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From Pallet's to Now

Good Morning Everyone.

Some of you may know me from my blog series: Pallet Craft. Well I would like to thank those that have read and continue to read my blog series on crafting with pallet wood. While I am not done with that, I have reached a transition in my hobby for wood working.

I have been trying to learn as much as possible about woodworking while using pallets as my medium (green, cheap, and interestingly fun), but I have recently purchased lumber for a Christmas project and I am having great success while learning to work with wood of a different quality.

As time passes I will be working with more and more hardwoods and expand my skillset (and hopefully tools) to create fine pieces from wood. So today I am stating another blog series: Shades of Grain.

Please read along and share in the experience.
 

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From Pallet's to Now

Good Morning Everyone.

Some of you may know me from my blog series: Pallet Craft. Well I would like to thank those that have read and continue to read my blog series on crafting with pallet wood. While I am not done with that, I have reached a transition in my hobby for wood working.

I have been trying to learn as much as possible about woodworking while using pallets as my medium (green, cheap, and interestingly fun), but I have recently purchased lumber for a Christmas project and I am having great success while learning to work with wood of a different quality.

As time passes I will be working with more and more hardwoods and expand my skillset (and hopefully tools) to create fine pieces from wood. So today I am stating another blog series: Shades of Grain.

Please read along and share in the experience.
Pallet wood can teach you a Lot, but as many of us have learned there are many more opportunities with boards wider than oh, say 4" or so… Best of luck with the new series, & congrats on the growth to a wider range of materials.
 

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From Pallet's to Now

Good Morning Everyone.

Some of you may know me from my blog series: Pallet Craft. Well I would like to thank those that have read and continue to read my blog series on crafting with pallet wood. While I am not done with that, I have reached a transition in my hobby for wood working.

I have been trying to learn as much as possible about woodworking while using pallets as my medium (green, cheap, and interestingly fun), but I have recently purchased lumber for a Christmas project and I am having great success while learning to work with wood of a different quality.

As time passes I will be working with more and more hardwoods and expand my skillset (and hopefully tools) to create fine pieces from wood. So today I am stating another blog series: Shades of Grain.

Please read along and share in the experience.
More like 3.3 inches wide! But it really did teach alot! Thank you for your comment Ned!
 

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From Pallet's to Now

Good Morning Everyone.

Some of you may know me from my blog series: Pallet Craft. Well I would like to thank those that have read and continue to read my blog series on crafting with pallet wood. While I am not done with that, I have reached a transition in my hobby for wood working.

I have been trying to learn as much as possible about woodworking while using pallets as my medium (green, cheap, and interestingly fun), but I have recently purchased lumber for a Christmas project and I am having great success while learning to work with wood of a different quality.

As time passes I will be working with more and more hardwoods and expand my skillset (and hopefully tools) to create fine pieces from wood. So today I am stating another blog series: Shades of Grain.

Please read along and share in the experience.
Actually people don't realize how hard pallet wood can be to work with. I've used it a lot and it's not straight, often warped and full of knots and cracks, different thicknesses, etc.
 

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From Pallet's to Now

Good Morning Everyone.

Some of you may know me from my blog series: Pallet Craft. Well I would like to thank those that have read and continue to read my blog series on crafting with pallet wood. While I am not done with that, I have reached a transition in my hobby for wood working.

I have been trying to learn as much as possible about woodworking while using pallets as my medium (green, cheap, and interestingly fun), but I have recently purchased lumber for a Christmas project and I am having great success while learning to work with wood of a different quality.

As time passes I will be working with more and more hardwoods and expand my skillset (and hopefully tools) to create fine pieces from wood. So today I am stating another blog series: Shades of Grain.

Please read along and share in the experience.
I am sure you'll do as well with your new medium as you did with pallet wood. We all should strive to learn with every project we make. I will follow your future projects as well.
 

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From Pallet's to Now

Good Morning Everyone.

Some of you may know me from my blog series: Pallet Craft. Well I would like to thank those that have read and continue to read my blog series on crafting with pallet wood. While I am not done with that, I have reached a transition in my hobby for wood working.

I have been trying to learn as much as possible about woodworking while using pallets as my medium (green, cheap, and interestingly fun), but I have recently purchased lumber for a Christmas project and I am having great success while learning to work with wood of a different quality.

As time passes I will be working with more and more hardwoods and expand my skillset (and hopefully tools) to create fine pieces from wood. So today I am stating another blog series: Shades of Grain.

Please read along and share in the experience.
Its almost a shame that winter and the bitter cold is coming. But it will leave me more time to sketch… Thank you Julie and Monte for your comments!
 

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From Pallet's to Now

Good Morning Everyone.

Some of you may know me from my blog series: Pallet Craft. Well I would like to thank those that have read and continue to read my blog series on crafting with pallet wood. While I am not done with that, I have reached a transition in my hobby for wood working.

I have been trying to learn as much as possible about woodworking while using pallets as my medium (green, cheap, and interestingly fun), but I have recently purchased lumber for a Christmas project and I am having great success while learning to work with wood of a different quality.

As time passes I will be working with more and more hardwoods and expand my skillset (and hopefully tools) to create fine pieces from wood. So today I am stating another blog series: Shades of Grain.

Please read along and share in the experience.
You just need to find better pallets, try places that deal with metals, they need the big ones. I've just finished planing down a red oak board to a finished 40×8x1 along with a 40×7x1 and have sitting waiting some white oak that is 35×7x1.25. Although I'll be using some of the 1×4 pine that I get as well tonight.
 

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From Pallet's to Now

Good Morning Everyone.

Some of you may know me from my blog series: Pallet Craft. Well I would like to thank those that have read and continue to read my blog series on crafting with pallet wood. While I am not done with that, I have reached a transition in my hobby for wood working.

I have been trying to learn as much as possible about woodworking while using pallets as my medium (green, cheap, and interestingly fun), but I have recently purchased lumber for a Christmas project and I am having great success while learning to work with wood of a different quality.

As time passes I will be working with more and more hardwoods and expand my skillset (and hopefully tools) to create fine pieces from wood. So today I am stating another blog series: Shades of Grain.

Please read along and share in the experience.
Derosa: I agree Pallets have great woods and sometimes you can find some really nices pieces. Good luck on your projects!
 

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From Pallet's to Now

Good Morning Everyone.

Some of you may know me from my blog series: Pallet Craft. Well I would like to thank those that have read and continue to read my blog series on crafting with pallet wood. While I am not done with that, I have reached a transition in my hobby for wood working.

I have been trying to learn as much as possible about woodworking while using pallets as my medium (green, cheap, and interestingly fun), but I have recently purchased lumber for a Christmas project and I am having great success while learning to work with wood of a different quality.

As time passes I will be working with more and more hardwoods and expand my skillset (and hopefully tools) to create fine pieces from wood. So today I am stating another blog series: Shades of Grain.

Please read along and share in the experience.
Julie, that's where you learn how to deal with warp, twist, random bits of blade eating metal, even rocks!
 

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From Pallet's to Now

Good Morning Everyone.

Some of you may know me from my blog series: Pallet Craft. Well I would like to thank those that have read and continue to read my blog series on crafting with pallet wood. While I am not done with that, I have reached a transition in my hobby for wood working.

I have been trying to learn as much as possible about woodworking while using pallets as my medium (green, cheap, and interestingly fun), but I have recently purchased lumber for a Christmas project and I am having great success while learning to work with wood of a different quality.

As time passes I will be working with more and more hardwoods and expand my skillset (and hopefully tools) to create fine pieces from wood. So today I am stating another blog series: Shades of Grain.

Please read along and share in the experience.
It was most definitely a patience trying process. but I have some projects coming up that I had to deal with those situations. Unfortunitley I can't share most of these things till after Christmas.
 

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The Secrecy is Killing Me!

Hello Readers!

Well here it is, blog number 2 on Shades of Grain and I am already dying to show off a gift I made for my wife… The problem is, it is a Christmas gift, and she has been awfully sneaky as well as trying to guess what it is I might have made for her. The issue is that my posts end up on Facebook and she travails that site as well… so I am trapped for another 21 days, and its my own doing. It is complete, I can say that much and it came out like a dream!

I do have a few more project gifts to finish before Christmas and then hopefully by the time I finish that Christmas day will be upon us… If not I might develop a bald spot…
 

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The Secrecy is Killing Me!

Hello Readers!

Well here it is, blog number 2 on Shades of Grain and I am already dying to show off a gift I made for my wife… The problem is, it is a Christmas gift, and she has been awfully sneaky as well as trying to guess what it is I might have made for her. The issue is that my posts end up on Facebook and she travails that site as well… so I am trapped for another 21 days, and its my own doing. It is complete, I can say that much and it came out like a dream!

I do have a few more project gifts to finish before Christmas and then hopefully by the time I finish that Christmas day will be upon us… If not I might develop a bald spot…
At this point my wife doesn't check here, as far as I know…........
 

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New Photoshoot for my New Small Business: Spud Wood Works!

Hello all!

Well there you have it, I started my own small wood working business (Spud Wood Works) on the side of my full time profession in hopes to one day go full time at this. Yes I am still raising funds and all, but I have made the start and I am the proud owner of an Etsy shop! Below you will see the latest production photos of things I sell on my shop. I don't own a professional camera, but I think they came out great! Also, If you would like to contribute to fund raising I will place a link at the bottom of this page.

Thank you all for your encouragement throughout!


Block set


Blocks with bag


Shapes for Arts & Crafts

See more photos on my blog: Shades of Grain!

If you would like to contribute to fund raising visit: IndieGoGo
 

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New Photoshoot for my New Small Business: Spud Wood Works!

Hello all!

Well there you have it, I started my own small wood working business (Spud Wood Works) on the side of my full time profession in hopes to one day go full time at this. Yes I am still raising funds and all, but I have made the start and I am the proud owner of an Etsy shop! Below you will see the latest production photos of things I sell on my shop. I don't own a professional camera, but I think they came out great! Also, If you would like to contribute to fund raising I will place a link at the bottom of this page.

Thank you all for your encouragement throughout!


Block set


Blocks with bag


Shapes for Arts & Crafts

See more photos on my blog: Shades of Grain!

If you would like to contribute to fund raising visit: IndieGoGo
Gotta start some place!
Keep it up.
 
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