wooden gumball machine

Gumball Machine

One of my granddaughters has a birthday this month and she has a sweet tooth, so I made her her own gumball machine. about 10 inches tall and 5x5 ...
wooden box with tower for gecko

Gecko Travel Box

My Grandson has been hanging out in my workshop for a long time. We've built a large number of projects and each one is getting more complicated an...
wood work

Anniversary Gift

It is our 20th wedding anniversary, who would have guessed it.   I've been away from the blog and the shop for a while. We had family visiting at t...
wooden unit

More Gecko Stuff

On July 30th I posted a blog featuring the travel box for Nacho the Gecko that Kieran and I made while he was here. He then went home for a week an...
Two Woodcraft Projects

Two Woodcraft Projects

Recently I made a Gnome Home, not a cabinet grade shop project but...one that was appreciated. (also fun) So, I had some materials laying around an...
Starting Wood Carving?

Starting Wood Carving?

Two of my grandchildren have watched me wood carve and show an especial interest. My Grandson is interested in carving wood, and he and I have done...
Opa Fix - lathe work

Opa Fix - lathe work

Opa fix. All of the Grandchildren's lives, I and my workshop have saved the day when life or unforeseen circumstances have impacted any of their st...
Gnome Home

Gnome Home

This is one of those silly projects that are inspired by things seen while drifting around the internet. I saw a post of Gnome Houses as a part of ...
Garden Bench Restoration

Garden Bench Restoration

Recently, an old friend brought me two garden benches desperately in need of repair. The wooden slats were so rotten that many of them were loose w...
Catching Up - the news that is fit to type

Catching Up - the news that is fit to type

There has been a small interruption in the flow of blogs for no other reason than there were other things to do.  While Thanksgiving is not the hug...
wooden boat

Summer's End Projects

Kieran and I worked on his sail boat model and finally the paint is dry and the boat is its stand. He designed all aspects of this project and did ...
wooden boat

Laser Sailboat Model

In the summer, while at camp Kieran learned how to sail using a Laser sailboat. During this visit he and I made a wooden model of his summer sail b...