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Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #29: Hot in South Central Texas, but Making Some Sawdust and Shavings

Howdy, Everybody! Been a while, as I’ve been focusing on other activities, but still have gotten some woodworking done, despite the heat. We’re in the middle of a grassland restoration project, so I’ve been spending the cooler part of the day...

Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #28: Soggy South Central Texas, but Making Shavings and Writing Again

Howdy, Everybody! Hope everybody is doing well. Not bad here, other than it’s REALLY wet. I’ve got a tractor to work on and tractor work to do. But not right now. So, there’s time to spend in the “Wood Shop” and on writing. I’ve picked up...

Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #27: Soggy South Central Texas, but Making Shavings and Writing Again

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Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #26: Back in the "Wood Shop," Puzzled and Swinging

The temps are finally comfortable enough to get back into the wood shop. My woodworking writing gig has come to an end, as I wrote the series and website owners weren’t ready to move forward. They were re-thinking continuing with the site, so I...

Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #25: Whoot, Whoot! Back to making chips, shavings, and Dust!

So, it’s finally cooled down here, and I’ve got a gig to motivate me. I’m making a Wheel of Chance for a client, so I whipped up a circle cutting router jig and set some flange bearings in a piece of plywood. Cut loose with the router and cut...

Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #24: I'm a "Ghost." Ghost writer, that is.

Between the heat and gastric surgery, I haven’t been doing much in my hot shop. About the only outdoor stuff I’ve been doing is moving cut brush from the “front-40” to the burn pile. The cool of the morning, when the grass is damp is the best...

Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #23: TDH and TMSGO (Too Dang Hot and Too Much Stuff Going On)

Been a while since I’ve finished any projects. The last was the porch swing and before that a plaque that I made for a friend. Here in South Central Texas, we’re in the hot part of the summer. My wood shop is in the old airplane hangar, so it...

Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #22: Still Swingin' 35 Years Later

Back in 1980, I moved from Richardson, Texas to Denton, Texas to finish my bachelor’s degree. After bouncing from Texas A&M to two junior colleges, I figured that it was time to “Get ’er Done.” Little did I imagine that I would not only...

Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #21: Shadow Boxes to Get a Neighbor

Last year I made my wife, Selena, a couple of shadow boxes. Towards the end of the year, she asked for a frame for one of the puzzles that she put together. Selena collects Wild Turkey ceramic turkey decanters, and displays some of the small...

Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #20: Just Amazing, You Should at Least Check out the Web Site

Over the years I’ve seen some outstanding wood working. Even done a little that surprises me. I’ve seen a lot of fantastic stuff here, too. Today, though, my wife hollers at me from the office. Want’s me to see something on her computer. ...