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  1. Honeybee, the Sapele Telecaster

    Guitar #5 - the SapeleTele I'm christening "Honeybee" for it's black and gold burl cap. This is my secohttp://lumberjocks.com/projects/new#nd semi-hollow electric and first body cut entirely on the CNC machine. The neck is hand-carved maple with a birdseye fretboard and features Abalone fret...
  2. Fanned Fret Guitar

    I've only ever posted smaller projects here, so I thought I would share something more serious that I just completed. This is the 7th stringed instrument I've built, and the second guitar. I started designing it back in October, and strung it up for the first time on June fifth. It was about 170...
  3. Hat Making Tool: Leather Sweat Band Decorative Groove Marking Tool for Vintage Looking Custom Hats

    This custom designed Hat Making Tool was a commissioned item, and has been SOLD. ------------------------- I've been pretty busy the past few weeks working on Maloof-Inspired rocking chairs, and since they aren't finished yet, I've not posted much for projects lately. I did take a break from...
  4. Hat Making Tool: Half Circle Groove Curling Shackles, Pencil Curl & Kettle Curl 2-Piece Wooden Tools

    I have several different sized Wooden "Half-Circle Groove" Curling Shackles available now. The common nomenclature for the type of hat curl someone wants is pretty hard to describe with the common names, such as "Pencil Curl" and "Kettle Curl". To help distinguish between the size of curlers I...
  5. Hat Making Tool: Groove Tollikers, Wooden Pencil & Kettle Curl, and an Overwelt Edge Shaper

    These pictures show Groove Tollikers I've made, used to put curves on the edges of hat brims. ---------------------------------- Sizes Available: Model VGOGT6 - 1/4" (6 mm) Vee Groove "Welt Edge" Folding Groove Tolliker Model DGT6 - 1/4" (6 mm) dia. Double Grooved Pencil Curl Groove...
  6. Custom Electric Bass Guitar Quilted Maple Figured Walnut Abalone Burl Cherry Mastodon Ivory Gold

    This is a custom four string electric bass guitar I built this past year. It is for sale, you can purchase by clicking here to go to my Etsy Store -------------------- -------------------- Project Story: more to come later….... Here is the first guitar I worked on with my neighbor...
  7. Curved Top Sea Chest

    This is a project I completed for a local Navy Captain. He wanted to have his spouse and his career all in one chest. (She had quite the surprise) Additionally he asked if I could add their kids names and "God Family and Country". He left that up to me to figure out. After a little brain...
  8. H5 Mandola

    There we are, the Mandola is now completely done and it's a beauty. The finish is a mix between the Beast and The Wildfire.(Two of my most popular finish). Stunning Quilted Maple Back and sides, Abalone Inlay, Heavy Bear Claw figure on the Sitka Spruce Top. She's gorgeous and she sounds...
  9. Walking Cane For Nicolette, a True Miracle Story, Fancy Woods & Scrimshaw of a "Praying Mantis"

    -------------------------- This walking cane was made for a special lady named Nicolette, and so it is not for sale. If you go to the bottom of this posting, you'll find a list of walking canes for sale, and other examples of my past work. Cane Serial Number: #2009-04 Height: 30.125 inches...
  10. Dragonfly Harp

    5/2011 Dragonfly Harp Original design, made from scratch using mostly cherry wood and finished with Arm-R-Seal gloss tung oil/urethane. The inlay is of abalone and ebony set into holly and surrounded by a frame of pink ivory.I have a blog here with over 150 photos and captions detailing the...
  11. Tea Box

    Here is a tea box I finished up over the weekend. It's made from African mahogany, with walnut splines, and walnut interior dividers. The braid carvings on all 4 lateral faces are carved, initially, with the Shaper Origin to establish overall shape, and then finished by hand, to get a...
  12. Tea Box

    I've been playing around with this basic design for a few weeks now, and this is the latest iteration. It's made from some curly ambrosia maple, with African mahogany dividers, and blue paua shell inlay. It's carved initially with my shaper origin to establish the overall shape of the braids...
  13. Floating Peruvian Walnut Shelf with Abalone Shell Inlay

    Dimensions: 24"L x 4"W x 3"H Materials: Peruvian Walnut & Abalone Shell This floating shelf is constructed entirely of solid peruvian walnut and features 40 individual circular abalone shells inlayed on its face. The varying colors and holographic nature of the abalone shells combined with the...
  14. Gregory guitars "Archibald"

    This is the archtop I just finished. Well, almost finished, I hate the tailpiece, and I have DPDT switch to install, for coil tapping.The entire body, is made from walnut. All from the same tree. We paid a hundred bucks for a huge walnut from this lady's front yard. The top is from one of the...
  15. Three-wood ring with paua (abalone) inlay

    Bit of an experiment made over a couple of days now that my hand is starting to feel better. The woods used are all native NZ timber: external is rimu and the darker wood is river matai. The inner core is totara veneer.
  16. Jatoba Media Cabinet

    I built this Jatoba media cabinet over the course of the last couple of months. I turned the legs and matched them manually (using calipers and a template I made). The doors are hand-carved. The drawer fronts are inlaid with blue paua shell veneer. The whole thing is finished with oil and wax.
  17. Hat Making Tool: Pusher Downer or Runner-Downer, in Walnut, Hard Rock Maple, and Poplar

    This posting shows a Hat making Wooden tool called a Pusher Downer, also known as a Runner-Downer Material Options: Poplar Pusher Downer Black Walnut Pusher Downer Birch wood Pusher Downer Maple wood Pusher Downer Items Available for Immediate Purchase at Etsy.com: ALL HAT MAKING...
  18. Hat Making Tool: Hat Block Spinner, Ornamental Turning, Hard Rock Maple, Black Walnut, & Brass

    Hat Block Spinners are used by custom hat makers to support the Crown Block and hold the hat while working with the felt. The Spinner is a stand that allows the block to be spun without dragging the hat felt on the work bench. Shown in the Photos, are four different models of the Block...
  19. Custom Folding Knife: Elk Antler Handle, Turquoise Stone, Abalone, Natutical Scrimshaw Artwork

    This knife was a commissioned piece to be given to the Best-Man for his part in a wedding in California this weekend, and so it has been "SOLD" If you are surfing for a custom folding knife, visit this link to see one that is ready for shipment. for more information, please email me: email...
  20. Custom Walking Cane: African Blackwood, Egyptian Lapis Lazuli Ball, Inlaid Brass Rings

    --------------------------------- This cane has been "SOLD" and resides in Phoenix, Arizona USA To see other walking canes that are for sale, click here - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Just the Facts: Wood: African Blackwood...
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