- Hits: 4881
Mark Eaton as been woodworking since 1989 and began his woodshow demonstration career in 1990. He began demonstrating the Shopsmith Mark V, 5-in-1 tool in Ontario, Canada and was noticed by the hosts of the hit TV show, The Router Workshop, Bob and Rick Rosendahl in 1994. Mark trained with the Rosendahls and began demonstrating the jigs and fixtures as seen on the show at all of the Canadian woodworking shows. He became a feature seminar speaker at these shows and grew from there.
- Hits: 7016
Frozen in time ... that thought went through my head the first time I saw the bird carvings of artist and woodworker Jack Fisher. The birds all seemed like they could take wing at any second. The colors, the feather detail and the poses of each of the birds all combine to make them look like a three dimensional photograph of the real thing. I have always marvelled at how carvers can take a piece of wood and carve from it such detailed and exacting figures ... examples of which you will see further in this article.
I had the opportunity to visit the workshop and studio of Jack Fisher and I found far more than incredible carvings of birds and animals.
- Hits: 8391
Kayaking has become one of the more popular water sports in recent years, and for good reason ... great exercise, access to many different environments, it can be extreme or a peaceful as you want it to be, and after your initial investments, you can enjoy countless hours of enjoyment.Kayaking has been in practice for centuries by various peoples around the world, and from them have come knowledge of kayaking products and techniques ... such is the case with the "Greenland Kayak Paddles".
- Hits: 4720
I grew up and graduated from high school in a small town in Arkansas with had a population of 505 people. I currently work as a Quality Control Auditor for Tenneco Automotive in Paragould, AR, which makes shock absorbers and struts for vehicles. I have been an employee of this plant for 35 years, and held several different jobs during this time.
My father was a handyman around the house and always wanted to learn to do woodworking. However, he was never in a financial condition to accomplish this. He didn’t even have a shop.
- Hits: 7084
- Hits: 5881
Kathy Lindsey discovered making things in wood in the late 1980s. Since that time she has fallen in love with woodworking and in making cabinets, shelves, tables and anything she can, from wood. As a self taught woodworker Kathy tried many different types of woodworking, until one day she decided to try intarsia. She was fascinated by the attention to detail, and how each piece or wood became like a building block that formed a picture. Each intarsia piece is unique and each piece has it's own features. She now looks at everything as a potential intarsia project, from objects to scenery. As a woodwoker who wants to push he boundaries, Kathy can do just that with intarsia. The medium of using smaller pieces of wood to "paint" a picture is actually based on ancient art forms.