One of the biggest problems that I have is deciding on a 'version' of how to make a certain design. I suppose that I have been designing so long, that I realize that not everyone has the same taste and preferences. It is rare that when I think of something new to make that I only think of it in one way. Since I design things for a living, I always try to appeal to the most people possible. This often means including more than one style of the same item, and allowing the customers to c...
As promised here is the latest design created this week. Look back each week to see what I will create next.This was drawn up in the morning,cutout, sanded and assembled that evening. The tail was taken from the Dragon’s tail or hinge design. I used google images of the real stegosaurs for my hand drawing. My wife is helping me to promote the Etsy storefront.Thanks to Tim and those who commented on my photos I am now using this dollar tree foam light box we made.I know this ...
From the time of ancient Egypt, the country has pioneered the use of wood in design, even though it’s a country of no forests and almost no woodlands. In a time when modern has become a little overused, ASK Magazine has found a modern day example reviving the country’s rich craftsmanship, especially when it comes to wood. CAT Egypt is one such factory which believes in adding value in every home by adding wood and design to add quality to every square meter of property you have. Sometimes ...
Guys, I’ve shown you in the past what Clorox does to Wenge. Today I stumbled on to another wood that benefits from a 2 hour soak in straight Clorox. Take a look. I’m sure it has some applications. I haven’t put a finish on this but it is only gonna make it better. This wood is Lacewood…..look what it does. The dark side is how it comes from a lumber dealer. This piece was from Woodcraft. The light side is after an emersion in bleach for 2 hours, washed w...
Just in time for Halloween! Build this easy made candy dish in the shape of a coffin. after your base is in it’s final dimension (measurements included in video), there is no more measuring-even with the different angles. Check out the video and see how it is made. Please subscribe for more woodworking videos AND blacksmithing videos. And if you want to watch some nonprofessional welding, watch this video below as I create a skeleton out of some scrap metal around the shop.
Hello…. my name is Angie and I am a wood hoarder. Wait… there may be some truth to that. But what is a wood hoarder really? Is it storing piles of wood like this….? Or this? I did at least take the wood from the first picture and organize it. Or maybe one might call me a wood hoarder because I used a box trailer to move some “stuff” out of my shop. And instead of moving said “stuff”... it ended up sitting in front of my ...
[Legebla ankaŭ en Esperanto]Where do you find wood that isn’t plain pine boards and studs from the local lumberyard? If you don’t live near a furniture supply house or don’t want to pay for wood for small projects, do like I do. I live in a mid-sized town in the rural corner of New Jersey. When I’m out driving here and there I keep an eye out along the streets, mainly in my own town, for broken furniture. A lot of folks throw out broken chairs, but I don’t ha...
Today I made a small purchase of timber. when I received the bill I choked, 1m of 100×100 redwood at 12.20 GBP thats $19.6 USD 7.2m of 225mmx47mm pine floor joist at £6.17 per meter ($9.92 USD per meter) thats £44.42 GBP or $71.39 USDPro discount reduced this to £32.78 + VAT (Tax) £6.56, total of £39.34 GBP or $63.23 USD The redwood is ok, not the best or even real good, but ok.The pine joists are C16 which is about the lowest grade, full of knots and sap pockets Like every thin...
Summers Woodworking Second Annual Bird House Contest. This is my humble entry. There are some very talented and creative folks entering this year! I had this hubcap that I purchased some time back for a few $ and this is what ended up happening. http://youtu.be/ELPT5kOQVvE Chris
Don’t be afraid of wood & water. Wood loves the stuff. Most of the tree is water when it’s standing. It’s why they’re so heavy when they come down. It’s all that water inside of them. Once I had a 1/2” thick maple table top, 20” square, all shaped and sanded. I decided to raise the grain and sand it off. Wet sanding I call it, although I wait for the water to dry and just sand off the fuzz raised up by it. Well I wet down this top and it cupped...
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