Last month, I posted about my adventures in hand-cut veneer. I was pretty proud of myself for how well it turned out; I felt a bit like David fighting Goliath (Goliath being the giant hurdle of working without power tools) and cutting off his big fat head. I got several very positive comments both here and over on my personal blog. The comments made me feel like even though I am still brand new in the craft, that there are already some things I can do well. One comment in particular (from ...
WoodWriting Haiku Thursday's --by RusticWoodArt #19: "Articles of Expression With Wood" --by RusticWoodArt
Articles of Expression With Wood ....cabin construction, construction allows ‘wood art’,i am mis-fit ‘tween…. While out working in the cabin the other day, I noticed that this one was following me from room to room, one of my shorter pieces here….as this one still fits into the head-room of the cabin. Hmmm….not like my head-room that I carry around all the time….never could figure where those articles of expression where supposed to fit into...
An Introduction of Wood Happenings So it’s that time again….and if you’ve spent any amount of time around here at LJ; last spring, summer and fall then you must know by now, some-what as to my occasional excursions into the forests and woods of New England. This year I have decided to re-name and post under a continuation of short story ‘series’ and so I will be calling these posted blog stories….”Hobbit Holes in MyWorld”. J. R. R. Tolkien on...
Yes, yes, today is my birthday… thanks for the post Debbie. And here’s my birthday gift to LumberJocks ;) You know how easily you can share the youtube videos or photobucket pictures. You just copy the embed code and paste it to your posts on the Web. Now we have the same comfort here on LumberJocks – let me introduce the one and only LumberJocks Embeddable Project Cards! Each project page now features the Embed This Project box at the sidebar: As you can see i...
Wow, this short challenge far exceeded my expectations – almost 100 new product reviews have been posted after the announcement! My thanks goes to all who posted at least one review. And we have following four winners of the $29 gift certificate: hops sIKE gizmodyne rikkor And special thanks goes to Hawgnutz for posting 19 great reviews total – I bet you agree that he deserves the LJ shirt ;) Congrats to all!I hope you enjoyed this event… and keep posti...
Wondering how to make this Leap Day special? I have the answer ;) Go to your workshop, pick one of your tools, snap 1-3 photos of that tool and post your personal review to extend our growing collection of the real reviews by real woodworkers. And what makes it special, you ask? As you know, Leap Year Day is February 29th and is added to the calendar every four years (with few exceptions). So here’s the deal – out of all Leap Day review posters we will have 4 random winners ...
Storehouses Of Snow and Ice ....come inside and see, storehouses of snow and ice, harvest your vision….—by flp ————————————————————————————————————————————————————...
Did you ever want to present your woodworking creations in an exciting interactive 3D viewer? Well, now you can do just that using our new LumberJocks Gallery feature: Go to your “My Home” page and click on the VIEW GALLERY button to open your personal gallery: An option to exclude the project from your Gallery Viewer is located on the project create/edit page. This way you can control which projects will be displayed in your gallery. Plus it’s easy as 1-2-3...
One Section Finished I finished this section of wall the other day and the trim. After that I pushed all the shop “furniture” back against the wall. This opened up the center of the shop again so that I could clear the next section of wall to be finished. I can’t always work corner to corner because I waited until I put too much crap in the shop to finish the walls. I did, however, already have 3 walls finished as you can see in my workshop posting. Now that I...
I was reading Teri’s Charlie Brown post and trying to think back on what influenced me towards wood working. I have come to realize that the decision to woodwork really came from no outside influences. My dad never woodworked. The only thing I can think of him working on was a model train table. I can’t remember my step dad doing anything in wood besides maybe a ramshackle doghouse. I really don’t know why I was drawn to wood. I always enjoyed “This Old HouseR...
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