Archive for October 2016

Make a Hide – A – Key (stash spot)

This indestructible will show how I turned a scrap piece of wood into a secret Hide – A – Key.  This is another project that cost me close to nothing to build.  You will need a few power tools so be careful!!   http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Hide-A-Key-stash-spot/

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Silly Simple Wood Carving Designs For Beginners

Wood Carving Designs It can be a little overwhelming starting to carve, mainly because you might not be sure exactly where to start. Doesn’t matter where you start, focus more on just starting something. So here are some great wood carving designs for beginners: Whistles Whittle a whistle! Probably one of the most simple things…

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What is Whittling?

Whittling is the art and style of woodcarving performed using a carving knife. Opposed to relief carving and other techniques whittling typically produces a sculpture oppose to adding detail to a piece (such as furniture). A trademark of whittling is that the knife strokes are clearly visible on the final piece giving it a rugged…

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5 Woodcarving Cuts for Beginners

Jump-start your woodcarving with simple, traditional techniques that beginners can learn to start transforming wood into beautiful works of art. Chris Pye’s Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual (Fox Chapel Publishing, 2012) is a guide to getting started. In the following excerpt, Pye gives instructions for seven cuts that form the basis of the woodworking craft.…

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Wooden Chair

Kris Williams of Rocky Blue Woodworks shows an easy way to cut perfect circles in thick boards using a band saw. https://youtu.be/jHoGfMwL4Xg See more of Kris’ work at RockyBlueWoodworks.com And don’t forget to visit SanJuanCarpentry.com for great log furniture!

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Bottle Holder

Handcrafted rustic wood beer tote, A custom crafted personalized gift for your special person or couple in need of a special gift. Holds 6 – 12oz bottles of beer. Beer Tote measures 10.5″x6.5″x13.5″. These beer totes make fabulous gifts for your wedding party. The photos show different ideas/options for your personalized tote. We can do…

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Forward-facing hacksaw teeth

Install the blade on a hacksaw so the teeth face forward. The saws are designed so the blade will cut when it’s pushed (the forward stroke) rather than when pulled. Some blades have an arrow that shows the correct installation (the arrow points toward the handle). Install the blade so it’s tight in the saw…

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Woodworking Projects for Beginners

As with other hobbies, woodworking would require you to spend a certain amount of your time and energy in finding woodworking projects for beginners that will be in just the right difficulty level for you. Believe it or not, a big percentage of those who have tried their hands in this field of interest have…

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“On the level” table saw

You’ve finally got your table saw on a mobile base so it’s easy to pull out and put away on the weekend. Finish the job by finding a level spot on the floor that’s also convenient for sawing boards without obstruction. Mark the wheel positions with bright-colored duct tape and now you can roll the…

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