A few weeks ago I was asked to modify and rebuild an existing built in cabinet to accommodate a TV. This involved running new electric as well as a recessed housing for wires/cables to have a clean look. Swipe to see the before. What do you think?!
I want you, to help me get to the final round of Woodshop Wars! I know that asking people for cross social media support can be a bit much, but I need your support over at https://youtu.be/qBG5RXZA0nA or you can click on the link in my bio. Watch the video, and then scroll to the bottom of the page and leave my name (Grant) or Brookforest Woodworks in the comments. I can’t do it without you!
Sanding turned work well is an art form in itself. Sanding once turned pieces is even more so. I always start sanding the inside with the lathe turned off. I hit the problem areas with a lower grit before sanding the entire piece in motion. In this case i had a few spots in the end grain that needed a little extra attention at 120 grit before starting to sand the entire piece with 180. This walnut bowl will get sanded to a minimum of 1200 grit. .
I'm stabilizing the bowl and turning it with my shoulder as needed, it works well. Fun times in sanding land 😀
Yesterday we finished up Rob’s class with a mortise and tenon demonstration. It was bittersweet because it’s always awesome watching Rob work, but it marked the end of our week. PLEASE. If you know of any disabled or wounded veteran struggling, let them know Rob provides a full scholarship to fly to Toronto for classes, a new set of tools, and the chance to make new and lasting relationships. The sense of community is what touched me the most. That complete strangers care about you and want to hear your story. But woodworking with hand tools also helps you to find your calm, your center, your peace, and approach problems in a way that forces you to focus your mind and let go at the same time. Meeting fellow veterans and sharing our stories with civilians has been an amazing experience and has changed my perspective in so many ways. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions and you can always contact Rob at email@example.com. I hope this touches at least one person (veteran or civilian) and that you have the ability to attend a class.
"Per noi il tempo si ferma all'epoca in cui il bello è sinonimo di autenticità, unica garanzia di un "saper fare" arcaico avverso alla frenesia dei giorni odierni."
___________________________________________________"For us time stops at the epoch when the good is synonymous with authenticity, the only guarantee of an archaic "savoir faire" against the frenzy of the present day."