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  1. Distiller's Mallets

    Made a mallet for a friend that works at a distillery. It's for pounding the bungs into the barrels. (Plus, if you are making something simple, and have enough scraps, why not make two?) Made from tight grain oak scraps and copper wedges. Signature Montana quarter. Head is 2 3/4" x 3" x 4...
  2. Coopered-Top Banjo Cabinet

    This cabinet was the final project for my Into to Woodworking class at Red Rocks Community College. I needed a decent place to keep my banjo, and this is the design that resulted. The primary wood is Sassafras with Walnut accent pieces, and African Mahogany ply in the side panels. The top is a...
  3. Mesquite Buckets

    I've been making buckets for about 30 years. I make other things too, but coopering is my favorite craft; blacksmithing is a close second. I started making mesquite buckets about 20 years ago, and haven't been able to stop. They're much harder to make than a pine bucket but the result is...
  4. Octagon Pinstripe Card Box for Wedding

    Hey there Jocks- just posting a little quickie project I did last week. My best friend's sister was getting married, and I was really disappointed with my choices of gifts from the registry. I asked my buddy if they had anything to put the cards in at the wedding reception, he said no, so I...
  5. Coopered Lid Tool Box

    I recently finished constructing a hand tool box with coopered half lids and four drawers. Plans: Article by Pat Curci; American Woodworker February 1999. Material: Solid Cherry, Cherry Plywood, Brass hardware. Random scraps of maple and walnut for the drawer boxes. Finish: Minwax Clear...
  6. Wooden Bucket, Pine

    This is a 3 1/2 gal pine bucket with steel hoops and a hemp rope handle-doesn't get more basic than this. The design is ancient and I don't think anyone can claim it. This is a very versatile bucket; it's light weight, water tight, nice to look at, and you can put just about anything in it. My...
  7. Bayou Bijoux

    Bayou Bijoux is french for bay gems. This is a diarama of a young refish and speckled trout from Mesquite roots with a mesquite slab as the base and cooper ore and wire. The last photo is how this all began, the fish were invereted on the root, the eyes are knots. 13" X 12" X 9"
  8. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Been playing with my DW621 router more lately since it in the a new router table. However I would really like to make lift for it. Found three ideas on the web: http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-cheap-router-lift/ http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f2/poor-mans-router-lift-8040/...
  9. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    Buddha's 4 noble truths - for woodworkers. 1)Life is suffering. 2)This suffering is caused by desire for more power tools. 3)To cease suffering, you must cease desire for more power tools. 4)Use hand tools instead. Next week, Buddha's 8 fold path - for woodworkers. Andy
  10. Blogs
    Entry Closet Project Closet Project Well I am still in Ohio, and I am working on one incredible project. It is an entry closet for the house I built with my brother, which is not far from where I grew up. No Ordinary Closet This project takes the ordinary and ubiquitous closet to a whole new...
  11. Blogs
    GOT WOOD? I finally do!! ! I have been looking for this for years (sort of) for windsor chair making Well, now to get to work! be well K
  12. Woodworking Skill Share
    Hello: I'm a newbi here, this is my first question. I'm prepearing a jig to cut tennos with a manual router, but I though: isnt it much more simple to cut tennos in the talbe saw? What most experience people woud recomend me? Thank you in advance. Gerardo
  13. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    looking to buy a mini-lathe for pen. would lick feedback for anyone that has one which is the one to go with? also to make small spindles or bats. so far i have looked at grizzly, jet, and delta. thanks for your time.
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