I am going to be making a clock for my mother out of a piece of wood cut from some white cedar from the yard. I need to know where to get some good quality clock parts in order to make this clock nice. I know about clockparts.com but they don̵...
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Location: Rochester, NY
Woodworking is one of my passions in life (among many), I believe it to be a very calming, meditative activity despite the inevitable loud noises and messes it creates.
I started tinkering with wood when I was little, whittling sticks to a point with a knife. In my early to late teens, I dabbled a bit more and churned out a few projects. It wasn't until my early 20's that I began to really get into this craft and expand my skills. Now in my late 20's, I have found my skill invaluable being a husband, father, and homeowner.
My work tends to be a bit more utilitarian than ornate, leaning towards a more natural look. I really love natural edges, bold lines, antique looks, and rustic touches. My style is reflected in that statement with my work coming from whatever a piece of wood or object is portraying. Woodworking can be a very spiritual experience in the way your emotions, experiences, etc. can sway the direction of a piece. Much like everything, woodworking should come from the heart, and not be forced out from an angle of frustration or anger. If I am having trouble with a piece or experiencing "woodworkers block", I will simply put it down and come back to it. I have restarted so many projects that just weren't working that I could have forced into creation; a few pieces have even been destroyed after they were forced out.
I love to connect with fellow woodworkers and people alike. If you'd like to chat, or share anything we me, please feel free to contact we.
As we are made from the dust, we shall create dust.
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This weekend I just had my first big show, the Corn Hill Arts Festival in Rochester, NY. I was asked by a couple if I would be able to make a lawn windmill for them about 3’-4’ tall. I told them I could most definitely try. Problem is,...
I recently tried my hand at an end grain cutting board with some scraps lying around. I also have been commissioned to build a butcher block style cutting board. As these are the first cutting boards I’ve ever done, I don’t know what e...
The other day i was driving along and saw a few big logs hangin out on the side of the road. From the road it looked like black locust but when i finally went and picked it up with my truck, it looked like some sort of apple wood. The wood was lik...
So, a fellow carpenter just told me about danish oil so naturally, i picked some up. I just put it on a cherry and ash box which I will be finishing soon and WOW! I was blown away by the enhancement of the oil. I have mainly been using linseed oil...