Friday, June 21, 2013

Another Toy Box

 Another toy box made for Cain's first Christmas.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cutting Table

Sherry found a cutting table for her quilting studio (the third bedroom in the house). She showed the table to Sam, and he said, "I can do that."
And he did! The three bottom drawers are half depth with open shelves on the  other side.  The gatelegs fold in for easy storage when the full length top is not needed..

The top drawer goes all the way through to hold the long rulers and other items.

Beautiful red oak.
The slot to the right holds three self-healing cutting mats that cover each section when the table is fully extended.  Folded up, it fits against the wall behind Sam.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Christmas Toy Boxes

Toy boxes for Colt and Isabel for Christmas 2011.

Need to make another this year for Cain.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Still Catching Up November 2011

Sam made this to order for his son, John. The headboard is not very tall as this would live on the top floor of an a-frame in a community near Lake Texoma.

It was stained dark and topped with a glossy finish.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Catching Up

Not much going on the the shop the first part of 2011.  Keep finding things to add and build for the shop itself.  Then Sherry came in from shopping at a kitchen supply store and asked, "What are you going to do with the ends of those baseball bat blanks?" 

Sam had previously made a stop at D-Bats in Mt. Pleasant.  After a tour, he left with quite a few pieces of wood...round wood.  All of the baseball blanks are the same length.  When children's bats are made, the ends are cut off and discarded.  They were standing in a box waiting on a purpose.

Sherry said, "PERFECT!"  Make some more for gifts!!

Jonathan visiting and cooking.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Shop

It's been a while. But the shop is set up and ready for action!

Saws, planers, jointers, all lined up and hooked up to the dust collection system.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Sam showed Sherry a photo of a dust collection system. A bonnet on top of a trash can. After a trip to the fabric store for Sherry and the home improvement store for Sam...this is what we came up with. It attaches to the planer at less than half the cost of the store-bought item.