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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

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

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

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

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

St. Kilian chapel – Wall mounted candle holders

Monseigneur Rowan had one last request before I drove up to deliver all of the chapel furniture. He purchased four wall hanging candle holders but they arrived as painted metal, … Continue reading

June 19, 2020 · 1 Comment

Holly engagement ring box

Congratulations to my son Ian, he just got engaged to a lovely young lady today. When he bought the ring a couple of weeks ago, I offered to make a … Continue reading

November 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Handicap toilet seat

Here is an interesting project for you. My Mother-in-law’s new handicap height toilet (17″) is not tall enough. The current options available are limited. A riser that replaces the seat, … Continue reading

February 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lathe duplicator experiment

My wife has been learning to turn projects on the lathe and doing very well. She recently tried to copy a candle stick that she made and got very close, … Continue reading

April 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rose engagement ring box

My oldest son recently came to my wife and I to tell us that he was going to propose to his girlfriend. Tracie and I are very happy for him, … Continue reading

April 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tracie’s cherry bowl

My wife, Tracie, wants to start doing bigger things on the lathe, so I prepped some cherry for her to turn a bowl with. I started with some rough 3″x3″ … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Turning bottle stoppers from firewood

I have had my wood stove for about nine years. Every year I go out and cut up downed trees for wood to help heat my house. Last year, we took down … Continue reading

March 25, 2018 · 1 Comment

High school woodworking class – day 5

Day five of this six-day woodworking class, and we are starting on our third project, a marshmallow catapult. When I was looking for projects to build in this class, I … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Quick and dirty Moxon vise

I am going to need something to clamp wood into, for this class I am teaching. I need to hold wood in a vertical position so the teens can cut … Continue reading

October 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Tracie’s wood coasters

My wife Tracie has been learning to use my lathe recently. One of the projects that she really wanted to make was a set of drink coasters. The first two … Continue reading

August 3, 2017 · 2 Comments

Wedding goblets

I have one last project for Diana & Ryan’s wedding.  Since we have been working on the lathe a lot in my shop lately, I thought I would try to … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Tracie’s cherry rolling pin

My wife Tracie has been learning to use the lathe in my shop. She has made several pens and magic wands, and she is starting to branch out. She wanted me … Continue reading

May 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

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