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  1. Cedar Elm boxes

    Well, while I was working on boxes out of scrap, I figured i would continue on that theme and try out some cedar elm I had milled. There is very little info on this wood out there; so I figured i would just need to try it out. The boards did not dry very straight, and were from small, twisted...
  2. Knotty Alder and Texas Cedar Elm

    This is another practice box, getting a feel for the finger joints MLCS Multi Joint System was used and once again I optioned for Knotty Alder due to it's easiness and cost accounting for mistakes, this is a new venture for me in box making and also a learning experience as I just figured out...
  3. Men's Valet, Texas Cedar Elm

    This is the last batch of cedar elm that I had, not sure if I'll ever get the opportunity to get anymore either, it's a tree that has a long life like the live oaks and very hard to come by. Since the boards were milled from small logs, I'm not able to book match from side to front. This is an...
  4. Two Of The Same But Different, Valet Boxes.

    Pictured are two which I refer to as Hybrids these are my own design in which I've combined bandsaw box with Mitered splined joinery, the inner part of the box is a bandsaw box and the outter is mitered, these are open top men's valet boxes with drawers, both have two hidden compartments, false...
  5. Hand cut and turned handle Mallet

    Mallet I made for tools. Hand cut mortise compound Taper for handle. Nice challenge.
  6. Texas Cedar Elm and Walnut

    I made this box as one of the barter items as payment for my dentist for his work on an old crown replacement, he wanted something rustic so this is what I came up with, the wood used is Texas Cedar Elm and Walnut for the lid and hinges, the tray is bandsaw made from a scrap piece of alder I had...
  7. Live Edge With Drawers, Dark Texas Walnut and Texas Cedar Elm

    More Pictures Below Where to start? :) New designs and changes in this one, My past several boxes had been lidless and I wanted to make my next project a lidded box but had no plan of attack until one day last week when I stepped into my shop it came to me, a lidded valet box and wanted to use...
  8. Bandsawed Drinking coaster set made from Native Texan Cedar Elm

    This Elm was cut down from a neighbors yard to my dad's house left out for land fill, I just happened along at the right time and loaded it up in my truck. I handcrafted this set of drinking coasters from the limb of Cedar Elm, I left the limb as a whole with the bark on this limb intact and...
  9. Live Edge Mesquite With Phone Charging Access

    Men's Valet Box, Phone Charging, Texas Mesquite And Texas Cedar Elm I handcrafted this box from Texas Mesquite and used Texas Cedar Elm for the hinges and corner splines, the Texas Cedar Elm only grows in south central Texas up into northern part of Louisiana and is not sold commercially. The...
  10. Men's Valet Box With Drawers, Mesquite

    Men's valet box, which allows for phone charging as phone sits in top tray. The wood in this project is Mesquite with Texas Cedar Elm used in the splines and pulls. There are many parts to this box, same design as I've used for the past few years. I was planing on phasing this design out until I...
  11. Men's Valet Box, Texas Cedar Elm

    Men's Valet Box, Hidden Compartments, Phone charging Texas Cedar Elm and Nogal. Woods used for this project, the inner core of this box is Alder and is wrapped in Texas Cedar Elm with Nogal used for the corner splines, drawer pulls and hinges, I gave it two lift out trays, two very large...
  12. Woodworking Skill Share
    Hi folks, I'm just passing along a little tidbit I found and thought some of you might like to hear about it. Many of us struggle with photography and our projects. Well, here is a little gem that just might help. It is a small photo studio which would be perfect for those small projects and...
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