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  1. potato and onion bin

    after being married 14 year only my wife would want something from my shop! so she wished for a potato and onion bin but she wanted a spot for garlic to so that is why the top opens.
  2. Potato and onion bin

    Here is the latest project which came out of the basement workshop. I made it out of pine, and it is painted white to match the rest of the kitchen cabinets. THe frames are put together with pocket screws. I did use a lot of plywood to minimize how much wood I would otherwise have had to edge...
  3. Potato Storage Box

    Potato Storage Box A bit of an unusual project. I was asked to design and build a Potato Storage Box which will be outdoors (on a veranda) and exposed. So there where two elements to consider, heat and rain, and for this I decided to use IPE hardwood decking wood which is very weather...
  4. 20 Trucks For Needy Kids at Christmas.

    I belong to two clubs. The Naenae MENZ Shed and the Guild of Woodworkers Wellington. For the past few months the Members of both have been making toys for needy kids at Christmas. These were presented to the Salvation Army yesterday. We have a great relationship with the Sallies who ensure the...
  5. Farmhouse Potato Bin

    I knocked together a quick potato bin this week for our bumper-crop of potatoes from the garden. Nothing too special. I made it out of ash and a small amount of cherry. I incorporated slats in the back of the bin, and the drawer, for ventilation. All the joinery was dados and Festool dominos...
  6. Potatoe and onion bin

    Made of 1\2" pine plywood and solid pine. Finished with 3 coats of varnish and buffed out.
  7. Potato and Onion Bin

    A co-worker asked me to build this for his wife. He had plans in mind that he got from miesels.com. His first request was ebony until I told him the cost of material and he quickly changed to walnut. The front, sides and doors are made from 3/4" walnut while the back is made from pegboard and...
  8. Colonial Hutch - Revisited

    When first I saw that my dear brother Don had posted the hutch that I had made in my youth, I was thrilled. (See "Colonial Hutch" in Projects, posted a few days ago). Unfortunately, I jumped to the erroneous conclusion that he was preparing to return it to me after some forty-three years of...
  9. Woodworking Skill Share
    I've been making canoe paddles lately with some intricate wood patterns. I've done it using solid wood, but there are a few patterns I'd like to try on the blade that would be easier if I simply put a veneer over the blade (think marquetry ). The blade is mostly flat with a slight convex shape...
  10. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    Well, A Girl Potato and Boy Potato had eyes for each other, and finally they got married, and had a little sweet potato, which they Called 'Yam.' Of course, they wanted the best for Yam. When it was time, they told her about the facts of life. They warned her about going out And Getting...
  11. Finishing
    I just did a test last night fuming four pieces of White Oak: 2,4,6, & 8 hours. The differences between the two hour pieces was subtle. The 8 hour piece and the unfumed sample, obviously, were the most distinct. I'm gearing up to build a set of kitchen style cabinetry for our newly...
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