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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...

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...

Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher: Kind of the Beginning

Jan. 15, 2015 It’s been another dreary, cold and damp day; just barely into the 40’s. Have felt like “poop” so I didn’t make it out to the “wood shop” today; although yesterday, I did glue the runners onto the bottom of a new miter sled for...

Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #13: My Wierdest Wood Working

I’ve been wood working since I was a kid, but it wasn’t until adulthood that I really took off with it. Just a bit ago, I was thinking about some of the work I’ve done over the years. My mind drifted back to the early ’90’s. I was just back...

Early Childhood Education .... wooden resources

There is a real shift happening in the world of early childhood education as centres move away from plastic toys and towards natural surfaces and open-ended resources. Wooden blocks of all shapes and sizes are a treasure with preschoolers as...

Up And Coming Projects

I currently have a range of projects that I am working on and some will be ongoing throughout the year. I am using a range of natural materials from wood to clay and everything in between. I’m also recycling as much as possible from plastic to...

LEARNING MARQUETRY SKILLS #1: Chevalet marquetry 101

WARNING, LONG AND POTENTIALLY VERY BORING BLOG! Shortly after finishing my Chevalet Paul aka Shipwright asked me if I would be interested in doing a little project where I could learn a few basic marquetry skills and use my Chevy to do the...

Dust Collector Upgrade [to Seal Leaks]

I’ve added dust collectors to my shop both because it’s necessary for some equipment, like my planer and jointer to operate and because I wanted to reduce dust and chips in the shop. A majority of collectors for small shops can be greatly...

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...

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,...