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Making a Viking Candy Dish

You may have seen my project post here which explains the background for this design. Several readers expressed their interest in a blog to show how to make one of these, so here it is. Background Since this is not a replica of any genuine...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: MontyJ

Thank-you to MontyJ for taking the time to do this interview (June, 2014) This creation is MontyJ’s “first” — yes, his FIRST woodworking creation!! Talk about “jumping right in with both feet”! You can follow his blog for this build here...

Project #4: Getting To Grips With The New Miniature Carving Tools & Adding Colour

After being given a couple of bags full of scrap wood I decided I would do something with it. I need to keep practicing all of my woodwork skills to improve them and continue learning. This has led to the shed getting rather messy and my...

The V8 Wedge Powered Workbench #2: Building the Wagon Vices

OK, lets get started. I will go through the build process in the same order that I built the bench and as a non-working concept of wedge power would have been a deal breaker, the first job was to build a wagon vice or two to make sure they would...

HAND TOOLS

Here is my assortment of hand tools and most of them I have made myself . I don’t profess to be a hand tool only guy but I love the look and feel of them but power tools like a table saw can’t be beat by a hand tool . Tools have evolved over...

Work Bench Build #11: Leg Vise & Crisscross Install

My health has taken a bad turn lately so progress has been crawling. The recent trips to physio therapy, sports massage, ultrasound, chiropractor, and stretches therapy all did nothing to improve the situation, so ill just have to limit my shop...

Work Bench Build #4: She's Got Legs

With the legs already cut to length its time to glue them up. I have the joinery drawn out on the top roughly so that after cutting the boards the top will be able to receive the legs hopefully with out any major amount to chisel out. As...

Work Bench Build #2: Workshop and Tools

My workshop has served my family well. Now it is time to dedicate some space to woodworking. It can accomidate about 10 people in comfort watching a big screen with full 12 speaker surround sound and cable. Complete with fridge...

Wooden Spoon Challenge #2 #1: How to make a wooden spoon

First off… I’m not a creative writer, I’m just going to put that out there. Debbie has asked me to put together a tutorial on how I create a wooden spoon. (There are many ways, lots on YouTube etc, this is just how it works best for me,...

A STORAGE SHED FOR MY BBQ GAS GRILL #8: Door Hinges

I didn’t get much done today as this is our shopping day. I did manage to get the hinges installed on the door frames though. Yesterday after taking the door frames out of the clamps after the glue-up I needed to increase the frame thickness on...