Christmas Recap, Part I

Well, I must say that I had a great time over the past few days.  I hope that you did too. On the morning of December 24, we travelled to Naramata, a 5.5 hour drive.  There, we enjoyed a great dinner with my aunt, her family and company.  We stayed up late to open gifts … Continue reading Christmas Recap, Part I

New Duds for #4

Handles (or totes, as they are called regarding hand planes) are often very personal things. Yet, I don't think that any hand plane makers offer any options as to whether you would like a small, medium, or large tote for your plane. Perhaps that's because the makers figure that the end user will either just … Continue reading New Duds for #4

Heirloom Quality Screwdrivers For Sale

My turned screwdrivers are now for sale.  They feature a solid dogwood handle and a polished magnetic bit holder which accepts all 1/4" hex-shank screwdriver bits.  The price is $30. To make a screwdriver, I first cut a dogwood blank to size.  Then I bore a 1/4" hole to accept the shank of the magnetic … Continue reading Heirloom Quality Screwdrivers For Sale

Dogwood Arts and Crafts Table – Complete!

On December 24th at 7:30 pm, I completed the dogwood table.  It took 130 hours to complete and was finished with two coats of Deft Exterior Oil.  It included two drop-in leaves supported by telescoping arms.  I am very pleased with how it turned out (and also that I got it done for Christmas) as … Continue reading Dogwood Arts and Crafts Table – Complete!

Dogwood Arts and Crafts Table

As I've mentioned in a previous entry, I've been spending all of my shop time working on a Dogwood Arts and Crafts table for Dave Kilpatrick and his wife.  It's nearing completion and last night I took a few photos.  The table is sitting inverted on sawhorses, so you may find it helpful to turn … Continue reading Dogwood Arts and Crafts Table