Tag Archives: walnut

Making a Thumb-Ring Page Holder

If you’re a reader and a woodworker, you’ve probably seen pictures of them on social media.  You don’t know what they’re called, but your book-loving friends probably want you to make them some.  I’ve heard them called by several names: … Continue reading

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“How Long Does It Take You to Make a Spoon?”

It’s a question I get a lot when selling my wooden spoons at craft markets, and I was never sure how to answer.  I couldn’t remember the last time I timed myself on a spoon from start to finish.  And … Continue reading

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A New Ladle–For Me This Time

An old plastic ladle finally gets replaced by a handmade wooden one. Continue reading

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Back to School Project: Pencil Boxes

It's almost time for school to start, and my kids needed new pencil boxes. I built them each a new pencil box using salvaged lumber and traditional joinery. Continue reading

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The Junior Armory

I grew up playing in tree forts and fighting my brothers with wooden swords we made, but it’s been a long time since I’ve made a wooden sword.  By the time my third daughter was born, I figured I might … Continue reading

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Broken Spatula: I Can Handle That!

Last Sunday the beech handle of my go-to spatula (or “pancake flipper” to some of you) fell off in the middle of making pancakes for the family.  The handle had just been stuck on a makeshift tang, and the mortise … Continue reading

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Leaf Carving

My wife came back from Wooworking in America with a few carving gouges and a lot of enthusiasm.  She and I had attended Mary May‘s seminar on carving oak leaf shapes, and we were keen to try out what we … Continue reading

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Turning Saw: A Second Attempt

A few years ago, I got the bow saw (a.k.a a turning saw) kit from Tools for Working Wood and set out to make myself a useful tool.  Initially, I was very happy with the result, and I found myself … Continue reading

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