Category: Woodworking

  • Ancient Bog Oak Turned Into a Brand New Algonquin Rollerball Pen | Pen Turning

    In today’s video, I turn an Algonquin rollerball pen with Ancient Bog Oak and black titanium hardware. I wasn’t sure how this one would turn out because the wood was chipping a bit when I was milling the blank to size. Luckily, the wood cut really nicely with a sharp carbide chisel. The black on…

  • February 18, 2024

    I haven’t been getting to the shop as much lately. The cold, even though this has been a rather mild winter, keeps me away, so too does the fatigue. I’ve just been tired lately. It hit me good when I got home this evening. I was completely spaced out.

  • February 13, 2024

    I haven’t been getting to the shop as much lately. A friend I’ve made there called it my sanctuary. It is.

  • Pen Turning | Redheart Budget Fancy Slimline Pencil

    In today’s video, I turn a Budget Fancy Slimline pencil with Redheart wood and gold hardware. I really like turning this wood. It cuts really nicely with the carbide chisels, leaving a fairly smooth finish. Apparently, the colour will darken over time but I haven’t seen it happen yet with any of the other pens…

  • February 5, 2024

    The heart-shaped puzzles have proved to be a small hit. Tonight, I tried to print a few. It didn’t go so well.

  • February 3, 2024

    This was the goal: to make a pencil box. The table saw helped me get the pieces cut straight and to even. I spent a couple of hours setting up the table saw tonight. Then, I faced my fear and started cutting wood with it. I needed to make some adjustments as I went along,…

  • February 2, 2024

    I picked up my new table saw today. Hannah and I went to Home Depot to get it. As we were riding the elevator down to the car, she realised that I invited her along because I might be needing some help to carry it.

  • Pen Turning | Red Box Burl Headwind Ballpoint Pen

    In today’s video, I turn a Headwind ballpoint pen using Red Box Burl and gunmetal hardware. Turning this one was a bit tricky. I had to be sure to take my time and keep an eye on my work because of the many voids in the wood. I chose a CA finish to help fill…

  • Bowl Turning | Black Limba

    In today’s video, I turn a bowl with Black Limba. This turned out much better than I anticipated. The wood was great to work with, as well. I have another blank that I’m looking forward to turning. The grain of this wood is stunning. Shopify: https://www.sanastationerygifts.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sanastationerygifts

  • January 20, 2024

    What’s your dream job? Today? Today it’s woodworking. I would love to wake up every morning, pack a lunch for myself, and head over to my workshop. I’d love the freedom to be creative and to try things in a space that is full of all the tools I need. It’d be wonderful to answer…

  • Woodturning | Cherry Yarn Bowl

    In today’s video, I turn a yarn bowl out of Cherry. I have to say that I really do enjoy turning bowls. There’s something about the rhythm that establishes itself during the process that is very soothing. Seeing the bowl take shape is always rewarding. Each bowl has its own unique character; the chatoyance on…

  • Wood Turning | Wormy Maple Pepper Mill

    Hey folks, in today’s video I turn a pepper mill using Wormy Maple. I enjoyed working on this one. One of my goals for this year is to become more comfortable using traditional turning tools, so I gave it a shot with this turning. I’m quite pleased with how this one turned out. It grinds…