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Marocan Pattern Build #1: Intro and Stock preparation

I saw a picture of a pattern on google that I though would be fun to make. It looks like a rugby/American football ball in a square centered on the diagonal. I figured that I will need to start with a Square or rectangular lumber and...

MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #2: DAY 2 - THE FRAME

2nd Todays Work Materials were prepared for the frame cutouts. The 18mm (a little less than3/4") birch this time. There wasn’t enough space to cut the half platters so the table saw was used as a work table to cut off what I needed with my saber...

Canadian Maple leaf

I made this bandsaw box a little while ago in the shape of our flag’s maple leaf. The body was made from maple and the drawer pull was carved ebony. Fun little project!

mesa boogie amp head #4: making the face

Today I glued up 2 maple pieces and one pier decking ekki. The dark piece will be centered between the bottom of the amp face and the bottom of the case. The logo will go there, mortised in flush. That’s a job for later. After trimming a...

My Roubo Bench Journey #35: All......Most......There.......

I startd out finishing up the Sliding Deadman that I roughed out yesterday. Here I am using the bench hook as a planing stop since my one planing stop wasn’t wide enough for the deadman. I had to use the scroll saw to cut the curves on...

My Take on a Small Budget/Space Shop #4: Garage to Shop in 2 1/2 Minutes

This is a fun little video I’ve been meaning to do for a while now. It is what I do every morning (with slight variations) when I’m in Green Valley. In this case I needed the belt sander first but it could just as easily have been the bandsaw or...

My Take on a Small Budget/Space Shop #2: The Beating Heart of the Shop

There are two institutions to be given credit for how well I have been able to equip my shop for so little money and in so little space. They cannot be separated. They are ShopSmith and Craigslist. I was for most of my life one of the “pros”...

HANDWHEEL FOR MY NEW VISE

This is how I made a hand wheel for my new vise and I managed to keep the cost down to a minimum $10.00 Here is a collection of pictures I took while...

Is it too late for curves?

I got inspired by Ianwater’s curved leg picnic table. My wife wants a table outside the entrance for Amazon packages. The roof extends over the entrance so I’m not to concerned about the weather. I bought some oil based enamel to paint it. It...

Morris chair restoration #2: The frame

The wooden frame was much worse than I had realized. Boards had been nailed to the bottom to keep the springs from falling through. The burlap was recycled from a Burlington, Wisconsin Murphy Products feed sack which still had a portion of the...