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Saturday, February 20, 2021

This Year in Woodworking projects


This year we may have all been a little bit isolated. Thank goodness for my woodshop.

Here are some small samples of projects I have worked on.

Monday, May 11, 2020

The distancing.

More shop time and other tales from the distancing

 I have been busier then ever during this time of  this unexpected times, but I do have less of a commute.  I have had some shop time so I had an idea to make a nice soap holder as we are all washing our hands more than ever.

I this one with removable inserts will fit the bill nicely, it fits on the “bar” between the two sinks. It’s pretty awesome.

Now off to finish/waterproof but for now I am happy with this little project,

Friday, April 03, 2020

So much has happened in the world in the last weeks... I thought I would talk a moment and reflect. I have been working from home due to Corvid-19, time to think and play in the wood shop. Here is how my brain starts with an idea then I let the project find its own way to completion.

Here was an idea I had, it changed as it progressed and ended up with the beautiful result below. 

Friday, November 22, 2019

Walk in the park

Today I had to park away, and walk in to the south office.  The inconvenience of the entire affair faded away as I was suddenly and without warning struck by the beauty of the morning.  #countyourblessings #stopandsmelltheroses.

Sunday, June 02, 2019


Its been a rainy spring. It's been a emotional spring.
And yet it's still spring.

Thursday, May 16, 2019


Friday, May 03, 2019

The river Rouge above flood level. #monroe

Saturday, March 30, 2019


Sunday, March 03, 2019

Wood shop projects.#woodworking.

A couple of small wood projects for the kids... wands and dice tray.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Today I was in the field...

 Today would have been my father's birthday. This year seems more melancholy than most as this is the year I will outlive his age and I dont know why but this just does not sit well with me.
I was able to meet up with a friend and walked with him and his 9 mo old dog to flush some pheasants out of the brush.

It brought back some memories of hunting with my father when I was very young and just for a few fleeting moments, I felt like he would have approved.

It was a bittersweet day capping a bittersweet year and despite the company I felt more alone than normal.

I was on target, the weather was perfect for this time of year and he declared the day a success as anyone would have. In fact I agreed with him.

Still I left uneasy setting the rest of the day up on an awkward foot.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Ran into this proud lady today...

Chatted for a bit but she had to run suddenly when her Uber showed up early. Still it was nice to see things from her perspective if only for a short while.

Sunday, December 31, 2017


 Woodworking projects for the end of year. New coat trees for the new office and the new year.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Writing Desk... #woodworking

 Writing desk project almost complete.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Meanwhile 8 years later.... Traverse City

 A quick unexpected trip to TC.

Salvaged Door #woodworking

 This 4th of July, I turned this salvaged door into a beautiful portal from the shop into the Kitchen.  Cost of door $0 , hardware $30.00, sweat equity???

Results... Priceless.

Monday, March 13, 2017

On point in the wood shop.

Monday, February 06, 2017


 In the woodshop this weekend making a faux "barrel" for wedding cards for the upcoming family Wedding.

Since it is at a winery, wine themed decorations seem are called for and we found something similar on-line. I just did what I do and viola!

One wine barrel wedding card receptacle.