The periwinkle keeps trying to take over the yard. Look great in the spring. But it’s straggly looking the rest of the year Be Well Go make something
So I made this thing… To take pictures of things to sell here in my shop. But it’s like 3′ tall! And I have no idea of where I’m going to store it! Be Well Go make something
NEW LOOK, NEW FEATURES, SAME OLD ME
So, I’m mucking aboot wit this web page to add the ability to sell the things I make for craft shows, here on-line. I Was trying to add sales to the setup I had. But that turns out to be a non-starter since my template was ancient and couldn’t support adding a sales component. As…
Any Quilters or relatives who quilt out there?
a couple of drawings of antique quilting frames so that you (or I) can reproduce them the upper one has the cogs carved into the poles, the lower one has and interesting sort of French provincial style to the legs. be well
What exactly do I do?
That there is a huge question! I offer the service of having you help me to design the furniture that you want in your home. Then I build it for you. That is… you and I collaborate on creating a design that is unique to you. Then I build it! sounds simple, is simple. but…
I once read advice about building a workbench that said something like: Always use superior materials for building your workbench, but in the absence of superior materials, use superior construction. They then went on to outline what they meant. This Philosophy seems to be appropriate for most work. houses, looms, anything… use big beams and…
a Roman woodworking vise
I remember reading about this vise in an article from a magazine… it was about the city of Pompeii, down on the shore there was a shed, open on the side facing the sea. Inside the shed was set up to build or repair small boats, and chained to the workbench was a man… on…
How to Make Very Nearly Everything: Introduction
I have this book I’m writing. the working title is “how to make very nearly everything”. I’m not a very good writer. I’m rather poor at it actually, but I’ve been working on it for decades, just to get my ideas all put down somewhere. Thus I have decided to use some of it on…
Broom Machine B
The original of this is owned by Mark Hernig at Kick and Stitch Brooms. He did the hand sketches that you will see, and provided the critical dimensions for me to make the CAD drawings so that anyone building this will end up with a working machine. There were a couple of sneaky angles that…
Do all the things!
(the Title line is borrowed from “Hyperbolae and a Half” online comic) Hi! First post of 2022! First day or 2022! First; I need to clean all of the things! Desk , first floor, stairs. Then finish up some (many) long unfinished projects and get rid of them. (AFTER taking pictures!!, I forget to do…