I’ve begun the shop work on my coat center project, whose (rough) design can be found here in a Google Sketchup v7 file. The goal is to allow my short kids to be able to hang their coats themselves, and also have a place to manage their library books and hats & gloves. There is also a discussion of my progress here during my first shop session on the project. I was able to make a fair amount of progress in about four hours of time, which is unusually productive for me! Enjoy...
It’s Finally Here! I have completed my first feature woodworking video. This video shows how I sharpen my card scrapers. It is a simple process and I kept the instruction simple with some close-up video action. I hope this post goes smooth, it has taken me all day to figure out how to finish up the video and 3 attempts to get it online. So this is a pretty big moment. I can work on polished video later but I have to start somewhere. I hope that this video on sharpening ca...
Are you knotty and keeping secrets? Then it’s time to get busy and creative again and compete for some great prizes in our Winter 2009 edition of the LumberJocks Woodworking Awards. You are welcome to participate in the following two categories: A Knot Like No Other – It’s creativity time! Don’t let that big old knot get you down – incorporate it into a project, highlighting it’s beauty or uniqueness. You can knock out the wood (if there is some) and...
Toymaker Amber Dusick aka woodmouse her wood shop in her garage in downtown LA. After the birth of her son, this one time farm girl from Wisconsin became nostalgic for the toys from her past: simple, natural toys that would inspire creativity and imaginative play, made from materials that wouldn’t stick around in a landfill for thousands of years. After years of silver smithing, throwing pottery and drawing with pen and ink, Amber finally found her medium in wood. Using sustainab...
Elves just want to have fun too! These are the guys from my shop.<div><div>Try JibJab Sendables® eCards today!</div></div> Here is the live feed at wwbeds.com and poggyskids.com. You might even catch us danciing on this one also.Live video by Ustream
Here is a Recorded Live Stream Video Recorded Earlier for all who missed the Show. This part is only 1/2 hr Long, we will be casting the 2nd part tomorrow. Enjoy, Hope it is educational for You all, my Son done most of the Speaking, you also have to forgive my Dogs and all, we haven't ate, and we ordered a Pizza and the dogs went nuts when the pizza man knocked on the door, so forgive my Recording. Handi
Hello everyone, I will be doing a Special Broadcast with my Son This evening. He received a Bi Plane for his 8th Birthday, He’s been watching me in my Shop and on my Scroll Saw and he seems very interested and eager to learn the trade himself. So I am going to introduce him to the World of Woodworking and Scroll Sawing. In this Broadcast, you will have a Chance to Talk with my Son, have him Answer some Questions to the best of his Knowledge, which will be limited of course, ...
Hello everyone. I have been working hard the last few days or so Creating my New Workshop Blog. The older one that I have had listed here was my General Blog basically. It’s what I used to Put my Projects on, Woodworking, Scroll Sawing and Just general every day “Drama” I guess you would call it. Well I have decided to Change this. I figured, that a Woodworker is ONLY interested in a Few things. WoodToolsAccident’s – How to prevent them of course and ...
I’ve had a couple of days now to rest up, process all that information, and try and heal from the sinus infection I picked up (when I lived in Kentucky, the sinus infection was how I was able to tell the seasons were changing!) I’ve been reflecting on the entire event, trying to figure out how I wanted to condense this huge volume of knowledge and impressions down into one blog, and it is not easy. Here are a few highlights of “Mack Goes to Berea:” 1. Woodworkers ...
This is just like Christmas as a kid. Every day since early July you mark the calendar with hopeful anticipation (I want an Official Range Model Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock and a thing that tells time!) and then you look around and realize you’re sitting in a sea of wrapping paper and you wish this could go on forever. My WIA day started with a hands-on clinic offered by Deneb Puchalski of Lie-Nielsen on, wait for it… wait for it… hand planing. Yes. Ooooo… Ahhhhh… My...
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