A fun new full size pattern in the workshop today to help you get an early start to next year’s North Pole decorations, a super big 8x8ft workshop for Santa Claus. Sized to match some of our other recently added projects like Mr and Mrs Claus. Custom sizing will be available. As well as smaller versions of this project will be in stock ready for shipping.
Its always a good idea to have sample boards for staining and finishing. The wood samples here are some scrap spruce and fir in the workshop. I touched the surfaces with the sander but still a fairly rough finish. I mostly want to see how this software absorbs different stains. Continue reading Field testing
Ever get an idea in your head and it just won’t go away until you do something about it? This is what’s been circulating in my grey matter the last couple weeks. The way I see it, if I’m still thinking about it after this time, might as well get ‘er done and see how it tuns out. Continue reading Color testing
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 Hand painting the Nova Scotia Tartan