woodshop

February 26, 2014

bookcases

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 8:50 pm

working on the legs for 4 bookcases

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February 15, 2014

snow day

Filed under: film,projects — howarth frank @ 11:56 am

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Calvin and Claire had two snow days last week and we wanted to make a table to elevate our cat’s food and water dishes.  The kids designed the table consisting of a 6 x 12 inch walnut top with triangular legs representing cat ears.  We had a lot of fun building the table, playing in the snow, and staying warm.

February 9, 2014

snow day

Filed under: projects — howarth frank @ 4:46 pm

We worked in the shop today on a small walnut table to elevate our cat’s food and water dish.

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February 1, 2014

Wood Turned Maple Bowl

Filed under: film,projects — howarth frank @ 11:32 pm

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The rough turned maple bowl that I wanted to finish next had cracked.  The crack was at an angle to vertical when the bowl was sitting normally.  I cut out the section of the bowl with the crack on the band saw.  Then I build a new segmented piece to take the place of the section. In this new section, I continue the idea of the chevron pattern, and add more detail.  I give the chevron pattern branches by adding alternating pieces of birch and walnut wood on either side of the pattern.  I also add a walnut ring at the top of the bowl so the segmented pattern has something to die into.  Then I turn the whole bowl down to a finished piece.