For my entry in the Summers Woodworking Third Annual Creative 2 X 4 Contest I chose to make a plant stand which has the form of a plant! Here’s the link to the “youtube video”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGo0_-mM1ZQ It’s the first video I’ve ever posted, in fact, the first to ever leave my recording device. Thanks for looking in and have a wonderful day all you Lumber Jocks.
Found a photo of a toy grader for sale on Etsy. Liked the style, thought I could make one myself, with a few modifications, of course. Original image found on etsy, which inspired the design. In my version, the blade is a different construction method. In a later version, I built the cab a different way as well, using dowels. This is an isometric view of the initial design. An exploded isometric view showing how the parts fit together. Plan of the parts with dimens...
I thought I would take some time to share the progress so far on my first “real” project and the one that’s really gotten me hooked on woodworking. I’ve always had an interest for making things and working with my hands and always have had a strong DIY attitude. There’s something about the satisfaction one gets when they have a task in hand and you deal with it on your own even if it’s out of your comfort zone. You get to learn new things along the way a...
Working with reclaimed wood can be very rewarding once the final product comes together. Unless you are purchasing it from someone who has already pulled the nails and cleaned the surface be prepared to put some effort into preparing it for projects. Collecting and preparing the raw materials often requires a lot of hard work. Having worked with a lot of reclaimed wood over the past several years more and more projects are demanding it especially since completing a barn tear down over the pas...
I remember living out on my smallholding and dreaming a little house for myself. Back in those days, the dream was to build a small cottage with a classic staircase. The idea was to build the house so that I could build a staircase. Not put the staircase in the house….you get my drift. This idea remained with me and when I moved to our small property in the village, that was my first thought. Staircase. Except. Bloody thing had twisted in my mind. Spiral staircase. The line...
Took a little break from the Re-Painting scene and squeezed in some Shop Time… Can You guess what I made?Began with a scrap 2 X 4 appropriately long enough for the task at hand and shaped the first profile with the Band Saw… Since the 2 X 4 didn’t have a very flat bottom, it was clamped between two scraps of Poplar that are flat… The Clamps were Leapfrogged down the length of the big ‘Sandwich’ as it was cut…Which gave this… More Profile c...
It’s Complete! With some paint screws and some half lap joinery, 2×4 bunk bed build is over. It was a fun project and will last a really long time. Check out the video, comment, like and subscribe. View on YouTube
Being new to woodworking, shop projects are a large part of my efforts as new tools come into the shop and the shop becomes more of a shop than a garage. I am refurbishing one wall at a time, so please keep that in mind when an unfinished wall comes into view. This was an early project to get my clamps out of the way. It was just a simple box placed on said unfinished wall. please excuse the trailer park curtains. They have been replaced now with the mini blinds. :) This is t...
I follow Darbin Orvar on Youtube and built the stool that she featured last year. i even tried something new to me, distressing a painted finish. I used the leftovers of the Teal Green bench that I made previously, and top coated it with leftover color from a kitchen project. I sanded some “worn” places on some of the edges for a used appearance. We were invited to the second birthday of a friend’s child and did not know what to give her. it came to me in a flash! The sto...
I just decided to take up wood working a little over a year ago due to health reasons. I could not continue with my past hobbies, so I decided to take up WW late in life. I know that I will never get the years of experience needed to accomplish what others do, but if I am having fun, so what? Fun is fun, at whatever level one is at. I work exclusively with pine or fir due to low cost and easy availability. I even use pocket hole screws, and pin nailers! My first project was a basic 5...
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