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...
My first shop was what I could squeeze into a one car garage, leaving enough room for the car of course, and a workbench in my crowded basement. My second “shop”, if one could call it that, was a combination of a 3’x6’ closet off the patio of my 1st floor apartment, the 6’x10’ patio with picnic table, and the back of a utility trailer. If I caught you scratching your head, let me explain. My big tools; table saw, jointer and planer; were in a storage she...
I’ve returned from a great vacation yesterday. We’ve visited lots of beautiful places in Sri Lanka and one of them was a small local woodworking factory. I’ve taken following photos for you to enjoy: Lots of hand tools in action, huh? ;)
Just spent the last two weeks on vacation (I get a ton of it, and I can only roll-over so much of it), and I spent much of it on small projects around the house (see my 1st three project entries). Sometime yesterday I figured that I was just ignurnt about vacation-time, which a lot of people use to get away from doing things. Yet, here I was, straightening up the workshop, working on jigs, fixing up kitchen spaces … some people call it work. So why do I feel rested? I put it dow...
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