New finely crafted logo and design updates

New logo design has been inspired by the era of traditional crafts. It has a vintage yet modern feel to it and it sits boldly in the center of the header area. I even added two supporting texts to it: “CRAFTED WITH PASSION” and “AUTHENTIC...

Hand crafted lettering on new craft logos

It seems like it takes time to translate my vision into the website design. Plus I might be a perfectionist :) The advantage is that I am persistent until it feels right to me. What did I still miss? A touch of warmth, clear focus on the...

My Cold Frames Journey

Back story… I haven’t really done any gardening for a few years, but, with the social distancing restrictions, I thought it was time to get back to growing and preserving. Here in Ontario, our spring time can be wonderful for growing veggies –...

Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #6: Creamer and Sugar Bowl Carrier - Build Progress

With the workshop mostly reorganized, I’ve started to get at projects already started and on my To-Do list. A simple project I had been putting off was a small carrier for our Nortake creamer and sugar bowl set. The design is similar to the one...

Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #5: Powertec USA - USPS Resolved

I received adequate correspondence and expedient crediting to find no need to keep the original post on record. I’m still annoyed that neither Powertec or the USPS are accepting blame in this matter. I’ll leave it at that.

Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #4: Seeds for Insanity: Sorting Screws, Bolts, Nuts, Washers...

Much time has past since my last post here, too much time and change, both in my life and in my workshop, to go back and bring everyone up to date. Last summer I felt recovered enough to where I felt getting back to my old life was mostly...

Folding tivets

Yesterday I posted Folding trivets. These have been posted before on other sites, so I can not take credit for them. In this blog I will show you how I make them. First off I start with 2 pieces 8″ × 3/4" X 1/4" and one center piece 8" x 3/4″...

WoodworkingWeb Is Changing To Craftisian

This is a very special moment for me. It marks a new beginning, or may I say, a second chance. A second chance to truly commit myself to something that drives me deeply. A second chance to handle growth fearlessly. You can read more about...

Craftisian Is Opening The Doors

Craftisian is opening the doors to the crafts of many kinds. This sure is an ambitious step but I believe there should be a place online which multi-faceted as well as single-focused craftsmen may call home. Whatever the craft, the finished...

RECALLS #20: Children’s Tool Kits Recalled by Grizzly Industrial

Just in case you bought your child one of these cute tool kits for Christmas . . . Children’s Tool Kits Recalled by Grizzly Industrial Due to Violation of Federal Lead Content Ban and Toy Safety Requirements: Recall Date: March 19, 2020...

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