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Wow! No posts here since January. I have been keeping busy though. Recently I have been considering going back and exploring one of my old interests. It's doing hand wood carving. There is a little bit mentioned here in The Ramblin' Dan's Workshop in 2013 . I bought a lot of instructional books back...
Here is a little sign I whipped up in Aspire (Vectric) for my front porch. This is a picture from the software but the actual sign presently looks exactly the same. I will post additional actual pictures once I have it finished painted. It is a piece of red oak 5.5"x18.0"x0.5" and carved about 0.187...
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I received a couple of orders for this sign. I guess I am not the only one who doesn't like strangers at the door. More than ever ... Read MoreMonday, 05 August 2013 16:59
I am in the process of designing and adding a lower level working surface to my main workbench. The main bench is 36.5 inches high and that is a great height to work at the bench while standing or sitting on a stool. I have noted it is also the perfect height for the back area of a jewelers' s...
The project is underway! I am posting an article under the WOOD tab. Here is a link. http://thehobbyistworkshop.com/jla/index.php/... Read MoreTuesday, 14 May 2013 14:53
Time sure flies. Weekends have been full of family activities so bench work was grounded. What's left is putting some sort of fini... Read MoreFriday, 24 May 2013 08:29
Noah would have enjoyed this week end. Not continuous rain but raining every day. I can cut the humidity with a knife. I sweat lik... Read MoreMonday, 27 May 2013 13:05
I got the clamping puck made from aluminum. I may add a centering pocket in the puck for the screw. Late Monday I was able to get ... Read MoreTuesday, 28 May 2013 07:50
The bench is finished and installed. It works as good as I thought it would. I produced a 2 1/2 minute video that shows the slidin... Read MoreMonday, 03 June 2013 18:10
A coworker in my office cut down an old pecan tree on his property. There are lots of them around in this part of the country so pecan is not an endangered species. A lot of Texans like to use the wood for smoking barbeque as it imparts a nice flavor. Pecan is a first cousin species to hickor...