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A Little Fun….

You’ve probably heard the saying “You can’t put a square peg in a round hole”. You wouldn’t care to make a small wager on that, would you? Found something from an old project lurking in the scrap pile, and once

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Getting Dust on the Turning Tools

While the glue was drying on the picture frames I made, I decided to turn a pen, so I grabbed a hunk of bloodwood and came up with this: Yesterday I took a piece of babinga and turned this one:

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Reusing Distorted Wood

A few days ago a friend of ours decided she wanted our old dining room chairs, and when we took them to her place, she asked if I could make her some picture frames. After giving the matter some thought,

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Dining Table Revisited

You might remember my post a while back about making the oak dining table top. For some unknown reason, the damn thing decided, after more than two years mind you, to warp. Wood moves with seasonal changes in temperature and

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Heirlooms Revisited…

I had an earlier post about a couple of steamer trunks built for my neighbor’s daughters. They recently welcomed a son to the family, and we are currently in the process of making two more trunks….one will of course be

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The way it used to be done…

In my younger days, I found myself needing some full-size drawings for a project I was making. However, instead of paying several hundred dollars for a board I might only use once, I went shopping, and $50 later had everything

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Adding to a pole barn

After thinking about for a couple years, my dad and I finally got around to building an addition to this building. We decided on post-frame construction for this project. Posts need holes however, and in our area they have to

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Building a bathroom vanity

It all started when I woke up one morning wondering how hard it would be to build a replacement for my otherwise useless bathroom vanity. Wound up re-modeling the entire bathroom and replacing every water line in the house, but

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If the fridge don’t fit…move the wall

I’m gonna start this post with a look at the finished project, then give a short description of how it was done. Here’s a look at what was behind the original wall: It was pretty obvious at this point that

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Building a bed

I know…lots of people have beds like this, but I like the idea and thought I’d give it a try. Before starting however, I took several measurements to confirm two things: 1) That the bed I had in mind would

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