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Small turned box (salt cellar)

If you’ve ever wanted a pinch or teaspoon of salt and dislike pouring from a box this is useful to have near your prep area. This small box was made from maple, texturized with a dremel and painted with black … Continue reading

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3D End Grain Cutting Board

I finished another 3D end grain cutting board. Maple and walnut. 12.5” x 12.5” x 1.5” thick.

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Another pen. Pen no.5

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Pen #3

Almost done with these pens, I’m not sure what kind of wood this is. Any ideas? Babinga?

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Pen #2

This pen is a little too dark, the blank looked promising. The second time around went much quicker. I can see how small projects on the lathe is pretty much instant gratification, instant product in your hands.

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Turning a pen (pencil)

Here’s the result of my first pen – a pencil in this case. I was tired of moving the ziploc bag of pen supplies I was given years ago around my shop so I thought I’d just go ahead and … Continue reading

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Dovetailed Tea box Build

I presented this box to my girlfriend in 2021. Full build of the dovetailed tea box originally done By Mike Pekovich from Fine Woodworking issue No.269. I encourage you to check out the plans for this project or at least … Continue reading

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Rust Removal By Electrolysis

I made an electrolysis bath to remove the rust on the book press. 4 steel rebar, cabled together in series as the anode to be connected to the positive lead on the battery charger. Dangled steel wire connected to the … Continue reading

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York 100 Bullet Vise

I picked up this York 100 Bullet vise used locally for $40. I’ll have to pretty it up and post some after shots. Still looking for a Wilton Bullet vise but they’re not common in Canada.

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Book Press Restoration

I always thought book presses were nifty. They’re old, solid, made of cast iron and built like a tank. I like the huge metal crank wheel on the top and the beefy threaded rod that raises and lowers the press. … Continue reading

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