This wooden bucket is decorative in the sense that it can not be used for some of the tasks expected of a standard bucket, such as carrying water. It does, however, have other practical uses and makes a very attractive planter.
Gary Resa contributes – This article describes the simple and inexpensive passive solar collector that I use to heat my shop/barn. The total cost for the 150 sqft collector is about $350, and all the materials are available at your local hardware/lumber store. The design can be adapted to suit a wide variety of spaces, including a living space.
The Garage Workbench Plans are a 48 page detailed plan in a 600 KB PDF file. The plans come complete with a materials list, easy to follow parts drawings, and instructions. Detailed drawings and instructions for the clamping system are also included.
It helps to have a chisel holder when you are working on a lathe. Most Woodturners like to change chisels frequently, and it is a real timesaver to have them handy.
A prototype in cheap wood for a future project in walnut. Standard six-board construction with nailed leather hinge. Pattern taken from chest on the Mary Rose, including spandrels in front.
Follow along at the link as they take you step-by-step through the process of turning a bowl on the lathe.
Rons wife Lynn invited an architect to their new home to help with their long, winding hallway. To provide a more spacious feeling, Pat suggested that they consider widening the entry to the dining room. Ron and Lynn thought this was a great idea, so Ron got started.
While sliding doors provide lots of sunshine during the day, they can leave you feeling like you are on stage once the sun goes down. Pella Windows has created the perfect solution.
What this homeowner would like to do next is replace the plain hollow core doors in her hallway with something more attractive and substantial. This seemed just a little too challenging for Karen to handle on her own so she requested a HouseCall and Ron was more than happy to oblige.
A pocket door is actually a sliding door that goes inside the wall. Hidden parts can make them tricky to replace when something goes wrong. The pocket door we replaced had a missing latch, a track that was noisy and did not slide very smoothly, and some alignment problems.