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. […]
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 […]
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.
I’ve used plenty of paste wax in my woodworking adventures and never worried about the ingredients until I started making utilitarian items. My finishes for bowls, cutting boards, or any other item to be used with food are solvent free and 100% natural. I thought I’d share a recipe for non-toxic paste wax. The best […]
Here’s a “rip the band-aid off”quick write up of how I dry my green roughed out bowls using alcohol. If you have any experience with turning green lumber, you probably also have experience with throwing away bowls that have split or cracked beyond the point of repair. You may have also encountered a piece that […]
Unfortunately for me, rebuilding the carburetor was not enough for my 026. Herein lies the tail of rebuilding the engine of my Stihl 026. I think this has something to do with the problem…
If you have an older chainsaw, you’ve probably heard it say this before: “Help, Help! cough, umpfh, vrooooommmmm! cough, sputter, death.” I’ll walk you through the steps of rebuilding a carburetor andl bringing a Stihl 026 chainsaw back to life. Maybe I shouldn’t lead off with this, but my Husquvarna 55 has never given […]