As my son gets older, and my day job gets more demanding, I am finding less time to be in the wood shop. So when I want to work a project, I need to be able to pick up where I left off right away.
And since I have a small shop, I need to be extremely efficient. This led to an idea I always had, but needed more than ever right now. I am creating a plan to make each station accessible and portable. First up, the Drill Press!
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It’s been quite some time since I provided a new post. I have been heads down at my work, being a father and focusing on my woodworking and Instagram (@chawklit) whenever I had time. But with the holiday season upon us, and some requests from friends and family, I decided to show off this easy project where you can add some cool DIY art to your homes.
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Making a Custom Chalkboard with Cedar Frame from Scratch
Another request from the wife was for our son’s 1st Birthday and it came out much better than I originally anticipated. I have made several frames before, but this one has to be my favorite, and very easy to make with the proper tools. In this blog entry, I’ll show you step by step ways to build your own chalkboard, or as I like to call it, CHAWKboard. Hope you enjoy!
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Logo Golf Ball Display Case
One of my favorite sports to play is Golf. When I used to play more frequently, before the baby and dog, I purchased a Logo Golf Ball from each Golf Course I ever played. After seeing several cases that were available to purchase, I decided long ago that I would make one myself when I had the tools. This post will show how I built an idea that was stuck in my head for over 10 years.
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How to Make a Dog House from Left Over Material
If you are like me, you have a ton of left over material (wood, shingles, etc) lying around the house. With all this scrap material, I was able to build my golden retriever a dog house she would hopefully love.
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Wooden Pallet Herb Garden
My wife had an idea to build a herb garden out of a used Pallet. She showed me some pictures from the internet, and it looked easy enough until I tackled the deconstruction of my first pallet.
Before deconstruction, I needed a pallet that would look good from the bottom, where the forklift usually picks up the pallet. I searched for a fairly new pallet with at worst, limited cracks or broken boards. You can find pallets at some large retail stores but I was able to find my at the local dumps. Just make sure you are allowed to take some so always ask before you start loading your truck or car.
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