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Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #19: In the Works

Great to be back to a little wood working. Shoulder isn’t what it used to be, but I can use it, and I didn’t have to have surgery. Yay! Any way, I’m back to making saw dust and shavings, which can be mental therapy, as many of you know. ...

Completing a project before starting another one

No matter how long it takes me to complete a project, I finish it before starting another one. Sometimes life gets in the way. Being a mom of 4, studying, and a hubby that works away from home at long stretches, makes it difficult to complete...

Hide Glue Primer #3: Hammer Veneering

I built a new sliding hatch for Friendship last year to replace the $136 piece of medium bronze acrylic that I sat on the while setting up some rigging…. Crack !!!…. This time I cold molded a curved panel from 3 layers of 1/8” cedar on opposing...

Tour of jack's shop/man cave/hideout/doghouse

OK, I hope when you read the title you will do so with low expectations of what is to follow. Anything appearing to be strange, chalk it up to a rookie finding his way. The shop is 34 by 54. Work bench with a mixture of some quality and lesser...

Surf Fishing Plugs #7: Pencil Popper

The top one is a store bought pencil popper. I included in the photo so you get the joke, which is there is a type of lure called a pencil popper. Mine is a pencil popper actually shaped like a pencil. LOL I made this on a lark. It’s about 4...

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 #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 #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...

Surf Fishing Plugs #10: Night crew

Night time is the right time for the big ones. Stripers have not awesome vision but they do have very adaptive eyes. I read recently a scientific article about striper vision that confirmed the general consensus on the beach, which is that...

Thomas & The Wooden Spoon

Our first “Creation Challenge” is provided by Thomas (thank-you very much, Thomas). More About The Spoon Why spoons? Last winter I had injured my knee and was laid up for a few months, so I spent a lot of time on YouTube just watching...