I was visiting my parents over the Christmas holidays, when I noticed a plastic tray full of candy on the coffee table. My mom told me she got it from the dollar store. She also told me that she loves this bowl because of the divided trays.So, being the woodworker that I am. I decided that I was going to make one out of wood. Without anyone knowing, I took measurements. I do own the CMT bowl and tray bit, and it does come with a template for making this tray. However, the overall size of that...
Lesson 1, Part 2 – How to sharpen your chip carving knife As a kid, did you ever grab that old hand saw hanging in your dad’s garage and try to cut a board with it?I know I did! No wonder my dad didn’t do any woodworking. I would’ve be better off taking karate lessons and breaking the board with my fist. A dull tool in the shop leads to burn marks, ratty edges, and wandering cuts. Not only that, but it requires a lot more force on your part which can lead to inju...
Hi fellow bucket enthusiasts. I finally have something new to show. Today I cut the binding materials and made some bands. The photo below shows the cut materials and some of the buds. This is the most difficult part of the project for me because I’m in unfamiliar territory here. In short, today was learning through minimal instruction and maximum experience. In other words trial and error. today was heavy on the error side. I’ll take you through the step by step with the hope tha...
Chip carving quilt squares, lesson 1 I have a couple of items to cover before we get started with the first lesson. How many quilt squares should I complete?This is completely up to you! I hope that everyone will be able to complete one square to send to me for our LumberJocks Class Quilt. If you would like to send me more, that would be fantastic. How many quilts will we make?I will assemble as many chip carved quilts as possible depending on how many squares you send me. From the l...
A guest on the show Dale Meiners shows us how to achieve a high gloss clear coated finish. This is a process and a rather lengthy one too.
After seeing a lot of beginner woodworkers Joining and asking questions I found a website by fine woodworking called start woodworking.com Here is the link BTW you seasoned ones like me can look to :) http://www.startwoodworking.com/
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 &...
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