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Time lapse Woodworking #9: Carving walnut bar stool seat

02-09-2011 05:58 AM by Canadian Woodworks | 7 comments »

In this video in my time lapse wood working series, I’m carving a Canadian Black Walnut seat.I have already laid out the seat outline and drilled my depth holes as reference. I first use a kutzall coarse carbide disc to rough grind the seat. I find it best to remove material evenly over the entire seat. Once I finish with the rough grinding, I switch to a 7’’ 60 grit sanding disc on my much larger and heavier ridgid grinder. This is a work out on the fore arms! I then ...

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Spalters Inc. #1: pictures of an early colonization by Chlorociboria aeruginascens

02-03-2011 01:33 AM by Sodabowski | 10 comments »

Hey guys, Having recently decided that I couldn’t continue refering to the blue-green stained wood as “stained by some mysterious fungi”, I dug out everything I could find on Google and ended up with a boatload of pictures and, most importantly, data and contacts. So I found out that Fine WoodWorking contributor S.Robinson actually works in the bio research field and haz specialized in the fungi that spalt or stain wood. Wait, did I just write “haz”? Em,...

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Proportions, proportions? OPINIONS please...

11-23-2010 10:03 PM by Div | 61 comments »

This piece is not finished….I am about to make a new, thicker top. I feel that the existing top is too thin….SWMBO thinks that the existing top looks just fine…..What you think?

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The Adventures of Carving, "Green Man" #1: Carving "Green Man" Beginning Steps.

10-10-2010 12:20 AM by Dennis Zongker | 23 comments »

Only about 1/4 of the way done. Showing some carving stages on how to carve “Green Man” This is really fun for me, just having some fun, carving something for myself. When I’m done I will hang him on top of my fire place at home. If I have the extra time I’m hoping to be done in about three weeks. Size 3 1/2” thick x 14” wide x 17 1/2” long. Made out of basswood.

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Wood Art #10: What a fine artist does with branches

05-24-2010 01:32 AM by Gary Fixler | 6 comments »

I went to art school, and this kind of work was the domain of the “fine artists,” who make abstract art to express ideas without getting literal about it. I.e. maybe they were inspired by an apple, but there may be no actual representation of an apple anywhere in the piece, and the point was for you to find your own interpretation, which probably wouldn’t contain an apple. Much of the time, we in the computer animation major, and even those in more closely related majors,...

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My path to professional woodworking #1: A good read about charging people money for your skills

01-09-2010 05:47 AM by hangdog | 12 comments »

I stumbled across an article today. It was linked from the Wood Whisperer newsletter. You can find a link at the end of this article. It touched on a few good points about why we struggle with charging an appropriate amount for our efforts. To summarize, (and relate it to our specific craft) it said we do three main things wrong when deciding on a price. The first is taking our ability for granted. This comes natural to us. It’s no big deal. How can we charge hundreds or thousands of do...

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