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This Week in the Shop: Milk Paint Finish & Oil+Acrylic Craft Paint

I’ve had three pieces recently come off the workbench recently.  I used a two low-toxicity finishing techniques to complete them.

I experimented with milk paint to complete my Simple Stool and Simple Bookshelf projects.  690 more words

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Work in the shop came to a screeching halt in early December when we realized that the propane tank which had been heating the space was empty. 325 more words


This Week in the Shop: Get Started #3DPrinting at Home!

A quick post today!  I recently purchased a knock-off Makerbot Replicator clone.  Today, I will share a few of my more successful prints and my thoughts on 3D printers in the home makerspace. 724 more words

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#Makerspace Tour: MILL Studio at Gum Springs Library

Loudoun County Public Library system was recently rated one of the top libraries in America.  It boasts a lot of services and a great collection. 155 more words

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Home #Makerspace: The Fishing Rod Storage Rack

Last week, I built a small shelf using hand tools.  This week, I will use a mixture of bench and power tools to create a storage rack for my family’s fishing rods.  626 more words



Yes, I’m late in posting today. While Thom has been out in the shop turning, I’ve been upstairs in the house painting our guest room. It had been a vibrant green, but after washing the walls, priming, and two coats of paint the room is a soothing blue. 206 more words


This Week in the Shop: Spalted Red Oak Nightstand

This week in the shop, my brother-in-law and I completed a simple nightstand.

This build offers a few interesting notes in its construction:

Pocket holes make for a strong, quick construction.  137 more words