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Lots of handmade gifts this year and LumberJocks inspired all of them!

Picture 1 is a composite of all of them

Picture 2 is of the cutting board my youngest son (19) made for his GF. It is made with cherry, a couple different oaks, mahgoany and walnut. The technique is outlined in my blog post but the original support comes from info provided by dewoodwork and the CBdesigner program provided by jayman7. My son really enjoyed making this and it was a much appreciated gift.

Pictures 3 and 4 are of my version of Andy's Palm Boxes . These are cherry sides with wlanut tops and maple bottoms. Andy's tutorial was very helpful. This was my first attempt at freeform shaping. I used the disc sander on my Shopsmith.
Picture 3 shows the progression from marked up for shaping to rough facets to final shape to oil finish.
Picture 4 shows all 4 with finish (danish oil and wax).

Picture 5 is a close up of our celtic knot rolling pins. My oldest son (23) and I made these together. He made two - one for GF and the other for his grandmother. I made one for my wife, my mother (for her birthday) and one for a friend that gave me a pile of lumber. One board was the maple used for these rolling pins. These were made with guidance from Lew's blog . The first 3 are maple with inlays of a mahogany/maple strip. The 4th one is maple with a wlanut/maple inlay. The 5th one is mahogany with a maple/mahogany inlay.

Picture 6 is a set of candle holders my oldest son made for his GF. The are made from cherry. While not directly realted to any particular LJ post, this was still inspired by the candle holders seen here on LJs.

I had to wait until now to post these until my mother got her birthday gift.

While it is a great pleasure to see how the gifts are appreciated, the real joy for me was spending time in the shop with two of my sons.

Thanks for looking!



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very nice work,ya got a good set of hands mate