Monthly Archives: December 2012

My carving adventure begins!

My lovely bride got me a book and two chip carving knives for my birthday on Tuesday.  I have to say, I’m pretty darn excited.  She got me Wayne Barton’s Complete Guide to Chip Carving…I have read it cover to … Continue reading

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Saw till

I decided to burn through some more of my scrap wood, this time stuff left over from when I built the miter saw/router table station.  There was some pretty good sized 1/2″ plywood left over cut at odd angles (which … Continue reading

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Cleaning great-grandpa’s tools…

I decided to try my hand today at cleaning my great-grandfather Herbie’s tools that my dad donated to the shop around Halloween. As you can see they’re pretty rusted and well used.  The hammer is clearly missing a handle and … Continue reading

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Practice box.

I’ve been working for about two weeks off and on now on this project and I was so engrossed with that I didn’t even remember to post my regular blog updates.  Oops.   So this is a big catch-up post…. … Continue reading

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Light plates: the carving.

More progress on Jim’s light plates has occurred lately.  Here’s the update: I took the piece of siding that he gave me and measured out where the crests and valleys were on the back of the wood and went to … Continue reading

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