The Jefferson chair has been around for more than a century. Its also known as a bachelor’s chair. I call it a 3-in-1 Chair. Its a handy furniture piece, as it can be a step ladder, a seat and an ironing board. The last couple days I’ve been making up my own design of this vintage piece of furniture. Continue reading Jefferson Chair
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
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
We are please to announce our newest Christmas woodworking pattern, full size drawing of Mrs Santa Claus saying “Shhh” while tip toeing a plate of cookies through Santa’s Workshop.
Today we added a new woodworking plan to our online store, Santa Saying Shhh as he get’s ready to delivery his big bag of gifts. Our woodworking pattern is full size (but not life size). You will need a sheet of plywood at least 36 x 45.5 inches. Its possible you could make 3 from one sheet of plywood. Purchase a license today in our online store and you can make up to five to sell or giveaway!
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
Some wear their heart on the sleeve… we wear our commitment on our bumper. 🙂 We are a local craftspersons workshop and do our best to support local business whenever possible. We hope to get the same support in return.
I had this idea over a year ago, just getting around to trying it out now. I am going to build a air source solar panel box using recycled cardboard tubes, a piece of plywood and a clear plastic panel I bought at the store. Follow along, ask questions and provide comments!
Continue reading Building an air solar panel
Plenty of smiles will be created when passersby see this little gnomes working away! Our new woodworking pattern offers full size drawings and available in both paper and pdf download.