There can be a stage of woodworking where you question your methods, your design, your technique.
To help solve any self-doubt, build something incredibly simple. And give it away.
With that idea in mind, the photo shows kids eyeing the new trophy they could win as champion readers. The base took minutes of shop time, but adds an air of authenticity to an otherwise normal trophy.
On a visit to the Chicago Historical Society during the 1990′s there were two items in a Civil War gallery that stuck with me. One was the bed Abraham Lincoln died in, and the other was a giant wooden chain made of interlocking links carved by a prisoner of war.
People have a primal attraction to trees, enough so that home accessories are designed to recreate them.
This concept for screwdriver storage and portability is just that — a concept. But I like that it sparks some unique thinking about an ordinary object. continue reading
My guess is this illusion has something to do with veneering. What do you think?
I enjoy both video games from the era of my teen years (the early 1980′s) and woodworking. Here a couple of examples of projects that combine these. continue reading
Master crafter Matthias Wandel made this clever wooden combination lock to demonstrate how this type of lock actually works. He has a nice write-up at his site, and is selling detailed plans if you need them.