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A Strategy for Woodworking #18: Education

16 days ago by Gary Rogowski | 3 comments »

I got involved building chairs with the Lumber to Legacy project in Albany, OR. Here’s the story in their local paper. Lumber to Legacy Some high schools kids helped us build this cafe chair design. I wrote to the paper explaining my involvement. “I wanted to respond further as to why I did this class for the kids. I love to teach and this was another opportunity to be with a group that doesn’t get the attention they deserve. Education in the applied arts is mostly for...

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How to Make a Caducues #3: Rod of Asclepius

34 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

How to make Rod of AsclepiusStep 1A – See step (#1, #2)a) you can get a idea of where to put the “Snake” on the Staffthe longer the Staff the longer the “Snake” if you likeIf you like or 2 Snakes, but if you put two “Snakes” on it now becomes a Caduceus.b) see next step

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How to Make a Caducues #2: How to make the "Snake"

34 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

How to make the Snake />Step 2) find your self a piece of wood that looks like a “Snake” lol, a) if you can not find one, then find a piece of “green” wood/ vineb) you can strip the bark or not, but it maybe a little stringy with “green” woodc) once you fished that, while it is still “green” take it and wrap it around your Staff/ Caduceusd) you can use sting/ hemp/etc. an {leave on if you like} to tie it down to the Staff/ Caduceus,e) let the &#...

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How to Make a Caducues #1: The Stage #1

34 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

How to make a Caduceus:Step 1) find your self a Staff/ any species of wood, like the one in the photograph, does not have to be strait2) You can carve anything/ or not if you wish on the staff3) You can stain/ not, poly/ not, paint/ not if you wishyou can even wood burn if you wishjust let you imagination go Wild!4) see next step #2 Lastly find out what a Caduceus represents/ meaning

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Project in the Woods #1: Project Root

34 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

I found this piece of root in the woods, I am not sure what type of wood, but it looks like it may have been from a bush (Yew?), that have been cut an discarded. I put my 35yr old cowboy hat to show where/ size.It is not really heavy, as it would be bulky try to carry about 5 blocks up hill.

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What makes for a good Cadueus #1: Pile of wood

34 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

In this pile of wood that would make for nice Caduceus, there is also was one natural wood snake, on topTo the Left is Project Maple, which I took along to break in.

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Caduceus Hunting #3: Day 207

34 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

I went hunting for Caduceus in the woods near the Jordan Creek again today 07/25/14.I found 8 pieces of wood suitable for Caduceus. I also found a piece of vine that already looks like a snake, which will make for a nice app for one of my Wild Caduceus.

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Caduceus Hunting #2: Day 1- Wild Rough Caduceus/ part 2

38 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

I went to the woods near the Jordan Creek, Allentown PA, an hunted for some Caduceus for carving, I found Project #666, and found the piece of wood in the photograph (end/ bottom)

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Caduceus Hunting #1: Day 1- Wild Rough Caduceus/ part 1

38 days ago by WildWoodMan | 0 comments »

I went to the woods near the Jordan Creek, Allentown PA, an hunted for some Caduceus for carving, I found Project #666, and found the piece of wood in the photograph (tip/ top)

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A Strategy for Woodworking #11: Congratulations

39 days ago by Gary Rogowski | 1 comment »

Think about how you look at others’ work. You don’t look for every mistake. You look at the scope of the project, the effort required. You consider the time spent on design. You see the form, the choice of wood and think about the time taken to mill the lumber. The hours spent on joining pieces together and the detail in the joinery and the weeks spent on shaping and sanding and how the hardware is hung. You step back and look at the whole piece and you know in your heart how much...

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