Category Archives: Woodworking

Back in the game

It’s been so long since I’ve worked out in the shop.  This weekend I got back into it and started work again on the “bathroom pantry” that I’ve had going for probably 9 months.  I got discouraged when I messed … Continue reading

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Last night I worked on some pens…

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From the Phone: The lathe has been busy the past few days.

Today I tried my first project bigger than a pen on this lathe. It resembles a Christmas tree anyway…made from a scrap 4×4 pressure treated board leftover from our fencemaking. Click here to see the full size picture.

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Dad and I have been BUSY making pens for a fund raiser for Calvary Baptist High School.

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More pens

Getting ready to move into production mode with these pens. Here are links to two more:A more shapely penA pencil for Sarah made out of acrylic

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The workshop comes to life

Dad and I are turning some pens to sell to parents as fundraisers for Calvary student trips to Costa Rica. Here’s the first pen I just finished turning. Bad picture though.

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What is the number of cans of spray paint I can be assured of having a blister on my hand after using?

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DeWalt Challenge

I took the DeWalt Extreme Cordless Challenge today. But, alas, my time was 48.xx seconds. Time to beat locally was 39.35. If I hadn’t messed up on the lag screw, I could have saved a second or three. I don’t … Continue reading

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Calculator Holder

Sarah needed a place to store all the calculators for her students. I got a new table saw and needed to test it out. Here’s the (unfinished) result.

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Sarah’s new bookshelf

Sarah also needed a bookshelf to hold all of her math books. Falcon red with a gray background ended up looking pretty good. Chalk up another project made MUCH easier thanks to my new table saw.

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