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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

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

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

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

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 1

My next project is a Marian procession bier for the Baltimore Basilica. They requested a bier that would hold a statue of Our Lady of Fatima. I have made two … Continue reading

August 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Chalkboard easel

My son is getting married in a few short months and he asked if I could make a chalkboard easel to put in the entrance of the reception hall to … Continue reading

August 5, 2020 · Leave a 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

Sword display case

I had a request to make a shadow box to display a sword. At first I thought this would be a simple task, but the more I thought about the … Continue reading

August 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Appalachia mission trip 2019

This was my tenth year going on the Appalachia mission trip with the Saint Peter’s youth group. Our parish has been participating in the program for over 30 years now. … Continue reading

July 15, 2019 · 1 Comment

Floating shelf

After adding the new couch to the living room, my wife and I wanted to open up the corner of the room, where the TV is. This would give us … Continue reading

June 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

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