This one was emotionally tough to get done. I was making a wedding set for a couple (whose families I've known for 20+ years) who was scheduled to get married next week. But the groom was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning...two weeks before his wedding. HE was NOT driving under the influence but alcohol may have been involved in the accident. PLEASE do not drink and drive. Rest In Peace, EP.
Completely caught up with my podcast listening. Highly recommend @makingitpodcast @modernmakerpodcast @craftedworkshop @madeforprofit to any maker, business and/or artist looking to get inspired, learn and join an amazing community of craftsmen. They all have #Patreon pages with extra content. Have a good weekend!
Carolina Grain Co.'s Andrew Mccarn is a woodworker out of Lexington, NC. We worked with Andrew on the @clydeoak walnut cutting boards and trays and knew we had to get his beautiful pieces in the store this summer! Andrew focuses on the "flaws", using knots and holes to his advantage to make gorgeous one of a kind pieces with so much character.
His beautiful pieces will be in-store through the end of the month! 📸: @carolinagrainco
Testing a "stethoscope" piezo design for the ultrasonic scanner. The poor resolution of ultrasonic range finders has led us to design a piezo system that couples to the vibrating timber. This quick and dirty test looks promising as phase and amplitude can be clearly seen on the scope as a raw Sitka soundboard is driven at its long grain resonant frequency...#scientificmethod
Who says classrooms need to be sterile and without character? Not I... As a woodworker and teacher, I try to infuse as much wood into the furniture of my classroom as possible. I just finished my second version of the @rogue_engineer truss console table, using reclaimed maple and oak, and a barn door that I rebuilt for the tabletop and bench top. All of the joints were glued and doweled using 1/2" oak dowels and my self-centering doweling jig to make the holes. I can't wait to see how my students like using it.