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A few of my favorite podcasts…

A few of my favorite podcasts…

So, you started your latest project and have all the difficult and precise work finished. All that’s left are hours and hours of sanding, finishing, and cleaning up after yourself—really, the most important part of all projects. Everyone knows that sanding can be...
Carve your own wooden spoon!

Carve your own wooden spoon!

So, you want to make something with wood but haven’t done much work without using power tools. What can you make? Where do you start? Where do you get the wood?   These are all great questions—and ones I asked myself when I started hand-carving several years...
Build a segmented planter

Build a segmented planter

Well, folks, it’s the time of year to start putting your plants outside—and what better way than setting them up in a nice handmade, segmented planter? I know what you’re thinking. Last spring I made a simple box-style planter and wrote about the new home for my basil...
Restore a Broken Dining Chair

Restore a Broken Dining Chair

While cleaning out a storage shed at my sister’s house I found an old dining chair. I was instantly reminded of eating french toast, spaghetti, and many other home-cooked meals in this chair. This chair had unfortunately seen much better days. The seat was busted into...
Wooden Step Stool DIY

Wooden Step Stool DIY

I was constantly in trouble as a kid for climbing on top of counters in the kitchen to get something out of a cabinet or from the top of the fridge.  As I grew up, I stopped having to stand on the countertops to reach a cup for coffee or sweet tea, but I still had...