In the shop, I often need to jot down some notes or sketch out a project so I decided to make some clipboards. Start off by choosing your wood, I choose the wood that had the most figure in it. I ended up making two clipboards so I went with walnut and curly maple. In my case, I had to resaw the walnut so as to give me a book-matched pattern. Make sure to leave…
A few years ago I purchased some really cheap clock movements, and while on lockdown I was cleaning up the shop and came across…
I think by now, we all know about the “trying times” and our lives have been inconvenienced more than we had anticipated. I know mine has!
I wanted to build something that was a little bit of a joke, as many people are still having trouble finding Toilet paper. I thought to my self, what is everyone doing with their stockpiled toilet paper?
So I made a Toiler paper Tower, something to hold and organize your Toilet Paper while still.
A few years ago before all of the Minecraft pixel builds took off and before I really started posting to my YouTube channel I had made my daughter wooden Pixel Pickaxe and posted it on Reddit, It was by far the most popular thing I Have posted on Reddit to date, and so I decided to rebuild it, but this time as a two-part series I will also be making a Pixel Sword that you can see here on YouTube.
In the fall I had wanted to do some turning but didn’t want to do anything too big so I tried my hand ay making some Wooden Tops. I watched an awesome video from Worth Effort that really helped me get this down, as you can tell by the thumbnail, I made a few 🙂
Years ago I came across an old house that was being renovated and spotted a piece of 2×4 sticking out of the trash so I grabbed it. Since the growth rings were very tight and thought that I would build a nice box for some of my mechanical pencils with it.
I had this piece of walnut that was discarded by a furniture company, they are looking for consistency when they make something like a chair or a tabletop so highly figured sections of wood usually end up in the waste.
After thinking about it for a while, I realized that the best way to make the board was to simply create a walnut and maple cutting board. Buy gluing up strips of maple and walnut I was able to cut strips off of that and reassemble them into the classic chessboard pattern.
I originally thought of turning these on the lathe but quickly gave up on that plan, as I lack the skills to do so. But I am a huge fan of modern art and minimalist objects. And started to do some research and eventually came across a set created by Lanier Graham in 1966 and fell in love with its simplicity and really enjoyed how all of the pieces fit in a tiny little box.