Howdy, I’m trying to fill knotholes and such with different methods. I’ve seen the beautiful turquoise and metallic fills that just take my breath away. I believe I might be able to do those with the right materials. I will say that...
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Location: Carrollton, Texas - U.S.A.
Grew up in the upholstered furniture business. Spent a summer stripping the finish off antiques and sanding until my hands were raw. I am familiar with many of the large wood working tools such as planners, table saws, radial arm saws, bores, drill presses and band saws. You'd think that I knew something but I don't. I have no skills with lathes or routers. My finished work leaves me a bit flat because there is always something I wish I could have done better. I spend more time correcting my mistakes than I do getting "it" done."
The thing is, I don't really care. I love making beautiful things even if the skills are not there. It just takes me 18 times longer and I live with a few workmanship defects. I have "envisioned projects" on the landscape and a few restoration projects I'd really like to try.
I'm hoping to start and finish a project without kicking myself for making mistakes, using the wrong materials etc. etc. I really care about the details and I hope you all can help me improve my skills and knowledge so I can spend less time correcting and more time enjoying.
Update (05/2014). I think I still kick myself. In retrospect, my woodwork has gone from iffy to pretty decent. Yes, I still spend time correcting my mistakes but they are the mistakes I would have let go in the past. Thank you my friends! If I were to compare my woodwork to sandpaper, I was 40 grit. Now 150 grit? ;)
Other stats - Husband, father of 2, 52 years old, legacy systems programmer who can play a pretty mean fiddle. Thank all of you in advance!
-- Thanks for all the lessons!
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|commented on||A Very simple Router Sled for Planing.||11-24-2014 09:44 PM|
|commented on||A Very simple Router Sled for Planing.||11-24-2014 01:17 PM|
|commented on||A Very simple Router Sled for Planing.||11-24-2014 06:48 AM|
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|commented on||Petrified Forest||11-24-2014 02:40 AM|
|commented on||Granadillo End Table with Waterfall Leg||11-24-2014 02:35 AM|
|added project||A Very simple Router Sled for Planing.||11-24-2014 02:14 AM|
|replied on||Christmas came early for the fiddler.||11-24-2014 12:36 AM|
|replied on||Don't give me no static, man!||11-23-2014 03:48 AM|
|commented on||Makore Table enlarged!||11-23-2014 02:54 AM|
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Howdy, I have been fitting 4 pieces every day to the geometry challenge light pendants. I’m almost too far to post any more pictures but I figure I can throw a final 2 into the last blog of the series. I had to get a previe...
Howdy. I did a glue up last night and didn’t notice I slipped when clamping. This morning I noticed big time. The clamps had pulled my work in too much. There was nearly an eighth inch gap on the outside. I tried to break it loose. Nothin...
Howdy, I’m making two chandeliers for the living room. I don’t know why I thought it might be a good idea to hang soccer balls from the ceiling. I just got it in my head that they would look good up there. Now I’m all in. T...
Howdy, Joe asked me to create a little Blog about how I created my chess board. I’m happy to do so. I’ll just remind everyone that when you are seated at the board, the corner square to your right is white. I’ll edit this post this week to add...