Patrick Savard

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Woodworking and Gardening Project: Raised Garden Bed #2

When the construction glue was dry, I proceeded to add cross sections of 2×4 to support the soil. Then, I used galvanized rabbit warren fencing for …

Woodworking/gardening project: Raised garden bed

I am not a gardener, but an avid woodworker. I am also an avid cook, and having a summer supply of fresh herbs (especially mint for the mojitos by …

Woodworking/landscaping project: Garden Archway #2

The weather has not been too stable here lately, except for the steadiness of having showers each day. Hence the garden archway project did not …

Woodworking / Landscaping Project: Garden Archway

As you may already know if you have read my last post on the imminent arrival of our puppy, I have been busy fencing our piece of land. And at the …

Chessboard Project: The Finishing Process Has Begun!

My second chessboard is about complete, that is to say the drawer knobs and dividers are still left to do, but those last steps will be done only …

Woodworking project: Toy plane

For the children within us, here is a toy that never ceases to fascinate me. It is a wooden biplane I made for my son out of maple, red cabriuva and …

Woodworking: Multi-strand Necklace, Boxelder and Blackwood

Here is a necklace I made for my girlfriend out of boxelder and African blackwood. I must admit that boxelder is one of my favorite species to work …

Make a Bandsaw Jewelry Box out of Wood

I really like the appearance and feel of these boxes. In the past, I always went with a single board that I would cut into pieces and glue to form a …

Make Toys out of Wood: Articulated Giraffe

Here is a simple woodturning project I made for my 4 y.o. niece. It is about 7 inches tall, and painted with nontoxic paint. This is another example …

Turning chess pieces

Mike Darlow has produced a superb book on chess pieces that contains techniques as well as designs for inspiration purposes. One finds in the book …

One of my favorites, Tin Man puppet

One of my Christmas projects about a year ago was to make puppets for the kids in the family. I made the dragon whose picture I posted a few days …

Wooden Steak Plates

People who have had steak on a wooden plate all agree to say that it does not taste the same. It is indeed better. And to crown it all, wood will …

Making a Wooden Chessboard, Part 7

The base of the chest is now complete. You must now take the opportunity to adjust the drawers while the top frame of the chest is not yet in place. …

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Making a Chessboard, Part 6

Before installing stop blocks inside the bottom part of the chest, it goes without saying that the drawers must be complete and adjusted. If you have …

Dice Box, Making A Game Out of Wood Scraps

This is a traditional game I saw at an historical show a year ago. It was presented as dating back to the middle ages and was presumably played …

Making a Chessboard, Part 5

Once the sides and corners have been glued together, it is possible to begin the assembly of the chest.<p>Having taken precise measurements to locate …

Endgrain chessboard and set project

The idea of building a whole chessboard with drawers and the associated chess set has been on my mind for the past five years or so. What held me …

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Chessboard Project, Part 2

Once the initial sanding of the board has given me a satisfactory surface–keep in mind that much more sanding is yet to come once the chess box has …

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Finished Ocarina and Final Thoughts

Here is the finished product after sanding and oiling, at least for the time being. I am still considering whether I should burn some design on the …

Making a Chessboard, part 4

Once the top and bottom frames are done, it is time to move on to the center section. This part consists of 2 sides and 4 corners. And as the setup …

Chessboard Project, Part 3

It is now time to proceed with the making of the top and bottom frames of the chest. The top frame will sport a groove (or rabbet) that will make it …

PostScriptum Design

So I went and did it. I sold my General International midi lathe, but of course after close to three months without turning, I could not just sit …

Two More Ocarinas Underway

When I took my prototype into the house, I had the kids pester me to try it. Of course, the design of my first ocarina was specific to adult hands …