Woodworking Posts - page 2

Saturday, May 13, 2023

This project included quite a bit of something I really enjoy: making something out of "leftovers". The only "new" wood in this project is the helmet shelves themselves. Everything else came out of the scrap bin. But the piece is full of nested scraps of scraps as well.

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Saturday, April 29, 2023

I keep my guitars in their cases. But it was time to do something nicer than stack them in the corner. So I built this.

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Monday, March 20, 2023

The easy solutions for lumber storage involve bolting metal shelving to the wall. I hate puting holes in external walls, though - especially basement walls that have otherwise never leaked. And why would I go buy metal shelving when I have all of this lumber on hand?

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Friday, February 10, 2023

But then I pulled what I thought was a piece of ash inside to dry, and it turned out to be basswood. What could I do with 20 inches of basswood 2x4?

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

I hope you weren't getting worried that this blog had turned into all motorcycle videos all the time. If you have been missing the woodworking content, this post is for you.

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Sunday, December 18, 2022

We don't cook a lot of meat at home, so sharp knives aren't generally required at the table. But every once in a while, something irresistable shows up at our local butcher. It's time we had the utensils to enjoy such things properly.

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Friday, November 18, 2022

What can I do with wet wood? Bend it! At some point in the future, I'll build a boat, like all the other woodworkers have done over the shelter-in-place era. But to dip my toes into the (frozen) water, I decided to start smaller: a toboggan.

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Monday, September 5, 2022

I have always loved receiving mail. It felt like a special thing, when I was young, to cross the street, open the mailbox, and find a letter with my name on it. Even now when I'm wishing paper hadn't been wasted on pre-sorted standard junk mail, I'm just slightly tickled to have received mail anyway.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The final Christmas gift I made in 2021 was a last-minute addition. We were able to gather with family for Thanksgiving this year. With everyone fully vaccinated, including boosters, and Omicron as yet unheard of, it was wonderful to finally gather.

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Monday, January 3, 2022

I've mentioned a few times that most of my wood projects are one-offs. This keeps things interesting and new. But I do often finish a project with a dozen ideas of how I would do it differently next time. This happened with my pizza peel - a purpose built tool that I never expected to build again. But when my parents' reactions to it were so strong, I seized the opportunity to try some of those ideas. Since I never wrote here about my own pizza peel, let's make this post a tribute to refinement.

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