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.

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