Digging Steps to the Clubhouse and a little shop update to pass the time

I’ve wanted to build a path from the house to the shop and I want to make it like the path to the beach we always went on in Newport. So I thought making some steps up to the clubhouse would be great practice. In this video I dig the steps (and believe me it was quite the chore!). And since it is a tad boring to watch me dig I decided to do a little shop update and chit chat some too. 


Super Easy Way to Change a Band Saw Tire

I ruined my band saw tires so I needed to replace them, something I had never done before. This video shows how easy it is to do! I was surprised!!!

That’s the short story and the gist of the video.

The long story is I ended up taking the wheels off to do it. I watched a helpful video and contacted fellow YouTuber Ed from Unemployed Redneck Hillbilly Creations. He emailed me right back and was very helpful. Here are some links to his channel and his video that helped me.

Unemployed Redneck Hillbilly Creations (Ed) 

Laguna 18bx Bottom Replacement Wheel Arrived. Repair And Final Impressions

I also found an awesome video showing how to put on a band saw tire easily. Here is the link to that video: 

Band Saw Tire Installation Jig Video

My video is basically doing almost exactly what they did in their video, and it worked amazingly well!

So if you need to change your band saw tires, this is a super quick and easy way to do it…once you have the wheels off that is!

Building a Cupola

Husband is building a clubhouse for the grandkids and he asked me to make the cupola that goes on top. He gave me the directions and I waded through them and got it done. I made a few mishaps along the way and discovered I really need to brush up on my math skills….but Husband’s math brains came to the rescue. Once the clubhouse is all done I will post a clubhouse build video.

Video Series: Acrylic Pour Experiments

Acrylic Pour Experiment #1

I have heard about and have seen acrylic pour paintings. I have to paint a door and husband gave me the Liberty to paint it however I want so I thought it’d be really cool to paint it with an acrylic pour. So since I’ve never done it before, I thought I should practice. I ended up practicing a lot so I decided to make a four-part video series on my pouring practices. This is video number one. 

Acrylic Pour Experiment #2

This is my second video in the series where I am trying out acrylic pouring. In this video I try making a feather. It turned out sorta of feather like. If you want to see an awesome feather check out this video, wow!!! Smart Art Material

Acrylic Pour Experiment #3

This is the third video in the series where I try am trying acrylic pours. In this video, I pour a resin layer over the top of the finished acrylic painting. I need some practice on that too, but I am learning a lot and having fun with it.

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Acrylic Pour Experiment #4

This is the fourth and final video in the acrylic pouring experiments video series. In this video I am using TotalBoat acrylic resin for the entire pour. This seems to be totally different than pouring with acrylic paints so I felt like I was starting over. Colored resin is so pretty and retains that prettiness even after it is dry. So I hope I can figure this out and make some cool looking stuff!!! For now, I am still a novice, but an excited one! 

John 1:14  (NCV)
The Word became a human and lived among us. We saw his glory—the glory that belongs to the only Son of the Father—and he was full of grace and truth.

Revelation 15:8 (NCV)
The temple was filled with smoke from the glory and the power of God, and no one could enter the temple….

1 Corinthians 10:31 (NCV)
The answer is, if you eat or drink, or if you do anything, do it all for the glory of God.

Luke 2:14  (NCV)
“Give glory to God in heaven,  and on earth let there be peace among the people who please God.”

Philippians 2:11 (NCV)
And everyone will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord  and bring glory to God the Father.

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OPP June 2019

Welcome June 2019’s OPP episode, this is my birthday month and I’m celebrating all month long!!! Along with my birthday I am happy to share these awesome projects from these awesome people:

Paul Stephenson: Pixie Door and Rabbit

Owen Morse: Woodshop Sign

Linda Bush: Clock and Dresser

Stuart Rowe: Dancing People Scroll Saw

Tania Burgos: Wolf Carving and Ball in Cage

Tania Made You Tube Channel

Joseph Arnaez: Tiki Sign, Minnie Mouse, FIU Sign, Bow

Joseph’s Facebook: Fantasy Wood Works

Carolyn Haught:  Scroll Saw Racoons, Bear, and Fish

Donna Beckemeier: Intarsia Buck with Antlers from a Judy Gale Roberts Pattern #1- 370

Lori Scott: Router table make over

If you would like to share an item on OPP please send me an email, Facebook message, Twitter tweet, Instagram gram or whatever! Please put OPP in the subject line! Please follow up if you haven’t heard from me since I can’t seem to find stuff on Facebook sometimes!

I would love to see and share what you’ve made!

Routered Club House Sign

Husband has been working on a huge project and he asked me to make a sign for it. So in this video I use the router and make a Grandkids Club House sign!!!  I also make a sign with all of our grandkids’ names on it but I don’t go over the process of making it in the video. At the end Husband hangs both signs up on the club house!

There will be a video on the build of the club house and that will be coming out as soon as he gets it all done! He’s almost there!!!

Proverbs 17:6 (NCV) Old people are proud of their grandchildren…

Fonts: Driftwood and Rio Grand

Myrtlewood Chair

My neighbor had some templates and a DVD instructional for a chair, so I attempted to make it! The style of the chair is from Sam Maloof and the dvd woodworker is Scott Morrison. I used Myrtlewood, maple, Ecuadorian Laurel, and some dark mystery wood. It didn’t go smoothly, but I did learn a lot!!!

Psalm 139:2 (NCV) You know when I sit down and when I get up. You know my thoughts before I think them.

Horseshoe Fairy Doors

I’ve been wanting to make some little fairy doors for a while. I found some horseshoes in a local shop and thought those would be fun to make into the fairy doors! So that is what I do in this video, make a few different fairy, or whatever you want to call them, doors. I also tried flame finishing one of them!

Revelation 3:20  (NCV) Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in and eat with you, and you will eat with me.

Luke 11:9  (NCV) So I tell you, ask, and God will give to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will open for you.

What Should I Do With An Old Axe Head?

While out walking with Wally and Gibbs one day I found an old rusty axe head. It was lodged between two trees when it caught my eye. I knew I wanted to clean it up but wasn’t’ sure what else to do with it. Then I watched a video of Uri and saw his amazing metal engraving skills. It inspired me to try to engrave the axe head! So in this video I clean it up, try some engraving, make a small handle, and then decorate it with some wood burning. I really enjoyed trying engraving for the first time!

Here is a link to Uri’s channel so you can check out his metal engraving work! Uri Tuchman

Matthew 3:10  (NCV)
The ax is now ready to cut down the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

OPP May 2019

On this months episode of OPP, Other People’s Projects, we are taking a look at items made by:

Dennis DuPerron: May the 4th, Star Wars Day Project. It is made from a 6″ dia walnut blank which has a dome to it so it makes it look all most Three-D. Video link: Star Wars Ti Fighter

Ron Ostromecki: Intarsia Raccoon and Crosses (Judy Gale Roberts and Steve Good patterns)

Claudio Nestor Rodriguez: Intarsia de santa TERESA DE AVILA and painting

Teresa G.: cross stitch and door wreath

Thanks to everyone who sent in a project to share!

If you have a project you would like me to share please send me a photo with OPP in the subject line and tell me a little about the project!

I love to see what everyone is making!!!