Turning A Page In Life…. ….can we define the moment that wood took hold, can i fathom the canker i have be-come within my woods, who can understand that time when light exposed pine, and color bore witness to the heavens under which we lived…. ….i have walked in silence before the trees of these woods, where i shunned the teachings that came from noisy man, after all what is man but a creature of manifold knottiness, sent on his ways by the opinions he ply’s daily ...
Well, it all started out with a trip to buy an air cleaner off of craig’s list some time ago. I saw a used Jet AFS-1000B for sale for about $150. After checking out the spec’s, I thought, gee, this would work great, 30×24x12, that’s not too big, I can find a place for it…. Drove about 1.5 hours round trip to discover that hey 30×24x12 is actually too BIG! I imagined myself hanging this thing near the step down that I have entering my garage and knocking mysel...
I recently finished working on a cutting algorithm app for the iPad and iPhone called Smart Cutter, and wanted to share the app with every one hoping get some feedback from carpenters and wood workers. Smart Cutter finds the maximum number of small pieces cut from a larger sheet of paper with minimum scrap. It employs a state of the art algorithm to generate the maximum number of small pieces cut from a larger sheet of paper, wood, cloth or any other material, with minimum waste. Whether y...
Last night I applied the pattern to the top of this 16×9” stationary box top and got started on the chip carving. This is a fun one, for sure. I created this design after looking many times at a table cloth pattern. I knew that table cloth design could be chip carved so I used the basic layout and created this design to fit the top of this box. Stay tuned for more carving on this box…Martyhttps://www.MyChipCarving.com
Lesson 1 – LayoutIn this lesson I will show you step-by-step how to draw the pattern onto our wine bottle holder. Before drawing any lines on your wood, be sure the surface is properly prepared. I covered this topic in a previous Lumberjocks Class. Here’s the link http://lumberjocks.com/MyChipCarving/blog/21835 With the wood surface prepared, we’re all set to draw our pattern directly on the wood. Use a soft lead in your mechanical pencil and compass. The soft lead is muc...
A while ago I put up a project where I made some straight wooden track, compatible with Brio and Learning Curve (Thomas) track. Since then, I have kept in the back of my mind how I might easily and cheaply make curved track, switches, and more easily form the male and female ends (without buying expensive, specialized router bits.) I believe I have found the answer. A pin router jig. I first learned about these from a video by Jim Steinbrecher, and later by a much clearer and concise ...
Glamdring and The Chainsaw Milling of Pine ....and so twas on one of my visits into the deep woods, that i heard the tales of this sword beater called glamdring,for in the presence of trees and all that speaks of wood,i first was made aware of the weaponsmith’s of gondolin…. —-these were//are they who first learned the lineage of steel,and how to work the metals needed to hold an edge in wood,were as the times of woodworking continue in the landscape here, i sought...
My recent lumberjock postings of the walking cane work I have done recently has brought a lot of interest from folks wanting me to build them special, unique, elaborately detailed, walking canes and sticks. This new blog communicates the design process on one cane as I prepare to start the carving, and get approvals on the final design. The customer is a Youth Pastor, and needs to use a tall walking cane to support a bad knee. He and I have been designing this project for several weeks...
After a month of development based on the feedback I got here, I finally managed to release Carpenter Pro, this time, it calculates how many plywood sheets are needed to finish your project and get detailed cutlist diagram for each stock sheet needed. It allows you to specify the dimensions & grain direction for your stock sheets material, specify the dimensions and the required grain direction for each part you need to cut for your project, and set the kerf amount, then watch this app ge...
Juniper Log Table with Stone Inlay Burled Cottonwood Top #4: Malachite Stone Inlay completed, table is finished
After an extensive learning process with inalying stone and dealing with punky wood, we have finished our table. This table stands 19 1/2” tall The burled cottonwood top is 2 1/2” thick, 42 1/2” at the longest points and 30” at the widest points The cottonwood top and base is finished with satin polyurethane, the juniper pedestal is finished with polycrylic. I will have more pictures posted on our website tomorrow 9/8/2008 T...
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