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  1. You Name It - This Week's Woodstuffs

    These are a few of the items made and shipped this week. I use a 1974 Craftsman bandsaw with an eighth inch blade. Sand to 320 grit. They measure 5/8×5/8×2-4 inches, and are finished with three coats of lacquer. The woods pictured are Figured Cuban Mahogany, Cherry, Narra (amboyna), Paduak...
  2. MiniTag Mania

    These are Cocobolo, Paduak and Purpleheart, respectively. They measure approximately 7/16" high, 1/4" thick and 2 - 2 3/4" long.
  3. Wooden Neclace Pendants and Beads

    I started making a few wood pendants and beads, used on on leather, hemp or metal necklaces, bracelets, hair clips(girl stuff. I've even seen a few girls who I gave wood rings to use them in their hair as a tie of to cover a tie. Whatever they want lol….gotta keep the ladies happy). Using a...
  4. MiniTags

    These are a smaller version of my standard keychain. They measure approximately 7/16×1/4" and are as long as each name works out, usually 1.5 - 2.5". The ones pictured here, in order are Cumaru, Zebrawood, Red Oak, Madrone, Walnut and Mesquite. They are used for key tags, zipper pulls, dog...
  5. Keychains for Lovers

    Two names are carved in one of the 19+ fine woods I stock, Minitag style, and then pressure bonded atop each other. The woods pictured are (in order) Cocobolo, Cumaru, Maple and Red Oak. Other woods to follow. The ♥ is carved adjacent to the name that I feel will balance the piece, and is...
  6. Valentines Charms

    These are little Valentines charms that I am making and will be placed in the consignment store where I sell most of my product. Tomorrow I will place little pearl like embellishments on the (where the little dimples are). These are make of 1/8 walnut but I will also make some from cherry and...
  7. Highlights of the Past Couple Weeks

    I have been adding woods to my arsenal. Pic #1 - Madrone Burl ~ Just received today. Smells like cotton candy (to me) when cutting it. Beautiful, cloudlike grain. Pic #2 - Pau Amarello (Yellowheart) with an inlaid Paduak heart. Experimenting… Pic #3 - Purpleheart and Mesquite. The purpleheart...
  8. Heart Shaped Jewelry Box and Heart Shaped Charms

    This is a heart Shaped Jewelry Box I made on my scrollsaw. I have seen many band saw boxes but I don't have one. So I cut this one. The body of the box is cut in three sections, glued together, and then sanded with my Dremel. The box has two drawers, each a half a heart and the small heart on...
  9. New Items from My Shop

    First 3 Pics; In answer to our ever rising shortage of horizontal space on our desks. Diminutive in size but readable at 10+ feet. The red oak letters are .625" square with a 45 degree chamfer on the back edge to tilt them up for readability. They sit on a .75×1.0" base with a .25×3.5" mortise...
  10. This Week's Fobs and Desk Holders

    1st - Cherry 2nd - Wenge, Pau Amarello, Bloodwood 3rd - Narra 4th - Cumaru w/ Paduak hearts 5th - Cocobolo 6th - Cherry card holders
  11. Some Recent Requests

    Here are a few of the items I have done lately for new friends near and far. Pic 1 - Cuban Mahogany Pic 2 - Maple on Purpleheart Pic 3 - Zebrawood and Walnut cross pendant Pic 4 - Rosewood Pic 5 - Walnut Pic 6 - Cherry I do a lot of these and won't bore you with an everyday accounting. This...
  12. Love Keychains and More

    The first two are in cocobolo. The letters are approximately 3/8" tall. The third is the same size in cherry and the last is my standard 5/8' Cherry. Thanks for looking!
  13. Today's Creations

    These keep me out of trouble and enable me to meet wonderful people all over the world. 1st pic- DeFuniak Springs, FL. Carved Rosewood Initial pendant - a lot of hand work on this 2nd & 3rd pics- Washinton, VA and Diamond, IL . Standard oak keychains 4th pic- Jumbo walnut keychain - Tampa...
  14. Holiday Rush is Over

    The rush is over. Thanks to all my customers and fellow LumberJocks for your interest in my work. Here are a few highlights of the past month. The woods used include; Red Oak, White Oak, Maple, Walnut, Purpleheart, Zebrawood, Rosewood, Pau Amarello (yellowheart), Cuban Mahogany, Brazilian...
  15. Pau Amarello (Yellowheart) from PapaDan

    Here are some samples of the items I made from the wood that PapaDan sent me, as a result of my Forum proposition http://lumberjocks.com/topics/11131 . Thank you, Dan. This Pau Amarello is some dense stuff. It finishes beautifully and is lustrous in its golden reflection of light. I tried to...
  16. Hose Reel: Your delivery of rustic charm has arrived!

    [Legebla ankaŭ en Esperanto] Our neighbor had a retaining wall put in and the stone for the masons came on pallets. Having this project in mind I asked if I could have them. I disassembled them using my Pallet Pal as designed by Izzy Swan. After denailing the boards I sorted them. The heavier...
  17. Keychains in Brazilian Cherry, Cherry and White Oak

    I just receive these woods from fellow LumberJock Scott Bryan as a result of my forum topic http://lumberjocks.com/topics/11131 This is a great deal for me as there are no small hardwood dealers within an hour of me, just the China Outlets. I love checking my mail now. No telling what'll show...
  18. Today in the Shop

    In order, the woods are Purpleheart, Cherry, Maple, Mesquite, Brazilian Cherry and Walnut. I use a vintage 12" bandsaw from Sears with an 1/8" blade. They are sanded to 320 and finished with three coats of lacquer. I really enjoy doing these and they enable me to meet people all over the...
  19. I Will Work for Scraps

    This is a result of a swap with a fellow LumberJock that started with my forum entry" ""Carved Keychain for Scrap Wood Exchange" at http://lumberjocks.com/topics/11131. First pic - Cherry Keychains Second - Walnut Desk Name w/base Third - Walnut Desk Name w/base Fourth - Cherry Desk name Fifth...
  20. Woodworking Skill Share
    i have been using 2 sided tape for lots of items in the shop for a long time i had 3 rolls of the stuff. i ran out last week and have been looking for more all i can find is real thick stuff that will not work for my purposes i was sure i got this stuff at lowe's/home depot but i can not find...
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