Tom Balzamo @tombalzamo

http://www.benchmademanliness.com/

Pastor, maker, one of the hosts of the Reason Together Podcast. https://youtu.be/IzWw8QZWXIM

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“Daddy, I wonder if it’s easier making the shoulder cut like this instead of moving the wood.” He concluded it wasn’t. #woodworking #howtodad
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“Daddy, I wonder if it’s easier making the shoulder cut like this instead of moving the wood.” He concluded it wasn’t. #woodworking #howtodad

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Finally made a full video on how these are made. You might want to check it out :) link in bio. Thanks!
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Finally made a full video on how these are made. You might want to check it out :) link in bio. Thanks!

Oh I think I could come up with some projects for this #shapeokoxxlforxmas Except I wish their hashtag said “Christmas” instead of “Xmas”. Silly hashtags.
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Oh I think I could come up with some projects for this #shapeokoxxlforxmas Except I wish their hashtag said “Christmas” instead of “Xmas”. Silly hashtags.

I make these using @miterset which is an amazingly accurate jig for complex miters. Get it using the link in my bio!
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I make these using @miterset which is an amazingly accurate jig for complex miters. Get it using the link in my bio!

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Three travel mugs almost ready for the stainless inserts.
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Three travel mugs almost ready for the stainless inserts.

These razor stands sell so well I decided to make a few more.
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These razor stands sell so well I decided to make a few more.

It’s off the lathe and the first coat of finish is on.
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It’s off the lathe and the first coat of finish is on.

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Man skills education underway.
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Man skills education underway.

This book has proven an invaluable resource over the years I’ve had it. It’s heavier reading but super good!
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This book has proven an invaluable resource over the years I’ve had it. It’s heavier reading but super good!

Made a lacewood and walnut cutting board this week.
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Made a lacewood and walnut cutting board this week.

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You can tell the handmade fair is coming soon when the beard combs come out.
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You can tell the handmade fair is coming soon when the beard combs come out.

Had this knife since I was kid. Finally got to fixing that broken scale. Used bondo, acrylic paint, and lacquer.
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Had this knife since I was kid. Finally got to fixing that broken scale. Used bondo, acrylic paint, and lacquer.

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