Thought I’d share one of my more popular projects with everyone. This is a candle holder that I make quite a few of and still now and again make mistakes as you will see. I hope everyone enjoys this episode—
Last year (July 2009) I was diagnosed with stage 4 (terminal) colon cancer. I had metastasis to my liver and lymph nodes. The doctors told me to get my final affairs in order, and that I might not live through the end of the year. Well, clearly I have managed to stay here a bit longer then expected. Thanks to the good Lord for providing me with the people I needed to beat the cancer back, and the attitude that was required to help it all come together. I was told by my oncologist that there w...
This is one of those well intentioned projects that started and got put on hold for many varied reasons/excuses. I’ve decided I just have to finish it before my daughter is too old to be interested. Otherwise, I’ll be sitting the playroom losing my marbles all by myself. I saw these plans years ago in a Lee Valley flyer and went out and bought them along with the kit that supplies the ball bearings (marbles), xylophone keys and bell. Here’s the picture from the catalog...
It’s funny how innovative we can be when we have to. I grew up with modest means and learned early in life not to waste things and to take care of what I have. Things didn’t come easy for us so we had to use what we had and make it last. I don’t see anything wrong with that. I think it is a good way to think for many reasons. I had a friend who used to tell people he loved to lend me his tools because when he got them back, they were cleaned and looked like new again....
Well, even though my shop was functioning just fine I’m forced to reorganize. Now don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t perfect by any means but since I’ll have to clear out the basement completely anyways I might as well re-assess the situation. Idealistic Plan of Action: #1. Fix the root of the problem: I had problems with back-up from the drain as well as some leaking in the foundation. My plumber Brother-In-Law is going to help me out with the back up problem and I...
This october on pbs a new woodworking show will be coming out. With norm gone now, and the internet taking woodworking by storm I am querious to see the quality of tommys new show. Im sure it will be great. To read the full story and get all the latest details that pbs posted today Click Here
Hey Guys. i’ve been building this contemporary bed for about 2 weeks now and I finally have something work posting. This bed is built out of a combination of plywood and poplar as it is to be painted. It has 6 drawers under the piece as well. So to start off The actual bed area where the drawers are is made out of plywood made in a very similar manner to cabinets. More or less it is just 3 cabinets that are screwed together so they can be taken apart later if Need be. As y...
Well it is the end of the month so we have a new winner. Each month we pick a winner at random to win tools,books,dvds etc. How you win is simple, just being active on the site with the question of the week, comments or e-mails and you may be the one picked at random at the end of the month. The more comments and e-mails the better your chances of free stuff. Click Here to see if you are this months winner.
Well as everyone knows there is good times and theres the bad. A fellow woodworker who has cancer and is fighting for his life. Cancer is know easy thing to get through. There is a link for details on how you can help duane. You will also find a link to his website to read his whole story and find out what you can do to help. www.hisingwooddesign.com
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