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Category Archives: workshop

Swords and Shields

When I was seven, my dad handed me a book about making wooden toys and asked me to find a project I’d like toView full post »

New Sawhorses

A few years ago, I jotted down the dimensions of the sawhorses that hung in the garage when I grew up. I Dd finally gotView full post »

Garage Organization

I grew up in a house with a garage walled with pegboard. I took it for granted that you could hang anything anywhere.View full post »

Ice Cream Scoops / Pizza Cutters

For Christmas, Sally and I decided to give our families homemade ice cream scoops and pizza cutters.  I bought the kitsView full post »

Turning Acrylic

Turning is not just for wood. You can also put chunks of acrylic on the lathe. A few minutes with a roughing gouge and aView full post »

Marker Holders

Matt made these for Christmas for the kids and I love them so much. a) They ensure the marker lids never get lost (theView full post »

Woodturning Baby Gifts

We’re at that stage in life where all of our friends have been having babies. In the last couple of years, since IView full post »

Bottle Stoppers for The Nest

Matt made these for the Nest, a local store that I love! A bargain, priced at $30. They are all unique. I like the ideaView full post »

Baby Rattles

When I started woodturning, I just wanted to turn bowls.  Then friends started having babies and I started making babyView full post »


Our old friends, the Carlssons, take a yearly RV trip to a sculptors’ show in Colorado.  One of their favoritesView full post »

More Free Woodturning Videos

Periodically, I search for woodturning videos.  I sort the results by “date added” to see whatView full post »

Woodturning #7: Oak Bowl

I turned this bowl, my largest thusfar, out of oak cut from a friend’s father’s house (the same friend thatView full post »


I’ve posted my woodworking attempts before, but here’s something I did not make. My dad made a set of sawhorsesView full post »

Woodturning #6: Elm Bowl

Last summer, there were a number of elm trees removed from our block. Here’s a bowl that I turned from that woodView full post »

German Fine Tools Catalog

The Dick Fine Tools Catalog is pure joy.  I signed up for this free handtool catalog online, and didn’t know whatView full post »