Tag Archive: Woodworking

This Week in The Classroom: The Simple Coffee Table in Spalted Red Oak

Earlier in the year, the great folks at Canyon Mesquite donated a number of spalted red oak boards to make furniture out of.  It took a while, but we finally made some great… Continue reading

Community Watch: Build a Box on Nov. 2 & 3

Some people say that hand-made gifts are the best gifts to receive.  Others, like myself, say hand-made gifts are the best to give.  Still others, namely fishermen and women, claim teaching a skill… Continue reading

This Week In the Shop: Queen-Sized Bed

It has been a while since I’ve shared a completed project from my bench.  I haven’t been particularly inactive, just an inactive blogger.  Recently, I completed a queen-sized platform bed for my wife… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: A Quiet Place

This project was for my mother.  In order to do it though, I had to build a woodworking shop for my father.  Interesting how that works out. All told, this project cost under… Continue reading

Making a Makerspace: Building Out the Steamworks

This is the second in my “Making a Makerspace” series.  Catch part 1, Planning the STEAMworks, here. With my planning done, I turned my attention to “building out” the makerspace.  My original plan… Continue reading

Making a Makerspace: Planning the Steamworks

This fall, I move into a brand-spanking new classroom.  As part of this move, I’ve been heavily involved in the planning, organizing and logistics of moving my school’s Math & Science program into… Continue reading

We Have A Winner!

Congrats to Pam for winning the Facebook “Race to Thirty” contest.  She wins a Simple Tea Box (or maybe some new designs I’m working on).  She can claim her prize by messaging the… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: A Simple Pin Marking Gauge

To end the year, my students have been making simple marking gauges.  My students learned to create a mortise and use hand planes to fit a tenon in this particular project. Here’s how we did… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: Ceramic 3-D Printing via Shapeways.com

In the late 1800′s and into the  early 1900′s, a number of furniture makers, craftsman and artisans reacted against the massive mechanization and industrialization of (their) modern world to create a type of… Continue reading

Community Watch: Build a Bench Is Complete!

Of the three or so classes I’ve taught at TX/RX Labs and the twenty to thirty projects I’ve taught at work, the simple bench project remains my favorite.  It is an intermediate level… Continue reading