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dovetail square

10-19-2011 07:28 PM by daydrik | 1 comment »

One day I was needing a dovetail square, so I could just lay out my dovetails in the vise and then start cutting. At the moment I have to have the bourd stick out of the vise to high or take it out completely, so I decided to make one. All the squares i have are 6” or longer. I stared out by sawing and planing the handle square and to a half inch thick. Then I cut an 1/8” notch into the top of the handle for the blade to sit in. I then cutout and squared the blade. After that I gl...

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Birch slab....what to do with it??????

10-16-2011 07:21 PM by shavins | 15 comments »

Hi all,I have this slab of Birch measuring 5 1/2 ft by 19” by 1 1/2 inches thick.I rubbed it with some spirits to show the figure. I think it is a nice piece,my question is how do I use it to maximise its figure and make something of real personal value?? Any ideas or suggestions of any sort very welcome.Thanks a mil…Brian

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Santa Bottle Stoppers

10-16-2011 05:16 PM by Amcarver | 3 comments »

This year’s Christmas Gifts will consist of a bottle of wine and one of these hand carved bottle stoppers. Each one will be a little different but all will be holding a bottle of wine (some hidden behind them) and all will appear a little tipsy. I am carving as many as I can before Christmas. I’ll paint them as a group just before the big day.

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Hand Carved Sign #1: Pattern, Carving, Priming

10-04-2011 09:58 PM by MyChipCarving | 6 comments »

This is my first attempt at carving a sign. I’ve wanted to try it for quite a while. Our retreat center needed a sign by the road so this sign already has a home all picked out. Dimensions: 36” x 12” x 2”, basswood I know basswood isn’t the best exterior wood but seeing as it will be painted, I figured it should last many years as long as I give it proper care and maintenance. I created the pattern on my computer. Each letter stands 3” tall. The fo...

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B Sized Drawing In-box

10-03-2011 01:08 PM by LegendInMyOwnMind | 2 comments »

I do a lot of drawing approvals at work and have been using the top of a copier box for a long time to hold my drawings from the drafting department. The copier box lid looks unprofessional and I had some oak plywood left over from building my B-Sized drawing file cabinet so I decided to build an in-box. Here’s a picture of it with the first coat of spar varnish drying. I think it is a big improvement.

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The Peace Project 2011

09-28-2011 10:32 PM by prometej065 | 6 comments »

My marquetry work, “Seminal peace”, has been selected to be included in ”The Peace Project 2011”, an exhibit and fund-raising event. All net proceeds from sales of The Peace Project artwork and related products will be used in Sierra Leone to provide healthcare – providing 10,000 pairs of crutches and mobility devices to everyone in need throughout this entire post-conflict country. http://thepeaceproject.com/operation-rise.php Participating galleries include Gallery ...

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Chip Carving a Plate #4: Carving the Rosette

09-27-2011 11:54 PM by MyChipCarving | 12 comments »

The pattern is on your plate and your knife is sharp. That means it’s time to start carving!We’ll begin with the rosette. Have one or two practice boards ready so you can try some of these chips on your practice board before carving on your plate. Here’s the lesson: Next lesson: Carving the border

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Chip Carving a Plate #3: Knife Preparation - Sharpening!

09-21-2011 09:55 PM by MyChipCarving | 3 comments »

Watch this video to see how to properly sharpen your chip carving knife.Don’t skip this step! !!

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small home furniture in the making of my father

09-20-2011 07:03 PM by prometej065 | 11 comments »

The manner in which my friend Grumpy nice used pieces of waste wood,http://lumberjocks.com/projects/53710 it gave me the idea to give you an indication on which way it makes my father.His days of retirement in this way have become extremely creative, fulfilled in this recession financially very useful! The carpenter’s workshop, his friends all waste generated during the production of windows and doors (small slats and planks) he used to make small Home decoration!Since the slats pas...

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Scratch Stock

09-17-2011 09:12 PM by nobuckle | 7 comments »

I have recently embarked on a journey to make hand tools by hand – for the most part. This scratch stock is a design I saw in one of the most recent Shopnotes issues. The one in the magazine is made from tiger maple, I have no such material. This one is made of walnut. The blades are made from the leftover backsaw blade that I used for my card scraper and burnisher. Each blade was cut to width and lenth with the help of a cutoff wheel, then they were shaped by hand using a grinder and f...

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