Tool Table

After completing the shed and moving my wife’s “stuff” into it I had more room for tools. Yippee!! I have had a Delta spindle sander for a few months now. It is billed as being “portable”. Yeah right. The thing weighs 80 lbs. I needed to build a tool stand to mount the sander. And,…

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The Shed

I am NOT a construction carpenter!! After completing the Wall Mirror I wanted to build a shed before Winter arrived. Definitely don’t want to be building a shed in -10° that is for sure! I got the plans for the shed off Amazon. They were fairly well done, but left a few things to the…

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Wall Mirror

I have always wanted to make something for my daughter. I saw the plans for this wall mirror in Woodsmith magazine (great source of plans by the way). Also, I had a yearning to make something out of mahogany. This was a really fun project, but it sure took a while to build. I ordered…

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3 Panel Screen

I haven’t been working on the blog for about a year. Oh, I have been doing projects alright. Just didn’t have time to do any blog articles. However, I am going to try to get back in it. Hence this article on the 3 panel screen I made a few months ago. The difficult thing…

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Planer

I haven’t been doing much woodworking of late, but am just now getting back into it. I am about to begin a new project making a 3 panel screen for our basement to cover some unsightly things down there (article to follow). I attempted to plane the Maple hardwood I am using for this project…

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Piggy Banks

A while back I purchased some walnut to build a set of Piggy Banks for some friends of mine. The plans called for buying old, used post office box doors and then building the banks around the doors. I put the project aside for almost six months. Finally, I had a bunch of time on…

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Wet Bar

This past winter I built a wet bar in our basement. It was a great winter project, working mostly indoors in a fairly moderate environment. I got the plans online at a site that exclusively had plans for wet bars. There were several to choose from. Of course, I had to choose one of the…

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Picnic Tables & Benches

I have been spending my Saturday’s of late building this picnic table and stand-alone benches. My wife Carol has wanted a picnic table for the yard for some time. I found the plans for this project in the Woodsmith vOutdoor Projects Deck Lawn & Garden book published by Oxmoor House. They were pretty straightforward. It…

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The End Tables

These tables were made long before the date on the post, but since I am just starting this new woodworking blog it puts a current date on it. I have always loved Arts & Crafts style furniture. Sometimes it is referred to as Mission furniture or Craftsman furniture. These tables were my first foray into…

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Cutting Board

Right after my wife and I got married I started my woodworking quest. One of the first things I made was an oak cutting board. This is a photo of the original cutting board. I was taking an adult education class on woodworking at a local high school and I used their equipment. I made…

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