Once you have your profile, draw your profile. It’s important that you cut the curves with your gouges. This way, it will be easier to carve the profile of the linen. Note: Just do the half, your drawing will be symmetrical. Walnut and oak were normally used at gothic age. And then, on the table saw, remove the wood at the strategic point. When the depth and position of the blade is OK, do one pass, then flip your board and do another pass. After, just remove the wood...
Its been about 21 days since the ole heart about gave out on me and I thought it would be good to give a small thanks to the ICU nurses that helped in the healing process.As some of you may know after open heart surgery its a booger to get around….but I been taking it easy and doing a little carving.I need to make 4 spoons, I am working on the third spoon now…...I thought adding a single heart to signify my personal thank you for helping heal my heart.I hope its not to cheesie,Tha...
Courtesy of Fine Woodworking dot com – http://finewoodworking.taunton.com/item/9367/threat-to-american-walnut Black walnut trees in the U.S. are facing a serious threat called thousand cankers disease, according to Colorado State University researchers. This recently recognized problem has already devastated black walnut trees west of the Rocky Mountains over the past 10-15 years. The disease is caused by a newly discovered fungus that is carried to trees by the walnut twig beetle...
After some online snooping, it looks like the branch I found the other day is of the Juglandaceae Family, which is to say it’s a walnut. Here’s some evidence… The chambers in the middle, seen here in my sample comprise what is known as a “chambered pith” (a pith being the center of a tree/branch/twig). Here's how it happens (in elaborate, if brief science talk). When it comes to chambered piths, it seems the only two choices spoken of online are black walnut (...
Last time I worked on the seat joinery. This time I complete the Maloof Joint by performing joinery on the front and rear legs of the rocking chair. There are some complication due to the fact that the rear legs need to cant at a six degree angle. Take a look at this post to see the details on how this is solved. Thanks for reading!
I am working on a couple Pelicans that I am hoping to incorporate into a “big picture” somehow. They are done completely in hardwoods and I was thinking of perhaps sharing how I sanded little pieces such as these. I have already started and as you can see I still have pencil marks for an eye on one. However when I brought my camera into the shop to show how I was going to sand these lil’ pieces I noticed how dirty, (dusty, sawdust, etc.) my little sanding pads were. They are...
Hi everybody, This carving blog will show part of carving projects that i’m working on. This linenfold is a part of a Gothic Style. Just below you can find an example of this ornement. You can see more sample just here: http://images.google.ca/images?q=linenfold&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:fr:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=fr&tab=wi Reference : Traité d’Ébénisterie, Lucien Chanson, Édition H.VialI bought this book at...
With the lamination behind me I have moved on to work on the signature joinery of the chair – the Maloof-style joint where the legs join the seat. This post on my blog covers the seat portion of this interesting joint. Thanks for reading!
Hello, this is my first post on LJ’s! Here is the current project I am working on – a TV stand / entertainment center… whatever you want to call it : ) I’m a little further along than these photos, which were taken a couple weeks ago. This is basically it though, minus an adjustable shelf for the opening in the middle and some handles for the doors, both of which are made now. I am looking for ideas on what type of finish to use on this project as finish...
(don’t miss the video at the bottom!) I’m currently building a rack for lumber shorts and cutoffs under 3’ in length. I wanted to do a bit more than slap together Home Depot plywood and solids this time, though. One small ‘extra’ will be exposed pegs through the sidewalls to help support the thin ply shelves (they’re also getting #0 biscuits – I like overkill). These pegs will be flush-sawn, sanded, and finished with the rest of the rack, and most ...
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