woodcarving

Add Amazing Textures to Your Wood Projects

Add Amazing Textures to Your Wood Projects

I can’t imagine too many Make: readers looking at these lovely wood textures and not thinking about how they much incorporate them into a future project. I never would have thought of using a nail head to make a texture, or taking a screw to a wood piece, or a round file to the edge […]

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Beaver Dad Carves Heirloom on ShopBot

Beaver Dad Carves Heirloom on ShopBot

This morning, Tim Wilczynski graduated from MIT, and I have it on good authority that his dad, Vince Wilczynski, “Dean Vince” of the Yale School of Engineering, handed him a beautiful family heirloom—a wooden beaver lovingly carved by a father for his son. It’s not the same hand-carved wooden beaver Tim’s grandfather had presented to Vince […]

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How-To:  Buy sustainably-managed lumber

How-To: Buy sustainably-managed lumber

I haven’t verified that last bit for myself, but I did spend a long time googling around yesterday afternoon and satisfied myself that these FSC folks are on the level. That’s their “tree with a check mark” seal in the photo, above. Now I know what to look for. And so do you. [Thanks, Hank!]

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Bowling lane coffee table

Bowling lane coffee table

William Stranger specializes in building furniture out of repurposed wood. I especially liked the massive coffee table whose top is a four-inch-thick slab of bowling lane. It’s part of a exhibit(?) called Second Growth: A second growth forest is one that has re-grown after it has been heavily logged or clear-cut. The installation of reclaimed […]

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Lost Knowledge: Wood Engraving and Pictorial Webster’s

Lost Knowledge: Wood Engraving and Pictorial Webster’s

A chance discovery leads a letterpress printer on a journey to preserve a lost form of engraving, wood-engraved dictionary illustrations.

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