A (un)Worthy First Post
I'm glad to see Mark ok'ed this topic and put it up. I certainly wish I had a good project to share but I don't exactly have experience in carving or pyrography save the following two stories that make me laugh.
My Carving Story:
When I was about 8 or 9 I used a folding wood saw that my grandfather gave me as a Christmas present to cut everything in site, much to my mother's chagrin. I also admired that same grandfather for his beautiful handcarved animals. So, one day after spending at least 2 hours cutting off the end of a cedar 4" x 4", with my little saw I decided to carve something from the 4" x 4" x 2" block. All that I could find was a screwdriver and a tack hammer, and the next 5 hours I proceded to carve a VERY crude round bowl with them. I've always thought of it as a fitting image of the start of my woodworking interest. In my DUMB days in college, I cut notches into it, sanded it, and used it as an ash tray. It's still around somewhere packed away in a box!
My Pyrography Story:
In junior high I had a whole gang of "cowboy" friends (I'm from a small Texas town). We thought it was the coolest thing in the world to go around with a magnifying glass and burn our names into telephone poles on bright sunny days. I wonder if I could find any of these if I ever went back to visit?
Ok, now someone post something legitimate for us all to admire and learn from!!!
Josh the Marine