This adventure in carving has been very enjoyable.The scroll pattern seemed to be a bit more advanced than I had anticipated. Although I am never one to run from a challenge. I kind of get a grin and ….well as my mom always said “you can see the wheels turning in that boys head.” So I grabbed a very small home made gouge and the chips were flying….sort of.This wood is so very dry for carving After about 12 hours I ended up with this. I am attempting to simulate bullet ...
It was a thursday morning just another day carving at our local carving chapter meeting. In walks a nice elderly gent that had a box of Thompson sub maching gun stocks that never made it to use. They were stored for years, he knew of the carvers and decided to donate them to the club as test projects for us less talented carvers like myself. I inspire to become a great carver someday Dennis Z. in my opinion is truely a great carver.So I decided to take two of them although I was urged to take...
Well I finally have the complete design done. The total hardwood count is kind of low…so I am thinking ill revamp some things still…Maybe Ill go solid wood across the platform instead of using MDF in the middle…But other than that and the drawer webs, I think I have hardwood everywhere feasible.. Let me know what yall think
Today I braved the cold to work in the shop. I finished the shackle and made the Key. I have already glued up the faces and body. I have to round over the lock and shackle and finish sand all of it. Oh yeah I have to make the key cover. The book matched walnut faces turned out beautifully. My son thought it was really nice.
(Please note: I originally posted this earlier today as a forum topic, but then decided to put it in as a blog entry in order to keep all of my entries together. I have also added more information to this posting here.) A year ago Christmas, Santa promised my wife that he’d build built-in bookcases with doors, as well as an adjoining mantel. Well, Santa got busy over the course of that year landscaping most of the yard by laying brick pavers, constructing a couple of raised brick planter b...
It was in the spring of 975 A.D. when Erik the Red’s 1st cousin, thrice removed, Sven the Brunette with blond highlights, headed out in his longship for weekend of pillage and camaraderie with his buddies. Sven was a giant of a man, standing 6’ 8” tall, with a barrel chest, and a thick beard, also with blonde highlights. His friends were also rather large and one might say malodorous (of course one wouldn’t say that until 1840 or later, as the word didn’t exist in 975, but I digress). ...
“The English Plane” -by Brian Meeks In a tiny shop north of London townAt a maple bench stood young man proud.Off cobble stone road sat a flower girlA comb in her hair from mother of pearl He’d returned from the war a scar on his faceHe’d flown a camel; they’d called him an Ace.At the museum she’d once spent a dayThe artist she saw was named Claude Monet On way to his shop, each day he passed byHe oft thought of how, he might catch her eyeShe noticed his walk and his hat pulle...
After reading all the great post on LumberJocks and watching the Wood Whisperer’s video about making a cutting board, I decided to try my hand at it. I went to a local lumber yard and picked up some of their discounted stock. I got three 1×6 (approx 9 feet long) board each of Maple, Walnut and Cherry. After seeing a few of the cutting boards posted on here I had an idea of what I wanted so started cutting and gluing. Since I don’t have a table saw, I used a radial arm saw to ...
Today I worked on the lock, as i posted yesterday I made new faces out of some walnut I found in the scrap bin. I guess i forgot to mention about the hickory faces. I drilled a hole in the wrong location last week. Anyway today I got the new faces made and drilled correctly. I started the shackle, made out of maple. I am thinking I may try a combination lock next. I am a little worried about making the dial. I am not very good at carving or engraving. I really want to make one though. Hopeful...
Well all finished just have to add a few more coats of poly to the mdf I do about 6-8 on the mdf for the extra protection. Anyways here are a few pictures of it completed, i’ll try and get some pics of where it’s new home will be. The sides are walnut lot’s of sap wood, entire boards of it first time using wood like this, red oak doors and drawers.
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