I have been inspired by many cutting boards, that I have seen on LJ, I used some oak scraps that my father gave me and some walnut scraps I got from a cabinet shops discard bin, I cut the boards with my radial arm saw(no table saw yet) and then glued them up with titebond 3 glue, its the only glue Lowes had that said food safe, after they were good and solid about 2 hours later, I ran them through my planer a few times to get them to a uniform thickness. I then routed them with a roundove...
I had a table saw kickback accident in September. i recorded the aftermath. There is gore in this one. If you don’t like that sort of stuff skip to the second episode about finding out how the kickback happened on my saw.
Artistic Contrast ....from out of time i have come, to gather my-self for an outward expression of mastery, and what if from the heart of eternal being i am spun, left even now with this after-taste of scorched cosmic cautery…. —-i was the one set adrift upon golden threads of scarlet inheritance, just as that branch of the wu t’ung tree gave me a place of rest, while these mountains that so surround bow in abasiance, and was i the one to call the wind into this sphere...
Wood Screams In The Dark ….now if i could only think with a memory,i might be able to re-member just who I am,the words though there come slower to my mind,and so i argue with my-self that who i see is not me…. —-or is it—- ….that i was born to work the wood but now i feel alone,much of my time is spent trying to stay one step ahead,in this more darker be-ing that pursues me now in time,my-dis-ease of hepatic encephalopathy bids me comatose…. —-or...
After seeing an ad on craigslist for a garage sale that was going to have some rough cut lumber i figured i’d buzz over and check it out. Turned out for whatever reason the gentleman was getting out of woodworking and looking to sell a bunch of lunber he’s had drying in his garage for years. As i look around i saw maple, cherry, and Peruvian Walnut. Playing a little niave i asked what i was worth and how much he wanted to sell. He said all of it. I passed on any of the sc...
SAFETY DAY – Tuning up the table saw that caused my kickback accident. figuring out what went wrong.
Wood Root ....root system births birch, struggle of titanic crux, time fades and i walk….—by flp ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
KuroKongouseki ….silkened oak wood grain,shadows of a black diamond,concept of wood dream….—-by flp —————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
I have finally finished the woodworking part of the drafting desk and am now ready for the finishing. I believe it turning out pretty well. I do have a funny story about putting the top together. I have said before that usually work on larger boards up at my fathers shop in North Carolina. I decided to make the top up there as it would be easier to make and my wife and I were driving up for the weekend from Atlanta anyway. I had all of the boards for the top jointed and the biscuits cu...
Hand Planning of In-Grained Wood ....out in this walk of life, i have tapped the shoulder of my many other’s, where were it not for dreamers of more, i should have given up my presence long of yes-ter-year’s…. —-”enter not the dwelling of caged minds seeking harmony”, was the voice that spoke to me from ages of yore, for in the duty of a soul that comes upon the dark night, there is a light for culler’s of the reapers who strive their spiritR...
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