THE LI WOOD CARVERS SHOW


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A stress-free beginner’s guide to choosing tools by Bob Duncan





Beginning carvers often buy a set of carving tools and end up with an assortment of tools they will never use. Instead of paying for tools that don’t fit your needs, buy tools à la carte and create your own ideal collection. Our guide to the most useful gouges for general carving will help you get started.


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South Mountain Fairy Trail

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Intricate little fairy houses, made mostly of natural materials, line a stretch of trail in the South Mountain Reservation park near Millburn, New Jersey.

These minute birdhouse-like creations feature teeny chairs made of acorns, ladders made of twigs, beds made of moss, and roofs made of tree bark. Walkers can expect to find them tucked within the tangle of trees along the trail’s edge.

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Balloch Park Fairy Trail A local tree surgeon has created a whimsical walk full of carved tree stumps near Scotland's Loch Lomond. 



Patrick Muir, a local tree surgeon, has carved fairy houses and other fun things from the stumps of diseased trees within Balloch Castle Country Park in Balloch, Scotland. Using a chainsaw, he has created a variety of carvings ranging from a simple face to detailed fairy houses and a majestic dragon. Read the rest of the story...CLICK HERE

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Interesting New FREE Website

http://www.woodezine.com/index.html


Plastic Nails and Staples

Well, to begin with, composite (plastic) fasteners can be routed and sawn, so they're ideal for holding work to a CNC spoilboard. They are also great for running manual jigs through a table saw, or across a router table. The opportunity to replace clamps, vacuum pods or other devices on a CNC means that spindles and aggregate heads will have more room to move around with hitting something.
Losing C-clamps or similar mechanical devices on manual jigs makes them a lot less cumbersome, and often a lot safer. Ever clip a clamp with a bit or blade? Plus, the work is more stable when permanently nailed than temporarily clamped. Composite fasteners don't rust, so they're ideal for boats, outdoor trim, and even tagging the ends of boards at mills or lumberyards.

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

LONG ISLAND WOOD CARVERS ASSOCIATION
2017

Carving MtgOpen Carving

January10 Tuesday18 Wednesday
February14 Tuesday  22 Wednesday
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September 5 Tuesday13 Wednesday
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November 14 Tuesday           22 Wednesday
December12 Tuesday20 Wednesday


Marjorie Post Community Center
451 Merrick Road Massapequa N.Y.
Meeting change till May

Monday, December 5, 2016

12 Ways To Add Texture With Tools You Already Have

A big part of adding texture to your work with tools you already have, is looking beyond their typical use. Sure, your nail set was made to set nails, but it can also be used to create small dimples in wood. A chisel was made to pare small surfaces and remove small chips of wood, but it can also be used to create slightly faceted, uneven surfaces. I’m not encouraging you to abuse tools, or use them in a dangerous or careless way. Just keep your eyes open to what a tool can do for you in terms of adding texture to a surface.

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