Well I have been quite about carving as there as little interest in my last post, but my confidence is growing and I wanted to do another post. Been working on carving fans both from Mary May’s online school or carving and a course i took...
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Location: Norwood, Massachusetts
Life long wood hacker, gives me a chance to vent some creativity. Have assembled a fair basement workshop for an amateur, and in the past year have raised my game on sharpening and learning to use better tools. This Chrismas Santa sent a Rikon 2hp dust collection system so I may actually live long enough to finish some of my project plans..
Upgraded to Powermatic Artisan table saw this year and today I plan to connect some dust collection around it.
So shop consists of a jointer, lathe, Powermatic Artisan table saw, Delta bench top planer, drill press, and 2 band saws a Ridgid 14" and a Ryobi 8" for small stuff, 2,3,4, 4.25,4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 7 and 8 Bailey hand planes, A 3-4-5-6-and 7 Bedrock flat top set, router plane, Rabbit planes and 30 assorted specialty planes, bench sander, bench jig saw, many hand saws, refurbed chisel sets 1/8 - 2" Craftsman 12 inch Lathe and 4" Craftsman jointer.
My real job has been in healthcare for the past 20 years, but my heart is in my workshop. I have built for gifts or sold;
5 cradles, one out of purple heart
5 jewelry boxes (marquetry)
2 Rocking horses
2 wine racks
In my home I have built for our own use
1 - 7' tall hutch (maple trim and birch ply frame)
2 - end tables and one under TV entertainment center both out of 125 year old spruce
and my pride and joy a self designed cherry rocking chair made from 25 year dry cherry I cut with my father 30 years ago.
Bedroom set, desk, chest, wall unit, full size bed frame
Kitchen center island with 4 cabinets and faux granite top
16x22 deck out back
and countless other projects when asked for friends and family..
-- David, Norwood Mass, email@example.com
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Mary May's on line wood carving lessons ***AND turning blanks for carving a Philly Highboy rosette #4: A place so store my now, 40 gouges and chisels
I wanted to make something to store my chisels safely. I started with an approximate size knowing I have about 40 chisels and gouges so far. I sawed 3/4 pine in half and hand cut some dovetail ends. Cut a recess in the bottom of the sides f...
Mary May's on line wood carving lessons ***AND turning blanks for carving a Philly Highboy rosette #3: FOURTH ENTRY Celtic Knots and Tudor Rose
One of the lessons was on Celtic Knots. I was fascinated with the subject and chose to pull some designs I liked off of the net and came up with three I liked… The first one was 3 loops intertwined and I like it because of its basket weave...
Mary May's on line wood carving lessons ***AND turning blanks for carving a Philly Highboy rosette #2: Moving beyond the first 13 online lessons..
Didn’t think when I signed up for online carving lessons that there would be any interaction with the teacher. I was wrong. You get to ask questions, make comments and post your completed lessons for feedback. If you check out Mary May...
Mary May's on line wood carving lessons ***AND turning blanks for carving a Philly Highboy rosette #1: Basic beginnings for a new carver...
FIRST ENTRY Have been selling these deck cooler cabinets pretty well this summer. My twist is to carve on the front of them. Team logos, peoples names, company logos… etc. But my carving skills were defined by he sharpness of the Knack...