Woodworking and Gardening Project: Raised Garden Bed #2

When the construction glue was dry, I proceeded to add cross sections of 2×4 to support the soil. Then, I used galvanized rabbit warren fencing for the bottom of the bed. I cut it to size and covered it with two layers of gardening textile. I could then start putting in the soil.  This bed... Continue Reading →

Woodworking/gardening project: Raised garden bed

I am not a gardener, but an avid woodworker. I am also an avid cook, and having a summer supply of fresh herbs (especially mint for the mojitos by the barbecue!) is something I always appreciate. With recent changes in the design of my patio, I thought it time to make the raised garden bed... Continue Reading →

Make Toys out of Wood: Articulated Giraffe

Here is a simple woodturning project I made for my 4 y.o. niece. It is about 7 inches tall, and painted with nontoxic paint. This is another example of a very basic toy that kids appreciate more than more modern objects with bells and whistles. All comments welcome!   Patrick Savard  

Woodturning: Angel Ornaments

When my girlfriend was pregnant with my son about nine years ago, the clinic announced to us on December 23rd at 16:00 that our baby had trisomy 14, a very rare condition that would either mean that he would die the instant he was born or else that his life expectancy would be a maximum... Continue Reading →

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