Today we are proud to show off our newest Santa Claus woodworking pattern. We had a custom request for this design from a customer, and we were pleased to take on the task of creating a design for them. This Christmas yard decor would look ideal next to a nativity manger scene, or next to the wisemen in a creche.
Gina was pinspired by a project she seen and wanted to do her own version. A trip to the workshop and a dive in the scrap wood pile, produced four panels which she promptly got busy painting.
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.
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.
This snowman didn’t take too long to come together, measures about 18 inches tall. A bit of cutting, nailing and painting topped with a red ribbon and some holly, makes a great Christmas gift idea.
I just thought I’d try a hand at hand painting the Nova Scotia tartan. Overall, not fabulous, but like I say, you don’t know until you try. Continue reading
Today we finished one of our newest woodworking plans in our online store, the Volunteer Fire & Rescue Adirondack style chair. All of the parts that make up the chair can be cut from one sheet of 3/4 inch (19 mm) thick plywood. During the process I made a few video clips on tips and the how-to of making the chair. The video is posted here.
One of the easiest ways to transfer project lines to a wood surface is to use a sheet of carbon paper. Carbon paper is called many other names, like tracing paper (for tracing lines to another surface), or copy paper, or graphite paper. Traditionally used to make duplicate and triplicate copies when using a typewriter.
I read so much about vinegar and steel wool, and finally caved in and decided to see what all the hubub was about. I used a mason jar with one wad of steel wool and filled it with white vinegar (5% acetic acid).