Chess Pieces Collaboration

Chess Pieces Collaboration

This collaboration has been two months in the making. These chess pieces has been sent to Steve Ramsey – Woodworking for Mere Mortals. They were made to complete his chess board when he first started YouTube Back in Aug, 2008.
Steve, whether he knows it or not, has inspired a lot of wood workers, such as myself. To not only go to the shop and make something, but to shoot video and post it to YouTube. I think people gravitate to Steve’s Videos because he makes it look so easy and natural. He has a great personality and makes woodwork fun for all types of people.

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Note Pad (1)

Started with ripping 4 1/2″ inch wide board. Ripped about 50 inches worth. I made three, this is why I need so much. All the wood is 3/8″ thick.


New Years, Plan for 2015

maxresdefaultAs the New Year starts hear is my plan for 2015.

First things first, THANK YOU this year has been a lot of fun and loved making these video for you. I never thought when I posted my first video anyone at all would watch it. Now I’m approaching 1,000 subscribers. This is a huge push of motivation for me. This really get me thinking of how far I/WE can take this new adventure. I’m promoting myself to novice YouTube content provider. I still have tons to learn, but I think i’m out of that newbie stage. I have so many people to thank for this

A new project video every week released on Friday at 10am EST.  Project videos will be held on M. F.  Wood Shop main channel.

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Garden of Innocence

April Wilerson Does a great job Explaining the build:

Garden of Innocence ®

Thank You, April Wilkerson for bring this to all of our attention. I think this is a fantastic organization.

I was touched by the project build that you did, as it hits home for me. I lost my first born and we had a burial for him. This was one of the hardest days I had ever lived. To have babies out there being abandoned this is not exceptionable.

I will build this URN and send it out soon. April did the video back in June and I have tried to build this a few times sense then. With this project and topic, its hard for me even talk or write about it. I remember seeing April’s video and I started getting choked up and Continue reading “Garden of Innocence”


WG 1

During the Whirligig contest. each entry submitted money was donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I of course built the Superman Whirligig. This contest was put on by some of my favorite YouTube content providers Laney Shaughnessy and Steve Ramsey. I not only built a Whirligig to help this cause, but after finishing it, I then sold it and sent all the money to Make-A-Foundation.

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Christmas Ornament 2014

Christmas Ornament 2014

IMG_6767     This Challenge was set up by Carl Jacobson at The WoodShop and Alan Stratton at As The Wood Turns, two amazing wood turners and worth going over and checking both of them out. The play list for all the other entry: Christmas Ornament 2014

     Glued three boards together 2 Walnut and 1 Maple between. They where 7″ long and 3/4″ thick 2 1/4″ wide. After the glue up it was a square piece. I mounted it to the lathe between centers and roughed the piece round. I had a design in mind with measurement so I Continue reading “Christmas Ornament 2014”