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  1. 8\\\\" chip carved heart plate

    The design on this 8" heart plate was created by Dorothy Jones. I had a design contest and she came up with the winning design. I chip carved this plate for her and will send it to her in today's mail. The finish is 2 coats sanding sealer, 2 coats satin lacquer, gel stain, 1 top coat satin...
  2. a friends valet box

    this is a project that i was commissioned to make for a friends son and had a wonderful time doing this, its man valet box with one drawer. the wood used to make this are walnut, red cedar, curly maple and some very old poplar for the drawer bottoms, i used a elk antler nub for the drawer pull...
  3. 8" beaded rim wedding plate, chip carved

    8" beaded rim wedding plate Basswood Gel stain, sealer, satin lacquer I adapted a pattern from Tatiana Baldina to use on this plate. For the rim and back I first applied a gel stain, then applied the pattern and carved through the stain to leave the white chips underneath. After the carving was...
  4. A Kennebunkport Style Adirondack Chair, 25 "Free" Lessons From My Woodworking Business

    Digging through the old DeCou Photo Archives, I came across this project. I started out just posting the photos, just to get them loaded. I think about 15 months ago when I was first picking out projects to post up on the "new Lumberjocks" website, I skipped this one, thinking that I never...
  5. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    In the last few days there have been a few posts about lumber movement. I have been thinking about the lessons that have come through loud and clear in the last year plus that I have been watching this site closely. #1 is safety, We all may need to count to 10 someday. #2 is wood moves...
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    Humbling lessons, Mistakes made... Fellow Lumberjocks, I figured I have made about every mistake and several blunders that are possible when it comes to woodworking, remodeling and while practicing other various crafts. I have pulled off just about ever bone headed mistake any one human...
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    What went on before... My family is just too big… Either that or my house is too small. We have four children at home. Two are college age, and two are in their early teens. Thye two youngest ones share a bedroom…nothing uncommon about that. However, they definitely do not want to use bunk...
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    Gateways to Projects The following are gateways to project/blog/forum postings re: the identified topic (more coming soon) LumberJocks' Projects/Skills Gateways Bandsaw Boxes Benches Birdhouses Bookshelves Bowls Candle Holders Canes Clocks Coffee Tables Cradles Decks...
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    Learning how to shoot woodworking videos So i recently began making videos and posting them on YouTube. I didn't really have high hopes for the channel because i know very little about making content that people may actually want to watch. I also was concerned about shooting videos slowing down...
  10. Blogs
    A Scrimshaw Art Journey: What it is & How to Do it; Five Simple Steps to Success A Scrimshaw Art Journey: A Lumberjock's "Short Version" of the Techniques for Decorating a Powder Horn by: Mark A. DeCou www.decoustudio.com (This writing, photos, and artwork are protected by copyright by M.A...
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    My NEW Chip Carving book is ready! Hello LJ'ers, One week ago today I was picking up 2000 copies of my new book, Chip Carving Essentials, A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Chip Carving. The finished product was boxed and ready to go! The pressman who ran my book was my first sale. He knew...
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    Video: Chip Carve Smooth Curves & how to avoid chip out I hope you learn something by watching this video!
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