Concrete Dovetail Bench

https://youtu.be/sE5RqqPmXQY I enjoy making benches and playing with mixed materials from time to time.  When the opportunity came up to make something using one bag of cement I had an idea.  Incorporate a traditional woodworking joint into cement and make a modern bench at the same time.  Thus the design of a cement formed dovetail … Continue reading Concrete Dovetail Bench

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Up Coming Bench Build-Off

The Dusty Life crew (Brian McCauley, Kyle Toth, and Myself) is hosting a Workbench building event in the late weeks of August and into September.  The event is conveniently called the Bench Build-Off.  There is a sizable list of sponsors who are pledging prizes to be given at random to several lucky builders.  You can … Continue reading Up Coming Bench Build-Off

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

Brass Chisel Hammer

  A couple weeks ago I won this (above) brass mallet on eBay.  I really like the old, mushroomed faces, wear marks, and the patina on the brass.  The only thing wrong with it was the steel rod handle.  The solution: contact a local machinist to remove the handle and bore a 1/2" through hole … Continue reading Brass Chisel Hammer