The Woodshop Shed

adventures in woodworking and home maintenance, from my shop in an oversized backyard shed

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All-weather Grandchild Wagon

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All-weather Grandchild WagonMy first experience with bending wood. Great for kids who feel too big for stroller, but too young to walk far. Snow make for a fun unusual experience.



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EZ Planing Sled - Future Improvements

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As it often happens with my ideas, the moment I start thinking about some type of innovation or another I gravitate to my sketchbook and try to evolve it on paper until I feel certain it has ripened enough and …Source

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Pyramidal frustum sanding block

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Pyramidal frustum sanding blockA very, very simple project but this has proven itself to be a really handy sanding block. It's just some pine with cork facing but having the sides taper means that you can hold your sandpaper taut without much effort or fatigue. Pulling on the paper with your thumb and middle finger while pushing with the index keeps it tight and in place. It's also easy to keep shifting the paper for a fresh surface. I find the best dimensions are 4x2x about 1 high. Sides are tapered by 15 degrees.



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Eagle Head

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Eagle HeadCarved this from Mahogany. I used a redish mahogany stain to highlight the head. Finished with a satin spar urethane.
I know the iris of the Eagle does not look forward like a human eye but I thought it gave it a more aggressive look. And it was done for a military family



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