#tbt, with a hat tip to @sidecar_furniture and @ngbfurniture - Japanese edition of Cabinetmaker’s Notebook, given to me by a friend.
@woodnthings said: What’s your best piece of advice for getting neat and tidy dovetails?
-I don’t know if I have anything that could be considered “best” advice (and besides, “best” is really whatever works best for you), but I’m happy to share a few things about cutting dovetails that I…
Plannin’ out some things in Sketchup. Great software.
The 3rd and 4th logs were notched and set into place.
The notching is done with a log scribe, axe, and gouge. They are concave to produce a tightly fitting edge that both sheds water and tightens over time. Each notch looks like a unique hand carved bowl…
That scribe is a thing of beauty, definitely on my wishlist.
Dinner Time!! Work-in-progress of a new painting. Watercolor and gouache on wood 😊 #woodpainting #watercolorpainting #gouache #foodtruck #japanesefood #cartoon #workinprogress #alinachau
The 3200 year old tree so massive that it had never been captured in a single image until recently.
This giant sequoia stands 247 feet tall and measures 45,000 cubic feet in volume. The trunk alone measures 27 feet and the branches hold 2 billion needles (more than any tree on the planet).
This picture took a team of photographers from Nat Geo, 32 days and stitching together 126 different photos to make.
Good wood - the ‘Tilt’ collection by Swedish minimalists MAVIS
Been reblogging a lot of desks lately.
Hi there, thanks for your question.
Most major magazines will have a ton of online articles ranging from basic techniques like driving a screw, to advanced joinery and furniture design. The two most popular magazines that I can think of are Fine Woodworking, and Popular Woodworking.
YouTube is another great resource for budding woodworkers, one of my favorite channels is “Woodworking for Mere Mortals" with Steve Ramsey. He uses a lot of basic tools, so you don’t have to be intimidated if you don’t have a cupboard full of fancy hand planes.
The Wood Whisperer is another channel that I refer to often. He has been around since 2006, so he has a huge amount of content. Not all of his stuff is relevant to beginners, but I’m sure you could find some helpful tips regardless.
Finally, check out DIY websites like Instructables. They have some good projects for folks who are absolutely green.
Let me know if you have any more questions. Good luck and be safe!
The workbench is all done, I’m pleased with how it turned out.
I managed to find this cheesy little vise at a garage sale for $6. It had a lot of rust, but soaking it in vinegar overnight solved that problem.
The final cost for this project was around $65, not bad.