Another day, another dollar, right? Today was a bit slow in the shop so I took advantage of the lack of co-worker presence and shop room to do some personal work. I re-milled the refurbished cedar today. It’s obvious to me that I’ll need to mill some more to complete all the doors. It’s been a toss up between shaker doors with a fibrex panel sprayed with a coloured lacquer or solid panel doors. I struggled with this decision because I don’t like building something...
Bought a house with no front entrance… I was tired of people walking through my garage (AKA Shop) to get in the house. After a little Auto-CAD and alot of elbow grease, these are the fruits of my labour.
Well this lamp is almost done. Tomorrow we will mount the lamps to the bases, run the cords and Tim will patch the lamps. I have not yet got my learning on how to do this. I have the basics down but havent tried it. He has pretty much mastered it so I will let him keep on with this task. We will have 10 lamps finished this weekend and next week we will start on a floor lamp and end table. These are custom orders that need to go out. I think I will blog about them as well. Anyway here is th...
I am in the planing stage on putting in an out door kitchen. I am going to make a work table with a sink in it. I want it to look like a wood shop work bench not like kitchen cabinets. Could some of you give me some hints on getting started?
I have decide to turn only reclaimed, American woods. I’m doing this for several reasons:1) There are trees that we pass, and largely ignore, everyday. Turning this wood gives me a chance to reintroduce myself and others to to this amazing world. I love the outdoors, and I go hiking, exploring, and “wood hunting” with my son quite often. I want to be able to point to a tree and tell him what it is. But as I’ve started trying to identify the species of wood that I&...
The other day I posted a couple of projects where I used some reddish-white wood, that we around here call “Cedar.” I don’t know what the species name is, some say Western Red, some Say Eastern Red, so I don’t know for sure. I received enough interest on the wood type from commenters to the project and emails,, that I did some checking around, and I found a local source for this red/white cedar wood with the aromatic smell if anyone is interested in it. It would c...
Aginst my better judgment, someone convinced me to set up at a local festival-craft show.The last couple of weeks we have been working hard getting ready for the show at Riverfest at Leavenworth. I was thinking that after the show we would be able to slow down and mellow out a little but, I think not. I got so many orders for signs that the next few weeks will be a bit hectic again. Well not “so many” orders, I think it was 10 or 11 but some of them want more then one sign. I ...
I decided to make a hope chest for my wife for our 5 year anniversary since the theme of the anniversary is wood. She told me when we first started dating that she always wanted one. It took awhile to find a design I liked, and it was one from tooldad. He made a solid cedar raised panel blanket chest I loved the design!
Now that the wagon vise is sorted out and functioning quite well I might add (am having too much fun with it right now tbh).. Last night after work (1am.. pretty sure my neighbors hate me right now) I decided to go ahead and make the 1” dog for the vise. Fairly straight forward. Sanded the 1” dowel slightly to give it a smooth fit (using the vise to do it no less :D ) Then cut to length, cut an angled notch at the top and then used my 1/4” chisel to cut a grove d...
So far for the next entry in this woodburning series I pretty sure that I’m either going to burn Mettalica’s Death Magnetic album( thier great new album by the way, hit song the day that never comes) or Buckethead’s hit album Jumpman. Buckethead is pretty much one of most over looked guitarists of all time, if you haven’t heard him you should look him up, most of his stuff is intrumentals though. But anyway back to wood burning I guess I’ll let the readers decide...
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