Broken? No problem!

When the lid fell off my wife’s sugar bowl and broke I didn’t see a problem I saw an opportunity!  I have made lids for wooden boxes before, why not make a lid… Continue reading

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Trophy fit for a champ

I always like trying new things and make things for someone else.  I was asked if I could make a trophy for the church’s fantasy football league.  I have never made anything even… Continue reading

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Dust Free

I finally broke down and upgraded my dust collection system, the expandable air duct and floor vent just didn’t cut it!  I bought 2 blast gates, 10′ of plastic hose, a dust hood… Continue reading

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Wooden treasure

As I mentioned in my previous post, I recently found a great spot to get lots of wood from.  Up until now I have had to do all the work of finding a… Continue reading

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An evening of fun

I found a great spot near me were a tree service dumps a lot of their chopped up trees.  It’s free for the taking and it has given me a chance to work with much… Continue reading

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Workshop upgrade part 2

I’ve used the same lathe stand for over 3 years and I’ve gotten by.  The main short comings that I have found are: The joints aren’t strong enough so the top is able… Continue reading

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Workshop upgrade

For Christmas I recieved a fantastic planer from my parents, only problem was that I had no where to put it and it was too heavy to easily move it around.  This led me to… Continue reading

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Getting Busy

Eric has been busy making ornaments to add to the shop in preparation for Christmas. He has been having a wonderful time making them. Stop by the shop and check them out. We… Continue reading

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Osage Orange, pretty cool!

I have worked a little bit with Osage orange wood in the past but only as a purchased chunk of wood.  Several weeks ago I was clearing away some of the underbrush surrounding… Continue reading

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What kid wouldn’t want his own wooden mallet?

My son got a science kit for his birthday and part of it was a sand block with a plastic dinosaur inside.  It came with a little wooden hammer that no self respecting wood… Continue reading

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