I am relatively new to woodworking so I have recently had cause to read several articles on wood finishing. When it comes to beeswax a lot of authors suggest that there is little point in making it yourself. This seems odd to me as don’t we all enjoy making things ourselves, otherwise we would simply buy our furniture ready made from the nearest department store. As well as self-satisfaction, I also think there is another reason to do things ourselves and that is when we do we usually learn a...
Are you tired of dark and grainy photos of your beautiful projects? Tired of having a terrible photo represent your hard work and craftsmanship? What you need is a photography lightbox or light tent, but commercially available light boxes can cost up to $500! The following is a tutorial on how to build your own custom lightbox for under $50. I’ve sampled a number on online resources and different techniques to present this tutorial. See the full tutorial here: http://m1c2.com/2...
If you need supplies for class, I’ll be glad to send them to you.I’ll be posting the first session on Monday, March 7th, but you can always start anytime during the week. Order as many squares as you like. I’ll be providing plenty of patterns to choose from.Send an email to Marty@MyChipCarving.com to let me know what you need. Shipping is Priority Mail. Swiss cutting knife w/free sharpening $24.95 6” basswood square – $1.50 4” basswood square &...
Hello and welcome to the first (of many ;-) LJ Chip Carving Class.I’ll be leading you step-by-step through this class which is sure to be a lot of fun. Skill level: All levels! I will provide instruction every step of the way! Beginners are my specialty :-). Advanced chip carvers are welcome too. Who knows, you might learn something along the way. Age level: 12 years and up Tools, equipment needed: Chip carving knife (If you need a knife and order one from the My Chip Carving S...
Thought you might enjoy seeing some outtakes from recent videos.Hey, if you can’l laugh at yourself, someone else will. !!
Hi everyone. For the past year or so, I have been receiving emails from my woodworking friends asking when I would be finished with the book I was writing on marketing for woodworkers. Okay, so it took WAY longer than I thought, but I finally have my eBook (PDF) ready and available. It was quite a project. You can read about it by going to my website. I can’t thank everyone enough for your seemingly infinite patience, nor apologize enough for spending too much time fly fishin...
We continue on with the build and get our dados sorted out.
I found a site with several great tutorials and wanted to share. dennis keeling http://www.dkeeling.com/index.php?/projects/segmenting-symposium/ Enjoy! -GR
A section cut from a conical solid along the vertical axis will give us a parabola. I don’t want to explain much on how it constructed however this parabola can be cut using straight line cuts. On sketch up, it looks like this - From the looks on the drawing… a lot of planning came up with the following questions as my guide: 1. What wood should I use? At first, I was about to use a plywood with flats be covered with veneer of two different wood color however, the ven...
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