Ellen Follow


Cape Cod MA

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Just a simple woodworker who enjoys life on Cape Cod. I love the small websites that offer camaraderie and quality.
I have a basement shop that I built 2 years ago after moving into a house with a water view (left my old garage shop behind!). Retired April 1 (April Fool's Day!) and have been enjoying the free time, such that it is. I seem to be busier now.
I was Ellen35 in a former life/site ;-)
So nice to see some old familiar faces here.

-- Ellen

Contemporary Coasters - Woodworking Project by Ellen

Contemporary Coasters

I’ve seen lots of cutsie coasters around but nothing too contemporary for my modern tastes. These...

Lazy Susans - Woodworking Project by Ellen

Lazy Susans

These are some Lazy Susans that I made. They are 14 inches in diameter. I used maple, cherry,...

Breadboards - a great quick holiday project - Woodworking Project by Ellen

Breadboards - a great quick holiday project

These breadboards are great quick holiday presents. Each board is approximately 19 × 5″ and 3/4...

Five Little Tea Boxes - Woodworking Project by Ellen

Five Little Tea Boxes

I love tea and tea boxes! I made these for the upcoming fair season (already sold one of these...

Jewelry Box - Woodworking Project by Ellen

Jewelry Box

This simple jewelry box is a combination of oak and purpleheart. The box is approximately 8 × 16...

Something from Nothing! - Woodworking Project by Ellen

Something from Nothing!

At the last 3 fairs, I managed to sell out of bread boards. We have the holiday fairs coming up...

The Arts and Crafts Show Over the Weekend

For those of you who looked at my tea boxes last week, you know I was taking them and a bunch of other items to a show this past weekend. It was an outdoor show in a new venue for us. We set up on Friday night (tent, tables, etc) but didn’t put...

Just a woodworker who values a small and talented website.
I live on Cape Cod and have been woodworking most of my life but only got serious about 10 years ago when I needed a stress reliever from my job. I retired on April 1 (appropriately April Fool’s Day) and love, love, love the time I have to pursue my woodworking. (Just a note: I was Ellen35 in a former life/site).

-- Ellen

Hi Ellen, good to see you here :)

-- Martin Sojka, https://craftisian.com

Congratulations on your retirement Ellen. It is wonderful to be free from the restraints of a job and have your day actually work out the way you planned it. Of course i assume that we will see a lot more projects from you now that you have all this extra woodworking time!

I agree with you that a smaller site has it’s charms, and I have missed that, but my guess is that this site will get a lot bigger knowing what Martin did with LJ, so we will just have to enjoy it while we can.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

Hi, Ellen! So glad to see you are still making your bread and dipping oil trays!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.