Every time we have turned a pen there is always this leftover piece of wood from the pen blank. Usually the piece is around an inch long. We have kept most of those pieces just because I hate to throw them away. Maybe it is my frugalness that won’t let me do it. Most ofContinue reading “Using the Leftovers”
Over the Christmas holiday, we took a stab at turning a bowl. Nathan’s grandpa brought a block of spalted maple. The term spalted means the wood has a pattern which you will hopefully see in the pictures. Grandpa bought a new turning tool with a carbide tip which made for easy and quick turning. YouContinue reading “Bowl making is fun but complicated”
Last Saturday we worked most of the morning on transforming our garage with a new workbench. We framed up the bench being careful to make everything level and straight. We added a 3/4 inch plywood top and moved our cabinets above the new work space. This is only phase 1. We plan to add aContinue reading “New Workbench – Phase 1”
We have plans to expand our workbench in the garage to create more space for wood working projects. We found a great plan for a modular workbench at http://www.familyhandyman.com. Today we headed to Lowes to get the materials and plan to start construction tomorrow. The 3/4 inch top will be sturdy and provide great space to spread out. OurContinue reading “A New Work Bench”
After being helped on several pens, Nathan completes his first pen completely on his own.