Friday, January 16, 2009

My Workbench Completed

Yahey i finally finished my workbench with router table in it, I added a few sockets which i didnt put in the google sketchup plans but here it is,

My Dog Lucky seems to like it anyway !!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Google Sketchup Woodworking Plans

I made up this video today of a work bench i am making at the moment, almost finished so i will put up some pictures of the finished workbench soon,

I made it so i can use it as a router table also,

Google sketchup is great for designing woodwork projects.

I have a book which is great for learning how to use Google Sketchup, its called Google Sketchup for Dummies, there is a link to the right of this page or you can get it here,

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Teddy Bear Scrollsaw Pattern

Well with Valentines coming up i taught id put together a pattern suitable for it,

So i made up this teddy bear pattern for you to scroll.

If anyone makes this please send me a picture of your finished project and i will put it up here on the blog for everyone to see.

It could be cut just as a picture or maybe on top of a box face or something like that.

Well i hope you like it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tree shaped Jewellry box

Hi all, This is my latest project I've been working on.
It is a tree shaped Jewelry Box made from five different types of wood which are
Beech, American Walnut, African
Walnut, Pine and the handles are Mahogany.

I made this jewelry box mainly from the scrollsaw and then finished it with Teak Oil.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Rocking Chair Clock

This one is a Rocking Chair Clock I made from pine and stained with dark oak.
This is a design from Rick and Karen Longabaugh whom i got a book about scrollsaw miniature clocks.

Greenacres Bar Clock

I made these for two local bars for christmas gifts,

The first is Greenacres Bar and Lounge in Tenacre, Kilmore, Co. Wexford run by Noel and Noeleen Troy.

The second is The Hideout Bar in Tomhaggard (where i grew up) and is run by Stephen and Tush Lawlor.

Both Are great country pubs with pool and darts and plenty of sports, and very nice people, I recommend a visit to them if you ever visit Co. Wexford in Ireland.

And I hope that these clocks will not stop working at closing time.....!!!!! ha ha...

Oh and if you would like any personalised designs like these email me with your ideas.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Home Made Drum Sander for around €40

I taught id share this idea i made today in approx one hour and very cheaply using left
over wood, silverline drum sanding bits-€10, A halfords power drill -€25, and a bracket to hold
the drill on the bench which i got at a fair for about €10.
This is extremely handy for those awkward
sanding jobs and the silverline kit came with
five different size drums, from 10mm to 50mm and pads of different grits aswell, I got this on ebay.

I used offcuts of doorframe screwed at back onto
the bench, Then a 2x1 screwed onto the front, Then a piece of MDF with a hole where the drill head is. I just put 2 screws in the mdf because i need to take it off to change the bits.
Well i hope you like this and save some time and


Hi Everyone,

Id just like to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year.

I haven't had much time to blog lately so hope to get it going this year and

post lots of projects and patterns for you.

Anyway, Cheers to a Happy New Year....