Last weekend I made my trek to New Jersey. Friday night was spent enjoying magic tricks, games, and conversation, and a nice long sanding session in my hotel room. Saturday morning was wrestling practice – think room full of testosterone. ...
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Location: Eastern Massachusetts
I'm a largely self-taught woodworker. I've always got several projects in mid-stream - I start more than I actually finish. My family and friends are usually the recipients of those projects I do finish.
I dream of ditching the day job (as a computer geek) and enrolling full-time at the North Bennett Street School in Boston (where I took at workshop class last spring) and then abandoning the big city for the wilds of the Adirondack mountains. Don't expect this to happen anytime soon...
The name of my website is in honor of my granddad who worked in the building trades and who I loved to watch work on the old house I grew up in. Of course, he didn't think girls belonged in the shop, so I never did get to learn anything from him.
-- Chelle http://artsgranddaughter.blogspot.com
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Every gingerbread house worth it’s salt needs decorations – candy canes, gingerbread men, gum drops… The houses I’ve been working on will be no different, although the decorations will be wood not actual gingerbread. ...
A couple of class nights (adult ed open workshop) provided me with the time to mill the necessary lumber for the houses. I was also able to cut the 45 degree angles on the roof parts and the top edge of the walls. The remainder of the work to da...
Each year on the first weekend of December I travel to New Jersey to spend the weekend with my nephew, who is now 6. We go swimming at the hotel, have lunch out, and work on a project. The first project, when he was 2, was a set of shelves for t...
I finally got the time today to work on the ornament design. An hour or so of scanning, printing, cutting and pasting got me to a design that looked promising. There are a few layout lines showing in this, the black lines are the pattern lines. ...