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ShopNotes Podcast 046 - Project Design, Inspiration ... Copying

By: Phil Huber
Woodworking project ideas come from all around. Here are some ways to think about using the work you find online or in catalogs.

Can you make this?

At one time or another, most woodworkers hear that question from a friend or family member. Perhaps you've even seen a project online that strikes your fancy. How should we approach copying the work of others? How do you find inspiration for your own projects?

Join John, Logan, and Phil as they share their experiences of taking inspiration from the work of other woodworkers, retailers, and historical examples.

Project Updates: Phil gave several of the Christmas gifts he's been making this week. So he can (finally) share them here.

Camp kitchen chuck box Here's a camp kitchen (sometimes called a chuck box) that was the big secret. Christmas Camp Kitchen

He also made a birdfeeder based on this plan.

And the shrink pot shown in a previous episode.

Birch log shrink pot by Phil Huber

Logan spent time packing up his grandpa's home from some repair work that needs to be done. In the process, he traveled back in time to remember making fishing lures with him. Turns out grandad has a bunch of supplies.

Fishing supplies

More fishing supplies

Logan is going to try making a crankbait. The book Lurecraft offers some guidance and s a classic.

His dining table project is in a stalemate right now. Though he is making the curved aprons using a very large bending form. Bending phone

Published: Nov., 27 2020
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