Like a lot of folks, I’ve been baking sourdough bread this year, and I wanted a bread lame to score the top. While making a few other projects, namely spoons, I split two small pieces of cherry with a natural curve that I thought would be perfect for a bread lame, so I got to … Continue reading Bread Lames
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
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
Amanda was watching a video about different types of handmade pasta (we had a lot of time on our hands during the pandemic and finally got some flour!) and asked if I might be able to make a malloreddus board. I decided to give it a try! I started with sawing and planing down a … Continue reading Malloreddus Boards
Amanda and I wanted to hang our coffee filters in a little nook above our coffee grinder, and I happened to have a lot of free time on my hands back in April, so I decided to make one. This one by Yoshitaka Nakaya that inspired me: I didn’t really have much of a side … Continue reading Coffee Filter Holder
Over the winter of 2018/2019 and summer of 2019 I built two Cape Falcon F1 skin-on-frame style kayaks. I want to be better about documing my projects here, so I’m taking a few posts to document the backlog. The primary benefit of a skin-on-frame style kayak is how light it is. They end up being … Continue reading Cape Falcon F1 Kayak Builds
A book review template for Jekyll sites using Collections. Complete with a star rating system.
This is the most recent addition to my Jekyll Tools repository on GitHub. Isotope is a popular jQuery filtering and sorting plugin. I combined it with Liquid to generate category filtering in Jekyll.