As recently seen on Arbortech® Youtube channel, they featured a video on carving a small tree. So I thought I’d have a crack at it. I learned pretty soon that a dry piece of pine may not be the best material for the desired effect. Continue reading Rustic tree carvings
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.
Its always a good idea to review a woodworking plan and double check the measurements. Then as you proceed through the measuring of the parts, take your time and double check again. Today I found an error in this plan. Its no big deal, an easy fix at this stage. Continue reading Lowes® Race Car Bed measurements
MDF, like most materials, can be unforgiving when drilling all the way through. This little video shows what can happen and some steps you can take to reduce blow out.
Continue reading Tips on drilling through MDF
In this video I show how to rough cut the car panels and once cut, then a short discussion on what will be done with them and what is coming up next.
Today we talk about the Lowes® Race Car Bed plan. I have been asked by a local customer to build this for their son. In this short video I talk about making templates from plywood to make the task of cutting some of the parts a little bit easier.
This is an unboxing and basic overview of the Canadian Tire Maximum series Grinder, their part #054-4296-4. This grinder is a departure from the normal grinders in that this grinder has a paddle switch. I’m looking for a grinder with a comfortable grip to use with the wood carving blades I recently started using in the workshop.
This pine log was from a tree felled in the spring on a nearby property. The tree remained where it was felled, limbs and all still attached, to allow the moisture to be pulled out over the heat of the summer. Continue reading Blue denim pine boards
This afternoon I took the time to upgrade some of the wood maps that I have here. By upgrade I mean mounted on a board, lined with cloth tartan and placed in a rustic frame.
Continue reading Getting framed in the workshop
I bought a new air compressor yesterday to replace the one that’s currently in the workshop. Its on its last breath. That Coleman served me ok for 10 years but a stint with an air sprayer pushed it beyond its capabilities.