I have began cutting one of my smaller logs and turning it into bowls with mixed results. The first 2 shattered and the next few have some deep cracks from the log checking. I am debating ways to seal the checks so I can make more bowls from thi...
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I have been a woodworker for as far back as i can remember. as of my writing this I am beginning to furnish my home workshop. I enjoy building cabinets, toys, beds,etc. the only thing i dont build is chairs (too much work and i dont own a steam bender)
i also do metalwork (armor is my specialty)
-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/
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For Christmas I was given a new Rikon mini lathe with a 1/2 hp motor. here it is after a few hours of use some test pieces I was making after buying a new bowl gouge from woodcraft The other update is I purchased some new cool b...
For the longest time I have gotten away with not needing a drawknife. Until now that is. A customer wants me to make a bokken which is a wooden copy of a japanese sword. This seemed like a decent excuse to buy myself a drawknife. once i got th...
After having to cut all the tenons by hand on my shaving horse i decided I never want to do that again and when i got paid for a quick welding job I picked these up for $65 including shipping. As far as the age and manufacturer of these tools i h...
today I have added a lathe to my shop which appears to be from the late 70s to early 80s and other than the gouges it came with being dull as can be it seems to be in decent shape I will make some turnings tomorrow provided these thundersto...