Friday, October 31, 2008

The Cub Pocket Knife

I received an email from April. She is a Bear Den Leader for her son's Cub Scout pack. The pack is working on their whittling chip card. Part of the learning process is how to handle a pocket knife safely. April was looking for a wooden knife pattern to demonstrate with.

This would make a nice letter opener gift also. I included a few extra handle designs for you to use also.

This is an easy project that you can make out of scraps. The handle is pined together with 1/4" dowel. All parts are 1/4" thick. The knife can be sharpened to desired sharpness by sanding. I used maple for the blade because it sanded to a sharp edge well.



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The Pumpkin Cats






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Nature Mini Clock

I'm back from vacation. We spent a few days traveling to three State parks in Indiana. The leaves were changing and the drive was beautiful. We spent a couple nights in Nashville Indiana. Nashville is a small artist and country music community in Brown county. The main street of Nashville is lined with small craft and art stores. Some are stocked with imported crafts but many are local craftsmen and women.

We also spent a couple nights at Clifty Falls State Park near Madison Indiana. We were there for a wedding but I managed to do a little sight seeing. There was a great little shop in downtown Madison that was filled with fantastic scroll saw projects. Unfortunately they were closed and I had to peek through the front window. I will have to make another trip up there and check out that shop when it is open.

It was nice to get away for a while and I still have a few days to recover before I have to go back to work.

As you can imagine I am way behind on email so please be patient and I'll get to as many as possible.




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Monday, October 27, 2008

Booooo!!!!!!

Happy Halloween. Here is a pattern for all you tricksters out there.





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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Beware of Dog


Okay, this may not be a very exciting patterns but I had a request so here it is.

What type of patterns do you guys like? What would you like to see more of? Is there anything that you don't like? I'm trying to decide if I should do more videos, reviews, patterns. I know most people come for the free patterns and that's fine. I really appreciate the feed back. I have thick skin so don't think you will hurt my feelings.

Send me email. Let me know what you think. I won't be able to answer them all but I will try to listen to what most readers want and try to make the blog better.





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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Heart Cat Candle Voltive

This candle voltive has cats on each side. Line the interior with some thin scrap book paper and place a battery powered flicker candle inside. Do not use a real candle to avoid fire hazard. These battery flicker candles are cheap and safe. They work great and look good.

The project is 6" tall and 4 1/2" wide. All the pieces are 1/4" thick. The project could easily be used as a desk box for pencils.

The picture below shows all four sides lit with the flicker candle.






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Friday, October 24, 2008

Moms Kitchen Shelf

This pattern will make a small spice shelf or a wooden spoon holder. The shelf is 10 inches long. If you would like to try your hand at making wooden spoons for the holder click this link. Wooden Spoons Pattern.





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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Get Lucky


Everyone needs a little luck. Hang this lucky horse shoe above your workshop door and all your projects will come out perfect. Make sure you use lucky wood or it will not work. If you are out of lucky wood I have a special this week. I was fortunate to come across several boards of lucky pine. I can let it go for $40 a bf. Cash up front. No refunds. Free shipping within two miles of my shop. Please allow several months for delivery. Don't delay because supplies are limited.



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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Wedding Gift Table Box

We have a wedding in our family this weekend. Our niece Beth and her fiance Bryan will be married in Indiana. I was ask to build the box for gift cards that will sit on the gift table. I spent the last couple days building this box. It is 14" long and 7" deep. The box is made from some beautifully flamed maple. The legs are made form walnut. The scrolled pieces are walnut and maple.

I was pleased with how the box turned out and my wife gave it her approval so hopefully the bride and groom will be happy with it.

It's always fun when family and friends let you use your craftsmanship skills to build something that will be in the family for years.




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Home Made Scroll Saw by John Bannister

Last week I received an email from John Bannister. John sent me a couple pictures of a home made scroll saw he had built. I was so fascinated by the project that I ask him if he would write up a short article that I could share with you guys. John was good enough to send me some video clips and the article. Thanks John.


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