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This stylus was hand-turned on a lathe from a piece of yellow acrylic. It measures 4 to 4.5 inches long and is of the slimline design. This stylus is designed to be used on iPads or smartphones, to avoid leaving fingerprints or smudges on the screen.
Tagged: , woodworking , acrylic , office , accessories , computer
A gunsmith is trained to build and repair guns and various other varieties of firearms. There’s a lot of specializations throughout field and an interested candidate can pick from among designer, finisher, manufacturer, gun engraver, etc., amongst others. A profitable career in the gunsmithing profession involves mastering an array of skills that can include woodworking, metal engraving, knowledge of mathematics and science, and mechanical expertise. This post aims to list the educational requirements along with other prerequisites to be a gunsmith.
The best gunsmith should have an aptitude for learning technical skills as guns are designed to exacting standards and precise measurements. The gunsmith will typically have an innate interest on the history of guns and their production methods. Many gunsmiths may also be hobbyists or collectors of guns. It is necessary that gunsmiths should know about the importance of handling guns and their accessories safely. Different states have different gun laws and it’s crucial for you to be familiar with the local rules.
Prerequisites for Application
Should you be interested in becoming a gunsmith, a few conditions must be satisfied in order to become enrolled into a gunsmith school. They are:
How to Become a Gunsmith – Training Options
There are many choices to pick with regards to gunsmith training. However, it’s important to be sure that the school and also the course which they offer are accredited by the appropriate authorities.
Gunsmith trade school: These lessons are made available from vocational schools and community colleges. They furnish the most practical hands-on training. The courses are created to teach how to build, customize and repair guns.
Online gunsmith schools: An internet based gunsmith school may be fitting when you experience difficulty in traveling out and learn in a regular school. This course, in this case, is often learned without leaving the premises of your home. These are generally less expensive than regular gunsmith schools. The courses may also be finished in a shorter time as compared to a normal school. However, make sure that the course is a recognized one and it offers subjects which are appealing to you before you enroll into an on-line course.
Gunsmith apprenticeship: It’s smart to be the apprentice of any certified and famous gunsmith. If your real interest is guns, you can discover the trade from experienced hands within a short span of time while getting paid for it. However, you will need to ascertain that the gunsmith you intend to work for has sufficient experience and will give you information that’s both right and relevant in relation to guns, their manufacture and maintenance.
Short-term courses in gunsmith schools: Some institutions offer short-term courses in related subjects throughout the spring and summer months, the time of which varies from a few days to weeks.
Launching a Career As a Gunsmith
Most gunsmith courses (both online and traditional) provide scope for gaining comprehensive knowledge on the subject. However, to launch a rewarding career as a gunsmith, it is necessary that you undergo an apprenticeship under a good gunsmith to discover the tips and tricks and gain in-depth knowledge. A professional gunsmith should also acquire the appropriate licenses including the FFL (federal firearms license) which allows him/her to keep possession of someone else’s firearm for more than a day. Additionally, it is valuable to specialize or focus in a certain area of the subject such as designing, engraving, stockmarking, etc.
Additionally, it is of great value to work for armories and large firearm manufacturers and gain experience. This can help to advance your career or maybe develop your own gunsmith business.
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The art of carving….this is from a letter carrier tray I made about 20 years ago, it is made to fit from 3 projects I made prior to that, please check the links,
Tagged: , Letter tray , Carving , Woodcarving , Woodworking , Inlay , Shell , Walnut , Rosewood , Tagua nut , Chetty , Teak , Cherry burl , Maple , Nikon D750 , Craft , Granite , Counter top , Tray
a rework of an image taken last Autumn. Not getting much joy with the camera at the moment. I have had a major computer issue causing the loss of some of my favourite work this year and feeling a little cheesed off as a result. Had a look at some of last years Autumn images to try and rekindle my enthusiasm for the weeks ahead.
Tagged: , trees , tree , texture , nature , woodland , woods , ICM , ShaunArgent , seasons , autumn , colour , landscapes , leaves , longexposure
Here’s my first furniture build, a shaker style Book Case, from the book ‘Working Wood 1 & 2" by master craftsman Paul Sellers, I finished this with de-waxed shellac then 3 layers of water based gloss varnish, the wood used is Scandinavian Redwood Pine, I plan on making more of them to build my skills further. This was all made with hand tools only and has housed dado joints for the shelves, tops and bottom and 2 mortice and tenon joints to help stop it from racking, it is designed to be simple elegant and minimal.
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What is a Louver Groover?
A louver-groover is a woodworking machine that cuts route stiles for fixed slat louver doors, and can also drill holes for movable shutters, with both left hand and right hand stiles. Louvering for doors and windows has been in practice for hundreds of years. But today’s louver groovers make the process significantly easier, particularly in the case of industrial grade lover groovers. Although louvering is a specific woodworking practice, the types of products that can contain louvering are extensive. Typically, one thinks of louvering in terms of interior wooden doors and blinds and exterior shutters. But there are also various types of furniture that have louvering applied, from hutches to small side tables. Unlike some woodworking machines, louver groovers are generally not adaptable to other woodworking applications, making them feasible for only woodworking operations that perform louvering. However, louver-groovers do come in different sizes and capacities, with the larger models generally being highest in capacity and fit for operations that have a commercial level production demand and occupy a warehouse style workspace.
Is it Sensible to Buy Louver Groovers Used?
Whether or not to buy a used louver-groover typically depends on two factors: how much the machine costs new and what level of usage the machine can withstand. Although louvers are regarded as commercial woodworking machinery, some models are constructed for use in woodshops and smaller woodworking operations, as reflected by their lower price. In such cases, saving a little money buy purchasing a louver used wouldn’t result in a great buy considering the lifespan of the machine. However, in the case of industrial capacity louvers, whose price can easily rise to tens of thousands of dollars, buying used is sensible. Industrial woodworking machines are designed to stand up to commercial level use for years on end without experiencing a noticeable decline in efficiency or dependability, making it possible to receive new machine quality at a used machine price.
How Do You Assess the Quality of Used Louver Groovers?
Assessing the quality of a used louver groover follows the same four-part process as assessing the quality of other used woodworking machines. Part one is to only buy a louver groover from a professional seller of used woodworking machinery (e.g. eBay merchants and auctioneers are generally not professional sellers). Part two is to research a seller’s reputation at the Better Business Bureau; if a seller has unresolved customer complaints on its record, look for a different seller. Part three is to obtain a copy of a machine’s official logged service record to make sure that it’s been properly maintained. Part four is to conduct a first person inspection of the machine, or have a trusted thirty do the inspection for you. Following these steps should lead you to a quality used louver groover.
Woodworking to a beginner can seem overwhelming, complicated and costly. From the expense of the woodworking tools and materials to the time needed to go over the plans and blueprints of a project. The truth is, woodworking is not difficult to learn. Once you get the basics down, the rest will fall into place. It does take time to become a skilled woodworker, but if you love building things, then this hobby can be very rewarding.
For those of you who are interested in getting started in woodworking, I am going to provide you with some useful tips that will help you get the most out of your woodworking projects.
Now that you have a few basic beginner woodworking tips, you are well on your way to becoming the woodworker you want to be. Remember, it will take some time to get there, but with a little patience and dedication, you can become the skilled woodworker that you have always dreamed of.