I had an oak pallet which I broke down and was able to salvage enough to make two iPad stands. They were made as gifts for Christmas. My wife showed me pictures of these on Etsy saying that her sister wanted one. So one went to her and the oth...
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Location: Canton, GA
I have worked in the tire industry since 2006 and have been a musician my whole life. For years I thought being a musician would turn into a career, but it never worked out, so now I just play random gigs here and there for friends.
Woodworking for me was a life-saver. I was a new dad, work was stressing me out and I felt like I was gonna snap. It has been such a great way for me to just escape for a little while. I can just focus on the task at hand and forget everything else for a moment in time. I find it to be very fulfilling and I never want to give it up.
I also make woodworking videos on YouTube. My channel is at http://www.YouTube.com/cmrwoodworks
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|commented on||Myrtlewood Dovetail saw||09-28-2016 09:14 AM|
|commented on||Dave's 24 inch bar clamps||09-28-2016 12:36 AM|
|commented on||My Esperanto Woodworking Book Project #2: The writing has begun||06-29-2016 09:47 AM|
|commented on||My Esperanto Woodworking Book Project #2: The writing has begun||05-26-2016 11:28 PM|
|commented on||Fender Stratocaster Tray||01-27-2016 01:08 AM|
|added blog entry||Cutting Board Tablet Stand||01-17-2016 09:50 PM|
|commented on||Walnut Dining Table w/Leaf||01-10-2016 11:47 PM|
|commented on||Carved Saw Till||01-05-2016 10:33 AM|
|commented on||Kreg Jig Pen Press||12-20-2015 02:35 AM|
|added blog entry||Kreg Jig Pen Press||12-19-2015 01:39 PM|
|commented on||The most awesome chisel rack ever||12-16-2015 11:22 AM|
|added blog entry||Woodturning a simple candle holder||12-12-2015 02:09 PM|
|commented on||Shop Remodel #15: Deja Vu All Over Again||12-09-2015 11:31 AM|
|commented on||Nice simple Christmas gift||12-06-2015 02:53 PM|
|commented on||Ringmaster done canary vase with perfect R on front side and perfect A on back!!||12-06-2015 02:50 PM|
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I’ve been using a combination of a quick clamp and the drill press to press pen kits together. Both the quick clamp and the drill press are awkward to use doing this. I was looking at pictures of pen presses recently and it dawned on me tha...
Before this project, I had never made anything other than pens on the lathe. I had some scrap pieces from an oak pallet and I decided to laminate them together and experiment. I didn’t know what it would be when I started. I had thought ...
I didn’t know this was a thing until this month when my wife showed me pictures and asked me to make one. This one is made out of an old pallet and some old house siding. Not difficult to make at all, just a simple box glued and nailed tog...
I got a lathe in June 2015. It’s a Rikon mini lathe. For more on it, watch this video. Anyway, It sat unused until October 2015 when I was finally able to purchase some tools. To learn how to turn, I am starting with pens. I got everything...