One of the joys of being a hand tool woodworker is the anticipation of visiting local estate and yard sales in the hopes of turning up some vintage tools, lumber stashes, hardware, and other items to add to the workshop. When I look over th...
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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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The handsawgeek workshop has been somewhat idle as of late. Actually it hasn’t been totally idle, it’s just been temporarily re-purposed… I blame my grand-kids…. They got me hooked on building with LEGO. But before y...
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...
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...