Last Saturday, Tyler and I focused on getting slats ready for the crib. The original design called for solid wood panels on the ends, but we decided to change this for a more contemporary and open appearance. Removing the two […]
Returning to wood and tools after a 20-year hiatus.
On a very cold morning in Kemmerer, WY I showed up for my first day on the job at the local coal mine. Although the mining job paid three times my hourly wage as a gas station attendant, I nervously […]
The shelf underneath the drawers for my desk needed flattening. With some experience now in getting a plane sharp and flat, planing is more fun. So much fun in fact, that I found it hard not to get carried away. […]
Assembly, or glue typically comes after sanding everything. The many small pieces in this desk complicates the glue up, and I feared glue squishing out everywhere and ruinging my hard work. So, after sanding and staining I spent time applying […]
Identifying the most fundamental, basic and essential tool in the shop would be difficult. But, I think that the yellow #2 wood pencil might get my vote. From my earliest years, the yellow pencil symbolized achievement and creation. The moment […]