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  1. St. Charles Box made of quarter sawn Sycamore, spalted Maple and Ebony

    This box is titled St.Charles for St. Charles, Illinois. The box is made from quarter sawn Sycamore that creates an interesting moire pattern. The top is spalted maple and the edge banding is Gaboon Ebony. Size: 4" deep, 5" wide, 2 1/2" tall
  2. Federal Style Music Stand

    This music stand is made from mahogany with Brazilian satinwood inlay and holly stringing, along with ebony accents. The desk portion is crotch mahogany veneer on a solid mahogany substrate, with satinwood and a custom made banding. The banding is made from holly and ebony and depicts the first...
  3. Failed Humidor

    This was a simple humidor with a lift lid, nothing too fancy, but my first attempt at burl veneer and solid mitered edge bandings. The main box is 3/4 cherry, which is a bit thicker than what I planned. I wanted it heavy and less susceptible to moisture even though it would be lined, but in...
  4. Seymour Work Table Reproduction

    The table is a reproduction Thomas and John Seymour federal period work table from 1805-1815. The original is on display in the White House. This was one of my most challenging projects yet mainly due to the complexity of the lunette banding and hand reeded legs. Woods Top - Maple Burl and...
  5. Red Oak Bowl With Inlay Strip

    Here is another commision job. Sold my other Red Oak Bowl With Inlay, To this Gentleman and his wife wanted another one bigger. This bowl is 8 1/2 diam. X 3 3/4 tall. Red Oak with inlay strip from Rockler. Sanded to 400, then wet sanded with tung oil/varnish at 400 to help fill the pores. 3...
  6. Veneer Guillotines

    I have recently posted a couple of blog entries that featured my veneer guillotines so I thought I might post them aa a project. Of course I have two as I need one in my home shop and one in my winter shop. They are a little different in their cutting parts but the basic design is the same...
  7. Federal Period Card Table

    Mahogany primary, poplar secondary, q.s. white oak, mahogany crotch veneer, fiddle-back maple veneer, big-leaf Western maple burl inlays, scorched maple bellflower inlays, maple stringing, maple purfling, maple and walnut & mahogany banding, holly & ebony stringing. 6+ coats pre-cat sprayed...
  8. Riverside Box in Honduran Rosewood & European Beech

    This box is titled "Riverside" for Riverside, Illinois. It is constructed of book matched 3/8" Honduran Rosewood (note, hardwood and sapwood), with slipfeathers of contrasting rosewood made from the scraps & Ebony escution inlay for lock keyhole. Both top and bottom are European Beech veneer on...
  9. Mahogany and Curly Maple music/jewelry box

    Here are some picts of my 2nd box. I used left over curly maple from my 1st box and mahogany. This box has a 30 note music movement and a velvet ring bar. This was also the first time I have used decorative banding. I have been wanting to use that for years! Hinges are brusso and might be a...
  10. Federal table carcass , drawer to follow next month

    This is a small cherry federal table , it has holly stringing done by hand and dremel , bandings from lee valley but inlaid by small router plane and also has handcut "bellflower" inlays sand shaded in maple. overall the table is not bad. however oversanding resulting in having some issues...
  11. Krenov -ish Box with Buffard Freres Banding

    After finishing my Ming -ish Chinese wine cabinet, I felt the need to make a small box as a present for my Taiwanese wife for Chinese New Year. There are about a bazillion mistakes on this-all kinda fixed, and enough that I really should write a blog post for people making small boxes and...
  12. Dovetailed octagonal box for 2018 box swap

    I wanted the box I built for this swap to be different. I looked through nine-hundred-some boxes on LJs and saw that octagon boxes, while not common, weren't entirely rare either. But none that I saw were dovetailed. What the heck, I had just learned to cut dovetails this year, so how hard could...
  13. Tea Box

    While this is not my first box, there is a "first'" in this box for me. I always wanted to try a little banding so I gave it a shot on this box. I made the banding myself from some small pieces of scrap maple, sycamore and bubinga. Cut it to size and laid it in. The box body is cherry with a...
  14. Half round federal table

    Made on and off over the course of a year the table is made of a "bricklaid" poplar apron covered with a bookmatched pomele sapele veneer, sapele legs inlaid with maple sandshaded flowers, holly and ebony stringing, ebony feet and birdseye maple fields. The top is mdf veneered with african...
  15. cHeSS board

    I am continuing catching up with the birthdays. This time is my son Fernando, born on January 29th. So only 3 months behind!!. From now on I think I will start giving vouchers for wooden gifts. This time I used walnut and maple for the board. No table, nor drawers or box for the time being...
  16. A Hepplewhite style Federal game table in six days, PIX.

    A Hepplewhite style Federal game table, in solid walnut, with veneers, inlays, string banding, and rosewood cross banding. This was a joint project with expert woodworker and friend, Jack Hutchison from Houston, TX. We built it in six days. You can read the full story of our joint projects by...
  17. Federal Table

    My Federal table is complete except for the hardware! Big thanks to Tommy MacDonald for the inspiration to create this Federal table. In case you don't know, Tommy is a graduate of the North Bennett Street School and is a master of the Federal style. I learned a TON of new skills on this project...
  18. Walnut Shaker Hall Table

    This is, well, I'm calling it a hall table…because I really don't know what to call it :). Really too wide to be considered a hall table and too small to be considered anything else so…yeah. I made this for my girlfriend's sister's birthday, which by the way was in November, so…errr…umm…yeah...
  19. Catherine's Pennsylvania Spice Box

    Greetings LJs, This is a present for my one and only daughter, Catherine. As I type, it is on it's way to New Mexico. This is the first thing I have made for her as I wanted to wait until I had the skills to make her something really beautiful (and for her to be old enough to appreciate it)...
  20. Side Table

    This side table is made out of pine, simple mortise and tonon construction with a drawer in the middle
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