Spring 2012 is here! I have just a (few) new classes. A quick rundown after the jump:
We recently got half a roof put on the bike barn. The students fixed up fifteen bikes and laid out a roof in three long hours. Excellent work ethic, if not visuals. I’ll be getting out and fixing up the barn throughout the spring semester. I hope to add a waterproof holding bin & tool rack to it in the next service day. Continue reading Putting a Roof on the Bike Barn
A few issues ago, Make Magazine published plans for a jigsaw puzzle chair, and I needed chairs for my “dining room”. In reality, I needed chairs, I had plywood and this plan jumped out at me. I used a jigsaw to rough-cut the piece. Then I finished the pieces with a bandsaw, rasps and a router with flush-cut bit. Here’s the first chair. Before you ask, yes, it isn’t sturdy enough. The original plans called for 3/4 in thick plywood. I only had half inch, but it’s what I had on hand. I will install some sort of brace. We’ll … Continue reading This Week in the Shop: Make: Plywood Chairs
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 we researched various box designs on the web. I want to give a big thank-you to Andy, an extremely talented and generous woodworker who provided some valuable feedback for my young student. I greatly appreciate your help Andy.
A walk-through & gallery after the jump.. Continue reading “This Week In The Shop: Jewelry Box”