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((Dreaming))

dreamin’ and wishin’ and wishin’ and dreamin’ ((singing)) Oh won’t you build me a (build me a) countertop, baby Planks of cherry wood (cherry wood) or just some maple http://www.goodshomedesign.com/rustic-countertop-for-cabins

Thoughts On Working With Reclaimed Wood

Working with reclaimed wood can be very rewarding once the final product comes together. Unless you are purchasing it from someone who has already pulled the nails and cleaned the surface be prepared to put some effort into preparing it for...

Apple Wood and Saws

Woods Used in Saw Handles Posted by Jeff Burks saw-handles-e Although one is not apt to think of the apple tree as a source of timber, as a matter of fact at least 2,000,000 board feet of apple lumber is manufactured annually into saw...

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...

Making the Fence

I saw a parquetry picture on google and wanted to make it. I had small leftover of salvaged Douglas fir from my picnic table I also had some small off cut of Cherry and walnut There are 2 kind of element in that design. If you count the...

Curves; I like curves, do you like curves?

I’ve admired furniture makers from every era and almost every style, but I’ve always been fascinated with anything built with curves. As I mentioned in my last blog, my passion for woodworking started in High School back in the 60’s and even...

Gazebo build #1: Laying it out...

In my very first build blog, I included a shot of a gazebo I built for the wife. Is it woodworking? Is it carpentry? Is there a difference? I like to think there is. Carpentry doesn’t normally require tolerances measured down to the thousandth of...

A few hand tools......

My interests involve working both metal and wood. Unfortunately, my woodworking space is in the laundry room. Currently a disaster due to the shop reorganization caused by the purchase of another lathe (and its 9 foot long bench) last December....

Turquis Inlay - Not

In the course of goofing around with the lathe I picked up a couple months back, I test drove it on some cherry and apple from the prunings of local (thousands of acres) orchards. Inspired from a visit to the museum just built for the local...

Workshop Tour

Workshop tour challenge Well here is my shop. I started feeling better finally so, I decided to clean up the shop before taking the pictures. I started taking pictures in a clockwise fashion. This is the corner next to the house entrence. ...