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|07-28-2015 12:34 AM||
Chevalet Demo at Sooke Fine Art Show - 16 replies
Some photos of my chevalet demos at the Sooke Fine Art Show on Saturday. There was lots of interest and several people took course outlines and registration forms for my new marquetry courses. I’m building four new chevalets to allow me to have five students per class. You can watch the progress in this blog. It was great fu...
|07-24-2015 02:58 PM||
I won two awards! - 63 replies
The winners of the 2015 Veneertech Craftsman’s Challenge were announced today at the AWFS Fair in Las Vegas and while I didn’t place “in the money”, I did manage to win special judge’s awards for my jewellery box in the marquetry category and my old Jack in the box in the specialty items category.I’m pretty pl...
|07-15-2015 12:35 AM||
Teaching in your shop liabilities - Canada - 23 replies
Last year I gave a chevalet demonstration at a local fine art show where I was asked several times about giving courses etc. This year I have been asked to do a longer demo in which I will include some hands on time for interested viewers. I will be asked again about courses. I would like to pass on some of what I have learned and would like ...
|04-06-2015 04:40 AM||
Lost Sketchup Codes - 10 replies
I had an inquiry today about a sketchup code that I posted in this V8 Workbench blog in 2012. Apparently the link no longer works. It is of the “frame …........... frame” format like the youtube embed codes that LJ no longer accepts so I suspect that is the problem. I would like to reinstate the link. Anyone have a workaround?
|03-09-2015 08:47 PM||
Blog posting troubles ??? - 89 replies
I tried to post a blog yesterday and got “Application Error” messages a few times before I separated my lengthy, picture heavy blog into two segments. Then it posted OK. Steve (SPalm) noted that he had received the email notices each time my attempts failed. When he looked for them of course they weren’t there. I noticed to...
|01-30-2015 12:37 AM||
C clamp to Veneer Press Screw Update - 0 replies
I just posted an update on this blog about making economical veneer press screws from C clamps. It won’t show up as a new blog entry because I added it to the end of the old post as an addendum in order to keep the information together. So …. if you are interested in veneer press screws, check it out.
|01-03-2015 12:37 AM||
Goodbye to a good old drill - 30 replies
I hate throwing away perfectly good tools but now and then you have no choice. I just threw out my five or six year old Harbor Freight 18V drill because you can’t buy the batteries any more and because their newer drills are so much nicer and the price of lunch out. For those of you who haven’t been looking, HF has really ...
|12-27-2014 12:20 AM||
Self Serve Bar at Christmas Dinner - 22 replies
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll let it speak for itself. :-) Anyone need some lemons?
|11-14-2014 09:17 PM||
Anybody tried the $60 HF drill press - 36 replies
I need a small, cheap drill press for square drilling of veneer packets. The only reason that I haven’t bought one of these HF ones before is that the chuck is less than a precision grind and I need to grip #74 drill bits. I just ordered some carbide bits that have 1/8” shanks so that problem should be gone. I’m just wondering ...
|10-15-2014 12:23 AM||
Gotta love hot hide glue, a small shop mishap - 12 replies
I had a little glue spill today …... on my workbench top. Back in my epoxy days this would have been a major catastrophe if it had been mixed up and worse if it wasn’t, and expensive too. Even with pva glue it would have been a messy cleanup with an unlikely material recovery prognosis. ...but with HHG, I just waited for it to coo...
|10-01-2014 02:51 AM||
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|10-01-2014 02:49 AM||
Anyone else lost their watchlist? - 13 replies
Just checked my watchlist and it’s empty. It is set for 30 days and should have around ten items.?
|08-30-2014 07:18 PM||
Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, anyone going? - 11 replies
I will be in the Festival this year (Sept. 5,6,7) with Friendship and would love to chat with any other LJ’s in the area that might be taking in the show. Friendship shouldn’t be hard to find and I’ll be aboard most of the time.I hope to see some of you there. Lots of beautiful boats to see. http://www.nwmaritime.org/wooden-...
|06-10-2014 07:52 PM||
Which one do you like better - 54 replies
I’m building a couple of nesting tables for a client and have done a prototype to show her some options and to finalize the design before getting into the good material. She wanted “open” aprons and one of the questions that came up is round or square on the apron bars. Here they are in full size to compare. Of course the final...
|04-08-2014 01:28 PM||
Let's See Your Arty Woodworking Photos - 82 replies
This thread is for anyone who has taken an arty photo of their work at some point. I’ve seen lots of good ones in project posts and blogs so let’s get them all together where we can enjoy them. Try to keep them woodworking oriented and your own. Other than that, anything you think is “arty”. Here’s a start
|03-31-2014 11:44 PM||
Sideways photos - 48 replies
I realize that some people post directly from their phones and the photos sometimes show up sideways. OK that’s fine …... as long as they don’t expect their post to be read, by me anyway. Call me an old curmudgeon if you will but if someone doesn’t have the time to post their project properly, I don’t have the ti...
|03-24-2014 12:54 AM||
What does this burl veneer suggest to you? - 42 replies
A friend gave me a small stack of this olive burl veneer and the moment I saw it I knew what it was destined to become, not so much the object but the marquetry image. I have never had a piece of veneer speak this clearly to me. It shouted. The project is in the finishing stages now and will show up in a few days but I thought before I reveal...
|03-03-2014 09:58 PM||
Odd thrift store find - 23 replies
My friend picked this up at a thrift shop cheap, thinking he could make some sort of bench vice from it. It’s missing a nut.Question #1: Have you ever seen one of these. It seems awfully narrow to be a useful vice although the dog holes would be somewhat useful.Question #2: Any idea where to find a nut? We tried Fastenal and a specialty nu...
|01-26-2014 06:37 PM||
Anyone Used Pepper Tree Wood ? - 10 replies
We just had a pepper tree (Schinus molle) cut down in our yard and I saved some of the trunk. I milled a sample and it was impressed with its hardness and weight. The tree died over a year ago and has been standing in the Az. sun ever since. It’s only a few inches in diameter and appears quite dry but with very little checking. Just wonde...
|01-20-2014 11:06 PM||
Thanks for the Fix - 16 replies
I’d just like to express my thanks to the admin folks for the quick resolution to what I’m sure were unintended problems on the forum in the last couple of days. Murphy’s Law, of course dictates that it all goes sideways on a weekend but here we are on Monday and all is well with the world. I won’t blather on ….....