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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...

WoodworkingWeb Theme: Wooden BOXES

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am an “outside the box” kind of person! I like to take an idea and stretch it, play with it, distort it, expand on it, and, well, think outside of it. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t like boxes. As a matter...

Gut Shop Reorganization #3: Workbench inspiration

I’m very tight on space. My original plan did not allocate room for a garbage can and only partially for dust collection. I think I’ve come up with a solution: combine tablesaw, router table and workbench including vises into one. The outfeed...

WoodworkingWeb Interview: Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking)

This interview with Wheaties is from May, 2015 What is your “inspiration story” — where did your interest in woodworking all begin? At a very young age my brothers and I would build club houses and tree houses . Made a few shadow boxes in...

Stitching in wood

Every year I try and carve one large carving for competition and this years piece was a full size American flag. Uniqueness in competition is always a must for a blue ribbon so I always try and look outside the box for ways of catching the...

Shop Upgrades #1: Mini Lathe Stand

I had purchased a mini-lathe bed extension over a year ago, with the best of intentions to build an originally designed, all wood stand beneath it with storage. I had it fully scale-drawn on paper, but but but, getting it done was another thing...

Creative Friends & Influences: Metal Worker Andy Parent

One of the greatest things I enjoy as a professional woodworker and remodeling contractor, are the connections that I have with other artisans and craftsmen. By surrounding myself with other artists, it constantly challenges and expands my...

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...

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...

Pallet projects #1: DIS-ASSEMBLY OF PALLETS

First, let me say, I am not a student of blogs, tweets, facebooking or how to correspond responsibly to the internet world. I have had a few requests to hear my thoughts on the art of successful pallet repurposing so, in no particular order,...