This past weekend, we enjoyed two days of 70+ degree weather here in Castle Rock, Colorado. The formerly huge piles of February snow in the yard have finally melted. Consequently, the handsawgeek did not spend any time at all doing woodworking...
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Location: Castle Rock, Colorado
I live in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado with my lovely wife.
I have three daughters, all grown, and 2 grandkids (so far)
I work in the consumer satellite TV industry.
I am an active musician, playing electric and acoustic violins, guitars, and mandolins.
Oher interests / hobbies include philately, numismatics, cartooning, gardening, and antique collecting. Also am a part time Civil War history buff.
I have been working wood for quite some time. Until about around 2 years ago, I worked strictly with power tools, now I am a professed Neander. My favorite stuff to build is in the realm of wood toys. Even more fun with grandkids around...
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Venkman: “Egon, this reminds me of the time you tried to drill a hole through your head, remember that?” Egon: “That would’ve worked if you didn’t stop me!” -from Ghostbusters A few posts back, I wrote about an old well-used mallet ...
This week’s Poor Man’s Tool is born of an idea that I learned about from a gentleman who turned beautiful aspen wood vases and sold them on consignment at my Step-Dad’s art gallery. Possibly, many of you who are experienced turners may have s...
Today’s poor man’s tool offering is a somewhat fancy shop built sanding block. It’s still considered ‘poor man’s’ because it was fashioned from scrap ¼” plywood and 1” pine. The unique feature of this design is the holder for the sheets of...
From the first day I joined LumberJocks, I have seen tons of posts showing really neat wood toys and other projects that members have lovingly made for their grandkids. Being blessed with a couple of my own, I can say that I’m proud to be part ...