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
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).
A new woodworking plan in our store today! Childrens Elephant Rocker with hideaway compartment with full size drawings!
Another new project on the table. Red, white and blue. Should be an easy guess as too what its for. But I bet you will be wrong!
You’ll have to wait and see.