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  1. Some pens

    Executive sets Platinum, Blood wood 24ct gold, Zebra wood satin , Tulip wood sanded to 12000, trip E, turners polish
  2. acorn urn, lathe project

    Hi everyone, This is an urn I recently finished for a friend, he asked me to make it for his father, an avid outdoorsman. He asked for an acorn and told me to take it from there. Acorn equals oak and I chose white. I glued up panels 8" wide x 14" then glued and stacked them to make the...
  3. Fishing Rod Rack - Ambrosia Maple

    This is a Christmas present for my Father-in-law. It took me a couple mornings of working on this and other projects. It's not perfect but it'll sure hold a fishing rod (or six)! Made out of a piece of 4/4 Ambrosia Maple that I had laying around waiting for it's calling. This was my first time...
  4. Over & Under Shotgun Roller Ball Pens

    Just got done with my first two PSI's Over & Under Shotgun Roller Ball Pens. One is made from Bloodwood and Deer Antler the other is all made only Deer Antler. Both pens are sanded too 600 grit sandpaper and then coated with 12+ Coats of CA glue, including the deer antler, then that finished...
  5. Burl Coffee Table

    Hi all, I have a blog on this table if you would like a run down on the making and other info. It is a Murray River Redgum burl flattened and finished with satin marine one pack. The 3 legs are Redgum and Mountain Ash biscuited together and butted at the centre with a keyed join and they are...
  6. Roto light

    This is a chandelier I finished recently. I built this to match the customers decor. There is a 1/2" threaded rod in the center tube allowing the entire chandelier to rotate a move up and down 3 feet. Attach the custom crank to thee bottom decretive cap and swing away. This took 4 weeks to...
  7. Box for Elena

    This box was a commission for a very nice woman named Elena. The sides and top are made from maple, and the handle, splines, rails, and tray are made from blood wood. The inside is covered with black felt, and the tray slides smoothly on the rails. The box has false feet that were done on the...
  8. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I am trying to design a display case to hold a baseball and bat. It will be about 3' long, 8" high and about 5" deep. The front of the display case will be hinged with glass captured in something like a rail/stile door frame. I am trying to decide how to capture the glass in the frame. One...
  9. Blogs
    Tools, wood and a great payoff It's been a great month for tools and progress in my shop. I finally got all my planes hung up on the rack I posted earlier. I've had a much better time keeping my tools sharp since. Something about having the tools right in front of me gives my an instant...
  10. Blogs
    Ribbon Butterfly for Blood Cancer My newest project is of a ribbon butterfly for blood cancer research. I was contacted the other day by a wonderful lady named Jeanne who let me know that she was working with an organization called Team in Training that raises money for cancer research. She...
  11. Safety in the Woodworking Shop
    I have had way too many close calls lately. I really do try to be careful… and I've had table saws for years. I have become a little gun shy lately due to some flying wood. The most recent occurred as I I was cutting a piece of very lightweight 3/16 plywood and a small piece kicked back. My...
  12. Safety in the Woodworking Shop
    I was working on my grandfather's deck. We were missing some fasteners the other day so we had not yet bolted in the ground anchors. These anchors are under the deck and in an inconvenient spot. While under the deck I was drilling the holes for the supporting boards when the drill snagged at...
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