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Back in September I made a serious effort to learn how to turn wood on the lathe. I turned a few tenons on the stool legs earlier this year, but that is it. I was on the hunt for a good beginner project and Amanda asked for some candlesticks, so I got to work. As … Continue reading Turning Candlesticks on the Lathe
My Dad now has his own blog: clgrimmett.com He is using the Seedlet theme and is hosted at Pressable. His first post is about firewood. Go check it out!
We decided to change up our Christmas decor this year and go with an all natural aesthetic. Dried orange and cranberry garland, a basket instead of the tree stand, and wooden ornaments. I’ve been learning how to do lathe work this year, so after Thanksgiving I started turning ornaments. I’m still pretty new to turning … Continue reading Turning Christmas Ornaments
I love staked wooden chairs and I want to learn how to make them, so I picked up The Anarchist’s Design Book from Lost Art Press. All of their books are top-notch and I highly recommend them. Christopher Schwarz’s introduction on what he means by “anarchist” resonates deeply with me. I figured I’d start small … Continue reading Two Staked Wooden Stools from The Anarchist’s Design Book
I made three wooden joiners mallets this year, following the Paul Sellers videos (1, 2, 3). The first has a head of laminated Beech and an Ash handle. Mostly because that is what I had around! There are no nails or screws in these, just wooden joinery. The handle and mortise in the head are … Continue reading Wooden Joiner’s Mallets