With the front of the wine bottle holder carved, we’re ready to layout the pattern on the edge.If you have a Flat Lying Trammel Set, get it out now as you will find it very handy in this part of our project. In our next lesson we will carve the edge and apply a finish!
Fish Out of Water – Intarsia Woodworking Most everything that I do, I do with someone in mind and/or for some reason. I very rarely make something just to make it. I found a picture a while back that I really liked of a fish jumping up out of the water to catch a dragon-fly. What drew me to this design was the way the water seemed to splash right out of the frame over a log. I had it printed and held on to it until now. My brother-in-law had a band saw that he never used and it seem...
So, how did your 6-point rosettes turn out? In this lesson we will carve the background that surrounds the rosettes you just carved.If your knife needs touching up, do it now using a flat leather strop or white ceramic stone.Enjoy this lesson and let me know if you have any questions. In the next lesson we’ll lay out the pattern on the edge.Stay tuned!
I was flipping through our local newspaper this weekend when I came upon an article about a new local business that has just recently opened in Azle, TX. called The Lace Bandana. What caught my eye were photographs of homemade crafts and art from local artisans from around the area. I read the article to find out that a mother daughter duo has opened this unique store to give local vendors an opportunity to share in their passion of creating and selling one of a kind products. I just h...
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I am very honored and excited to be given a shout out by two celebrities of the woodworking community, Steve Ramsey from Woodworking for Mere Mortals on presenting his folding stool and from Tom Iovino from Tom’s Workbench and the St Petersburg Woodcrafters Guild, as part of our Central Florida Woodworkers Guild participation at The Woodworking Show in Tampa this past weekend. http://www.woodworkingformeremortals.com/ http://tomsworkbench.com/ http://stpetewoodguild.wordpress.c...
Some of my favorite projects to do is turning photographs into wood art. Each piece is unique and has special characteristics that mean something special to the customer. Taking something that a customer loves and turning it into artwork preserves that thing along with the memories that surround it. Some of the most common request that I get for these types of custom projects are vehicles, pets, homes, etc. I enjoy creating these because each one is custom and there is not another like...
Lesson 2 – Carving the 6-point rosettes With the layout of our pattern complete (see Lesson 1), we’re ready to start carving. Before making the first cut, it is important to make sure your knife is razor sharp. CLICK HERE to review the lesson on sharpening. Now we’re all set to carve the overlapping rosettes on the front of our wine bottle holder. Enjoy the lesson and good luck with your carving! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. More chip ca...
My daughter wrote this article for my website and I thought I would share it with you all! Written By: Bonnie Bartay Some of my favorite memories as a young kid are spending time with my dad in his workshop. From a very young age, I remember playing in his shop while he worked. As an adult, I have helped my father with his construction business and now with Chris Mobley Designs. I do all of the paperwork part and even draw out plans but he does the real magic. I have never actually done...
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