Shop tour

Work Bench
Work Bench

I have shot a tour video of my one car garage shop and I hope you all enjoy it. Here is the link to that video If you do not like it and think I can do better  please drop me a note and let me know what you are thinking. If you like it then please subscribe and hit the like button for me on my You Tube channel page. These are the first few videos I have done and I hope to get better at this. I really enjoy doing them but I have run across a little snag as of late which has hampered my shooting of more videos. I have had a back surgery and it has pretty much stopped me from doing much at all. I am thinking that I would like to do more sketch up videos because I can do those sitting down. If you all would want something in particular just let me know and I will work on it for you. Thanks for stopping by and as always “If I can do it than so can you”! 

Post Surgery!

Hey everyone,

I know it’s been a long time since a new post but I have had a rough couple months. My back had gotten so bad that I finally had to take the plunge and get two of my discs removed and fused. Well it is post surgery three weeks and I guess everything is going well. I am still on lots of pain meds so if this post doesn’t make any sense then you know why!


I had gotten hurt at work awhile back and they have tried to do everything that could be done instead of the surgery. In the end though it was the right thing to do because the pain that I was in everyday was only getting worse and the shots along with nerve burns were just not working anymore. So here we are three weeks post surgery and I am told we are progressing normally. I just hope that the pain can be at a level that will be manageable without to many meds everyday.

The real big news is that I have finally posted my first You Tube video! I want to do some build tutorials and some tool reviews but at this point I think I am just starting out with some Sketch Up Tutorials. I can’t build much in the shop right now but I can do the Sketch Up tutorials and maybe even try some tool reviews. I hope to get these out weekly so please check back often and please hit the like icon and the subscribe button! I do not mind feedback and will try to reply  in a timely manner. Thanks for watching and as always “If I can do it than so can You!”


Making a Pen on the Lathe

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Potting Bench

Potting Bench

I made this potting bench from one of the Woodworking for Mere Mortals plans. I am a very big fan of WMM and Steve Ramsey’s You Tube channel. Here is a link I loved the way it looked and the fact it costs nothing to build! This is our second year in a place where we could plant. The bench is made from just old pallets. The only thing I paid for was the nice hooks which I already had. I saw this video the night before and happened to be driving by this big pile of pallets with a sign that said “Please take Free”! I needed a potting bench so I pulled over and loaded a couple and within the afternoon I had my bench. The wife loved the look and it is functional. I didn’t put the dry sink in because we do not mix anything up for planting. I put it right next to the hose and added the hose real to the side. Now I put the car wash stuff there as well. A win-win situation!