Wooden Knives

Making cutting boards has been a lot of fun, and I am continuing to explore ways that I can make new patterns. As I have been enjoying making them, an idea came that it would be fun to have some wooden charcuterie knives to go with some of them. I checked out Pinterest for ideas…

200 Ramblings

WOWZA! This is the 200th rambling post that I have written. I am so glad that so many of you continue to enjoy our fumbling and bumbling through landscaping our yard, and have now also been sucked into reading about our favourite garden recipes as well as some of the other hobbies and projects we…

A Little Bit of Magic In Every Box

It finally cooled off enough that I could venture out to the non-air conditioned shop to build the carrying case for the Magic The Gathering deck boxes I made a few weeks ago. It was an adventure that I will re-count as I had a few hiccups that I had to work some magic on….

It’s All Magic

I am always looking for some new woodworking projects to do in the shop. My brother-in-law asked me a few months ago to make a deck box for his Magic The Gathering cards, providing me with a sample box for dimensions as well as some of the cards for the graphics. I feel that I…

Fence Gate Plans

If you followed along with our previous post about how to build fence panels for a slope, here is a follow-up additional post about how to build a gate in the same style. Please note that your measurements may vary depending on where your gate is going, so please adjust accordingly. The sizes are for…

Simple Moveable Tool Stands

Well, the boat is officially in the shop, and it isn’t as big as I remember. Or rather, it isn’t taking up as much space as I thought it would, leaving me with a good size open area to work. That being said, the stands that I built for a few of my tools are…

Charcuterie Paddles

Learning to make cutting boards and paddles has been a bit of a backwards learning for me. I jumped head-first into making end-grain cutting boards, having never made a cutting board before. I just loved the look of them and all the different patterns that you can do. Now that I have done a few,…

Fence Panels For a Slope

Building a fence on a slope can be a challenge, especially a slope that has different and changing grades throughout the full length. Purchasing pre-built panels is not an option as those are only applicable on flat surfaces or in areas with a very minimal slope. We used an option that gave a very professional,…

Hidey-Ho Neighbour

Since we moved into our house, almost 8 years ago, we have had a very open backyard. Although it is a nice large space, privacy is something we have lacked due to short 3′ high fences. Anytime we did want something close to privacy in the yard, we had to retreat to the top grassed…

Checkers And Stripes

Despite all the time I have been enjoying in the yard, I have also been finding some time to get out in the shop and play with my tools. I decided to try some more cutting boards. This time around, I picked up some Padauk, Walnut and Maple (not ambrosia this time). With those, I…