Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mud Room Part 2 Progress

Part 2 of our mudroom is mostly constructed and now has a coat of primer.  The easy part is done, now it's doors, drawers, and bench tops.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Mud Room Part 2

I didn't even get a chance to relax and enjoy mud room part 1 before tasked with part 2.  This will be a bigger project but I'm off and running.  I usually face cabinets before installing but thought I would try it after this time.  We'll see how that works out.

Stress test

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Huge Candle Holder

Mom, is this what you were looking for?

Turning is not for people that like a clean shop.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Natural Edge Bowls

This lathe is more fun than I thought it would be.  I made a couple natural edge bowls today just to see if I could.

Step 1 - Find an unsuspecting log (no (living)trees were harmed in the making of these bowls)

Step 2 - Cut off a big chunk

Step 3 - Try to maintain patience as bark and water smack you in the face.

Step 4 - Make a big pile of dust and shavings

Step 5 - Done

Friday, February 10, 2012

Little Turned Box

This little box serves no real purpose but I wanted to try it.  It was made out of oak with my lathe.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Toy Wooden Skid Loader

I made this skid loader as a birthday present for a soon to be 4 year old we know.  Wood Magazine is going to have the plans for it next month so I had to wing it from a very small picture.  It was a rush job but it turned out pretty good.  It's made from maple and walnut with a boiled linseed oil finish.