I’m thrilled with how it turned out. Detailed build post coming soon. Until then, I’ll be out rowing on the Hudson.
Some spoons, scoops, and spatulas I’ve carved in the past two years: My Process Roughing: I tend to cut out most of my blanks on the bandsaw, though sometimes I axe out my blanks. Occasionally I’ll use a drawknife on my shavehorse. Shaping: I shape with both a Foredom rotary tool and a standard Mora … Continue reading Spoon Carving
A friend gave me some nice cherry logs that I sealed the ends of and let dry for the past year. I haven’t done much of my own milling, but I decided to get one of the logs out and see how much I could make out of it. What I ended up getting out … Continue reading Making kitchen tools from a log
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 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
Fixing a stuck floating motor sheave and cleaning out years of grime on a Shopsmith Mark V.