Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thank you all so much for a great year. Thanks for watching and your constant support and encouragement. It means more than you know!

27 What I would classify as Project videos
Desk Clock/Thermometer. - featured on
White Oak Benches: They are used daily… one of the best practical projects I have ever made.

Wall shelf I made for my sons room from some wood from an old bunk bed. This was fun and I love repurposing the wood!

Tage Frid Three legged stool- Three part seres: I guess one for each leg. :)  This was a bucket list project for me…  Honestly it was a challenge for me but not in the ways I thought it would be. Th joinery was not that difficult but you had to be patient with it and make sure you don’t hurry the process.  I enjoyed that project a lot!

The Christmas Ornament Challenge was a lot of fun as well. My idea for the toy plan just came to me as something that would work for an ornament. I have made larger ones for toys for children and this was in many ways just a shrunken version of it.

13 other videos
You tube Trailer: If you have never seen my trailer well you are missing out!   I probably will be making a new one. But I sure do like this guy!   :)

The videos that bunch of us made promoting the 2x4 contest! What a great time that was! I personally had so much fun with those two… I thought I did a good acting job with  “2x4 Apocalypse Now. :)
2x4 promo video:
2x4 Apocalypse Now:

The Time with Pine videos: Basically my blog videos and follow ups for projects.  I have resisted creating a separate channel for this but alas I am fairly sure I am going to make a new channel for this and post those videos over there. There are many good points in separating it from the project channel. So this will likely be the last Time with Pine on this channel so please stand by for more info about that.

I have big plans for the channel this next year! Not plans to conquer the world but to improve on what I am doing and so much fun ahead I look forward to it!   I also have plans for my workshop of course including insulating the walls and drywalling them so what I come out here in winter I will have a little better hope of holding in the heat.. I also am going to be re-evaluating much of my workspace to make it more efficient! I will probably be getting rid of some things and replacing others etc. we will see.

I would ask all of you who are watching to post ideas and suggestions for me to consider as to project ideas and anything at all you think would help me to make the channel better!

2014 has been very good to me and I am grateful for the blessings in my life!  One of those blessings, no kidding, is being a part of this youtube community of wood workers! It is just so great and I am so glad to just be a part of it!

Thank you sincerely to everyone for watching and subscribing!

Happy New Year !!   And of course God Bless!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

How to make a Gift Basket from free pallet wood. (pallet wood challenge entry)

This is a project I entered into a contest called The Pallet Wood Challenge. The idea is to take a pallet or pallets and build a project with the wood. These are very simple to make and are very well received when used as a gift Basket. 

Gift Basket

Christmas Like Tea Towel-

Nice cutting board-

Some Home made Bread-

Some "Wood Butter" this is 4 parts mineral oil to 1 Part beeswax.

Home Made Grape Jelly-

A snow man - Of course-

Merry Christmas!

Wood Butter recipe:

How to make Wooden Screwdriver Handles.

These six in one screwdrivers from Harbor Freight are relatively inexpensive and can be transformed into a very nice tool by making some wooden handles on the lathe. I take these $2 screwdrivers and turn them into Christmas gifts for some family members.

 The left one is made from Walnut and the right is made from Cocobolo wood.

The band or "ferule" around the end of handle is a simple piece of copper pipe.

For thanksgiving my wife and I thought it would be a fun project to make a centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table.
 In this project I make a simple tray from Walnut and my wife gets creative with what goes inside. 
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas Ornament 2014. In the theme of traditional Christmas toys, like the Elves would make. I make this Bi-Plane Ornament from several woods. The Wings and tail surfaces are made from thin cocobolo, the propeller is made from cherry, the fuesalage is maple and the  engine shroud is walnut. This is my first attempt at eccentric turning. This was a very fun project and I would encourage you all to enter an ornament in this years contest. 

The details of the challenge are below.

Announcing the 2014 Christmas Ornament Woodturning Challenge sponsored by As Wood Turns, Alan Stratton, and Woodshop TV, Carl Jacobson.

Challenge video:

Here's a link to the challenge playlist:

My info:



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Toy Box build-Fighting Cancer

This toy box is very simple to make and is based on the Plans Steve provided. My video is abbreviated due to loss of much of my footage. Not to worry you can watch both of the other gentlemen videos to see how they are built. I used some re-purposed poplar that I had from an old bunkbed. These were the rails to that bed. I used 1/4 inch MDF for the panels.  The woodworkers Steve Ramsey and Mark Spagnuolo are conducting a fund raising event for fighting cancer. The idea is for every toy box that we woodworkers out here build and submit a photo to them they will each donate $5 to Cancer research Institute. They have a lengthy list of corporate sponsors who will donate as well. The information for all of this is below:

Marc's video:
More info, Marc's plans, and how to submit photos of your toy box:

All funds raised go to  



How to refinish a table top, fix a hammer and refinish a screwdriver handle.

How to refinish table top, fix a hammer and refinish screwdriver handle. In this episode I fix three different things in oen video. Some small things I needed to get done. Please join me and feel free to make comments or suggestions about these fun projects.

Monday, September 29, 2014

How to make a Birdhouse from repurposed Materials

How to build a birdhouse out of repurposed materials. 

 This is my entry for the Summers second annual Bird House contest! While this is not as nice and creative as I had hoped for this year it is an entry. I am honored to be entered and support the contest! Best of luck to everyone on your entries as I have seen many of them and they are incredible!  The hole for my entry was made with finches in mind. The smaller 1 1/2 inch hole will supposedly ward off sparrows and favor finches. In my area these are plentiful and some are quite colorful and beautiful.   Welcome home finch! :)


Monday, September 8, 2014

Tage Frid Three Legged Stool Final

 I complete the three legged stool. In this episode I glue up the seat and eventually the rest of the stool. I shape the legs, install the wedges in the mortise and tenons, sand and finish the stool. Thanks for the support and kind comments! This was a fun project and is satisfying to have ti completes. Best Regards

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tage Frid Three Legged Stool Part 2

I continue with the building of the three legged stool.  Shaping of the seat components and moving forward with this really fun project.

Thank you so much for watching and the kind comments!   Please subscribe to my youtube channel and like the video?  Comments or questions always welcome!


Tage Frid three legged Stool

I have had this project on my radar for years! Some folks do not care for the look of this design. I happen to like it and the joinery in making this is going to be a challenge for me. Please join me in making the Three legged stool design by Tage Frid.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

A small three legged stool.

 Life has a way of crowding out the things we like to do with other things we have to do. I have been enjoying my summer and it has been a while since I got a project and video out. I was watching Paul Sellers on youtube the other day and he was doing a demonstration on various techniques in the making of a simple small three legged stool.

It looked like such a fun simple project I escaped a few evening into the shop to see what I could come up with.    Some small pieces of maple I had left over and we were on our way.
 I glued up the legs out of 3/4 stock and glued up a panel for the top. Turned the legs on the lathe with a one inch tenon on the tops of the legs.
 All of this was done off of camera as I was not originally planning on making this a video for my channel.  I consider this project a skill builder for  me and I was just enjoying the process more than anything on this project. I hope there is something that you will take away and use in your projects in the future.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Time with Pine! Follow up on Shelf project and a few other thoughts

This is a quick episode of Time with Pine. I touch on a couple items form my recent wall shelf build. I don’t really have anything new as for videos to share right now but I pull out some throw back classics that I really like to this day!   Let me know what you think!   

Best Regards!

Video’s and projects:

 April Wilkersons touching video and an opportunity for us as woodworkers to help out a great cause.  

Mathias Wandel builds and air raid siren! I still love this project! Who does the?!!!   It turns ut awesome!   There are two vies one of the build and one for the testing of it!  This was originally uploaded in Oct of 2012.  

Building the Air Raid Siren:  

Testing the Air Raid Siren

Steve Ramsey The Blair Wood Project
 This is Steve’s Halloween video for October 2011. What can I say I lvd this video the spoof he does from the movie is just terrific. I still laugh out loud at this one. I think it is just masterfully done!   Very funny and very good! 

The Blair Wood Project

 The no extras Charge video: Very short video but this would be so fun!  

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A wall shelf for my sons room using repurposed wood from a bunk bed

 A couple years ago I took down a bunk bed that was just on its last legs. Was creaky and wobbly so we got my sons new beds and I disassembled and kept the pieces from the old one. I finally got around to using this wood in a project of a wall shelf for that same room that the bunk bed used to reside. Was a basic, simple project and I enjoyed making it and I think it turned out very nice and definitely will get some good use.

 I use basic mortises for the shelves to go together into the sides of the shelf and then I used a simple pocket hole screw joint to attach the top to the piece. To hang the piece I use a french cleat system built into the top support.
AS you can see I rounded the edges for looks and safety. (It is a little boys room after all. I have no doubt that sooner or later someone will not be jumping on the bed right next to where this shelf will be hanging.)   :)  

Thanks for reading and watching!

Best Regards!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Welcome to my website for the Chris Pine Workshop!

 I have been enjoying posting videos on youtube for more than  year now and the name of my channel is The Chris Pine Workshop.  I should have started a page to go along with my other social media presence a long time ago. I will be using this set to post blog entires and photos to add on to my videos. I enjoy woodworking very much and it has grown to a large part of my life. That includes the community, including on the internet that I participate in.  One of the most accepting and generous groups of people I have ever known have been fellow woodworkers! As a rule not an exception they represent what people should act like and treat each other accordingly.
 I wil be working on the presentation aspects of the page as time goes on.

 SO welcome to my webpage and I look forward to future projects and interactions!


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