For Christmas 2016, I decided to make some pens for my co-workers. I remember when I first got started turning, and pen-making in particular, I would scour the web looking for different approaches and techniques from various wood-turners. I made a lot of expensive kindling in my attempt to learnRead More →

This is a continuation of Workbench: Part 3 – Change of plans. Time to glue it all up. The next step is cutting it down to a workable piece.  We’re still planning out the legs and possible drawers.  Also, I noticed that this piece has a slight bow to it from frontRead More →

  This is a continuation of Workbench: Part 2 – Gluing up the top. After gluing up half of the top, I repeated the process and got the other half glued up as well.   Once it was dry I joined them together with glue and biscuits just like I didRead More →

This is a continuation of Workbench Part 1 – Milling down some 2 x 4s. We got another snow day so this gave me an opportunity to work some more on my wife’s workbench. Now that the boards have all been milled down, it’s time to start gluing them together.   For thisRead More →