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
Have you ever considered building your own sawmill? It would be a useful addition to have if you find yourself regularly working with large blocks of wood.In the video below, Izzy Swan shows you how easy it is to do. And best of all it shouldn't take any longer than a day. He will be releasing plans for his sawmill very soon from his website, http://www.izzyswan.com so keep a look out for them. … [Read more...] about Build Your Very Own Sawmill In Just A Few Hours
These days we have an arsenal of power tools at hand to help us with our woodworking projects. They certainly save time and effort but on the flip side tools can be expensive to purchase and are we forgetting skills our fore bearers had when power tools were non-existent? Well, if you're looking for a challenge, how about creating a simple woodcarving knife with no power tools? In the first video below, Walter Sorrells takes you through the steps on how to produce a woodcarving … [Read more...] about No Power Tools Required To Create This Awesome Tool
It's hard to beat the natural beauty and simplicity of live edge furniture. So if you got your hands on a slab of hardwood, what would you make with it? One idea is to make a hallway table. Quite straightforward you may think? Well, things don't always go to plan. Check out the video below and see what happens for yourselves. Oh and lookout for the neat trick towards the end of the video about a very easy way to level a table. … [Read more...] about The Making Of This Live Edge Table Didn’t Go To Plan…
I do quite enjoy creating furniture with hidden compartments to stash my valuables in. Usually the furniture tends to be a desk or a table. So when I came across Bob's idea over on his website ILikeToMakeStuff for an outdoor bench with hidden storage, I was intrigued. He's designed a wooden bench out of a tree trunk supported by a metal frame. And within the bench, a hidden storage area. I think it looks great! I probably wouldn't store any valuables in the bench, but I can see it … [Read more...] about It’s Not All What It Appears…
Firstly, if you decide to follow Roman UrsuHack's steps in his video, I would probably recommend wearing some chaps rather than a pair of shorts! Safety always first.Check out Roman UrsuHack's video below. He takes on the challenge to build a great looking rustic bench with no nails. See what you think about the end result. Chunky wood furniture is my sort of thing so I love what Roman produces. … [Read more...] about Is It Really Possible To Build This With No Nails?!