I'm in the process of editing a bunch of footage I have shot of my project work over the last few weeks. Here's the first one. How to assemble a pencil after it's finished being turned on the lathe. The carving process and bushings are the same as the slim pen but the assembly is a little different. Thanks for checking out my work! Enjoy!
I've got lots of projects on the go to post on my new Etsy shop for you to buy! I will still post those items here in the "For Sale" section of this site as well.
You can check my new etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/WoodProjectsbyBagel
There are going to be a bunch of projects going up for sale to help me feed my woodwork addiction. Thanks for continuing to support my work and I would really appreciate a few of the ad clicks from you. Every little bit counts and I'm really excited to continue my explorations through woodwork!
Here are my important date blocks. They have numbers and letters carved into each side using my dremel. It seems I've been favoring that tool lately... I painted the characters using matte finish acrylic paint and sanded the surfaces to give a clean look. I finished the blocks with child safe Tung oil which enhanced the grain and gave a really smooth finish. I will post a video of the carving and finishing process.
I will be making these projects to order on Etsy! Search for Wood Projects by Bagel on Etsy.com!!
I have made a couple of matching side grain cutting boards out of Maple with a really awesome looking walnut burl strip. I'm really liking the offset lines in wood projects lately. They are about 16" long by 9.5" wide with a hole in the corner with a routed edge on all sides. I applied three coats of Watco Butcher Block oil to the surfaces as the are going to be written on as a gift. I will put one more coat of oil on these after the marker has been applied. I really like the way these turned out I hope you do too! I will post versions of these to order on my Etsy site soon!
After posting the important date blocks, i've gotten a few orders for some with specific colors. I've been working away at them after work for a few days and I'm making progress. The cubes I made this time around are joined using mitre joints completely to make the blocks look solid. I'm learning a lot about how to lay these blocks out to get a great looking joint that's clean but strong. Next up is working on the wide blocks and making blocks for the ends! Email me for more orders! These are really fun to make.
I have a new process for transferring the numbers and letters to the blocks that allows me to work with requested colors. Stay tuned for some different colored letters and number variations!! Thanks for checking out my work!
Here's a couple of matching cuttingboard made of predominantly maple with a strip of walnut burl. They are finished with Watco Butcher Block oil which is a chemical alternative to mineral oil and beeswax. These boards have different purpose and I can't wait to show you what will happen with them soon. They turned out really awesome and I'm happy to get them out to a great home and even better customer! Thanks for checking out my work!
The days are drawing nearer to the birth of our daughter and my wife and I are very excited! She found a photo of important date blocks and asked me to make some up.
I had a bunch of 2x6 spruce scraps laying around the shop so I put them to good use rather than committing them to the firewood pile.
I made a mitred box shape for each cube and then cut plugs to fill and cover the ends of each. This is a good practice for building you mitre skills and taping the joints is a real bonus to getting even pressure on the joints while the glue dries.
I'll sand them today and get all of the plugged sides even before I start to plan out lettering and number layout.
Thanks for checking out my work! Much more to come in 2015!!!
Today I was able to plug the ends of the wide boxes with a half lap joint piece. This process turned out really well. And all of the ends are glued and drying tonight.
Thanks for checking out my work! I'm excited to get these projects finished and into great homes!
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