Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Looking for carving wood?

Anyone looking for carving wood? 

Utah wood dealer Jim Grace will be heading back to Las Vegas with a trailer full of wood, and will be selling it at Wood It Is on Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 AM.  

Jim is planning on bringing 4/4, 8/4 and 10/4 cherry, walnut, ash, butternut, white oak, eastern red cedar and hard maple.  Some of the slabs will be with natural edge.  He’ll also bring a large selection of basswood and butternut in sizes from 1" to 4" thick… so carvers - start planning your next work of art! 

The address is 2267 W. Gowan, in North Las Vegas.

Friday, February 22, 2019

It's been a minute...

Do you remember a while ago when the crew and host of Handcrafted America stopped by my shop, filming as I built one of my tiled filing cabinet benches? 

Having makeup applied is harder than building furniture, in my mind.

The show was a blast to film, and screwing around with everyone afterwards was truly memorable.

 One of the producers of the show sent me an email today, saying that all three seasons of Handcrafted America are now available on Amazon Prime, so if you're a Prime member, you can catch up on all the old episodes featuring artists around the country. 

Here's a link to the show that featured me and a few other Las Vegas craftsman. 


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Burn, baby, burn...

Well, this is exciting! The upcoming Sin City Woodworkers meeting, which will be held February 20 at my school, will feature a demo on fractal burning.  

Don't know what that is? 

Here's a preview...  

Oh, by the way, it's the ten year anniversary of our woodworking group and we have a little surprise in store... congrats to us!

Friday, February 08, 2019

The very human art of fine woodworking...

If you looked on my nightstand, you'd see a pile of books waiting to be read. 

There's never enough time to get to them, other than vacation, and that's not happening anytime soon. 

This one is one of my favorites - 

The Fine Art of Cabinetmaking by James Krenov

I've probably bought this book more than a dozen times - as gifts for people who are just starting their wood journey, or to replace the copies I've loaned and never had returned. 

Someone sent me a link to this video, and it motivated me to pick up the book again. If you have a copy in your bookshelf, I highly recommend revisiting it.