Summers woodworking is hosting a creative birdhouse contest and this is my entry for that. http://youtu.be/tPPxoIxHNNQ Chris
...is my treasure and my wife’s entertainment. Part of my day job is doing service calls on a variety of issues relating to locks and doors. As such I meet a lot of people. Today I had the fortune of meeting Bill. Bill was a navy man in WWII and had his ear drums blown out by a deck gun. We were chit chatting as I did my thing and an antique work bench sitting in the corner came up. He asked if I wanted to buy it, I did and got it for cheap complete with a fair number of tools. I...
I saw a description of a double screw Moxon vise made from a pair of handscrew clamps in a recent issue of Popular Woodworking and thought it would be a useful addition to my shop. I had some seldom used handscrew clamps and a 4’ Oak 3/4” x 5 1/2”, so off I went. My first bad decision came when I considered how to remove one of the handscrews from the clamps. The clamps are designed so that the handles on the screws stop the opening of the clamp before the screw...
!https://s3.amazonaws.com/ljimg/msmhcxu.jpg! Down an an unassuming backstreet north of BURNHAM SOUTH BUCKS ENGLAND, you’ll find – improbably – 540 acres of beech and birch woodland, with cows, pigs, sheep and ponies grazing contentedly alongside dog-walkers and families out for a stroll. Equally surprisingly, this ancient pocket of gnarly forest, ponds and heath – some of the trees predate Shakespeare – is owned by the Corporation of London, who snapped it up in 1880 to prevent a ...
http://youtu.be/aRlhNQ3UNsg In this video I show how I build three paper towel holder using a design by Winfried Wondel….and the time it took to complete this simple little prodject!
Took a job last year up in PA. which kept me from my shop most of the time, and away from Lumber jocks. Now I am getting to finish a project I started last summer. Refurbishing an old wooden chest. It was a wreck, half of the bottom part of the chest was gone, but the top was intact. It also has little metal wheels on the bottom of it for rolling it around which I thought was kind of odd. Never saw anything like that so early. I have restored it to better than found c...
Well I new this wouldn’t last. but it was great as long as it did, What I’m talking about is my wood sorce was a friend of mine worked at a factory that received there inventory with 1/8”, 1/4” and 1/2” plywood, and so he was able to pick up truck loads of it. Believe it or not, it was really nice wood. Beautiful grain, and I coulkd actually fit the pictures to the wood. Would you believe I lost his Phone number I have been trying to get ahoad of him, to get anot...
I have spent the better part of my life building what I would call rustic furniture, I love the experience of going out into the woods and find some unique natural branch, bark or burl and incorporating it into a design.. Doing this thing on YouTube where I have been sharing ideas and jigs that I build to (I hope) inspire people to thinking out side of the realm of traditional craftsmanship and maybe try something new.. any way the link below is to a slide show of a few off the pieces I have ...
Here is the process of Country Style Rustic Mailbox making. Only natural and new matherials were used. Handmad aging, handmade metal forging. Special made rust. It’s a collective image made from different old mailboxes.It was a special order – and my customer was very happy when she recived it. Here is her review : ” Residential mailbox by * Aug 16th 2013WOW!!!! Is the words to describe this!!!!!! He is AMAZINGLY TALENTED!!!!! He described every detail & step along the...
So I’m working on another project: I have some various pieces of what I believe is Douglas Fir, some 4×4x4 posts, shorter 4×4 pieces and a nice Pine slab (I think, could be Fir as well) from a construction project nearby that was advertised as “free firewood” after they were done pouring the concrete, & why you would wanna burn such great wood, I’ll never know. I set the slab up on some 12 inch 4×4s to get a feel for how it might look. I...
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