Christmas is a great time for making things. So what better reason to introduce my olders daughter to the lathe in this newest Adventure in the Workshop? She makes a Christmas Tree Tealight Holder from walnut. Her patience for sanding is not the best, but as she says, this way you know you made it […]
Category: Christmas Projects – Gifts and Decorations
There are many crafts and ideas surrounding the Christmas season, and whether you actually celebrate it or not, I hope this is a great source of inspiration for you. Whether you are looking for decoration to pretty-up your home, or presents to make yourself and give to your loved ones, if you are in the Christmas spirit or getting there, this is the right category for you.
You can never have enough Christmas decoration, right? There is a technique called “Reifendrehen” that involves a lathe, but you can use the basic principle to make a bunch of similar pieces on your table saw as well to produce mass ornaments. Watch the video to see how it works, and read on for some […]
It is that time of the year again – the time where I have too much wood in the shop. No, actually, it is almost Christmas. So why not do something that helps you out with both? I present to you the Scrap Tree, a simple yet effective decoration, and one that will reduce your […]
I wanted to clock some lathe practice while making a Christmas ornament. The Balance Tree is the result of that paired with my desire to use different wood species to make things look more interesting as well as adding a hopefully unexpected twist to it. Using springs, even though it is winter! Enjoy, and remember […]
There is not much to say about this one. I just had to do this. I wish I had gotten around to it sooner, because now I had to rush things a little. But that that means my next songs will be even better, right? And if that does not scare you, then nothing will. […]
A spin on the classic advent calendar, and as you might have guessed it is a non-lathe design. I actually wanted to make something on my mini lathe, too, but I do not think I will get it done in time. Anyway, I give you my Advent Puzzle, and the template to go along with […]