Schimmels Shop offers methods and lessons on pen making and woodworking.
Let your light shine with your own homemade lamp! Teacher Chad Schimmel shows you how to make a lamp using a shop light, reclaimed wood, and odds and ends from his woodworking shop. Follow his plan, or make your own design using a light fixture and whatever scraps you have lying around your home workshop.
Pen turning requires precision and an eye for detail. Put your eye to the test! This lesson shows you how to make an American flag-themed cigar pen. Select the blanks, cut the materials, prepare a lathe, turn the wood, and wet sand for a finished look. Show off your craftsmanship and impress your friends with this beautiful handcrafted piece.
Love woodworking and want to put your skills to the test? In this lesson, master craftsman Chad Schimmel reviews the tools and materials you will need to make wooden pens at home. Pen turning requires a basic understanding of your materials and comfort using wood blanks on the lathe. Once you purchase the suggested materials, you only need a good quality pen kit and a solid set of bushings before you are ready to go!