LumberJocks

Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'handmade'

  • Advertise with us
View Mark A. DeCou's profile

Selling Your Crafts & Art on the Internet: My new Strategy with Crosslinked Lumberjocks & Etsy.com

01-17-2009 02:22 AM by Mark A. DeCou | 30 comments »

There is an ongoing debate about whether Lumberjocks should be the focus of a marketing plan by professional woodworkers. There are quite a few professionals on this site now, all of us trying to make a living. I define “professional” as someone that makes all, or most of their income from their woodworking and craft work. Selling something once in a while from your hobby work really has nothing in common with “having” to sell something every day to buy food and s...

Read this entry »


View DrewM's profile

Hand cutting dovetails #2: My Technique

03-12-2010 02:34 AM by DrewM | 18 comments »

Today I thought it would be a good idea to show you guys how I cut my dovetails. I don’t have all the proper tools for the job or the best of the tools that I do own. So far I have been able to get by with what is seen here. I had some scrap oak laying around in the shop so I decided to use some of it for practice. I start by laying out the “tails” first. First step is to find the center of the board and divide it how ever you see fit. I find the center of the board by j...

Read this entry »


View Walther von Einik's profile

AGING OF SURFACE #6: Country Style Rustic Mailbox With Metal Forging. Process Of Making

08-18-2013 12:31 AM by Walther von Einik | 3 comments »

Here is the process of Country Style Rustic Mailbox making. Only natural and new matherials were used. Handmad aging, handmade metal forging. Special made rust. It’s a collective image made from different old mailboxes.It was a special order – and my customer was very happy when she recived it. Here is her review : ” Residential mailbox by * Aug 16th 2013WOW!!!! Is the words to describe this!!!!!! He is AMAZINGLY TALENTED!!!!! He described every detail & step along the...

Read this entry »


View DustyNewt's profile

A Keychain is Born ~ 8/30/10 ~ With Video

08-30-2010 10:29 AM by DustyNewt | 9 comments »

I must apologize for my lack of interaction here on LumberJocks. I am on the night shift at the paper mill and my neighbors don’t dig the 2:30 am woodworking bit, so I have been limited to my keychain work and ya’ll have seen that. It is my night off and I remembered a couple requests a while back to do a blog on my keychain process. So, here ‘tis! I hope the video comes out right. I’ve been experimenting with my CoolPix. Short videos? I can do that! So I decided to...

Read this entry »


View Eric's profile

Making a Marking Knife #1: The Stock

08-09-2008 07:45 AM by Eric | 2 comments »

I was wading through my old woodworking bookmarks, and stumbled across this great guide to making a marking knife. It looked like a fairly easy project, and cheap! Looks like I can take that Japanese marking knife off my wish list. So here we go: The blade is taken from a jigsaw blade, and it didn’t take too long to file off the teeth: For the handle, I took a 6” section of kempas scrap that I had lying around. Incidentally, you can see on the bench that I filed the ...

Read this entry »


View DustyNewt's profile

Tramp Art Box

06-11-2008 02:08 PM by DustyNewt | 7 comments »

This box was made by an unknown craftsman untold years ago, my guess is the 1930’s. It is constructed of oak, pine and Spanish cedar cigar boxes (faded cigar box stamps still barely visible inside). It surfaced recently from a closet at my grandmother’s house. She is a spry 89 years old and still the powerhouse of the family. She said I always loved this box and should have it. When she first brought it out, it looked vaguely familiar. I held it and glimpses of my ch...

Read this entry »


View LastingBuild's profile

Treadle Lathe #2: Joinery Layout

09-27-2018 01:24 AM by LastingBuild | 2 comments »

Now that all the major components of the lathe are dimensioned I begin laying out the joinery. The treadle lathe will be build using mortise and tenon joinery secured with oak dowels. Check out the video for details! View on YouTube

Read this entry »


View joedillon's profile

My Roubo Workbench. #4: part 4 Leg to benchtop joints.

01-02-2016 03:12 PM by joedillon | 3 comments »

At this point of the build I had a big decision to make, the original Roubo design details a through mortice and Tenon and sliding dovetail. Although I’m a carpenter I haven’t marked out a Tenon let alone a dovetail in over 20 years. My confidence in my joint cutting skills didn’t match my aspirations in keeping to the original design.I chickened out and decided that a single beefy mortice and tenon would do.Using a mortice gauge I acuarately marked the tenons in eac...

Read this entry »


View DustyNewt's profile

How I Carve a 2-Liner Keychain

06-28-2018 12:17 PM by DustyNewt | 3 comments »

This shows my methodology for carving one of my 2-Liner keychains. I have carved thousands of these for a wonderful customer to resell, and still have all my digits…(knock on wood). View on YouTube

Read this entry »


View Byron's profile

Random #3: Please vote!! Bonsai Bench

05-05-2013 03:11 PM by Byron | 16 comments »

I need your support! Please vote on http://www.powermaticstudentvote.com/entries/byron-conn/. This Bench will be featured this year at ICFF in the Furniture Society and Powermatic’s booth. The 12 students selected have been entered in a competition to win a bandsaw. So, if you like this piece or my work please support me by casting your vote!! You can vote every 4 hours until May 20th! Voting does require your email but I have not received a message from them yet. You can see more of my wo...

Read this entry »


1 2 3 4 next »
35 entries


DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com