I just realized that i had never posted a final pic of the completed trophy for our fantasy football league. Here’s the final stats: Football – Fallen maple log from my yard.Pyramid: Reclaimed SYP beam.Base: Reclaimed Red Oak.FF...
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Location: Portland, Connecticut
I'm a 32 year old novice wood worker who spends his days in the office running a demolition division for a construction company. I live in Connecticut with my wonderful wife, our son, and our dog Grace. I have been inspired by my late grandfather with all of his "innovations", and an amazing heart to help people. I mostly deal with reclaimed lumber that the guys nicely pull off of our demo jobs and i get to create a new life for. The best lumber is free lumber.
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty
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Its been about a year since i “blogged” anything but now more than ever im moving toward working on a smaller projects with mostly hand tools. Is Chris goin all galoot on me you ask? Nah but life kinda moves you in certain directions ...
Here’s the latest and greatest adventure in football making. I created the seams around the football by marking straight line around the football, sawing a thin kerf with a gent’s saw, and then tilting a 1/8” chisel at a 45 degr...
6 weeks left of the fantasy football season and its looks like im out of the playoffs. Barring a miracle ill be watching from the sidelines. If you’ve followed my last posts i took a chunk of fallen maple and, by hand, drawknived, planed, ...
Well with the emminent demise of my fantasy football team due to the dreaded “Madden Curse” i’ve dedicated a bit more time to the trophy which will not adorn the walls of my house once the season is over. ( For those who follow t...