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Diana’s Cake stand

For the last several years, my lathe has sat in the corner, and been a the perfect place to stack and store stuff. Kind of like the weight bench and elliptical, … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Celtic knot pen

I recently saw an article on making a turned Celtic knot and I have been experimenting with it a bit for another project. Since my wife has been coming down … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Picture frames

Erin came over, just before Christmas, to start on a present for her sister. We made this plaque by laminating a 1/8″ thick sheet of poplar to a 1/2″ thick … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Beer flights

Here is a good project if you are into beer tasting. I am not, but I have friends who are. One of those friends recently volunteered my services at his … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Cherry sofa snack table

Hey, remember my buddy Rob? He came over and worked on a few projects, then disappeared… Well, over the last year and a half (or so) Rob got married to … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kid-Sized Guitar

I have been helping my friend, Hans, to build a guitar for his daughter. He wanted to be very involved with the work, so it took a few months, between … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Building a Cajon

My oldest son Eric, sent me an online article a few months back, showing how to build a cajon. Since he likes to play drums, he asked if it was … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Adam’s desk top – day 3

The first coat of poly has dried, so now I have to knock back all of the raised grain. I used a piece of 400 grit paper to sand back … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

Adam’s desk top – day 2

The next challenge to this project is how to support the desk. I can mount a thin strip, of wood to both of the walls, that the desk will butt … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Adam’s desk top – day 1

The base cabinet is done and installed in Adam’s room, now it is time to start on the desk top. Just like the cabinet, I am pulling all of the … Continue reading

February 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Adam’s desk cabinet – day 1

I don’t know about everybody else’s kids, but mine tend to be pack-rats. It doesn’t really matter what it is, my kids will keep it forever! I have gotten to … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Guitar headstock inlay

My friend Bill started this project, but immediately ran into problems. He bought some discs with abalone patterns on them, with the intent of inlaying them on guitar headstocks. Unfortunately he … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Guitar-shaped cutting board

A friend of mine noticed some rejected guitar-shaped pieces of wood in my scrap pile. They were left-over from the Baritone guitar build. He wanted to know if he could … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Welcome sign

I have not had any big projects lately. Nothing instructive to post anyway. I did recently do a quick project for my friend Dave that I thought I would post. … Continue reading

June 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Deck rail planter

My wife wants to grow some herbs on the deck so I picked up a plastic window box, at the store. I have some cedar siding left over, that a … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Rob’s Burr puzzle block

It has been a while since Rob has been over to my shop, but he was able to come over last night and he had a new project to work … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Steam bending kit

I purchased a steam bending kit from Rockler and it arrived this weekend. I have a piece that I want to bend up for the Sitar that I am building, … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

New force Awakens Lightsaber experiment…

There are three types of people in this world: Star Wars fans, Star Wars geeks, and Star Wars indifferent… My three boys and I fall somewhere in between the first … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Making a rustic sign

A friend requested that I make him a sign. His son has built a forge and has been learning the art of blacksmithing. He wanted a sign to hang outside … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

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