I’ve done a couple of raised panels now using hand planes. There are a couple of videos if you google raised panel with hand planes. One form Paul Sellers and one from Stumpy and basically they describe the same process. Unfortunately, I have discovered a couple of issues with this process that I did not care for. 1. The raised panel itself is not cleanly defined.2. The rabbet used to go into the sides of a frame or box are more wedge shaped and the panel does not seat claenly in...
Sorry about delay. Here is a bit of entertainment for you all.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfBsa1o6Hgg&feature=youtu.be
Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Free Form Free form patterns are very popular and create beautiful carvings. But drawing the pattern can be challenging and intimidating as many don’t feel they have the artistic ability needed to draw the pattern. I’ll show you how to overcome this obstacle by using a great feature of the Pattern Wizard. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along ...
Hope you enjoy this. It has been a blast till now. Part 2 won’t be far off.
Note: if you are enjoying these lessons, please share this LJ link – http://lumberjocks.com/MyChipCarving/blog/39869 with your LJ buddies, email and social media friends. Thank you. Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Adding Text Carving letters and numbers on your project is a fantastic way to personalize your work. But adding the text to your pattern is not always as straightforward as the carving. Learn how to use the Pattern Wizard to add text to your patterns in th...
Howdy, It’s time for a little catch-up. I added a blog about padding the inside back. It’s time to put some fabric on it. In fact, you can just toss that fabric on the back and count that step as done! You’ll notice that I sewed a scrap onto the bottom of it. That little extra won’t be seen and it will give me something to grab a hold of. You may as well mark the center of your back on the topside of the outside back. Will you’re at it, mark center a...
A while back, my Son and and his fiance’ commissioned a “Treasure Box” to hold the best wishes of the people attending their upcoming wedding and receptions (yes 2, 1 in the Seattle area where she is from and 1 in So Cal where He is from, small wedding ceremony to be held in San Francisco) That is the why, now for the what. I’m using Plum wood. Why Plum? It’s what I have on hand. I harvested and processed what I could of a tree 2 years ago. Tree died of na...
Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Grids Carving a grid is a great way to showcase your talents. Drawing them the old-fashioned way like I did for a long time, using a t-square, ruler, and compass, is time consuming and tedious. I’ll show you how fast it is to create a grid using the Pattern Wizard in this lesson. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along in this lesson series. Scroll do...
Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Rosettes, part 3 Adding shading to complicated rosettes can be a huge help when it comes to knowing which part of the pattern you want to carve away or cut out. Learn how to do this in today’s lesson. Download your free Pattern Wizard trial here – http://rapidresizer.com/index.php/164You will need this to follow along in this lesson series. Scroll down the page to find the download link.
I have a cnc router and have used it heavily in my shop because it is an extremely useful tool. However, it is not really the quickest and easiest tool to use. To make a simple cut, I have to go through as many as 3 programs, make a few calculations, set up the workholding, etc, etc. It was getting old for simple work. I was just about ready to go out and buy a sawstop and a router table, but then I thought, why not make a simple program that will make the router into a very easy tool to ...
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