Category Archive: This Week In the Shop

This Week in the Shop: The Cajon Drum

This week, I prepped for this summer’s woodshop classes.  The students will be building these benches, mending and designing chairs and constructing Cajon drums.  I’ve secured enough lumber for the benches, pulling plywood… Continue reading

Tool Primer: Painting A Room

In February, I learned the necessity of insurance, family, cash-in-your-pocket and good-quality plumbing.  My house flooded – and I’m talking spectacular water-from-the-ceiling, I-hope-this-never-happens-to-a-house-I-own flood. Every room in my house received flood damage.  We… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: Children’s Picnic Table

This week in the shop, I got the chance to use up a few of the pine boards laying in the woodpile.  My son got a picnic table out of the deal.  The… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: Reading Stand from Salvaged Wainscoting

Here’s my latest workshop creation.  It’s a small reading stand for my wife’s grandmother (or rather, mine too, I guess).  The curly flame maple isn’t actual wood, but some sort of printed-Formica laid… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: A Granite Trestle Table (for Grillin’)

There’s a saying in electronic/maker/hacker circles. Sometimes, you just need enough junk before you can start doing cool stuff. You need a “critical mass” of stuff.  This trestle table came together because of… Continue reading

This Week In The Shop: Jewelry Box

One of my MasterClass students finished a jewelry box just in time for Mother’s Day.  He’s been working for close to three months on it. We began with a design consultation, in which… Continue reading

Bookshelf in Mission Style

This bookshelf recently left the workshop at school.  The bookshelf started life as an illustration in The Project Gutenberg EBook of Mission Furniture, by H. H. Windsor, otherwise known as the good fellows… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: Art Car

This Week In the Shop, 80% of our students left for an overnight camp.  I stayed back and worked with a small group of seniors building senior gifts.  One of those senior gifts… Continue reading

TWITS: The Two-Month Punch List

I apologize for the lack of “this week in the shop” updates.  I am currently working out my to-finish list for the end of the year.  I’ve got a grades to enter this week,… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: Kid’s Bed Design

Mulling over this design for my kid’s bed.  Any thoughts?  (It’s supoosed to be a tractor).  

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