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Bishop’s Crosier Rev 2

My friend Dave asked me to help him make another crosier. I wanted to revise the design of the previous crosier to incorporate some upgrades to the previous design. And of … Continue reading

June 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Backlight office sign – week 3

At first glance, installing these LED lights seemed rather straight-forward. But, like everything else I do, the harder you look at it, the more complicated it gets. Hind-sight is a … Continue reading

June 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Backlight office sign – week 2

Last week, I got all the wood cut out and assembled. This week I am working on stain, urethane and paint. The first step was to remove all of the … Continue reading

May 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Backlight office sign – week 1

My friend Marques is moving his office to a new location. He needs to put his logo up on the wall and was not having much luck finding what he … Continue reading

May 25, 2018 · 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

Making a Bishop’s crosier

This project was an interesting challenge. My friend Dave was making a crosier for a bishop friend of his and he was running into some problems. He has a CNC of his … Continue reading

April 6, 2018 · 1 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

Arch-top cabinet – day 5 Complete

In the last post, I applied the first coat of finish. Since then, I have applied four coats. I did not bother to photograph each coat, because they all look … Continue reading

February 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

Arch-top cabinet – day 4

Last night I quit for the day when I realized the screws for the door pulls were too long. My fix for that is to use a cut-off wheel, on … Continue reading

February 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Arch-top cabinet – day 3

I bought the LED strip, knowing I would need some form of backlighting. The problem is where to attach it. I remembered that I had a left-over strip of thin … Continue reading

February 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Arch-top cabinet – day 2

I think I have worked out my joinery issues, so before I tackled that, I started a carve of the sunburst for the back of the cabinet. It will take … Continue reading

February 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Arch-top cabinet – day 1

I have had this project on the back burner for a couple of months now. The design has been the big hold-up. Normally, I can easily discern a design that … Continue reading

February 22, 2018 · 2 Comments

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

Illuminated display columns

I have another interesting challenge to work on for my church. The Ambry is the alcove where the holy oils are displayed. Not a lot of thought went into the … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · 3 Comments

High school woodworking class – day 6

I made up some blocks to use as French cleats, to hang the picture. I wasn’t sure how long it would take to hang so I took off the day … Continue reading

October 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

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