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105 posts in 165 days
Location: Lincoln, NE
Out of economic necessity, and because I enjoy it, I like figuring out what I can make with what I have or can salvage. So no $5,000 cabinet saws or Lie Nielson hand planes here, but I manage to still make nice things with an old log, some broken pallets, and a few hand-me down tools.
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|commented on||Garden Bench||18 days ago|
|commented on||Garden Bench||31 days ago|
|added project||Garden Bench||39 days ago|
|commented on||Under the sea automaton with turtle, shark, octopus and fish||40 days ago|
|commented on||Ash & Walnut Three Leg Chair||53 days ago|
|commented on||Three Leg Chair||53 days ago|
|commented on||Reclaimed 75 yr old white oak into tiny tool caddy||59 days ago|
|commented on||Kids chair with marble race back.||69 days ago|
|commented on||Dovetailed Step||71 days ago|
|commented on||Antique desk||71 days ago|
|commented on||Table saw stand||82 days ago|
|added blog entry||garden bench #2: just some more in-progress pics||83 days ago|
|replied on||What's your hand plane restoration philosophy?||85 days ago|
|commented on||Twin for the twins||90 days ago|
|commented on||Pinewood Derby Car Carrier||95 days ago|
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I work at a nature center and each year they have some sort of auction of items made my local artisans or craftsman as a fundraiser. One year is was painted rain-barrels, the next was bird houses. etc. This year it is garden benches. You submit...
I have have all the ribs formed, and glued onto the blocks. Wife’s old curling iron (shhh) makes a fine bending iron. The linings were more difficult than I anticipated. I ended up using a small branch from a goofy tree in my backyar...
With some great advice from some LJ members I cooked up some Knox gelatin glue to put the back together. I mixed up one packet of gelatine with some water in a little glass jar and stuck that jar in the crock pot with a few inches of water in...
Making a violin....maybe #1: The begining. A hair brained idea at attempting something kinda crrazy.
Violin construction has always intrigued me and I got a bug in my bonnet about 10 years ago to make a violin. No, I haven’t actually made one yet. Just a lot of false starts. I have carved a couple of tops and backs. first top I made I m...