Message from Envian in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #carpentry

2017-07-23 01:12:26 UTC  

Welcome to the Carpentry channel.
I'm JHawk. I do wood working as a hobby. Some of the things I've made over the years have been anything from bread bowls and spoons to religious shrines. My dad and I used to make spendles and odds and ends doodads when I was little.

2017-07-23 01:29:03 UTC  

If you have any questions or insight feel free to share.

2017-07-23 21:14:57 UTC  

Here is how I imagined we would progress, initially:

Tools and tool maintenance.

Hand carving:
1- Pocket knife

2017-07-23 21:56:31 UTC  

To start out with, you will need two items.
1- a blade
2- a sharpening stone

A dull blade does as much damage to the wood you're carving on, as Michael Obama's apendage did to Barry's bunghole.

2017-07-23 21:57:35 UTC  

Keep your knife sharp. Just get used to sharpening it before and after you carve.

2017-07-23 21:58:26 UTC  

Makes short work of your wooden muse.

2017-07-23 21:59:45 UTC  

You will notice a pattern of continued sharpening.

2017-07-23 22:14:17 UTC  

We all have been guilty of neglecting our tools, it happens. We should strive to not let it happen, but in case I does here is how to fix it.
Your general enemy will be rust, as we are dealing with mostly metal objects.

2017-07-23 22:16:48 UTC  

If you run into something like this, a little surface rust. The best way to attack it is:
a little penetrating oil,
and fine sand paper.

2017-07-23 22:19:09 UTC  

Spray the oil onto a rag, wipe down the blade. Let sit for a couple minutes then wipe off any loose deposits of rust.
Take fine sand paper and knock off any remaining rust.

2017-07-23 22:28:15 UTC  

Bro I love liquid wrench

2017-07-23 22:29:08 UTC  

>a little rust

2017-07-23 22:29:20 UTC  

I'm scared to know what a lot of rust is for you.

2017-07-23 23:26:00 UTC  

@Yuma County LOL! Yeah, it could be way worse.
@Deleted User my family runs a small farm. We do a little produce, but mostly we raise cows and sheep. The sheep are raised for both their wool products but also for meat. So I'm also a kinda 'Edward scissor hands' kinda Barbour. LOL

2017-07-23 23:29:34 UTC  

But yeah, the blade in question was one of my old blades that I don't really use. It was in a drawer in the barn. So, that one surely was neglected LOL. I figured others could learn from that mistake.

2017-07-23 23:30:24 UTC  

Nice bro

2017-07-24 19:23:43 UTC  

Hey everyone, nice to be here with you all. I've done some woodwork and have learned most of what I know from my dad. Here are some of the things I have made recently or am still working on. Once they are complete I will post a tutorial on the steps I took to make them.

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2017-07-24 19:32:18 UTC  

The shelves were a project based around having a place to store my firearms. Once I'm finished with the small white shelf I will probably start with a step by step tutorial on that since it is an easier thing to make than the other pictures.

2017-07-24 19:32:45 UTC  

Let me know if anyone has any questions in the mean time, I'm always happy to help.

2017-07-24 19:33:44 UTC  

Very very nice

2017-07-24 20:31:51 UTC  

Nice hideaway for the rifle man!

2017-07-24 20:43:56 UTC  

I had no idea you did this. Looks great.

2017-07-24 21:34:07 UTC  

Thanks guys 😃 my dad has tried to teach me a lot over the years. Lucky for me he learned a lot from his dad growing up and passed some of his knowledge on to me.

2017-07-24 21:34:43 UTC  

@Jhawk nc Hey bros I'm a carpenter(finish and framing), I specialize in historic preservation/restoration. I'm a member of the Perservation Trades Network, keeping the old ways alive. I use chisels everyday, you should keep your chisels as sharp as your knives. Mora makes a sweet chisel ground knife, it's the best and it's only like 20 buck on amazon.

2017-07-24 23:11:53 UTC  

@Jhawk nc right and wrong ways to sharpen a blade?

2017-07-25 00:04:33 UTC  

I have an great little trick, if you have a piece of wood that's busted off and you feel you might need to drill a pilot hole in it so it won't split in two while reattaching it but don't have a drill bit. Try this, this piece busted off an old window I "tuned up"

2017-07-25 00:04:35 UTC

2017-07-25 00:04:46 UTC  

Take your nail and blunt the end

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2017-07-25 00:05:50 UTC  

make it like an old cut nail so it actually cuts the fibers and not seperating them.

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2017-07-25 00:06:28 UTC  

no splitting

2017-07-25 02:03:54 UTC  

Ooo, nice.