I took advantage of the opportunity to buy the first three seasons of Woodworks and the Chemical Patination and Curvilinear videos. The rest of the Woodworks series should be out soon. All together he made 91(?) shows and each one is a classic. ...
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Location: Orangevale CA
We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot
I am an amateur woodworker who's main reward is learning and stretching my design and creativity. Each project is used in my home or given away to family. In the future I plan to donate some fine furniture items for charity auctions.
Generally I alternate between completing a shop project or two and a finished project like the Jewelry Armoire. Between these two types of projects I keep my shop maintained and do some housekeeping and sharpening. I always try to have a project on the bench no matter how small.
I had a terrific shop teacher at Fountain Valley High School (Orange County California: Mr. Elwin Tingy). Great guy. He had a huge reservoir of patience, and was as enthusiastic for his students' projects as he was for his own.
The Unisaw was a surprise Christmas gift from my wife four years ago. She is an artist and did all the research herself and paid for it out of proceeds of art sales. What a woman.
Come visit and say hello.... -Tim Hill-
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com
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|commented on||Jewellery Boxes for Christmas||12-17-2014 07:00 PM|
|commented on||Miter Crosscut Fence||12-17-2014 12:11 AM|
|commented on||GARDEN MUSIC||07-24-2014 08:14 PM|
|added project||Introducing Box Jawz (and Frame Jawz)||06-02-2014 01:00 AM|
|started topic||Big Leaf Maple Sacramento Area||06-01-2014 11:40 PM|
|commented on||Zebrawood Jewlery||05-16-2014 04:35 AM|
|commented on||A pair to draw to.||04-16-2014 07:48 PM|
|commented on||Commissioned set of Jewelry Chest||04-13-2014 09:58 PM|
|commented on||String cutting boards||12-26-2013 12:53 AM|
|commented on||String cutting boards||12-25-2013 07:11 AM|
|commented on||A nice machine to have in the shop, Ridgid EB4424 Oscillating Edge Belt / Spindle Sander||10-29-2013 04:52 PM|
|commented on||EZ String Box||09-04-2013 05:41 PM|
|added project||EZ String Box||09-04-2013 05:26 AM|
|commented on||Assembly Table Accessories||08-22-2013 09:27 PM|
|added blog entry||David Marks Finishing Class 8-1 to 8-5-13 #5: The gift that keeps on giving||08-08-2013 05:11 AM|
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Is it still called homework if it is something you want to do? Well no homework given, but much homework taken. I wanted to add some coats of oil to the samples in the foreground. From the left are wet sanded walnut, fumed 1/4 sawn white oak, f...
Most of us work alone in our shops or garages so one of the side benefits of a workshop is the opportunity to meet new people who have shared passion or interests. Over the past few days I got to meet some great folks including my new friend Paul...
David Marks Finishing Class 8-1 to 8-5-13 #2: Fuming, Bleaching, Tinting, Dyeing, Oiling, Spraying, and Sanding
Fuming (Fooh-ming?, Few-ming? not fumming) I dunno. Fumed some 1/4 sawn white oak overnight with spectacular results and working on burgundy tinted mahogany, bleached walnut and maple, highly figured maple sanded to 2000, lacquer, shellac, oi...
Day one at David Marks finishing class in beautiful Santa Rosa. David and wife Victoria are terrific hosts, the class is small with an interesting variety of folks, and the weather couldn’t be better. And hey! I’m on vacation! ...