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Making Unique, Light Catching Laminated Wood, Plastic and Copper Ornamental Turnings

[INTRODUCTION] This instructable describes how to combine two or three mediums (wood and plastic, or wood, plastic and copper) to make beautiful, eye catching ornaments that will stand out even along some of the finest...

A Gift From kiefer

A couple of weeks ago I got an unexpected package in the mail from my good friend Klaus (aka kiefer). Inside was a hand made veneer hammer with his signature open pattern handle. It is very well designed especially when you know he hasn’t done...

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. ...

My Work Bench JOURNEY #3:

Well here is another installment on my humble work bench. I will start with a few pictures and at the end of the blog you will see a link to a video I made which should give you a good idea what my bench environment looks like .! I will start...

Clamp Storage

Storage seems to be a problem in any shop, especially wall storage. I decided to store my clamps on some available ceiling space. It is a very simple storage area made with scraps of wood and some copper pipe. I decided to spend some money on...

MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #9: Gluing up and Trial Assembly - Day 9

Day 9 work The different parts were glued up, namely; the 3 piece main frame the 5 piece winding wheel (5 wheels glued together to form a pulley like part) various wheel spacers onto the wheel arbors 3 pinion gears onto the wheels...

MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #8: The Main Weight and Finishing Up Details - Day 8

Day 8 Work The parts for the main weight were cut and some some small parts were finished. A couple of grub screws had to be custom made because I couldn’t find them at any store here. A sad comment on the retail availability of stuff here in...

Interview With Eric Gorges, Host of A Craftsman's Legacy

There is a new series on PBS that focuses on the American craftsman and how they make a living with their hands titled “A Craftsman’s Legacy.” In this video I talk to Eric Gorges, who is the host of the show. Eric gives us some insight to the...

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...

Surf Fishing Plugs #13: Super sinker popper

There is a well known and productive popper made by a company called Superstrike. A popper has a concave mouth and throws water when dragged along the surface. Usually they’re made to float but Superstrike makes one that sinks. It’s very...