Something new in the workshop today, a new bench dog. This little guy showed up from the scrap wood pile. A couple layers of 3/4 inch plywood and a few nails. Would look fun just about any place, outdoors in the garden or on the desk as a paper weight. We’ve named him Barkley. 🙂 Continue reading Barkley the Bulldog bench dog
Today I started on designing another of our 3D moose projects. When we do these types of projects, I typically like to make a small prototype first, to get an overall feel for the design. Continue reading Small 3D Moose plywood project
A beam compass is one of the easier tools to make up in the workshop. A scrap piece of wood, a screw and pencil are the basics. You can also use a clamp or rubber band to add some tension to keep the pencil in place.
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.
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
After lunch, it was still raining and heavy at times. Best thing to do is spend the day indoors making sawdust. I made some small angels to go along with the larger angels made earlier this week.
A couple of people contacted me about combining the design on my wooden maps with cribbage boards. Worth a shot I figured. It was only when I realized I had to drill 361 holes did I begin to understand the amount of work involved.
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.