I thought it would be a good time to take a break from rehabbing vintage tools to actually build a project with them. So I pulled a copy of “Basic Box Making,” by Doug Stowe from my bookshelf. I’ve always liked this book and have admired his creativity and craftsmanship. I like to keep things simple. So to me, that means starting at the beginning of Stowe’s book. That has the advantage of slowly learning new skills in layers as projects become more complex. Flipping to the first ...
Wood Selection Almost every hollow form I turn is from local hardwoods and is turned green. Why use green wood? Green wood is relatively inexpensive, easy to obtain, and easy to turn. It is nearly impossible to find, or afford, large kiln dried wood suitable for turning large pieces. Construction sites, firewood cutters, arborists, and landscape recycling centers are all excellent sources for wood. The biggest problem I have with green wood is my greed. I bring home more wood than I can...
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I just finished carving this unique indoor India swing bench, for a customer, it is also known as the Oonjal or Jhoola. This type of swing bench is not readily available without an overseas order. These types’ of wooden carved swings were used by Kings in their palaces and were considered a sign of royalty and are still considered even today. This type of furniture is a wooden swing with brass chains suspending it from the ceiling of the inside of their home. I glued together three plan...
well folksafter reading my last entry what a letdown http://lumberjocks.com/patron/blog/22793 i can now reveal the whole storyaside from needing a filter to clear the airi wanted one i could have more filtering inand be able to change/clean filters less often(i could fill the one(s) on the machine in 15 minuets with the amount of cleaning i need to do) so let’s see what we have for today’s fun here is the ‘frame’ i madeto go on the filter side of the uni...
Maybe Ware you live , but in Michigan we are going to look for it again. I feel for the folks the have been ravaged with Tornadoes. Our prayers go out to you over the Holiday that are put out of their homes. We are just glade their haven’t been that many lives lost . We don’t want to forget the people in Japan that have been through a lot,KEEP ALL THEM IN OUR PRAYERS THIS HOLIDAY.
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