I made a good amount of progress on the bed by completing the joinery on the headboard but I still have some design decisions to make. I also spent some time at the lathe turning a few bowls for the Habitat for Humanity’s Spring Gala.
For generations, woodworking has been used as a creative outlet for children. Fortunately, many perfectly usable tools are still around today! There are fine examples sitting on shelves in flea markets, antique malls and second hand stores, just waiting to be discovered and put back to work! Written with the simplicity of a nursery rhyme, and with illustrations of common (vintage) examples, this book serves as an introduction to the basic set of traditional hand tools you might look for to get your little ones interested in this timeless craft. (workbench plans included!)
I’m a 16 year old woodworker from Michigan, and this is a cutting board I made last year. It is made of a piece of crotch figure walnut, maple and padauk. Its around 16″ long, and 7″ wide. It has been one of my favorite cutting boards I’ve made so far
It is made from Tap Hole Maple (clearly a Vermont thing where I live) and the boards have the original tap holes drilled for the taps. The dark streaks are what happens when the sap runs through the tree. I designed this piece to mount on the wall as a hat or coat rack using old Vermont taps. I left some original holes empty and just used a few real taps in strategic locations.
The full build video – https://youtu.be/e32rGqRCsBk
The sculpting video – https://youtu.be/tDCavb8AyzU
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