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06-10-2006 04:05 PM

Show & Festival Reports - 4 replies

It occurred to me many of us that are talented . . . leaves me out . . . participate in shows and festivals, juried and not, where we sell our wears. In our neck of the woods, Western North Carolina, there is something most every weekend. I thought it might be appropriate to share what we know and what we learn at these venues. Therefore, I prop...

06-05-2006 05:23 PM

Whittling tools/knives Recomendations Please - 23 replies

My wife and I both have walking sticks (see “stupid stick” story below!) which have neat faces carved in them. We purchased them a few years ago from the Big Meadow gift shop/general store in the Shenandoah National Park. I’d like to try my hand at chip carving and see if I too can create such a spirit in a piece of wood. I&...

05-23-2006 01:49 PM

Ouwies! - 13 replies

To give Mark (Kansas), who photographs his injuries a forum to show them off . . . I start this thread with my latest adventure into pain. Over the weekend, while bolting attachment plates (don’t ask) to the floor, I managed to drag my knuckle (Wedding band finger) across the top of a 3/8” lag bolt. Needless to say, I left a nicel...

05-17-2006 03:17 PM

Personal signatures - 9 replies

I’d like to pose an idea . . . ok . . . I am posing an idea . . . As Lumberjocks, as an internet destination, unfolds and grows, we will all get to know one another, in some instances become friends, but in the main we will share our work, ideas, and experience. That said, I suggest we develop a nomenclature for signatures. For insta...

05-14-2006 03:40 PM

Antique/homemade tools - 22 replies

I still consider myself an amature even though I own and use most of the “power” tools found in a modern, well-appointed, tricked-out woodshop. Now that I am at a place in my life where I can actually spend “quality” time in my shop, I find, thanks to Roy Underhill, I want to do projects with tools that don’t plug i...

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