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Mini-split filter box

I had to replace my mini-split heat pump last week. So much ultra-fine sawdust has clogged the coils over the last couple of years, and I think that has caused … Continue reading

January 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

My new Woodpeckers DP-PRO drill press table

I finally received my new drill press table. I have been waiting for over 7 months since I ordered it from Woodpeckers. On my last drill press, I made a … Continue reading

January 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

Matching Oak bookshelves – part 2

Over night, the epoxy and glue have dried so I pulled all of the tape off and started sanding. I worked my way up from 120 grit to 400. The … Continue reading

January 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

Matching Oak bookshelves – part 1

A friend of mine requested a pair of bookshelves for his basement. He gave me a 3d model with the general look and dimensions that he wanted. After a little … Continue reading

January 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Bailey’s Art box

My friend Chris had another request for a Christmas gift for his daughter. Apparently, with all of the Elves having to social distance and disinfect their work areas, the North … Continue reading

December 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Making Christmas ornaments

I have been working with my buddy Dave recently, making Christmas ornaments for his church, holiday fund raiser. He has been laminating together veneers to make a custom plywood blank, … Continue reading

December 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

A simple Salmon ladder

Two of my kids work out at Jump Climb Extreme, Frederick Ninja Warrior gym in Frederick, Maryland. The guys who run the place, make a lot of the obstacles themselves. … Continue reading

December 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Big fish project

I had a request to do a carving for an anniversary gift. Since I do not carve by hand, I need to start with a 3d model, then convince my … Continue reading

November 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

St. Kilian chapel – Wall mounted holy water fonts

I had a new challenge sent to me from Monsignor Rowan at Saint Kilian parish in New York. He had me make four consecration candle holders for the chapel they … Continue reading

November 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

Screw gun storage/charging station

At first glance, you may think that my workbench is a disorganized mess. You, of course would be wrong. It is a completely organized mess. I honestly do know where … Continue reading

November 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Chris’s little train table – part 4

While each one of these table tops are different and each presents unique challenges, I don’t think you need a detailed walk-thru of each one so I will give you … Continue reading

November 6, 2020 · 1 Comment

Chris’s little train table – part 3

I am not going to go into too much detail on the construction of all ten of the tables I have to make, but I will highlight the more interesting … Continue reading

November 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Chris’s little train table – part 2

To create the under structure of the tables I am ripping 3/4″ finished plywood down to 2-1/4″ wide strips. Since the sheets are so heavy, I start by ripping them … Continue reading

November 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Chris’s little train table – part 1

Welcome to the Man Cave. My friend Chris asked me to help him build a train table. I wasn’t entirely sure what the scope of the project was, but I … Continue reading

November 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Holly cake stand

My son got married this past weekend to a lovely young lady. They used the Wedding and Cupcake stands from my last post. Left over from that last build was … Continue reading

October 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Wedding and cupcake stand

My middle son will be getting married in two weeks and I offered to make the cake stand. The current plan for the wedding cake is a small two-layer cake, … Continue reading

September 28, 2020 · 1 Comment

Marian procession bier – part 9

Before applying the second coat of paint, I sanded everything down with 400 grit paper. the water-based paint raises the grain just like water-based polyurethane. Sanding smooths out the surface … Continue reading

August 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Marian procession bier – part 8

Time to get started on the back arch of the bier. I have one short piece of the old growth Douglas fir left and it should be enough to create … Continue reading

August 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Marian procession bier – part 7

I need to do a lot of pre-finishing before I can start assembling anything. I start by painting the rails. I am using a good quality exterior paint and applying … Continue reading

August 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Marian procession bier – part 6

Today’s project is to create the cover plate that will hold the statue base in place. I start by cutting down two more pieces of Spanish cedar to the approximate … Continue reading

August 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

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