I’ve thought carefully and done a heck of a lot of research on marketing, and brand building, and all that business related stuff. I’ve raised enough money to get started. I’ve built up an inventory. And now, FINALLY, i’m almost ready to start a business selling turned pens. It’s just going to be a side job. An additional source of money, and a bit of practice in the world of business.i still need to do some things though. #1. I NEED A NAME : iR...
Remember, that when using the ringmaster you’ve dealing with 1 board versus a large chunk of wood for lathe turning..I prefer to design my own projects first by drawing it full scale on graph paper with protractor etc…most of my wood is 3/4” so I mark off each 3/4” ring on graph paper…next take your board …mine are usually 8’ X at least 7”...and mark off a square for each ring ..I usually start at the bottom of my drawing and measure the ring si...
I have found in the past when I have tried to take pictures of my work, when it has a shinny top that it almost always had like a fog or film over it. That the design was not distinct on the top of the item, when I took the picture. I would have it on a set-up like this. This is how it invariably turned out. I now use a set-up such as this. (Now isn’t that pretty?) (Don’t mind the junk) This is how it turns out now. So,——What made the difference? What is up...
Start by sawing a” dark wood” wedge “45 degrees” with a 1/4” flat top, add alternating light and dark wood to both sides 1/8”.Next add the ””light wood”.Fig 1 .This should be cut on both ends to form long strips of light and dark so that it will be easier to saw later.Saw into 1/8”strips with a 1/8” blade, Fig 2.Flip each over and reglue, make two,glue back to back to form the pattern, fig 3.Addanother light piece top and botto...
Okay now it’s time to tackle this carving thing. First you will need an artistic vision. It took me a long time to come up with this design and it may be a little advanced for me but I’ll see if I can handle it. You will come up with a design that is suitable for your skill. Now lets establish what you will need for tools. You will need the following:A 4lb hammera shark sawvarious sized “SHARP” chisels, preferably polished stanleys such as theseframing hammerdrill...
To start this off I want to say that I am in no way an expert sharpener. The method I am going to describe is the way I do it with the equipment that I have. There are many methods of work, as well as different tools and jigs to make the process easier. The method I am going to share is using a sharpening wheel and water stones. Tools needed:Wet grinder (this tool is not necessary for sharpening. If you do not have the machine skip that step of the process)800 grit water stone1200 grit wa...
Last night I finished up my carving of the green man I posted and was thinking (jokingly) that I’m glad I posted it after Marcos sculpture was off the front page. I didn’t want to steal the spotlight from him. LOL. He is a true artist and an inspirational one at that. In fact he is the inspiration to this next piece. I am thinking that I will blog this next carving, possibly with step by step instruction of the carving. Keep in mind that I am in no way a professional carver. ...
well i got charles neils router dvd and i love it. you think you know everything about routers but there is just so much information in this dvd its wonderful. i really liked the section on the pie crust table top and the gooseneck molding. so i figured id try out the pie crust table top but i didnt want to do a whole thing yet. so here is what i came up with. first i started with a little blank of paduak and made a template out of mdf which i screwed to the wood. i just rough cut it on the b...
This is some wood I got from a job that was on so valueable every scrap had to be saved for three months after it was installed I watched as it was sat unstickered in a east window rained upon, stacked upon, I saved it from the dumpster twice, kicked over and I would go over and restack it(I’m an electrician), lunch upon get this crap outta the way upon, and I would always say I’d love to have that wood I’ll get out of the way” We have to keep it it is valuable” ...
I’ve been thinking about what I do for a living and how I came to the level of finishing that I’m at. I’m what I would call a Modernist Finisher. I use whatever I can to make my job more efficient, cheaper and pursue better quality. A lot of people will say that these three things don’t go well with each other and I guess that’s true for some things in life. What else is true in life is balance and with proper balance the finishing process can be all of these...
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