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Operating as usual

Photos from WoodshopCowboy's post 09/05/2022

Live and making at Segra Field today. is the project that has taken the most of my time these past two years. Out enjoying time with my most enthusiastic staff member.


Just finished up & installed this cabinet. An example from this spring's woodworking class and . If you are interest in learning, lets talk.

Photos from WoodshopCowboy's post 12/10/2020

Next Friday Nights Project: Wood & Metal End Table. I hope you join me next Friday! Check out the events portal here: https://portal.nova-labs.org/event-4049289

Soooo much to learn in this piece: MIG welding, milling and dimensioning lumber, wood finishing, spray painting........

Best class build of my career. Are you coming along for the ride?

Photos from WoodshopCowboy's post 11/29/2020

The danger of giving work away before properly taking a is and the other coaches just go and put the ****le sets in the truck before the lighting gets good.

These are custom vinyl stickers made in , with hardwood edging, black enamel paint and stainless hardware. DM if you want me to quote you something similar.

Timeline photos 11/17/2020

& at NL in two weeks! Practicing my sheet metal, laser and metalworkinfg skills on this project

Timeline photos 10/25/2020

I built was finally installed this weekend at it new home. I always worry about hitting the quality I expect of myself....but I didn't have to worry. This one came out amazing. Huge shout out to John L for the mentorship and guidence.

and patience.

Timeline photos 10/13/2020

a I built & installed for a local customer. What a gorgeous finish from via . What clarity and depth with such a simple application. I am a convert.

If you want something custom built for you, just drop me a DM.

Timeline photos 06/11/2020

The class went.....ok, I guess? Brazilian cherry is a harsh mistress and she asks for precision. Which is why I have no pictures to the joint itself!

Timeline photos 06/10/2020

Such rich colors in today's teacher (apology?) gifts for staying connected and part of my sons' lives. A cutting board, soft wax tin and wine bottle opener.

Timeline photos 06/02/2020

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Timeline photos 05/29/2020

Vanity installed. Custom cast white concrete top, frameless construction and slab doors. Milk paint and poly finish. Hairpin legs. Getting there!

Interested in something like this for yourself? I can teach you how or I can build you one too. Just DM me!

Photos from WoodshopCowboy's post 05/07/2020

Screenshots from tonight's class. Great fun!

@ Ashburn, Virginia

Timeline photos 05/05/2020

Xcut sled for my Box Making class virtual classroom tomorrow. Gonna be an amazing time! Check out this Meetup with NOVA Labs http://meetu.ps/e/HXK87/xj0z3/d

#Woodworking Classes Have Gone Online 05/03/2020

#Woodworking Classes Have Gone Online

Even when the makerspace is closed, makers gonna make. I have moved my woodworking instruction online during this challenging time, hoping to inspire and excite you. My Project Class series online and moved it to Wednesday nights. On April 22nd, I walked through the design and construction of a simple kitchen cabinet. In this class, students learned to source and prep plywood the easy way, use all the necessary tools, joinery techniques, door construction and finishing to create your own kitchen cabinet at home or at a local makerspace. [ 93 more words ]

#Woodworking Classes Have Gone Online Even when the makerspace is closed, makers gonna make. I have moved my woodworking instruction online during this challenging time, hoping to inspire and excite you.

Photos from WoodshopCowboy's post 04/10/2020

A pair of for my boys' matching bedset. A quick, easy project that came out like 100. Should I turn this into the next WoodshopCowboy tutorial or class?

If you are interested in your own one of these, just DM me. The Cowboy is taking commissions.

@ Ashburn, Virginia

Timeline photos 03/12/2020

just like her, they are prettier in person. Footboards for the pair of beds I have been working on for my sons' bedroom remodel.

Timeline photos 02/16/2020

I don't bust it out often enough, but when I do.......

Timeline photos 01/29/2020

can you fall in love with a grinder? I am gonna hafta.

Photos from WoodshopCowboy's post 01/11/2020

Last week we I did that thing I do.

@ Makersmiths

Photos from WoodshopCowboy's post 10/10/2019

I don't even want to describe how I got to this point.

@ Ashburn, Virginia

Timeline photos 10/02/2019

how about I figure out how to peel the tape instead of needing a scrapper?

Timeline photos 09/21/2019

brothers wear safety glasses together.

Timeline photos 09/05/2019

Zebrawood table gets an sealcoat. Love, love, love how smooth this went on and the color pop. Too bad I will sand it down again in another few coats!

Timeline photos 08/30/2019

And it's live! will have its first pop up holiday market this year!

Timeline photos 08/18/2019

showing off the with Kent, our Johnny Cash.

My face is not needed, but I did it to embarass my children.

Timeline photos 08/16/2019

I bet that soldering iron tip isn't supposed to look like that. Sad!

Timeline photos 08/13/2019

Getting ready, getting stoked.

Timeline photos 08/11/2019

nuthin' pounds in place like an ipe mallet clocking in at 32 oz. Boom stick.

Timeline photos 08/10/2019

is looking for more Makers to join our holiday sale! Reach out to get a spot!

Timeline photos 08/02/2019

It's a-coming.....if you are a maker and want to sell your work at a great location this holiday and help out your local makerspace...this is your chance! Join us

love is a gift that's surely handmade.

Timeline photos 07/29/2019

new table top getting milled on the router tonight.

Photos from WoodshopCowboy's post 07/22/2019

projects. chopstick maker, beer glasses and installing slab doors on a shop cabinet.

Timeline photos 07/12/2019

fourteen dollars lighter but thats the end screen.

Timeline photos 07/06/2019

pour about ready to go. I will be using white concrete from "local" distributor BuilderUp in Waldorf MD.

Photos from WoodshopCowboy's post 06/23/2019

End grain cutting boards class complete!

@ Nova Labs

Photos from WoodshopCowboy's post 06/16/2019

And we are done. What a great experience . Huge props to for their dedication and talent and inspiration to make a difference in the lives of others. West coast next year!

@ Downtown Chattanooga

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