Keepsake Box

Friday, October 14, 2016

Needless to say, I followed Incra's instructions and did several practice cuts of junk wood before trying the box joints for real. This project was a...

Walnut Tray

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

My wife happened to see the plans for a dining room table tray in one of my Woodsmith magazine articles and asked me to make it. The original plans call...

Wall Mirror

Sunday, December 14, 2014

A while back I came across some wall mirror plans from Woodsmith. Finally decided to make the mirror. I wanted to do something different (I use a lot...

Shop Cart

Sunday, March 30, 2014

I found these plans for this shop cart at Woodsmith.com after watching the video on their TV show. It is pretty handy to have in the shop for a little...

The Plug

Saturday, November 30, 2013

You are probably wondering about that title. This is not exactly a woodworking entry, but it is a woodworking support entry, so to speak. If you are...

Farmhouse Table

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A friend from my work asked me to help him build a Farmhouse Table. He had gotten plans from the Internet and forwarded them to me for review. The plans...

Workbench

Saturday, August 17, 2013

My shop is housed in my garage. I live in Colorado and the winters here can be pretty cold at times. When it is super cold I just don’t do any woodworking...

Tool Chest

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Every woodworker that is worth his salt HAS to make a Tool Chest!! That is just the law of woodworking. Well, I have put it off for several years, but...

Whiteboard

Thursday, January 10, 2013

OK, this is NOT fine woodworking. But, what a cool idea! I do not know why I did not think of this before now. I was reading an article in Family Handyman...

Cheese Boards

Sunday, December 16, 2012

I got a wild hair to make some Cheese Boards for Christmas presents this year. OK, not the most practical thing to do, Christmas time is almost totally...

Wine Rack

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I have wanted to build a wine rack for the last few years and finally got around to it. The plans, from Woodcraft Magazine, were very well done. I made...

Planer Stand

Saturday, November 26, 2011

I saw the plans for this planer stand in the October 2011 edition of Woodworkers Journal. This stand fits my limited space shop perfectly, it has a very...

Tool Cart

Friday, August 5, 2011

Been kind of busy so I haven’t posted on the website in a while. But, I just finished this tool cart. Believe it or not I found the plans in The Family...

Tool Table

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

After completing the shed and moving my wife’s “stuff” into it I had more room for tools. Yippee!! I have had a Delta spindle sander for a few months...

The Shed

Friday, August 6, 2010

I am NOT a construction carpenter!! After completing the Wall Mirror I wanted to build a shed before Winter arrived. Definitely don’t want to be building...

Wall Mirror

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I have always wanted to make something for my daughter. I saw the plans for this wall mirror in Woodsmith magazine (great source of plans by the way)....

3 Panel Screen

Saturday, July 25, 2009

I haven’t been working on the blog for about a year. Oh, I have been doing projects alright. Just didn’t have time to do any blog articles. However,...

Planer

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I haven’t been doing much woodworking of late, but am just now getting back into it. I am about to begin a new project making a 3 panel screen for our...

Piggy banks

Monday, January 26, 2009

A while back I purchased some walnut to build a set of Piggy Banks for some friends of mine. The plans called for buying old, used post office box doors...

Arbor Setup

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I could have setup the arbor by digging 24” holes and cementing the posts into the ground. However, I have always wanted to try building something with...

Crossbars

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The next part of the project called for making the crossbars that run from front to back on top of the arbor. All of these pieces are cut to length on...

Arches & Crossbeams

Friday, January 2, 2009

Making the arches is one of the most difficult parts to this project. What you end up doing is making a template of half an arch out of MDF. I drew one...

The Lattice

Thursday, December 4, 2008

It took forever to cut out the strips for the lattice. But, the person who put together these plans had good ideas of how to streamline the process....

Arbor Beginnings

Saturday, September 13, 2008

After obtaining the plans for this arbor I purchased most of the hardware from McFeely’s on the Internet. They really have good quality screws and bolts....

Wet Bar

Sunday, June 15, 2008

This past winter I built a wet bar in our basement. It was a great winter project, working mostly indoors in a fairly moderate environment. I got the...

Wet Bar Framework

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Obviously, you start by buying the materials, milling the framework pieces and then building the framework for the wet bar. The framework just calls...

Wet Bar Countertop

Friday, May 30, 2008

The plans call for the lower and upper counter to be made of fiberboard with a laminate finish. I had never done any type of laminate before. Making...

Wet Bar Trim & Cabinet Doors

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The plans called for putting on the oak trim and then doing the cabinet doors. The cabinet is created with a bunch of open space on the back side as...

Wet Bar Finished

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The final thing, of course, was the finish. Most of my oak projects (any everyone else’s it seems) are finished in some type of light oak or walnut stain....

Picnic Table & Benches

Sunday, July 1, 2007

I have been spending my Saturday’s of late building this picnic table and stand-alone benches. My wife Carol has wanted a picnic table for the yard for...

The Tables

Saturday, September 2, 2006

These tables were made long before the date on the post, but since I am just starting this new woodworking blog it puts a current date on it. I have...

Cutting Board

Sunday, August 6, 2006

Right after my wife and I got married I started my woodworking quest. One of the first things I made was an oak cutting board. This is a photo of the...