A good dust extraction in a woodshop is not only important for cleanliness, it is also about your health. For me this is very important and I have figured out a somewhat extraordinary but very efficient solution. Have fun!
Here is a video I made making a reproduction of a napkin ring from the USS Shangri-La. This napkin ring was given to my aunt’s father who was a ‘plank owner’ aboard the USS Shangri-La (CV-38). When I first saw this napkin ring I immediately wanted to turn one. Not only do I appreciate being able to recreate a part of history… I really like the design. This is a case where form follows function. I’ve spent my share of time at sea and can appreciate the functionality of the flat section; ...
In this video I go over the processes that I used to make a bowl with my router, without using fancy bits or store bought templates. I hope you’ll enjoy the video and subscribe for more, if this content appeals to you. Feedback on the video as far as editing and presentation are very appreciated. https://youtu.be/DDJAya1Mnt8
Taking my grandson to his first puppet show inspired me to research the life of Gus Baumann. This is a tribute video to Gustave Baumann (1881-1971) and his woodblock prints and his pursue of wooden puppets. This German American sought out a peaceful life as a woodworker and embraced local traditions in activities his whole family could enjoy. This video was done just for the fun of it. It can be found at https://youtu.be/TgzdeWGQHZg
I have been very busy lately. I haven’t had time to do much video editing so I threw this together quickly to get something up on my YT channel for this week. View on YouTube
https://youtu.be/u9SZ6yCKlUA Check out this simple project here!! A simple project for any skill level. Just a board to arrange candles, a wine glass, and a smart phone or tablet, while taking a relaxing bath!!!
60” I Beam Clamps from Bessey have just become my new favorite clamps. They are very nice. Check out the video below for all the details and subscribe to my channel for more woodworking videos.
Here is a video of the process that I used in order to turn a log on the lathe and it up with a fair looking bowl. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKQid23p_iY
I get a lot of questions about how I sharpen my chisels and how sharp is sharp. That is an impossible question to answer but all i can do is show you what i do and what I like! https://youtu.be/kWMs2LBT-5Y
Video is here: https://youtu.be/QnD6qkNlodc My day job is as a stringed instrument repair “tech” (I don’t really like that word, I just refer to it as fine woodworking) and I like to continue my work at home. This guitar is something that my wife bought for me as a christmas gift last year for a little bit. I was thrilled since it had had no previous “pro” repair jobs done to it which means that my job is still going to be challenging but it will be MUCH ea...
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