2 Beds 1 Shop…And the Clock is Ticking

My wife is due to deliver our 3rd child any day now and we are one bed short for our current family of 5.  The goal was to have my daughter's bed completed last month so when the new born comes home my daughter could have her own bed.  Now the clock is ticking and … Continue reading 2 Beds 1 Shop…And the Clock is Ticking

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Tools Are Sharp And Move Fast: My First Stitches

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

Scrap Wood Woodworking Part 4

I really like the way the toolbox pencil turned out so I decide to use more of the same wood I stabilized using Cactus Juice from TurnTex.com. I did not have any ferrules left for this tool but I did have 3/8" aluminum rod, a file, drill bits, and a scroll chuck for the lathe. … Continue reading Scrap Wood Woodworking Part 4

Making an Awl

A few months ago I purchased a Scratch Awl Kit from rockler.com when they were on clearance.  I finally got around to turning the handle to assemble the kit.  Upon opening the kit I was a bit disappointed to find that one of the threaded inserts that holds the brass fitting was missing from the … Continue reading Making an Awl

GWW: Keep Your Tools Sharp, A Short Post

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