Defining Design in Wood ....and so I continue finding the numbers that can be assembled out of 2’‘x4’‘x96’’, or as I have now come to see as (2) re-sawed wood pieces of 1’‘x4’‘x96’’.... Designs are the dreams I write//draw on paper, after imagination has come back, from where she flies in the lofty clouded skies of inspiration. No-idea of where this one was going, when I started this one….just let my hands go ...
LJ Woodworking Awards - Winter 2008 #2: PRESS RELEASE: LumberJocks Announces Winter Woodworking Event
For immediate release LumberJocks Calling Woodworkers to Compete for Special Prizes The Grand Prize of a 14” band saw with a granite top, donated by Steel City Tool Works, is being vied for by woodworkers in the latest Woodworking Awards Event held by LumberJocks.com. Twice a year, LumberJocks.com hosts a Woodworking Awards Event where woodworkers from around the world enter projects into two designated categories in hopes of being voted top woodworker of one of the divisions. Thi...
I got a phone call Thursday night that Frank Klausz was in town, (really next town over but 15 miles away) holding three seminars. Friday night Wood Technologies, Sat tools and joinery, Sun Finishing. I was/am only able to go to the Friday night session because of prior commitments. Franks is Hungarian, came to the US at age 27. He was trained by his father and grandfather. He said when he came to this country he wanted to learn some additional skills. He said a seminar being taught and...
It’s official! Get building for our current semi-annual Woodworking Awards. This year we are pleased to announce that along with the traditional two categories we will also have a GRAND PRIZE winner, the participant with the most combined points. So, put those shop aprons on, sharpen those tools, and start building your entries. GRAND PRIZE: 14” band saw with granite topby Steel City Tool Works AWARD CATEGORIES Not Just Any Box Award for Top Woodworker in this cate...
After band sawing the legs to rough shape in my last post, the next steps in developing the legs were to turn and shape the feet and to smooth and mark them for final shaping. This was an interesting process. There’s a good description and lots of pictures in the latest post on my blog. Let me know what you think – thanks for reading!
As I mentioned in my last blog post, I was recently inspired to build a period reproduction piece of furniture. I chose to do a side table in the Queen Anne style based on a Glen Huey design with cabriole legs, scrolled aprons and a single drawer. I like this style and it poses some challenges in developing new skills. The picture is Glen Huey’s version. I’ve started down the path of building this piece and I hope that you’ll follow along as I post entries about its de...
I wrote this on blogger yesterday. http://newtworldnews.blogspot.com Ya’ll can probably guess the magazine, but I reckon they all do this now. Doesn’t make it right.
I had the opportunity to hear a talk given by Gene Landon recently. If you don’t know Gene, he has been featured in Fine Woodworking numerous times (that’s him in his shop pictured below) and he specializes in period furniture reproductions from his shop in Pennsylvania – for the most part all done with traditional hand tool methods. Gene gave a good talk about the his home and shop and the furniture he has done over the years. His capabilities and work were inspiration...
Here is a blog I wrote on Helium a while back. Some of you might be interested. http://www.helium.com/tm/207436/computer-based-entertainment-woodworking
On Saturday I went to the Woodworkers Expo in San Mateo, California. I dragged along a friend who’s done some woodworking (he’s taking a class at the Palo Alto Adult Ed, which apparently has an awesome shop) but who didn’t want to buy anything. I made up for this by spending my entire budget. I had a list of things I “needed” – and I kept pretty close to the list, although my dollar didn’t stretch as far as I’d hoped it would. Anyway, here’...
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