She’s finished! 3’x3’ barn quilt ready to hang on my lower deck. The block pattern is called “Wyoming Valley”. There’s no significant meaning behind these particular pattern. I was saving ideas on Pinterest knowing I wanted to make one. Looking over it to decide I realized I had pinned this and similar patterns over and over. Note to self: you like this one! Haha. I think painting quilts is almost as fun as sewing them. 😍
Terri Smith is a woodworking artist who provides commissioned pieces of wood art. She is self-taught, with guidance from scrollers world wide and other technical resources.
Her work utilizes a scroll saw, drill press, belt sanders, palm sanders, files, finishing products and various hand tools. Terri's work has been displayed by small businesses, charitable organizations, and individual clients.
Terri is married with two adult sons; she and her husband reside in Edmonton, Alberta.
I normally do not wear gloves while in my shop as a rule. High speed rotary blades and gloves are not a good mix. I know a few wood workers who have lost fingers to that combo. That being said I do wear them when sanding to lower vibration going into my hands. Today I got to try out my @firm_grip_gloves #trademaster gloves that I received for the #igbc6 early signing promo. First off velcro strap gloves generally don't fit my hands, but these did! The finger length was just right and they are very comfortable, other xl gloves tend to be too long in the fingers and tight in the palm for my hands like we all have skinny long hands or something... Time will tell on longevity but for standing glove they are aces. So thanks to @firm_grip_gloves for the gift!
Like most hobbyist woodworkers, I started my woodworking machine collection on Craigslist, scouring the classifieds in hopes of finding that diamond in the rough. Most of what I found were some pearls that needed a little TLC. At the time, space wasn’t much of an issue with the third bay of my 3-car garage dedicated to woodworking.
I didn’t have an assembly table, miter saw bench, or traditional workbench; all of which I now have in my shop and consider to be crucial to my workflow. My first jointer was a used Harbor Freight 6” jointer and my first planer was a used Jet 13” planer with an open stand that I refurbished. Both machines had straight knives and were great learning tools.
After two years, several promotions at work, and my wife graduating college, our finances changed. With the sale of my used machines, I was able to afford some new machines. You know the saying, “Go Big or Go Home!” I opted for a 7-foot long 8” wide jointer and 15” wide planer. I believe the Grizzly line of tools to be a great value and I never had an issue with either tool. But these machines were big, and while I was able to move both our cars out of the garage in order to mill lumber, it was a lot of work to set up these large tools. I’d often mill up extra material at the start of a project and then roll away the milling machines in hopes that I wouldn’t need to set them up again until the next project. That was rarely the case. I did this for over three years and I was happy with my setup for the most part. — @alabamawoodworker •
A good friend once told me "When things don't work out, take a step back and reasses, be patient and give it another try. That's the way to make something beautiful". Couldn't be happier for how my project came out. #woodworking#pine#dresser#project
From dusty and old to new and perfectly aged! This wooden coatrack just needed a little love to bring it back to life! Stands about 5’ tall. Asking $30 or if you want it painted a custom color add $10! Message/comment if interested in purchasing! #coatrack#repurposed#newcreation#rustic#new#decor