As I mentioned last week, the bunk bed project has completely blocked the lathe with a huge stack of oak and birch plywood. That's going to be a problem, too, because I have recently been asked to…Continue
The young couple, who live next door, have two little girls. Mimi and I try to help out when ever we can. As most of you know, we make something for them at Christmas and birthdays. Well, when we delivered the Pencil Bookshelf at Christmas, the Mom mentioned they were going to have to get new beds for the girls and they were thinking about bunk beds. Then she gives us "that look". In my mind, I was picturing -…Continue
Some time back, I made a small, box shaped holder for some of Mimi’s kitchen utensils. Everyone has a few things that won’t fit into the drawer or hang on the wall. Over time, it apparently shrunk- I guess the wood dried out- because nothing seemed to fit.
I wanted to try doing another segmented turning, so this project was born.
Cap’n Eddie has a video on making a dedicated jig for cutting segments. Using his ideas and borrowing a few from Frank Howarth’s miter sled. I made a…Continue
Our neighbor recently asked if I could make her a small chair for her daughter. The little one is going to be home schooled and she needs stuff for her study/work area. Without thinking, I said "Sure, I can do that"! Well hind sight is 20-20 and now I realize why chairs are not cheap!
The neighbor sent me a link to the type of chair she wanted- I was in trouble!! This chair wasn't going to be 1x material screwed and glued together! Other than the seat and top rail, everything was…Continue
A couple of years ago, I purchased a Dewalt 735 planer to replace my tired and worn Bridgewood Lunch Box planer. The Dewalt has features not found in the early model bench top machines and I love it. If there could be one improvement, it would be the location of the chip exhaust port. When the chip collection hose is attached, it constantly gets tangled with pieces moving on the outfeed table. I normally use a bungee cord to tie back the hose.…Continue