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Dyeing Wood Toys Safely

04-12-2009 08:38 AM by scrappy | 4 comments »

Here is a idea I found on www.ehow.com that might come in usefull for some one. How to dye wooden toys safely. Things You’ll Need: Old newspapers Disposable gloves Unsweetened powdered drink mix Small glass or stainless bowls Unfinished wooden parts Cooling rack Step1Prepare a workspace by covering a table with old newspapers. Place the bowls you will be using in a row down the middle of the table. Put the unfinished wood on one side of the table and the cooling rack...

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Woodcraft in the Philipines #4: the designers and makers

04-08-2009 10:10 AM by kiwi1969 | 8 comments »

It,s been said that the Philippines has the best designers in all Asia. Whereas the bulk of the furniture industry follows each other like sheep producing copies of copies, there are some who think outside the box. The best of those are part of Movement 8 that burst on the scene in 1999 led by Budji Layug who,s site can be viewed here. These guys mix wood and natural fibres and their use of bamboo is clever and bold.If modern mixed media or Bamboo doesn,t float your boat then maybe the work o...

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Catalpa Wood Cross #1: Time for our own

04-08-2009 12:38 AM by ejpeek | 5 comments »

I scored 2 1×6x7 boards of Catalpa today, they will be used to make my wife a cross for our home. I make and sell these crosses and she asked me why we don’t have one in our house hmmm good question. The grain in this wood is very beautiful, she should be happy with the outcome. When my wife is happy I am happy which is pretty much all of the time.

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The next step #1: Finishing The Spoon

04-03-2009 06:22 AM by osageman | 7 comments »

Before we start the next part of the proccess, I want to talk about the spoon contest. Here are the rules. 1.) Only one utensil will be given away each month.2.) Everyone has 5 guesses.3.) The contest will run the 1st to the 25th of each month.4.) Everyone with a correct guess will be put into a hat and the winner will be drawn from all the correct guesses. (25th of each month) Verified by Molly and Odie. (even a nice steak bone couldn’t sway them, last time:)5.) You must correctly...

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finally getting close to the finishing room ...

04-01-2009 05:33 AM by kordwood | 9 comments »

I’ve been working on a big Stickley designed double bookcase for way too long, but I’m closing in on it now. Finally put the tongue-and-groove back boards on, all the shelves are done (middle shelves are fixed, top and bottom shelves adjustable … it was too tall for me to get a full top to bottom shot, so you can’t see all the shelves in this pic), it’s all glued up and ready for some final sanding. It’s coming out fairly well, if I do say so myself.But it&...

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The utensil making process #3: Working The Bowl Of The Spoon

03-20-2009 03:53 AM by osageman | 4 comments »

I can be contacted at: [email protected] Thanks to all who ventured a guess, in the spoon contest. And the tree was, an American elm…We have the 3 winners. They are… 1.) John Grey, 2.) P Grene, 3.) and Max… I have already contacted them about their wooden utensil. Next month we will have a go at it again. This time the rules will be layed out better. The winner will have their choice of the utensils I make. From now on, there will be just one winnerR...

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The utensil making process #2: Sanding The Spoon

03-17-2009 05:50 AM by osageman | 3 comments »

I don’t know if I need a disclaimer or not on safety. So I will just add that, you need to take precaution when sanding and working around power equipment. Just be safe and know your tools… Now you have your pattern cut out, and you are ready to start sanding the shape. There is really no easy way to explain the process with out photos or videos. I will leave it up to you to read between the lines, (so to speak) There is 3 parts to a wooden utensil, 1.) the bowl. 2.) the nec...

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LEATHERWORKING+PENS #1: Making a Pen case for sale!

03-16-2009 08:05 AM by ccpenco | 5 comments »

One of the people that my dad works with in my company has asked me to make for him a Pen complete with a leather case + a wooden box for his boss. I guess that he thinks that a good gift will improve his chances of keeping his job. Either way, i have to make it really good. He has given me pretty much free reign on what wood to use etc. So this will be an important project for me because it is one where i can really see if i’m any good at designing, etc. I ca...

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Pelicans #1: Sanding Pads and Pelicans

03-16-2009 02:47 AM by Allison | 13 comments »

I am working on a couple Pelicans that I am hoping to incorporate into a “big picture” somehow. They are done completely in hardwoods and I was thinking of perhaps sharing how I sanded little pieces such as these. I have already started and as you can see I still have pencil marks for an eye on one. However when I brought my camera into the shop to show how I was going to sand these lil’ pieces I noticed how dirty, (dusty, sawdust, etc.) my little sanding pads were. They are...

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Your 1st Spoon #1: Make It Easy On Yourself

03-13-2009 01:38 AM by osageman | 3 comments »

You can contact me at [email protected] I’m not going to be able to write tomorrow so I am writting today. Now that you have your piece of wood picked out for your 1st spoon, let’s get started. I am sitting here with a cup of freshly made tea, with the wooden tea spoon that I made last night. I really liked this little spoon. I took my time (1 1/2 hours) making it. The grain is very nice and it is especially smooth and soft to the touch. SO, I decided to keep it…...

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