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Twine Spool

I had a bunch of mason’s twine that I used laying out my garden this year. Unfortunately, the twine was on a cheap cardboard tube. When I re-wound the twine onto the cardboard spool, it didn’t stay where I wanted. I thought I’d wrap it onto a dowel instead. Wouldn’t you know it, I was […]

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Father’s Day Turnings

I was able to get on the lathe this weekend.  I had a couple of chunks of mystery wood my dad gave me, so I thought I’d try turning a couple of things. Unfortunately, my turning setup isn’t very good yet.  I basically have the lathe, some turning tools, and a jacob’s chuck.  So I’m […]

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Kreg K3 Master Pocket Hole Jig System

Since my shop-time is limited, a system that produces tight joints quickly and efficiently is very appealing.  That is why I chose the Kreg K3 Master Pocket Hole System.  I’ve had my eye on it for awhile, and now I’ve added it to my arsenal.  I look forward to the different projects I could use […]

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Train Bank – Part 1

I’ve been promising my son I’d make a Train Bank for him for awhile now. He’s been collecting money in anticipation of having someplace to put it. Since I got some good shop time in last weekend, I thought I’d get started. The Train Bank is from Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts Holiday 2008 and […]

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Carving My 1st Pipe

I thought I’d start off the first project with something I just finished up this last weekend.  This project has been spread over 4 weekends (I work slow), so forgive the extra-long post. I really enjoy smoking cigars on the patio during the summer months.  But this year, instead of cigars, I wanted to try […]

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