The Timid Tortoise

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Just working on my wood burning skills. Tackle Box, Woodburning, Pyrography, Working On Myself, Tortoise, Repurposed, Fishing, Instagram Posts, Baby

Instagram post by The Timid Tortoise • Jan 3, 2018 at 1:18am UTC

8 Likes, 1 Comments - The Timid Tortoise (@timid_tortoise) on Instagram: “Just working on my wood burning skills... #pyrography #woodburning #fishing #tacklebox #repurposed”

Im about to turn this beauty into a cribbage board. Ive never played cribbage. Ive never made a cribbage board. This might be interesting. Cribbage Board, Tree Cookies, Wood Slab, Woodworking Ideas, Tortoise, How To Make, Beauty, Wooden Surfboard, Tortoise Turtle

Im about to turn this beauty into a cribbage board. Ive never played cribbage. Ive never made a cribbage board. This might be interesting. #cribbage #cribbageboard #treecookies #treecookies #woodslab #tryingnewstuff #newyearnewthings #walnut #woodworking

Ive been using my scroll saw a lot this week.look at my fishies! Photo On Wood, Scroll Saw, Catfish, Trout, Tortoise, Bass, Fishing, Woodworking, Instagram Posts

Instagram post by The Timid Tortoise • Jan 5, 2018 at 5:41pm UTC

16 Likes, 1 Comments - The Timid Tortoise (@timid_tortoise) on Instagram: “I’ve been using my scroll saw a lot this week...look at my fishies! #woodworking #scrollsawart…”

A new year means more projects. Hopefully I can finish some for myself! This is meant to be a new changing area for my 9 month old.and it needs some serious help. Time to start stripping some paint! Refurbished Furniture, Antique Furniture, 9 Month Olds, Tortoise, Baby Love, Dresser, It Is Finished, Antiques, Instagram Posts

Instagram post by The Timid Tortoise • Dec 31, 2017 at 9:20pm UTC

11 Likes, 1 Comments - The Timid Tortoise (@timid_tortoise) on Instagram: “A new year means more projects. Hopefully I can finish some for myself! This is meant to be a new…”

I'd already started disassembling the chairs before I remembered to take a before pic.stay tuned to see what happens to these two old chairs! Old Chairs, Trash To Treasure, Refurbished Furniture, Stay Tuned, Tortoise, Repurposed, Diy, Home Decor, Tortoise Turtle

I'd already started disassembling the chairs before I remembered to take a before pic...stay tuned to see what happens to these two old chairs! #repurposed #trashtotreasure #refurbish #refurbishedfurniture

My veneer came today! This is my happy face. Wood Veneer, Tortoise, Face, Happy, Instagram, Fashion, Tortoise Turtle, Moda, Fashion Styles

The Timid Tortoise on Instagram: “My veneer came today!!! This is my happy face. #woodveneering #woodveneer #refinishingfurniture #antiquetable #firsttimeveneering”

0 Likes, 0 Comments - The Timid Tortoise (@timid_tortoise) on Instagram: “My veneer came today!!! This is my happy face. #woodveneering #woodveneer #refinishingfurniture…”

Ive been lacking in posts for the last several months but not in projects. This past year has been a big one for my family. I accepted a new job uprooted my family to a new town purchased our first house and wrestled with the consequences of bringing a puppy into our home with an almost toddler. Even with all that chaos I am excited to share some of the projects I have been working on during the past year with all of you!  I am looking forward to a new year of projects and focusing back on… Cribbage Board, Wood Slab, Woodburning, Pyrography, My Family, Tortoise, Card Games, The Past, It Is Finished

The Timid Tortoise on Instagram: “I’ve been lacking in posts for the last several months but not in projects. This past year has been a big one for my family. I accepted a…”

11 Likes, 0 Comments - The Timid Tortoise (@timid_tortoise) on Instagram: “I’ve been lacking in posts for the last several months but not in projects. This past year has been…”

I decided to cut into one of the maple limbs I cut down last fall.check out the pattern on this beauty! Tree Cookies, Spalted Maple, I Decided, Tortoise, Coasters, Fall, Check, Pattern, Beauty

The Timid Tortoise on Instagram: “I decided to cut into one of the maple limbs I cut down last fall...check out the pattern on this beauty! #maple #spaltedmaple #spaltedwood…”

0 Likes, 1 Comments - The Timid Tortoise (@timid_tortoise) on Instagram: “I decided to cut into one of the maple limbs I cut down last fall...check out the pattern on this…”

I got my hands on an old wooden bleacher board from a school gymnasium. Hardwood Floors, Flooring, Salvaged Wood, Butcher Block Cutting Board, Tortoise, Old School, Hands, Wood Floor Tiles, Tortoise Turtle

I got my hands on an old wooden bleacher board from a school gymnasium...what would you do? #salvagedwood #patina #oldschool #toomanyprojects

Is there such a thing as too much mineral oil? Lets find out! Walnut Slab, Tree Cookies, Serving Board, Mineral Oil, Butcher Block Cutting Board, Tortoise, Minerals, Tortoise Turtle, Turtle

Is there such a thing as too much mineral oil? Lets find out! . #cuttingboard #treecookie #treecookiecuttingboard #mineraloil #walnutslab #servingboard #toomuchoilthough

I had some late season chicks hatch out last year and theyve been real troopers with all this cold weather! Im thinking about naming this one Kramer. I dont know if I will brave the unheated shop today. Chickens In The Winter, Silkie Chickens, Seinfeld, Iowa, Tortoise, Cold Weather, Brave, The Outsiders, Seasons

I had some late season chicks hatch out last year and theyve been real troopers with all this cold weather! Im thinking about naming this one Kramer. I dont know if I will brave the unheated shop today... . #silkiechick #silkiechicken #babyitscoldoutside #myshopisntheated #chicken #winterchickens #iowa #seinfeld #cosmokramer

A birthday present for my favorite nephew! Fish and fishing poles Fishing Poles, Scroll Saw, Food Coloring, Birthday Presents, Tortoise, Kids Toys, Repurposed, Woodworking, My Favorite Things

Instagram post by The Timid Tortoise • Jan 9, 2018 at 12:57am UTC

0 Likes, 1 Comments - The Timid Tortoise (@timid_tortoise) on Instagram: “A birthday present for my favorite nephew! Fish and fishing poles #yougetalineillgetapole…”

If you remember the old wine box I posted earlier this week this is what it turned into! More posts of its contents coming soon. Bait And Tackle, Handmade Toys, Contents, Tortoise, Repurposed, Fishing, Old Things, Woodworking, Posts

If you remember the old wine box I posted earlier this week this is what it turned into! More posts of its contents coming soon... #repurpose #repurposed #woodworking #winebox #handmadetoys #baitandtackle #fishing #whatsinthebox

Has anyone used food coloring for wood stain before? Wood Stain, Food Coloring, Tortoise, All The Colors, Orange Color, Lemon, Rainbow, Cooking, Gourmet

Has anyone used food coloring for wood stain before? #woodstain #foodcoloring #allthecolorsoftherainbow #weshallsee

I love repurposing old things.I found this wine box at Goodwill for a couple of bucks. I am giving it a new purpose this week and will reveal it on Sunday! Repurposing, Diy Woodworking, Tortoise, Wines, Purpose, Old Things, Sunday, Couple, My Love

I love repurposing old things...I found this wine box at Goodwill for a couple of bucks. I am giving it a new purpose this week and will reveal it on Sunday! What would YOU use it for? #repurposed #repurpose #whyisthewinegone #diy #woodworking