Category Archives: Projects
Some time ago, my Dad, Joe McCormick, went with my son and me to visit the Shiloh Battlefield Memorial. Dad is an excellent artist, and shortly after that trip, he presented my wife and me with an incredible pencil drawing of our son. He had taken some photos during that visit to Shiloh, and mixed
Being bored, and needing a stool for my stand-up computer workstation, I decided to try to design something that would fit my adjustability requirements, be relatively simple to build, and be made from nothing but wood and glue. Having a bunch of pine lumber and 2x4s on hand, I set to work. I took inspiration
So, my wife and son like to play chess together, but were getting tired of the worn-out old cardboard playing field they had. My wife asked “Why don’t you make us a new board?” So I had a good way to use up some scraps from the bin. I first re-sawed some maple and walnut
When I decided to get past the usual home improvement / DIY variety of working with wood, one of the first projects I took on was to make a couple of cutting boards. One for my own home, and one to give as a Christmas gift. Ok, so I chickened out on fancy end grain
Ever wonder what to do with some left-over material that just seems too good to throw out? Make a bowl! I had a small slab of walnut glue-up leftover from a previous project. Not wanting to toss a chunk of perfectly good walnut, I first thought to make a simple pattern-routed dish, but nothing seemed
This piece is an early example of my journey through the world of fine furniture building. Save yourself some time, learn from my experiences rather than your own!