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Bleached walnut dining table – day 1

This new project is for a friend of mine that is on sabbatical in the United States. He and his wife want a new dining room table built for them, … Continue reading

September 16, 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

Setting up the Pro-grind sharpening system

I know I haven’t been posting much lately. I have been working on the shop a bit, trying to make some room for a few upgrades. I do have a … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

Supermax 19-38 drum sander

I like tools. The problem with collecting them is that you eventually run out of space. I wanted to add a drum sander to my shop tool collection, but I … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

Adding a digital readout to my Jet 15″ planer

For Christmas, my lovely wife gave me a remote digital planer readout for my new planer, to make it easier for me to see what board thickness I am planing … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Shop upgrade – New planer

Planing down a bunch of hard maple on the last project really got me thinking about an upgrade to my planer. My Rigid 13″ planer has served me well for … Continue reading

December 8, 2017 · 3 Comments

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

High school woodworking class – day 1

We home school our kids, and twice a year we get together with a group of other home school families and have a co-op. One parent will teach a subject, … Continue reading

September 24, 2017 · Leave a 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

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

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

Mini church furniture – Altar

The second big piece in this set is the altar. I started by planing down a couple of boards to 3/8″ thick, then glued them up to be the top … Continue reading

August 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Installing some solar panels

This post will have very little to do with woodworking, but my tools and my shop all run on electricity, so I thought it might interesting. This is my house. It may … Continue reading

December 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Bathroom Vanity – day 1

Wow, October has not been the best month for productivity! Honestly, I wish I could hit the “UNDO” button and try October again. Between septic problems, car problems, several household … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Detail sanding the Papal seal

I have been avoiding the hard part of the Papal seal carve. I have to detail sand all of the nooks and crannies. The cut marks that are left behind by … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Extracting a broken screw

When I made my bass guitar last week, I ran into some trouble installing the pickups. Maple and purpleheart are very dense woods, and the long, skinny screws for mounting … Continue reading

June 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Extending my dust collection – day 2

The hard ducting is all in place and now it is time to attach the Long Ranger multi-gate switching system. It is a fairly simple idea. You attach a low … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Expanding my dust collection

This really isn’t a woodworking project, but it should make a big difference in my shop. I recently upgraded my dust collector to a 2hp Laguna. It has enough suction … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

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