I had a small piece of pine laying around and a free afternoon so I decided to carve another spoon. I wanted it to be small (somewhere between a teaspoon and a tablespoon) and simple in shape. I traced around some plastic spoon I had in my kitchen and altered the handle shape a bit. With the outline ready I went to work. I made some stop-cuts with a saw and bashed out the waste with a 20mm chisel. I also did the same to the underside since the stock was way too thick for a spoon.I find ...
We were looking for a garden shed for our tools and gardening stuff. We have a big backyard so we wanted a 10’ x 10’.The instructions were easy to understand and it took us about 6 hrs to put up from the time we opened the box. We had a bit of trouble putting on the last part of the roof, but all it took was a quick email and they got back to us quickly.We have since had several people comment on our ‘good looking’ shed and are surprised how inexpensive it was. Happy t...
Hello All, Just found some time to send an update to Lumber Jocks. Spud Woodworks is growing once more, this time I have launched a new product line! I acquired a NEW in the box 1995 Delta Scroll Saw on Ebay… That’s right, I couldn’t believe it when I came across it! And it is beautiful and works amazingly. Anyhow, I decided to start making wood puzzles and I designed my first set of them to begin selling. I also added some walnut and maple blocks to my wooden blocks p...
I needed a box to put stuff in for the back oif my vehicle. The cardboard box I was using is just not cutting it any longer. http://youtu.be/he404RHCUnM Thanks so much for watching! Chris
The last video on building my workbench. http://youtu.be/n0iY1vvdSCM
Video on the workshop clock and a little update on the workshop.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIeNeLpWtQA
Sometimes I just want to make something. I get the woodworking bug so bad I just gotta do something and it doesn’t matter what. Am I alone in this? Luckily, I’ve been able to do a few woodworking things lately. I made lumber racks for my shop; I made a little platform that my lawnmower can fit underneath and that I can store my wheelbarrow on top of, thus making more room in the shop. I also just finished one of those pallet signs like you see on pinterest (for my sister-i...
Today, I installed a light, the shop finally feels usable, and the lightbulb is dimmly glowing in my mind. We have been looking for a house for the past year and a half and finally moved just before Thanksgiving. Moving is a bittersweet experince – leaving a place with so many memories that we made so comfortable over the past 10 years and then starting over – and the excitement of a fresh start, a new space, and a new neighborhood. Three months later, we are pretty muc...
"adirondack chair making" #1: my first adirondack chair was made in 1995, now two decades later, I am still at it
when I was a freshman in high school (1995), I won the end of the year award for woodshop when I produced an Adirondack Chair. Now 2014, I am still at it. I only get better and better at them. Now I am giving them some Texas, southwestern, rustic flare with a cut-out the shape of the state. I now make Adirondack chairs on a weekly basis mostly for therapy. But I sell them too. In post(s) to follow I will explain more about Adirondack chair making.
I’m working on a cane for my son-in-law’s father. He’s a fanatical turkey hunter and this is a surprise for his birthday in March. John provided a turkey foot as a model for me and I took pictures and enlarged them to get the foot to a size that would be usable as a cane handle. I also modified one of the claws to prevent having a piece sticking out that might get broken. I have a glue joint fight below that toe, so I have the grain of the wood running properly for strength....
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