Tag: Woodworking

  • June 19, 2024

    I don’t know if it’s the heat but I’ve been incredibly irritable lately. Working in a 100-year old building, without AC, and about 700 students running through it likely isn’t helping. The air feels like breathing through Parmesan flavoured cotton candy. Everywhere I go, in all aspects of my life, I’m frustrated. I’m annoyed. I’m…

  • Pen Turning | Brown Mallee Burl with Crushed Flower Petal Inlay

    In today’s video, I turn a Cigar pen using Brown Mallee Burl. This one has a special inlay of crushed flower petals from a wedding we went to last year. This pen is a gift from the wife to her husband on their anniversary. I have got to say, I’m quite pleased with this one.…

  • June 12, 2024

    Last week, I bought a fair bit of wood. If nothing else, I spent a good bit of money on felled trees. That was an entirely new experience for me. Because I got the wood, I bought new tools, the big one being a router and router table. I’m having to learn how to use…

  • June 9, 2024

    Woodworking has led me to a number of new and exciting experiences. On Friday, Hannah and I went to buy wood from a guy, at his house, from his shed. We ended up with some gorgeous pieces of Black Walnut. I may have been a little overzealous with my purchase but I can’t wait to…

  • June 8, 2024

    This hurt.

  • June 7, 2024

    The resin table is coming along nicely!

  • June 6, 2024

    Put some sand down.

  • June 4, 2024

    The resin table is a little further along.

  • June 2, 2024

    The table is slowly coming together. Getting to this point today took a lot longer than I anticipated, and I went through a fair number of rubber gloves. All of my things are sticky now, too. I’m getting excited to see this one done.

  • June 1, 2024

    The first resin pour. This coat is to seal the wood. 🤞🏽 I’ll have to come back tomorrow to check on it and maybe pour in the first layer.

  • May 28, 2024

    I’m making some progress with the resin table. The mould has been prepared and next I’ll coat the live-edge piece in resin. After that, the resin pour will begin. I’m getting quite excited to see this through.

  • Pen Turning: Creating a Pink Lemonade Voyager Ballpoint

    Witness the creation of a captivating Voyager ballpoint pen crafted from a mesmerizing pink lemonade blank. This lathe work video offers a glimpse into the transformation process, showcasing the manipulation of the poly resin blank as it takes shape on the lathe. The vibrant, translucent qualities of the pink lemonade blank, complemented by the matte…