Re: This Hobby & Life

Woodworking is my favorite of many hobbies, and I must be proactive to keep it a hobby.  If I’m not careful, I’ll be crafting chairs that have no one to hold.

To try and keep woodworking from becoming a regret, I’m going to discontinue:

  • Making items for the sake of selling them
  • Accepting custom orders
  • Focusing on publishing content online

I will certainly continue woodworking.  I’ll even post videos, articles, and products online from time to time, but those items will be byproducts of fascination, free time, and other priorities in life.

Obsession, not woodworking, is the monster I’m trying to defeat.  Big monsters are scary and hard to kill; baby monsters are only scary.

Dyed Poplar Drawer Fronts w/ Airbrushed Vignetting

This was more about experimenting with dyes than it was about making drawer fronts, but here’s how it turned out.

We have this IKEA (go ahead and judge me, I don’t care) setup in a little maker space room of our house. A few months ago I put a custom Ash counter on it, and I recently completed the drawers + fronts.

I really wanted specific dimensions of drawers for quick access to small parts, so custom drawers became the answer.

Wood: Poplar. Dyes: TransTint and TransFast. Finish: DW Shellac, Deft Lacquer (gloss), Deft Lacquer (satin)

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Scoop! There It Is

The first spoons were not exactly a hit (my support group has encouraged me to admit this publicly.)   The handles were loved, but people generally wanted a spoon with more of a scoop.  So, over the past few months, I’ve been working on new techniques that allow me to create deep scoops relatively efficiently while still being completely one-of-a-kind.

I have a few completed now, and a few that are close.  So, if you don’t see what you’re looking for, let me know and I’ll get one started that suits your fancy.

Because woodworking.