Fractal burning on wood seems to have become quite popular these days. The end results are certainly beautiful, and no two pieces of woodwork that have been "burned" are the same but it's definitely in my own opinion something best left to the professionals. If you get it wrong, you're going to fry yourself!!!That said, there is nothing stopping you from creating a great piece of woodwork that you then take to someone who specializes in fractal burning, also know as "Lichtenburg Pyrography" or … [Read more...] about Turning And Burning – Lethal But Beautiful
Now we all know paper can give some nasty cuts but when I saw this video about a guy replacing his table saw blade with a circular piece of paper to test if he could cut wood, I thought he was crazy! Can paper really cut wood?Find out for yourself by watching the video. If it works, then we have truly found cheap blade replacements for our table saws! … [Read more...] about A Table Saw Made From…Paper?!!
Have you ever found a lovely piece of wood that you wanted to convert into a table but it was just too full of voids and crevices making it unpractical to use as a table?Well, one solution is to use epoxy and some color pigment to fill in those gaps in the wood. The results afterwards can be truly dramatic and eye catching.See for yourself in the video below the stunning results achieved from using some epoxy and blue pigment on a piece of wood to create a coffee table. … [Read more...] about Create A Work Of Art Using The Voids In A Piece Of Wood
It's truly astonishing what woodwork creations some people come up with. Whether it's small bits of craft work, furniture for the house or even a whole homes, some people have a knack for amazing designs. But earlier this year I came across a video that had my mouth fall open in awe. An Dutch artist by the name of Theo Jansen creates wooden frames that literally come alive when the wind blows. It's hard not to look at his creations and think they're some sort of weird animal walking around. … [Read more...] about This Is Truly Mind Blowing! Watch How Wood Frames Come ALIVE!
Have you ever considered using natural products that you may have in your kitchen to stain a piece of wood?I have to admit I've never considered it. But when you begin thinking about the products you have in your kitchen you begin to realize there are a number of substances that quite often stain your kitchen utensils, clothes and carpets...so why not use them to stain wood?Check out the video below to see Casper's results after applying 5 kitchen products to several pieces of wood. It … [Read more...] about 5 Of The Best Wood Stainers Found In Your Kitchen Cupboard
How is it possible that a spoon can be worth over $600?! It's possible if you're a master craftsman like Giles Newman who can carve blocks of wood into breathtaking pieces of art.Giles Newman is from the village of Bispham in Northern England. His background was in photography and graphic design but back in early 2015 he took up wood carving. Then twelve months later he abandoned his life as a designer and photographer to pursue wood carving full time. His only tools of the trade are an axe and … [Read more...] about You Won’t Find More Beautiful Wooden Spoons Than These…
One of my aspirations is to someday live in a log home. The idea of being surrounded by wood, from floor to ceiling has always been appealing. I find wood emanates an immense beauty and warmth. I also admire a wood's great thermal properties. If you are conscious of energy conservation, which I am, then you would know that a log home will outperform a conventional home for energy conservation.In an article on wwideas.com, it quotes the following,"Log homes are much more energy … [Read more...] about There Is One Good Reason To Choose A Log Home Over A Conventional Home…
You don't have to be a great designer to come up with a stunning piece of furniture. The simple trick is to show off nature's very own designs. In effect, nature has done all the hard work for you! I found an article in wwideas.com discussing live-edge tables, in particular dining tables. It quotes, "The design and decor revolution in the last few years has been all about ‘green’. This is not just about cool DIY projects that help in upcycling and recycling, but also pertains to furniture … [Read more...] about Mind Blowing Designs Ready Made For You