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Wood Shop News #29 ornaments, goats and other news from around the shop
December 19, 2012

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In this issue:

  • chess box & turned ornaments
  • new and for sale
  • take a bow
  • on a personal note
  • final words

  • chess box & turned ornaments

    Sorry folks, I sent out an old (unfinished) newsletter by mistake. Here's the corrected version...

    What I started to say about the chess box was that I made a box with a lift out tray. When I made the box I routed a groove all around the inside just above where the first layer of dividers would sit.

    I then glued a thin strip of wood into the groove for the second layer of dividers to sit on. Then I made a second box to sit on the lip created by that thin strip, added dividers to that box and presto, lift out tray with dividers.....

    Here is a photo of the dividers. You can see how they are put together with half-laps.

    half lap dividers

    Here's the box as it is being finished.

    finishing a cherry box

    My other project has been to make turned ornaments. These are a lot of fun. I'll discuss turning in a future newsletter.

    turned ornaments turned ornaments turned ornaments

    New & For Sale

    I have my Etsy shop up again, so you can see some of what I have for sale here. (Like I said, I've been making ornaments!)

    turned ornaments

    on a personal note - goats

    So... last time it was calves. This time it's goats. Yes, I seem to be turning into a woodworking farmer (what can I say, I like animals). I've added a small (few hours a week) job milking Nigerian Dwarf goats for a neighborhood farm.


    I really like the farm. They make and sell cheese and other goodies. My job is to milk the goats. Here's a photo of the girls lined up for milking. Nigerian Dwarf goats

    That's the news from around the shop (and farm). Thanks for checking in.

    Final Words

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