My wife and I visited friends in the Charlotte, NC, area and went to an art gallery in downtown Charlotte.I was blown away when I saw this segmented turning! It has to be 3’ x 3’! Immaculate!!
Last fall I received a call from my father inquiring if I wanted my great-grandfather’s tool box; all he knew about it was that it was extremely heavy, locked, and had been sitting in the corner as long as he could remember. Jumping at the chance to own a piece of family history I told him I would take it and a few weeks later it arrived to my garage via cargo trailer. Escorted by my father and uncle we managed to unload and extremely heavy trunk that seemed to weigh in the hundreds of ...
Hello again, I decided to take some time out of my schedule and blog about a woodworking school/workshop in Taipei, Taiwan. Before I get to writing this post I decided to let you know that this post is going to be a little long because I feel like the I need to put it in one post as opposed to several parts like I normally do. Normally, it can be quite difficult when searching for woodworking schools/workshops outside USA, Canada, Australia and England, but finding one that also tea...
So this remodel has consumed my life for the last four months, some good and some wee, just nutz!!I have very much enjoyed getting to know all of you who have sat thru my endless dribble and actually read this blog. Your comments have been very inspiring to me. There were some days I felt like just moving on and leaving it alone, but I felt I owed it to you to get this done. I hope that I can use this new amazing space to show you what fun things I am lucky enough to get to work on and help y...
This post never made it to lumberjocks from my website, so I decided to add it. So, the last time I blogged. I wrote a post about a woodworking museum in Yerevan, Armenia. If you are a reader of my blog you might be asking yourself, weren’t you just in Queretaro, Mexico getting ready to settle in and blog about your woodworking experience. As it turns out, that once the Mrs. and I arrived, it did not feel right. So instead of telling you why I did not move there in this post, I h...
In the streets around the museum there are stores selling wood sculptures in various costs and sizes. In the picture below starting left to right: a typical store, a piece of wood, a wall hanging wood sculpture, two wood sculptures and last is the stores owners. Can you guess which one was the most expensive piece? If you guessed any other thing than the “piece of wood” then you were wrong. That is right, the piece of wood is the most expensive one apparently in all of Taiw...
When I first starting thinking about writing this article, I came up with several ideas. At first, I wanted to give the article a sense of mystic and intrigue, but lets face it I am not Herman Melville, and why would I want to be? Then, I tried writing it like an information piece, but in the end it sounds like a term paper. I was just about to give up, when I decided to revert back to myself and just write it without thinking about too much. This post is about a wood sculpture museum ...
In this video I share how I cut small parts on the miter saw. I am sure this one will be cause for active commentary from the safety police and maybe the hand tool junkies for not using a fancy hand saw to cut small pieces. Well, this is the way I do it in the American Craftsman Workshop. Because if the tool doesn’t make any noise and throw a rooster tail of sawdust, how am I supposed to know that any work is getting done? I hope you enjoy the video and find it helpful;) Rem...
Behind the scenes of my shop and YouTube channel #5: The Wood Whisperer and MORE!! Need your help!!!
BIG NEWS on my west coast interview tour! I contacted Marc Spagnuolo, aka The Wood Whisperer, and he agreed to let me meet with him for an interview! I heard from him just this morning and he said we can meet on Wednesday. I would really appreciate your input!!! Please let me know, what would you say to Marc if you were given the opportunity to meet with him one on one? I go into a bit more detail in my most recent update video (below). In the video I also talk about meeting Brax...
In this installment of Dread Knot Woodshop, we make longer handles for some old Craftsman lathe chisels on the lathe. https://youtu.be/lcr6bpbVtSw
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