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Custom walnut shelf

My brother asked me to make him a walnut shelf for his kitchen. He wanted it to be 72″ wide to fit directly under some wall cabinets. He also wanted … Continue reading

June 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Adoration tabernacle door

I had an interesting little project to make last week. Sacred Heart Parish, In Glyndon, MD is starting All-Day Eucharistic Adoration. Instead of using a Monstrance to display the Eucharist, … Continue reading

June 8, 2021 · 1 Comment

St. Kilian chapel – 911 memorial

This project has been in the works for a full year. I usually prefer to get a project designed and completed fairly quickly but this one was unique. Saint Kilian … Continue reading

May 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

DP Pro adapter for Festool vacuum hose

When I ordered my DP Pro drill press table, I made the mistake of seeing a green hose in the pictures and assuming that it would accommodate a Festool vacuum … Continue reading

March 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Converting a dresser to a changing table

I remember twenty-something years ago when my wife and I had our first child. We were still renting but looking to buy a home and on top of that we … Continue reading

February 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Laser engraved mirror

It seems like the older I get, the more difficult it is to find the right gift for my parents. It is my Dad’s birthday this month and I was … Continue reading

February 4, 2021 · 1 Comment

Cherry and sycamore segmented bowl

My wife has been coming down to the shop again lately. She has once again been working on the lathe, teaching herself how to use the different tools and how … Continue reading

January 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

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 · 5 Comments

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 · 1 Comment

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