, and not all for the good I might add. I for one would like to see some things go back to the way they used to be. I am dismayed by the fact that even though when I grew up I was told that if I worked hard and did what was right, paid my bills and taxes, treated people fairly and was honest, that I would achieve the ...
Working out the fence design. It is not unusual for me to put in more than two hours of drive time on certain work days. This allows me considerable time to contemplate upcoming steps while building a project. Since creating the fence for my new router table has been rapidly approaching, I have been thinking of combining two router table fence designs seen in separate issues of Fine Woodworking magazine. If you have been following my progress, you most likely have already seen this imag...
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...
We started making a new shed for the horses were they can come and go as they wish. In Finnish it is called pihatto. That has ocupaid all our time the last 4 weeks. We had an old cowhouse concrete floor and we layed new steel concrete floor. I made the round and my wife delivered it with the weelbarrow. Totaly it took 6 hours without brakes. The new floor is 5.4×4.8m or 17.7×15.7ft and 5cm/2” thick. on last monday we got the tinroof installed or my wife got. It’s not cle...
Before I get to the top, I left off in my last post on this build with the tricky addition of the dust port to the back of the router table. This would have been a lot easier if I had completed this step prior to attaching the back to the case, but it just didn’t happen that way. To get started on the dust port, I taped it in place on a thin piece of pine… Using a flush trim bit in my router I create the template I need to cut the hole in the back… After pos...
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