On Saturday morning we built a log planter and it was free!!! That is the best kind of planter. It turned out great, follow along and see how we did it.
My dear wife seen a picture of a similarly painted chickadee on the web. She liked it so much she painted one herself. The ‘canvas’ are scraps of pallet board cutoffs nailed to a longer board in behind. She did a great job for first time painting scenery and birds.
This pine log was from a tree felled in the spring on a nearby property. The tree remained where it was felled, limbs and all still attached, to allow the moisture to be pulled out over the heat of the summer. Continue reading Blue denim pine boards
You would think it was the interrogation of a tree. The glow of the spot light, high intensity on its subject. But there’s a wacky reason why. View the video to see why.
This morning a video finished yesterday was uploaded to my YouTube channel. The last couple of days I have been trying my hands at chainsaw carving trees. Continue reading Tamarack Tree Chainsaw Carving
Even the left overs from chainsaw work can be made into something else. Here are some Christmas tree projects that can be made quickly on the bandsaw.
Continue reading Wood slabs into craft projects
I got a call..no, not a turkey call… from a customer in New Jersey. Seems she just loves these turkey yard art projects but cannot get anyone to make them for her. She wanted to know if I could do them.
The spirit of the Christmas tree in these balsam fir scrap wood pieces remains strong! Prior to painting it, it looked like this a few days ago when I was making the most of left over wood that was piling up on the floor.
(Updated Aug 03 2015)
Gina had asked for a map of Nova Scotia cut out from boards and she wanted to make it from pallet boards. Easy? Well, yes and no. Yes, I have plenty of pallet boards in a stack out behind the workshop. No, I have never cut out a map of Nova Scotia before, or any other province for that matter. One way to know for sure is to try it and see what happens. Once she was done with the dry brushing technique, it was my turn.
About a dozen new downloadable plans added to the store today. Simple craft projects to help beginner woodworkers improve their skills. Like this Strawberry Mirror and Plaque Set.