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This is my place where I can give my opinion, thoughts comments and ideas on just about everything and anything related to woodcarving and woodworking. Feel free to join in and comment or ask questions about anything yourself, just keep it clean...Enjoy...Kevin
|Posted by kevin doherty on March 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM||comments (0)|
Are you Mad About Manga?
Do you Love to Draw Manga?
Do you know How to Draw Manga Well?
Still, If so, are you happy with the results of your Manga Drawings?
I Still have problems with how to draw manga eyes myself. and don't forget that famous manga face. Not easy to get right huh?
I always wanted to know how to draw a manga girl to go with my manga guy character that I make all the time but I just couldn't seem to get her right.
I could never come up with the right expression in her eyes, the positioning and movement of the hands, or the way her hair and clothing sits on her form.
Then I realised I am probibly not alone, i bet a huge number of people share the same difficulties when drawing Manga.
The great news is that I have found a very easy to follow 'how to draw Manga' book called 'Mad About Manga'.
This book is available right here for instant download (which means you can be reading it within 5 minutes from now)
and is designed to help you overcome many common Manga drawing challenges and teach you exactly how to create seriously impressive Manga art, no matter what your level of experience!
I find it very helpful and have solved my problems Drawing Manga for good.
I have even come up with some new characters of my own without copying other peoples art. A must have for Manga enthusiasts to improve and master thier Manga Drawings...Check it out here and keep drawing.
|Posted by kevin doherty on March 28, 2019 at 1:45 PM||comments (0)|
Now and then along comes a product I just think is cool and have to tell others about.
This week I stumbled across this watch. It's made of wood (walnut wood) no less and I just think it's the coolest thing. You know, being that I work with wood almost every day.
It's said that the energy of trees can help any mind, body or even spiritual problem so with this watch touching your skin all day, I bet the feel of the wood must have a pretty calming and relaxing effect on your body and mind.
It's also a very different and stylish piece of jewelry to be sporting around on your wrist all day to boot.
Definately gets a thumbs up from this woodworker!
Anyway , thought i'd share it with everyone, and if you'd like to pick one up for yourself, here is the site where you can get these amazing watches. For 50% off right now!
Or you can click on the pics below. Until my next post have a great day....Kevin
|Posted by kevin doherty on March 23, 2019 at 9:30 AM||comments (0)|
Hi everyone, my new youtube channel
Draw4Fun With Kevin
is up and running and looking for subscribers.
If you like drawing and doodling then check it out and learn to draw all kinds of cool stuff step by step with me on youtube...
Here is a video showing some of the projects weve already done on the channel. Hope to see you there...Kevin
|Posted by kevin doherty on August 29, 2018 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by kevin doherty on August 28, 2018 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
TedsWoodworking 16,000 Woodworking Plans Review
Hello Fellow Wood Carvers and wood workers.Have you ever gone out to your shop and wanted to create something cool but ended up not knowing what to make?
I hate that! Don't you? Or am I the only one who does that?
Anyway, I have all the tools I need, I could really make anything that I wanted. Sometimes I just can't think of what that one project would be LOL.
Well, I just came across a site with over 16,000 downloadable woodworking plans, its called Teds Woodworking Plans and I don't think I'll ever be at a loss for something to make ever again.
So, I thought Id give an honest review of this site, Here we go...
First of all, If you want to start a woodworking project, you will need alot of information, such as schematics, blueprints, a list of materials you'll be using, dimensions etc right?
So I checked out TedsWoodworking. I found the the plans to be clearly drawn and there're step-by-step explainations of how the plan should be done and put together are pretty clear.
Many other sites have collections of plans but the dimensions are totally wrong or they don't even include a parts list, material list or the tools you will need. If you're one of those people who have bought plans like this in the past, TedsWoodworking will change your perception.
With Ted's Woodworking you will get everything you need:
-Detailed Diagrams with a full set of dimensions
-Step -by-step instructions on how to start your project
-The necessary materials for that particular project
-All the woodworking tools you will need
If you are a beginner or have done some woodworking you will find these plans easy-to-follow because the instructions are very clearly written. The woodworking plans are pretty straightforward and not complicated at all. Even if you are a total newcomer to woodworking you can master all the techniques that are needed and develop the woodworking skills very quickly by following the instructions.
Another thing which is so great about these is that there are some videos included , some to guide you in how to build benches, home furniture, dog houses, bird feeders, sheds and much much more.
You also get a lifetime membership acess included in the package, and you get it no cost to you as they are free with no additional charges at all! This alone is worth the entire price for the plans.
Ted Mcgrath is a very dedicated and experienced woodworker who knows what he is talking about when it comes to woodworking and DIY projects s he has been a woodworker for many many years.
There is only one drawback that I could find and it was with 16,000 woodworking plans you are bound to get some which look a little disorganized but that is understandable as it is very difficult to place all these plans into their proper categories. Secondly, it might take you a little longer to do the all thr downloads because of the size of them. But the members area does include an option to upgrade to the DVD so you can save time on downloading.
Truth is, I've been a carver and woodworker for what seems like forever, and I haven't found anything like this for less than 10's of thousands of dollars. Here's the bottom line: If you are planning to start on your woodworking project or shop, this isn't something you SHOULD use, it's something that you would be Insane not to use. That's my opinion.
|Posted by kevin doherty on August 28, 2018 at 1:35 PM||comments (1)|
Can you really make money with your woodcarving?
Well, the answer is Yes.
But not without learning how to do at least decent quality work.
Sometimes you can hit just the right niche and that's all you need as long as your skills are good enough to produce a recognizable carving.
Wood spirits for instance like I like to carve are great sellers almost anywhere, they have many ways you can utilize them once you can carve them decent enough to sell.
For instance you can put them on
Bottle stoppers, walking sticks, canes, wall hangings, knife handles, almost anything made of wood.
Here are some examples and places to sell your work.
Etsy.com is a great place you can open your own shop and sell.
Ebay.com is a great place to move woodspirits on a regular basis.
Flea Markets are always a great selling place where people get wowed everytime they see your carvings.
Art shows and craft shows sell well.
Make your own website and drive traffic to it such as Stixandstonewoodcarving.com
These are just a few ways to move your carvings.
Being a good business person is most of the work, the carving is the fun part. That's My Opinion
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What Is FurnitureCraftPlans All About?
The package contains over 9,000 premium woodworking furniture and
craft plans that you can easily follow at home. These projects
cover a variety of different projects you can work on at home; -
mostly focusing on furniture and small crafts.
It contains all the necessary info which includes drawing out clear
diagrams, accurate dimensions and gave detailed explanations on the
plans design .
We think this is extremely important because we have seen plenty of
free woodworking plans (or pay) on other sites that are created
Some have inaccurate dimensions, some did not explain what exactly
tools are needed during the woodworking process while some only
provide the diagrams without proper step by step instructions
on how to do it. You know what I mean if you've paid for those
lousy woodworking plans in the past.
Well fortunately, these flaws and mistakes are hardly be seen
The good stuff:
- All materials and tools needed for a start are properly listed.
- Diagrams are clear and with accurate dimensions.
- Photos are also included; nothing was left to the imagination.
- Detailed explanation of plans will guide you from the scratch
to the end.
- All is ready to be printed with proper categorization
Only thing I could complain about is that there are too many plans
after downloading and sometimes you can feel overwhelmed. But as you
can imagine, it is difficult to go through over 9,000 plans.
My suggestion is to focus on the projects you want to work with first.
As it is categorized, all you need to do is to search and/or go to the
category you want. Eg: I started with a simple birdhouse so I went to
the "outdoor small crafts" section to look for related plans.
I highly recommend this package if you enjoy working with wood. It
offers fantastic value for money. The woodworking plans are not
complicated, they are straightforward and extremely easy to follow .
Even a complete newbie is able to master the woodworking skills and
techniques within minutes by following the clear and concise
One thing I really enjoy are the free updates. From what we've seen,
they are consistently updating their members' area with new woodworking
plans, all for free without additional charges.
As of writing today, the site is giving away a free bonus called
"Woodworking Made Easy". So if you want to grab the free offer, click
here to visit the site now.