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  1. Custom Walking Cane Handcarved African Safari Elephant Hunter Theme Ivory Wart Hog Blackwood Buffalo

    This was a commissioned walking cane with an African Safari Hunter's Theme, featuring a carved and painted Elephant's head, using real Ivory for the tusks, and African wart hog tusks and water buffalo horn for the handle. If you would like something similar, you can contact me by email...
  2. Africa Plaques

    I made these Africa shaped plaques with recessed coin slots routed out for some friends. I just used pallet wood and my jigsaw to make the cutouts and my router for the coin slots.
  3. Paddle for End of Deployment

    This is an End of Deployment gift built by Gabriel Vasquez of Austin, TX while on Navy Base Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa. Made from primarily of Purple Heart, the paddle is a common gift given for remembering achievements and milestones. The handle was wrapped with parachute cord, and the...
  4. Lacewood Frame

    Knowing my penchant for interesting artwork, my wife brought back this very cool picture that was made with butterfly wings. While it took awhile to get to it, I finally made a frame for it. I should add that this is the second frame I made. The first one was in the same style but used Roasted...
  5. BUBINGA CLOCK

    Primary wood is Bubinga, clock face is maple and the number pips are English walnut. Its a Christmas present for my daughter and her husband who is from Ghana.
  6. Blogs
    2 species of branches found in my green waste bin - what are they? I've had quite a weekend here in LA with the free wood gathering. It's laughable to you folks on farms, or out in the deep woods with harvestable lumber all around you, but here, we have to beg for our scraps, or put down hard...
  7. Blogs
    A Woodworker's Visit to Knysna, South Africa What does a woodworker do while on vacation in South Africa? I recently returned from a trip to South Africa with my wife and in-laws, which included stays in Cape Town, Plettenburg Bay, and Knysna. As a lumber jock, I was excited to learn that...
  8. Blogs
    "Good Things Happen" by RusticWoodArt Good Things Happen Today I am going to vary my blog style some what and pass the morning's sun highlight on to an-other worker of wood….and also a worker in many fields of yet to come. A dreamer of sorts, who has chosen to put his hands into the...
  9. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    After having searched CL for a "deal" on a bandsaw for a while now, I have decided that I really want a warranty if I'm shelling out nearly $1000.00!!! Since I am new to WW and BSs and my actual BS use is TBD, I'm thinking I NEED a saw that will give me resaw & curve cutting capabilities, for...
  10. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I am exhausted - reading, researching, designing in my head and making every design fail for one reason or another. Here is my self-imposed dilemma….I want to build a basic workbench to hold my 10" drill press and 12" compound miter saw; in my mind, I am concerned with the weight of both...
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