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  1. Unmilled End Table

    My grandpa saved this slice from the trunk of downed Alaskan spruce, so I decided it would make a neat table. The legs are post oak limbs that are attached with dowel screws.
  2. Picture frame and stand

    Project built from Ambrosia maple and Black Walnut great christmas gift.
  3. Maple bowl

    This is a curly spalted maple bowl, or as it is more correctly known, ambrosia maple. Still wet with poly but nearing the final coat. It was dried in a microwave oven from a soggy blank to dried in about 24 hours using defrost setting 2-4 minutes at a time letting it cool between. Make sure...
  4. Rustic Hickory Coffee Tables

    A couple of weeks ago I finished up and delivered these two rustic Hickory coffee tables to a client. The entire process started with milling 70 Bf and selecting the nicer boards to cut to width. Since this is wood is mostly from the heart of the tree there were a lot of checks and some knots...
  5. Sweating for Bucks Through Woodworking
    Hey, everyone. I live in Vermont. I have a friend who works in the Bronx and lives in Manhattan. She is interested in having someone build her a prayer kneeler. She came to me and I suggested she keep it local to where she is to avoid the cost and concerns re: shipping. Any of you Lumberjocks...
  6. Blogs
    The harmonica case for the Harmonica case collector So this is a commissioned harmonica case that I am working on. this gentleman wanted his likeness on a harmonica case. So i sketched out an idea of him leaning against a brick wall, playing his harmonica. His likeness would be done in...
  7. Blogs
    Airbrushing my Birger Sandzen-Inspired Carving for the Tilt-Front Laptop Computer Desk I'm in the midst of finishing up a project I have really enjoyed. Sure, it has taken me two times the hours I bid, but I am happy with the result. Actually, it has come out better than I expected, which is...
  8. Sweating for Bucks Through Woodworking
    When is it "too soon" to take on paying customers? I don't ask for myself. I've been building furniture as a hobby for about 15 years. I occasionally build something for friends and family, and at most ask them to pay for the materials. If I do build a project for money, I prefer to build...
  9. Sweating for Bucks Through Woodworking
    Hey everyone, I've been on here a while, and I see people post that some of their pieces are commissioned. How come no one ever mentions the price? Or how much material was? Etc. I for one would love to know how much money some of us make from our beautiful pieces? Is there some unwritten rule...
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