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  1. A LimberJill project

    Here's my latest project (practice run). What better use of woodworking skills than to create purse handles?! I have been trying to come up with a plan that uses wood and leather. Last week the idea started to form and, without a real vision in mind, I just started making it happen. Process...
  2. The Purse of Frustration

    I've written about the frustration in my blog here are the photos (the series is also available at Picassa )
  3. PYRO DESIGN, CONTINUING THE ADVENTURE. DONE

    I didn't think I would get this finished for some time, but I woke up at 3:30 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep, thinking, designing. At 4 I gave up, put wood in the heater and started to work on a design. Looked for pictures on the computer under images, found an idea that |i thought...
  4. Rain

    This is my first attempt at pyrography. This elm vessel measures approximately 5 inches wide by 7 inches tall. It was burned, dyed with aniline dye, and finished with clear flat acrylic spray. All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
  5. Notepad

    This is another trial piece - I wanted to make a small notepad that was kinda cool to use. Backing: plywood Notepad: $1 store item Cover: doeskin leather Design: stamped Wolf, outlined with pyrography, and "Notes" in pyrography
  6. Wedding/Bridesmaid Commission

    My wife's close friend is gettin' hitched. She saw something like this on that devil-site pintrest. She started asking around and everyone wanted to charge her 200+ for it to be laser engraved. So, she asked me to do it instead. It made a great opportunity for us to give it as a wedding...
  7. Illusions of Youth

    From a found board, The two knots in this piece were the only knots in the nearly 5' long board, kept seeing two different biirds when turning it upside down. Cutting it in half left what you see, after a little carving and pyro, and mounting of the mirror.
  8. Save The Children: Skateboard Deck

    The creation of the skateboard decks (shown in the project photos) has been a labour of love: the deck on the right is a birthday present for my son who works at EA Games in BC and the one on the left is being donated to our ""Save The Children Fall Philanthropy Event. The Wood The deck is made...
  9. Owl Pyro - Beginning

    Here is the start of an owl burning I am doing. Started this on the weekend while at a art show /craft sale doing woodburning demos. I will post the finished project when I get it done.
  10. Ordnance wings "bat"

    "bat" "ordnance wings i did for a gunny.
  11. "The Learning Curve Journal"

    I made this a couple weeks ago after reading a few comments about keeping notes on woodworking projects etc. I thought that I should definitely be recording my learning curve, especially the "don't do THAT again" mishaps. The other goal of this project was to see what it would look like to mix...
  12. Feather Stick

    after our discussions of Wood Spirits and I discovered the face in the one piece of 2×4 I also found this piece of knot wood that had fallen out of a board. I thought the wood itself was beautiful and sat it on my workbench as an inspiration. I guess I was doing as Frank does, without knowing -...
  13. Native American Feather Box for Medicine Squirrel

    Built on commission for a gentleman at our church who happens to be Native American. He asked for a box to hold his eagle feathers used during ceremonies with other tribal members. Made from aromatic red cedar to keep the moths away. Machine cut dovetails from my Porter Cable jig. The handle...
  14. Lazy Susan

    Yesterday while waiting for my truck's oil change I went to a used article store and found this lazy susan in the household section. Inspired by Jim's ferns I thought the find would be good to practice my woodburning on so I picked it up. It was a beautiful piece of wood and of course my first...
  15. Woodworking Skill Share
    My garage is a mess… I have to use my tablesaw as area because I do not have an appropriate area to work. I live in military housing so I cannot build in anything as far as storage goes, and I really cannot afford to make something very large as I move a lot and don't want to have to worry...
  16. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    I found this bad boy for sale on ebay, sorry i didn't buy it though but i just wanted to share the pics with you guys if you have a monsta cool tool post it? http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/icomba/352456280_o.jpg http://i855.photobucket...
  17. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I'm thinking about usimg a H F dust collector to suck blowin in fiberglass insulation out of my daughters attic . IT is 25×50 so she can put a 29×64 second floor addition on. (dads going to be a little busy "lol" ) but this is the first step. Do you think the fiberglass will clog the impler and...
  18. Woodworking Skill Share
    Okay, fellow lumberjocks. I have a tough question here. I need to know how to attach the top piece of my "shoe shine box" to the sides of the top piece. The problem is, is that the box joints are running different directions and the top is solid wood. I'm worried that if I glue the top deice to...
  19. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    Hemi the builder was going through a house he had just built for the woman who owned it. She was telling him what colour to paint each room. They went into the first room and she said 'I want this room to be painted a light blue.' The builder went to the front door and yelled 'GREEN SIDE...
  20. Woodworking Skill Share
    I've got a single ash tree in my front yard (about 30 years old) i'd like to harvest for woodworking but i'm not sure where to begin or if I should even bother. What all is involved in harvesting a tree? Thank you in advance.
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