Monday, April 8, 2013

Progress, Solid weekend of joinery. I nearly have two posts one beam and four knee braces cut and fit.

Lesson of the weekend, secure your tools when doing joinery, they will vibrate off the work piece and land edge down. I lost about 2 hours re-grinding and sharpening.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Got pegs!

Thanks to the folks at Northcott Woodturning.

Monday, April 1, 2013

 The main beam is almost finished all I am missing is the two mortice joints for the knee braces. progress! 2 months to go!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Six knee braces roughed in, laying out the beams.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

When is a Garage not a Garage?
When i get my hands on a garage it is anything but.
The first of a series of knee braces for the pergola.
June first is the assembly date.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

When a shop is not a shop

It has been a solid year since anything has come out of my shop. It has become transformed into storage / a cluttered mass of tools that have not been put away. My late fall ritual of winterizing my tools has yet to happen again this year. I am looking to 2011 as being a more productive year.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cigar Box

This cigar box was built using Spanish cedar, walnut, and a 12" x 12" piece of copper. I built this box back in 2002, and used it in a presentation in my last year of grad school at Kent State. There is nothing sleek or petite about this box, it is a heavy mass to be placed on a stately desk or Table. I am still waiting for the copper to take on a green patina in the years to come.