Here’s a simple shelf that I built and installed in about an hour one morning. I needed some additional space in the kitchen to store spices. I live and work in an old two story farm house and there just wasn’t a good place to store some things. So… I built this shelf from some black walnut in my cutoff bin. I make custom gunstocks so I end up with a lot of great looking wood that’s too short, too narrow, or has some other defect that won’t make a good looking g...
Lately I have been building a lot of little helpers for our kitchen, mostly because have been doing a lot of cooking and baking. about four months ago we found out my wife is a type 2 diabetic and the first thing the doctor wanted her to do was to change her diet. She joined Weight Watchers, stopped eating sugar, and I started baking all our bread. I also raised a garden this year and canned which put me in the kitchen more than the shop. Being in the kitchen I started seeing places I could i...
There are a lot of means to cut squared ravioli. Todays plastic and Teflon gadgets are worldwide cheaply widespread by Chinese industry. However I found this piece fun to make, and got good practice for future grating pieces. And yes, I put my helmet on to compete with the excellent pieces already submitted on the CS1 !!!!! WOWWell, at least we have a ticket for LJ T shirt. This is the final piece, to mark ravioli Measure 6×6 ”, and each square is 30mm Started with a p...
Creating this project was fun, because it was a combined effort that Keith and I made together. I wanted a wine bottle holder for our kitchen, but after looking in stores and online I couldn’t find one that I really liked. So, thinking like a LJ I decided to design one myself, and asked Keith if it was something we could do as a weekend project together. This is my original pencil drawing showing the design I came up with: Next, I came up with a design for the carvings we would ...
These salad spoons and a little bonus spoon were carved from recycled wood ( rimu – dacrydium cupressinum). Below is a bit of history of how they used to be made and in particular how I made this one, considering that it was from recycled wood and not from a tree. Traditional spoon making Historically spoons were rived from a log and rough carved with an axe. Riving, or splitting wood was usually done with a froe and a mallet. A hatchet was used to shape and smooth the general...
CS1 Spaghetti Measurer How do you ever know how much spaghetti to cook? Either you have to eat pasta 3 days in a row or you have to drown it in sauce to fill the plate. This handy little Spaghetti Measurer will remove the guess work. It is an easy project, suitable for woodworkers of all skill levels. The only tools required are a drill, a selection of Forstner bits, a coping saw and some sandpaper, off course. I made this one from a piece of African Rosewood, 10mm thick and arou...
This is not a brand new project. I submitted it, because of a request by MsDebbieP for the CS1 Kitchen challenge. I was out in the shop one day, & thought to myself, what can I make? I said, how about making a recipe holder easel for Barb’s kitchen. So I dug out some pieces of wood from my scrap bin, & proceeded with the project. I didn’t have a plan, but I knew what I wanted it to look like, so the first thing I made was the main spindle post. Then I ma...
How could I pass up the opportunity to make a blog with a title like that? Here is the finished project, a cheese slicer: Thanks to SPalm for the original idea, blog, and parts source for making these cheese slicers. I offer this blog up because I used some slightly different methods in creating mine. Thanks to degoose for his “drunken” cutting board design that was the inspiration for my design. I think mine goes beyond merely drunken to wasted. Thanks to poroskywood for of...
After recieving MsDebbies post this morning I thought I should take a few pictures of this step stool and enter the kitchen challenge. The step stool was made on the request of MBH as she is sligtly vertically challenged and couldn’t reach the upper cabinets in the kitchen. Since then it has become more of a utilty stool used mostly for painting.The plan was published on the Home Hardware site as a free download. I made it out of pine scraps that I had around the shop. The stool was...
If you are thinking that this blog is a shameless attempt to snag some great prizes, you are correct. It is also a way to get some scraps out of hiding and back into circulation.It could also be a first project for a child. You can go high tech or low tech. Use what you have. I used a bandsaw, a file, a sanding block, and a workbench vise and f clamp to hold it. You can make these with less than that. Router tables, jigs, and power sanding equipment could put you in production on a larger ...
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