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The Joys of Toys Awards entry period is over and we ended up with 13 entries. Now it’s time to pick your top 5 list and cast your votes. Voting dea...
I love rough lumber. The surprises and opportunities to get figure that normally you would not see. Most gets turned into expensive veneer. Just th...
All of the stationary stuff that I described in the last post cost around $1500 or less with a little shrewd horse trading and not really a lot of ...
Well i am at it again, i had an idea, its been done before, but not quite like this, plus a lot less expensive. When ever i start i like to take a ...
Up until now I had been laying out my painting in wood layers by hand using lines that extended beyond the edges of the veneer area and after placi...
Hello, Last year my wife wants a new coffee table. It must also be built easily. My wife would know myself better. I built the table but in my own ...
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was a shop teacher for a number of my years in education. In 1985, I had the opportunity to open a brand spank...
There are two institutions to be given credit for how well I have been able to equip my shop for so little money and in so little space. They canno...
When we bought a winter home in Green Valley AZ. in 2007 it didn’t take me long to realize that I couldn’t spend half of the year without a shop. T...
A couple of weeks ago I got an unexpected package in the mail from my good friend Klaus (aka kiefer). Inside was a hand made veneer hammer with his...
I am Jeff Walsma of the Dutch Carpenter and i want to let everyone know how simple and fun things are to make out of your own scrap wood.Instead of...