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02-14-2019 05:04 PM

Starting a workshop...Need suggestions on heating and cooling it. - 19 replies

Hey Guys, I need some advice on heating and cooling a new workshop.It’s going to be 10’x16’ with 8’ ceiling hieght. Right now it’s a blank canvas. It has no power or walls, stripped down to the studs. There will be two scroll saws working in there. Possibly sanding/finishing area with dust collection. I h...

10-02-2018 05:34 PM

Stop what you are doing and take a picture. - 27 replies

Just something a little different. No cleaning up, don’t organize, just take a picture of your workbench in it’s current condition.

08-31-2018 04:59 PM

Where to find large pieces of Cottonwood bark? - 6 replies

Hey Lumberjocks, I live in East Central Indiana. I am looking for large pieces of cottonwood bark. I’m looking at 6”-8” wide, 24”-48” long. Do they cut it that big? Any information would be helpful.

08-04-2018 11:26 AM

What is this art form called? Would like to try it but don't know how to look it up. - 10 replies

Hey Guys, I have seen these on Instragram and found them fascinating. My question is what is this art form called? Where can I learn how to do it?

05-08-2018 09:47 PM

Wood gloat.....maybe? Kinda new at buying rough cut. - 1 reply

Stocking up material to make stuff for the upcoming woodworking shows. Did pretty good, I thought.I got:Walnut-4 bf.Maple-4.5 bfPurple Heart-2.3 bfAsh-12 bfAll for around $77. Time to make some sawdust. Did I do good???

03-07-2018 10:01 PM

$400 Question. What Scroll Saw Should I Get For My Money? - 18 replies

Ok, I have $400 for a scroll saw. The big question is: Which on should I get? I have been looking around online and I’m leaning toward the PORTER-CABLE 1.6-Amp Variable Speed Scroll Saw. I do all kinds of scrolling and my main concern is that I want a pin-ended and a pin-less blade feature. I have a budget of $400 and I was wonderi...

02-10-2018 02:35 PM

Argument with the wife. What do you do with your woodworking/woodcarving magazines? - 39 replies

My wife and I are arguing what should be done with my woodworking/woodcarving magazines. She suggest to cut out the patterns and throw away the rest. I want to keep the entire magazine even if I don’t make everything in the magazine. What are your ways of storing or keeping magazines?

01-06-2018 03:26 PM

Attention all carvers and woodworkers, need info for shows. - 5 replies

Hey Guys, I’m a woodcarver live in Indiana. I travel to local shows around the area. Shows include E.W.C.C. in Converse IN, Raintree woodcarving show in Muncie IN, Artistry in Wood in Willinton OH. I want to go to more shows but can’t seem to find any or if I do find some they are some distance away. I don’t know if I shou...

09-17-2017 02:15 PM

Need help with ideas for use of this wood. - 6 replies

Hey Guys, Over the last couple of weeks, I have been collecting “pallet” wood from work. The reason I say “pallet” wood is that it didn’t come in the form of a pallet but most of them are pallet grade wood. They are pieces 40” long X 3.5” wide X 3/8” thick. I don’t have to spend time te...

07-16-2017 02:07 PM

Another great carving show. - 1 reply

Check it out. Eastern Woodland Carving Show

07-06-2017 03:48 AM

Here I try again, first project video. - 7 replies

Well, I posted my first project video. Check it out, tell me what you think. I will admit it’s not the best, but I have seen worst. Making a wooden crate.

06-23-2017 05:16 PM

Launching a new YouTube channel. (Please be gentle) - 6 replies

Hey Guys, Just launched a new YouTube channel. Thought I would start to share the knowledge, what little I have, of woodcarving and woodworking. Please check it out and please remember this is my first attempt. Hopefully I will get better. Check it out. Thanks.

06-03-2017 06:22 PM

Help me identify this chip carver. - 3 replies

Found this chip carved plate at Goodwill today. I hate to see great crafted items just donated to Goodwill and not past down.So now I’m trying to figure out who the carver is. Here is the carver’s signature. Does anyone out there recognize it?

04-15-2017 11:36 AM

How much is Tupelo wood per BF and where can I buy it in the midwest (Indiana)? - 2 replies

I travel to a lot carving shows in Indiana and Ohio. This last show I went to, I meet a gentlemen that power carvers. I thought that might be something I’d like to try. He said he uses tupelo wood. I have tried looking it up online and found some places that I could order it from but the price varies. Some prices were a difference of $...

03-07-2017 09:27 PM

What are your thoughts about the International Woodcarvers Congress? - 0 replies

Hey Guys, I was surfing the net the other day and found the International Woodcarvers Congress that is hosted by Affiliated Wood Carvers. What exactly is the IWC? Looking at the site it looks like they have a show every year. Is it a show for just displaying your pieces or do you sell things there? I know there are seminars and classes to ...

09-29-2016 10:56 PM

Attention Scroll Sawers, question about wood buying. - 3 replies

Hey Scroll sawers, Found this site in the a search, www.ocoochhardwoods.com After looking at their prices, it looks to good to be true. I was wondering if anybody on here has dealt with them. If so, how was it, how was the wood quality. I was looking at the prices and they have walnut 1/8”x4”x24” for $4.75. I just ...

07-24-2016 04:14 PM

How good are OCC blades? - 6 replies

I was thinking of making my own knives and was wondering if these were any good? They are made by OCC. I’m not into metal forging so firing the blades myself is out of the question. Looks like the blades are:A: Large roughing bladeB: Small detail bladesC: Maybe a chip carving blade Any thought or comments would be great.

07-14-2016 08:21 PM

Need some advice for a chair for the carving shows. - 3 replies

Hey Guys, I go to woodworking/carving shows throughout the year. I bring my own tables to set up, problem is I need a chair. I had a tall director’s chair that I liked. Problem was it is not sturdy enough for me. I’m 6’ 5” and about 260 pounds. That chair I bought lasted about three shows. Where can I find a good quali...

06-30-2016 09:12 PM

Where can I find "The World's Hardest 4 Piece Puzzle" pattern? - 1 reply

Hey Guys, Maybe someone can help me. I believe it was in an issue of Scroll saw magazine and I think it was called “The world’s hardest 4 piece puzzle”. I remember making this and everyone loved them but I have lost the pattern. Does anyone have it or know where to get it? Any info. would be great.

03-14-2016 11:58 AM

Trying out the new table saw, project in progress. - 5 replies

Here is my first first project I am working on with my new table saw. I call this box “The Goodwill” box. I found this box at the local Goodwill. So, I snapped some pictures and started sketching.Made a few changes and added a chip carved design. Here is the glue of the body of the box.Here is the glue up of the lid with my cus...

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