Introducing my first giveaway! This is my latest ornament creation. The globe is made from a plum tree I removed from my land, and the finials are made from 50 year old boxwood! This was my first time working with boxwood and I’m here to tell you that the material is amazing. Aside from being […]
Want a metal handle with a comfortable grip for your turning tools without the big price tag? I’ll show you how and have a bit of fun in the process! The best part is that I was able to find all of the necessary components at my local Home Depot to make 2 handles. Interested? […]
Here is the tool cart I built for all things wood turning. You know the scene… Tool pandemonium. You set out to use your lathe, but first you have to round up all the necessary equipment. Let me get my face shield, my dust mask, earplugs, tool wrap, chuck, faceplate, and the list goes on. […]
How many tools can you fit in half of a two car garage? The shop page is finally up!
This little guy started off over a year ago, long before the hair-brained idea of building a dedicated bowl lathe took over my sanity. It had some cracks in it from the onset, but I wasn’t scared. I thought it would be a great time to try out a new medium for filling in […]
This project started when I was gathering hickory about a month ago at a relative’s house. While pillaging the fallen trees on his property that had fallen victim to heavy rain, he mentioned a cherry tree that had also fallen about two months prior. My knees went weak. I started to drool a little at […]
I cut some hickory from the crotch of a tree about 3 weeks prior to rough turning it. I knew I’d get around to turning it relatively soon, so I just put it in a plastic bag instead of messing with painting or waxing the blank. This blank was very shamefully cut, so it was […]
If you read this post title and think I’m going to discuss corrupting your friends hard drive or tell you how to steal their photos from that beach trip, your going to be disappointed. In true Wood Shop Mike fashion, this post is about utilizing a commonly found item to serve a need in the […]