This table was built during 2009 while studying at Appalachian State University. Watch part 2 here, and you can catch part 3 here!
If you can’t draw it, you can’t make it. This was drilled into my head early on in my middle school shop class. I thought my teacher just didn’t want us kids using the tools, but the theme was repeated during my formal arts classes and really driven home during my collegiate career as an […]
The Maker Fair was my first time demoing and this little bowl is the result! It’s made of bird’s eye maple and is less than 4″ in diameter. Once I got home, my wife snatched it up and just dared me to sell it… The bowl now lives on our entryway table 🙂 […]
What prompts the desire to replace a “This End Up” TV stand that has been in service for the past 11 years? Purchasing a new TV, of course! I’ve always been an advocate of building your own furniture. It makes me sick to look at the construction of most furniture these days. Don’t get me wrong. […]
I found myself needing/wanting to use my “baby” Nova G3 chuck on Big Blue, mainly because I prefer using my big lathe instead of my 1950’s craftsman. So I ordered the turners select spindle adapter for $21.95 from Craft Supplies USA. As soon as the shipment arrived, I threw it on the lathe to try […]
At long last, I’ve received a blessing from the tree gods. I got a Box Elder that was cut down to make room for a home addition. It was a good cause after all, the home owner is adding a workshop to his property. Never was there a more noble cause. It’s good to have […]
It didn’t actually take me until now to use the saw, just until now to post this video. I’ve had lots of friends and family want to see the beast in action, so here it is. The little piece that kicks back on the second pass was like a missile! Thank goodness it […]
For those of you that have used a table saw whose rip fence isn’t quite straight, you know how frustrating it can be. Here’s the run down on how I added a new surface to true up the fence on my Walker Turner 1180b.