DIY Pallet Wood Stool with Downloadable Plan

It has been a year since my last pallet project.  For the past 3 years Sterling Davis hosts an event titled the "Pallet Upcycle Challenge" and this is my second time being involved.  For more info on Sterling's event click here. Plans are available in the sidebar in exchange for a donation amount of your … Continue reading DIY Pallet Wood Stool with Downloadable Plan

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Chinese Inspired Bed with Cherry Blossom Inlay

Upon returning from China after the completion of my daughter's adoption, I decided to set out to make her a bedroom set.  I was ambitions with my design and chose to integrate cherry blossoms into her furniture pieces.  I started with her bed.  I took inspiration from other furniture we saw on the trip and … Continue reading Chinese Inspired Bed with Cherry Blossom Inlay

Turning a Hollow Form and Vase

My father bought a few burls while on a trip to Oregon and brought them to my shop about 2 months ago.  One of the burls was an odd "L" shaped piece of madrone.  I cut the ends off to get a rectangular block leaving 2 burl caps to play with.  Once I made the … Continue reading Turning a Hollow Form and Vase

My Polyurethane Varnish Technique

The video below is a guide to follow for any satin oil polyurethane varnish application so I will simply list the items you will need to do what you will see in the video tutorial.  All items are affiliate links. Oil Finish: Danish Oil, Tung Oil, Boiled Linseed Oil, or Teak Oil (for outdoor applications) … Continue reading My Polyurethane Varnish Technique

DIY Kid’s Workbench with Downloadable Plan

My son, Vinny, has been asking me to help him make his own workbench for a while now.  Since Father's Day was approaching we made an agreement that he could come out in the shop and build his bench with my help on that day.  As an aside, I milled and cut all the parts … Continue reading DIY Kid’s Workbench with Downloadable Plan

Make a Scratch Stock

The Nicholson bench I will be building in the coming months require a profile on the edges of the ship lapped boards for the shelf.  Well, it isn't required but I like the detail it will add to the bench so I am going to make it a requirement.  I want to build the bench … Continue reading Make a Scratch Stock

The Make it Forward Project, Part 2

This is my portion of the second edition of the Make it Forward project.  In short, it is a collaboration where 9 craftsmen and craftswomen pass a project along after adding their own work.  I contributed a hand cut dovetail box frame constructed of vertical grain douglas fir.  Now it is time to pass it … Continue reading The Make it Forward Project, Part 2

Bandsaw Blade Upgrade

Up until several weeks ago I had been using a Wood Slicer resaw blade on my 14" bandsaw.  after making a rookie mistake while cutting a turning blank and bending that blade I decided it was time to up my resaw game.  Enter a carbide tipped bandsaw blade.  Which one would I choose?  What was … Continue reading Bandsaw Blade Upgrade