New Shop Addition

This past Christmas, my workshop gained a new piece of equipment: a lathe! It's a Grizzly T25290, 12x18 and boy do I like it. The day after Christmas I drove down to Rockler and Woodcraft and quickly learned how much other stuff you have to buy - turning tools, sharpener, sharpener stand, chuck, adapter, safety … Continue reading New Shop Addition

Pencil Boxes

Another box from the Basic Box Making book which I've built in the past 6 months is the pencil box. My sister is using one for crochet needles, another is just sitting on my desk, and I honestly couldn't tell you what the others are holding. These were the first box joints I've done. These … Continue reading Pencil Boxes

Small Boxes

In an effort to learn some new woodworking skills, I've been working through a book, Basic Box Making by Doug Stowe, on small box making. I've made several different types now, each one better than those before it. Here's some of the first set, made with a mix of oak, cherry, and walnut. In one … Continue reading Small Boxes