All finishes made after 1972 are food-safe when cured
properly. This process can take several weeks after a film has formed. We
recommend adding a couple days beyond the products label’s recommendation to
allow for temperature and humidity variations. A good rule of thumb is 30 days.
As mom always says, “We're here to have fun, not to get
hurt.” Nowhere is that more important
than when you step into the workshop.
Protecting yourself from common issues is the first step to a safe shop.
I needed a better way to carve a Halloween pumpkin than just using
a kitchen knife. The solution was to make two cutters using a jigsaw blade and
a scrollsaw blade. The jigsaw blade
would be my rough cutter and the scrollsaw blade my detail cutter.
You’re thinking about doing a project for Christmas, but how
do you decide what to do? Something your spouse wants? Something that would enhance
your current lawn decorations? Maybe something that would be a nice addition to
inside décor? Maybe a yard sign?
To make a Thanksgiving Turkey from reclaimed wood, I started with a picture of a turkey display that I saw in a store and drew a 24" wide x 24" high pattern. Then I used transfer paper to copy the pattern onto a 1/4"-thin piece of plywood to make a backer board.