Techniques

Carving on Fretwork Creates Lifelike Portrait

Carving on Fretwork Creates Lifelike Portrait

3D Tiger leaps from the wood I developed a new technique to bring fretwork portraits to life. This carved-fretwork technique combines traditional scrolling with basic relief-carving techniques. The combination brings the portraits to life with depth and dimension. Creating carved fretwork is not difficult. The technique enhances the fine fretwork […]

by August 25, 2009 How To, Projects, Techniques
Attaching patterns with a cold laminating machine

Attaching patterns with a cold laminating machine

New pattern attachment method and web-exclusive ornaments When I spray adhesive on the back of the patterns and cut long delicate pieces, the pattern has a tendency to pull loose. I have to use a toothpick to hold the pattern down so I can follow the lines, which is a […]

by August 24, 2009 Shop Tips, Techniques
Selecting Intarsia Wood

Selecting Intarsia Wood

Preserve the beauty of your work by understanding the effect of time For me, the best part of an intarsia project is picking out the wood to use. I spend hours matching up different colors and figures of wood. Often, woodworkers don’t realize the vibrant wood they use in their […]

by August 12, 2009 Techniques
Personalized Sports Plaques

Personalized Sports Plaques

Font Download for the Personalized Sports Plaques project featured in SSW36 Download custom font Font by Sylvia Mendiola To load a new font on a PC with Windows XP: Click Start–settings–control panel–fonts folder Click on File–install font: a window will open that add fonts. Locate the font(s) to install on […]

by August 10, 2009 Techniques