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03-12-2017 12:24 AM

Looking for unusual or exotic wood or carving materials - 1 reply

Hello, I have opened my own studio / shop and I am looking for any unusual wood pieces, large rotted logs, crotch logs, weird species… root bulbs of small trees and shrubs such as Sumac trees, Lilac bushes, and juniper shrubs. Also looking for Diamond Willow, Black Locust, and Rowan. Anything from across seas to found in the alley. The ...

05-12-2014 09:30 PM

I made a Carving Bench today - 13 replies

After seeing this type of table in the background of some of favorite carvers here on LJs… I decided I wanted to build one for myself. The universe answered with a dumpster find of a table top that had an inset area for a (now broken) glass top. Found myself some 1” MDF, some wheels… and assembled this carving workbench. Thanks...

03-22-2014 02:17 PM

Spring.... - 8 replies

02-11-2014 03:18 PM

I got my birthday present this morning - 23 replies

I woke up to find these on the dinning room table… A 12 piece set of Pfeil chisels with my name laser monogramed on them.OMG.. I am super excited to get to the studio today and test them out… WOO HOOO…I have often on here gone on how one can use most anything to carve with…mostly because I make almost no money ...

01-07-2014 08:51 PM

Extreme cold may wipe out high percentage emerald ash borer larvae - 7 replies

From Minnesota Public Radio: Jan 3rd : Link<<>>Here’s one resident who may welcome the extreme cold wave headed for Minnesota. Your local ash tree. The extreme temperatures moving in with Sunday’s arctic blast may kill off a significant percentage of emerald ash borer larvae, according to one of the premier forestry experts in Minnesota. As I ga...

07-13-2013 06:21 PM

Wood battery could be the future of large energy storage - 3 replies

Article from As we look toward a future of more renewable energy being fed into the grid, having reliable energy storage to back up intermittent wind and solar will be necessary for everything to run smoothly. That’s why researchers have been working hard to find the best type of battery for this type of large-scale stora...

05-08-2013 02:44 PM

Unwanted pop up's in my profile??? - 21 replies

I was on my iPad this morning and was going to hang a bit here in LJs, but I noticed right away that certain words in my profile were underlined and bold in blue.. so I clicked on one and it is a Pop up advertisement for John Deere and Lowes…. why on my personal profile? Do I want people to see my page and think they will click on the word...

04-30-2013 07:16 PM

This is mine.. what is your favorite carving tool? - 11 replies

I carve small things, but I love detail, so I use many small carving tools, but hand down my favorite tool is this palm chisel, I adjusted into a shape I use for most everything. This is actually the third one, I use them ruthlessly and shape them again and again. I have made several large chisels in the same shape for cleaning logs and some cho...

04-30-2013 02:39 PM

Burning Man Temple 2013 ~ Really Cool Construction - 5 replies

A friend of mine just showed me this years plan for the Burning Man festival..Here’s the Link

04-24-2013 07:30 PM

Frickin Bugs - 31 replies

I can’t say I am proud of my safety habits, but when using the table saw I do use all the safe tips and keep mind mind focused because I value my hands and body…. it is so scary when one looses focus. I was doing a normal run of cutting some walnut boards, and suddenly a silverfish ran across the board I was cutting. Now, I have o...

03-22-2013 11:48 PM

Amazing CNC work of art. - 30 replies

So here is a piece of CNC made art.. i agree this is art given a recent debate here on LJ’s which still bugs me.Designed and fabricated by italian designer Ferruccio Laviani. This image is not distorted…the designer took an image of an existing cabinet.. modified the picture.. then printed it into 3D via CNC machine. The th...

12-18-2012 09:42 PM

What are you working on for Christmas presents - 35 replies

Maybe we should have a Workshop Chat forum, for places regarding woodworking but more topically social. Like a lot of you.. November is not really the time of shopping, but the time of making gifts for the holidays.I have read so far of LumberJocks making ornaments and keepsakes.. and the such…. I have been making Yarn spinning spindles...

10-02-2012 10:35 PM

New log drying rack - 10 replies

Been four days of little to no motivation on the art front.. so I decided to take the time to build a new log drying rack. Earlier this spring I got 6 logs of Poplar and 5 of Elm.. had the assistant wax the ends and stack them. One Monday morning after a warm weekend.. I came into the studio to find tiny mushrooms on everything… the logs, ...

10-02-2012 05:15 PM

Curiosity, a LJ Summary ~ Signing your work. - 34 replies

I got curious what everyone else did on here for signing their work.. so I searched and for some reason became interested in summarizing the findings: from every forum I could find in the search function, making sure tha I am not counting individuals twice, but also adding among multiple categories individuals who currently use multiple methods....

08-21-2012 05:50 PM

I'm bored.. what are you working on? - 20 replies

I have been making tube boxes for about a week now.. have to finish 35 of them by Sept 5.. Being an artist, I enjoy the more creative… every moment is different… kind of work… instead I am stuck ironing fabric, punching holes, cutting cardboard tubes and wood endings.. The only great thing is that I get to use a lot of differen...

08-05-2012 03:25 PM

I needed help in the Studio... - 10 replies

so I posted what I was looking for…but he walked into my studio today.. :) The rest of this post was deleted by me because of the first picture. Karma may have found me, and it tells me to take a break from here for a while. Thank ya’ll.

11-03-2011 04:12 AM

Cedar Wood Gloat - 10 replies

I went up to Wisconsin to help my father move hay bales for the Llamas yesterday. After a long day of hard work on the farm, he asked me if I wanted the cedar wood he has been storing in the basement for who know how long. Ends up he and my uncle chopped down a cedar tree ages ago, cut and planed it to 1” thick, but neither of them ever us...

10-19-2011 01:00 AM

Unknown Wood type - 25 replies

I am at wits end on this one and I love researching and knowing my trees and woods, so I am truly stumped. I collect wood from used furniture pieces. The following wood was salvaged from a table given to me by an older asian couple. Like most of the wood I use, I use an old table saw blade to shave off the old finish, this one looked like it was...

02-26-2011 07:38 AM

Flower Table stamin help - 10 replies

I am almost done with a second flower table of bloodwood and reconstituted madagascar ebony. I wanted to do more flower parts inside this time, so I am paying with the Anthers and Stigma. I have them in foam right now, but picture the Anthers (flower’s pollen packets) in Ebony with maple tops.. and the stigma (the pollen receiver) of fiddl...

04-30-2010 10:07 PM

Chicago Area LumberJocks - 17 replies

Hi, I am in search of other woodworkers in the Chicago area, to share and compare local resources, materials, and events. Thanks ~ eric

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