WoodworkingWeb Theme: Wooden BOXES

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am an “outside the box” kind of person! I like to take an idea and stretch it, play with it, distort it, expand on it, and, well, think outside of it. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t like boxes. As a matter...

WoodworkingWeb Awards: Jewelry Box #1: Announcement

Theme: Jewelry Box Golds and silvers, chains and rings – where do you keep such beautiful things? In a jewelry box, of course. For this WoodworkingWeb.com’s Awards, create a wooden jewelry box, big or small, any wood, any woodworking style,...

WoodworkingWeb Awards: Jewelry Box #2: Call for Entries

Entry period of the WoodworkingWeb Awards – Jewelry Box is now officially open and will close on October 24. Theme: Jewelry Box Golds and silvers, chains and rings – where do you keep such beautiful things? In a jewelry box, of course. For...

Thomas & The Wooden Spoon

Our first “Creation Challenge” is provided by Thomas (thank-you very much, Thomas). More About The Spoon Why spoons? Last winter I had injured my knee and was laid up for a few months, so I spent a lot of time on YouTube just watching...

Wooden Spoon Challenge #2 #1: How to make a wooden spoon

First off… I’m not a creative writer, I’m just going to put that out there. Debbie has asked me to put together a tutorial on how I create a wooden spoon. (There are many ways, lots on YouTube etc, this is just how it works best for me,...

The Captive Hinge Pin

The captive hinge pin is an interesting way of hiding a hinge on the top of a band saw box. I use a hardwood axel peg for the pin. Hobby stores sell them for making wooden cars & trucks. Once the perimeter of the box blank has been...

Ramblings from a South Central Texas Wood Butcher #10: The Warmth of Wood

Even in South Central Texas, we have a fireplace in the house we had built in 2006. Almost went with a large window, but went with the fireplace instead. Luckily so, as we’ve had a couple of cold power out days where the fireplace was our only...

Project #1: Temporary Hen House

My two new hens are fantastic and provide lots of eggs unfortunately the other three rejected them and kept trying to attack them. This was wasn’t surprising as they were hand reared and I’m pretty sure that they think they’re dogs; they even...