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 […]
You know what they say… It’s gonna get worse before it gets better. Lord, did it ever! As much as I love old machinery, I started to have my doubts and wonder if I would have been better off with some modern equipment. Since it took right at a year to resurrect this beast, I had lots […]
Here can be found a table saw that will make grown men wary and and lesser men water their legs. Below is the tale of acquisition and restoration of a 1920’s Tannewitz model F table saw.
To begin, this is my first blog. I’ll be clumsily arranging my thoughts and projects as I move along. My intent with this blog is to share my opinions and work to give back to the woodworking community as it has given to me. I am a woodworker by hobby. I began building guitars when […]