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Shop Update and GIVEAWAY!

 

This weeks video is a shop update and giveaway announcement. I recently passed 4k followers on Instagram and I’m almost at 1k here on YouTube.
To celebrate, I’ve teamed up with Rockler, MicroJig, and Sticker Mule.
This give away will be a joint giveaway between here and Instagram.

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My Wood Pile… And Some Exciting News!

This week I wanted to share all the awesome wood I’ve acquired for future bowls thanks to my buddy Johnny! Be sure to follow him on Instagram here; instagram.com/johnnyhughes_woodworking/

Also, remember to head over to www.tgwpodcast.com or your favorite podcast player and search The Green Woodworker Podcast today!
My first guest is Matt Cremona! He’s an awesome content creator and furniture builder with a work ethic second to none! Check him out today: http://www.mattcremona.com/

Thanks for all the support and sharing you do! It really helps a lot!

A Card Box For Ann

I wanted to make something very special for my wonderful wife. She loves writing thank you cards and letters, so I decided a card box was in order. It’s made from Sapele with Hickory splines.

I started this project with a few short pieces of 6/4 African Mahogany, or Sapele. Whatever you call it, it’s very pretty wood with a beautiful shimmer. I used my table saw to cut a kerf in the edge of the wood as a guide for the band saw.

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Woodturning: A Steampunk Pen

This week, I turn a really cool steampunk pen for a customer. He actually ordered two pens as Christmas gifts. One was the steampunk pen and the other was a fountain tip pen where I used a beautiful piece of marble wood for the body. It really is nice looking. Check out my gallery for a pic of it! I used black palm wood. It’s a little tough to work with because of the prickly grain, but things turned out very nice in the end.

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Inexpensive Photo Booth

This week I build a much needed photo booth to capture how awesome the wood looks in some of the turnings I’ve done lately. I’m calling it my “Inexpensive Photo Booth”! And, it really is inexpensive! I use very few materials for this build.

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Stanley No5: Quick Clean Up and Sharpen

This week, I do a quick run through of a Stanley No5 hand plane. I recently bought this while working in Birmingham, AL from http://cityhardwoods.com/ . They have an awesome selection of wood and some used hand tools. I really like using hand tools! There’s something about the control hand tools bring. These tools make me think of how things were once built by many with great skills. I look forward to progressing and hopefully one day becoming a true craftsman!

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My Farkle Cup Sucks

This week I turn a fun project! It’s a cup used in the game Farkle. My wife and I really enjoy this game and I thought it would be cool to have a hand-made cup for the dice! I used simple scraps from around the shop. After a little glue and turning, it was time to play Farkle!

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Woodturning: A Pecan Bowl

This week I turned a very round bowl from pecan wood. This chunk of wood definitely pushed the limits of my small Nova Comet! It pushed on through with no issues and the results are a pretty sweet bowl!

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Electric Chainsaw

 

I recently grabbed an electric chainsaw. The main reason is sometimes I just really don’t feel like fussing with the gas and oil and pulling! Plus, it really gets hot down here and being able to cut a few blanks in the shop without dying from the fumes is pretty cool! This saw is fairly powerful and really runs well. I’m sure time will tell, but for now, it’s great!

UPDATE: Since making this video, I’ve had a little time to really try out this saw. I really works well! I’ve cut roughly 15-20 blanks and I’m happy. I haven’t had to sharpen the chain yet and it’s still going strong! Once I’ve used this thing for a few months, maybe even a year, I will do an update video telling everyone how it has performed.

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Woodturning: A White Oak Bowl

This week I turn a sweet piece of spalted oak into a large bowl. It definitely maxed out my Nova Comet ii lathe! While this piece is beautiful, it’s definitely punky! This created a few issues while turning. Some areas blew out a little while others started to crack. I didn’t show it, but I used 5 minute epoxy to fill any voids or bad spots. Everything help together and worked out pretty well.

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