Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Sidebar - Stickers, Projects, Shop Visitors, Woodworking In America 2015

Here is a quick update about what's going on in The Carmichael Workshop.  I haven't had much shop time lately, so I thought I would catch up on stickers I've received, my recent projects, some visitors to my shop, and the upcoming Woodworking In America event!

If you would like to swap stickers, please email me at  I also have stickers for sale at my Etsy Store, and don't forget that I have T-Shirts, Mugs and other products for sale at my Spreadshirt Store!

Thanks for watching and thank you for your support!  Have an awesome day!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Flower Press Collaboration and Visitors to the Workshop!

I recently had some visitors in my shop to collaborate on a Flower Press project.  Cy from Cy's Corner traveled from Louisiana.  Sarah and Charley from Slowvannah Farms traveled from Savannah, GA.  And Tim Munsey of Tim's Woodworking paid me a virtual visit from California!  Watch all four parts of our Flower Press collaboration below.

Part 1 - Tim Munsey builds an awesome Flower Press.  I've never seen a flower press before.  It's a pretty cool contraption.  Tim shipped it to Cy when he was done.

Part 2 - After receiving the flower press from Tim, Cy added some beautiful floral intarsia on the top.  I love watching Cy do intarsia.  She is so good at it.  Cy brought the flower press over to my shop and it was just beautiful!

Part 3 - With the flower press complete, the next step was to prepare some frames for the pressed flowers that Sarah was going to make.  We made frames that would stand on a table top.  They had a walnut base with pecan sides and two panes of glass.  Sarah and Charley took the frames and flower press home to finish the project.

Part 4 - Back at Slowvannah Farms, Sarah squished some flowers with the flower press to get them ready to frame between the glass panes.  Watch as Sarah and Charley overcome a couple of challenges to complete the awesome framed pressed flowers.

Extras - As you can see by watching these extra clips, we had a great time visiting with each other.  This collaboration was a lot of fun and I hope to hang out with Cy, Sarah, Charley, and Tim again sometime!