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 ...
Some time back, I made a small, box shaped holder for some of Mimi’s kitchen utensils. Everyone has a few things that won’t fit into the drawer or hang on the wall. Over time, it apparently shrunk- I guess the wood dried out- because nothing seemed to fit. I wanted to try doing another segmented turning, so this project was born. Cap’n Eddie has a video on making a dedicated jig for cutting segments. Using his ideas and borrowing a few from Frank Howarth’s miter ...
Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – Rosettes, part 2Learn how to create more complicated and intricate rosettes 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 down the page to find the download link.
Creating Your Own Patterns and Designs – BordersIn this lesson I show you how to use the Pattern Wizard to create a rectangular border. The same principles apply if you wish to create a pattern for a round object like a basswood plate.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 a bit to find the download.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9SEQDJoM94&feature=c4-overview&list=UUBJ_un-58R1Au7CSKwVIv4w This is number 2 project for 2014. Better go spray it now so I can post in projects. :}
Welcome to Lesson 1: Pattern Wizard – The Basics In this lesson you will learn how to use many of the features found in the Pattern Wizard software. Install the free trial version of the Pattern Wizard by CLICKING HERE. Install this software today so you are ready to follow along in each lesson.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS5whcSTSi4&feature=youtu.be This is the first project for my students to make this year.Will post a gallery pic when I get them done .
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