In search for a wax polish that could be used for more than just wood finishing I came across a Beeswax/Oil Polish that can be homemade. It is used on bare wood to penetrate the grain and smooth out the surface and keeps the surface to a matte, or satin, shine. It can also be … Continue reading Beeswax Waterproofing/Wood Finish Paste
Here is the rundown on the tools I use in my shop. There will be affiliate links and alternate substitutes to the tools when applicable. Sharpening Pond: Pump Tubing Cameras and Filming/Recording Gear: FITFORT Action Camera MeFoto Sidkick360 Smartphone Tripod Adapter Small Ravelli Tripod 70" Tripod Blue Yeti Microphone Dragonpad Pop Filter Microphone Boom Arm … Continue reading Tools in My Shop
UPDATE: 10/6/15 The winner of the Giveaway has been selected. I want to congratulate Moy Perez on winning the prize of this giveaway. The next giveaway will begin when I reach the 2,000 Subscriber Milestone. There will be even more prizes and winners. Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram to see the … Continue reading 500 YouTube Subscriber Giveaway!
About 6 years ago, my wife and I flew to El Paso, TX, to visit her Grandfather. He loved tinkering in his shop, making copper wire art and other small wood mind puzzlers. When we arrived at this house he pulled out a small rectangular piece of wood and asked me if I had ever … Continue reading The Idiot Stick
While I was waiting for some size to tack up on an ornament I was making, I decided to try my hand at oil painting. I like abstract paintings and I saw a video on YouTube that I liked so I thought "why not?" I pulled out a 12" square stretched canvas, my few oil … Continue reading Abstract Oil Painting
We (woodworkers/makers) have all been in a situation where we feel it is alright to hold down a work piece by hand or decide not to put the proper guard on a saw because "its just one cut" or "its the last cut of the day/night." My mistake was because of the latter reason. I … Continue reading Tools Are Sharp And Move Fast: My First Stitches
It has been about 3 months since my last entry and I have made a few small things in the shop. I had a few small pieces of scrap I have been wanting to use and I found a couple of perfect projects for them. First, I had a small piece of Quarter Sawn White … Continue reading A Few Small Projects
If I could give advice to a new woodworker it would be this: When you buy a tool, what ever it may be, buy some way to sharpen it at the same time. I was in the Ontario, CA Rockler store on Monday and there was a young man (younger than I) asking the employee … Continue reading GWW: Keep Your Tools Sharp, A Short Post
A shop project that I had been working on for a few months now is finally coming to a close...at least soon. When I started woodworking around Christmas of 2010, one of the first projects I made was a router table. I did some searching on the net and found a table that I liked. … Continue reading Get Woodworking Week 2014: Part 2
It's Get Woodworking Week! An annual woodworking jump start founded by Tom Iovino over at Tomsworkbench.com. So head over there and see what other folks are doing this week too. Well, I probably won't be putting blade or edge to wood this week because I have not one but two stools to finish. My stool … Continue reading Get Woodworking Week 2014!