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  1. Asian Inspired Vessel

    Segmented vessel made from cherry. Approximately 9"x 6.5". Stained to get the deep red color. A few photos of the build process.
  2. Oak Toy Chest

    Here is a chest that I made for my God son it is all red oak it uses Rockler hinges that keep the top from closing on it's own it only needed two but i put three on to be safe. It has a rock hard varnish finsh all over it so he can be as rough as boys can be and it will stand up. He uses it...
  3. flat coffered ceiling

    I recently installed a flat coffered ceiling in our master bedroom. I don't think it turned out too bad. As always, there were things I would change or do differently if I did it again. Thankfully, the room was square which made the project pretty straightforward. I used 1×6 boards with base...
  4. 2by Snowmen

    This was a great project to help me develop my turning skills. Took some old scrap pieces of pine 2×4 and cut them into 5" chunks. Here are 11 of the 18 I did for ornaments. Note the Nail hole in one hat :) Grand kids (who have taken 7 already) helped with layout and sanding and will decorate...
  5. Display case

    A display case/going away gift for a a unit at Keesler AFB. They wanted something different. The mirrored back was a last minute modification. I think it really adds to the overall appearance. Their motto is "With pride, worldwide", hence the globe and they do electronics installation so the...
  6. Wood Sample Books

    As a collector of wood samples, I recently designed a wooden book that showcases the beauty of our Southern African indigenous woods. The whole book, including the hinges, is made from wood. This concept has been very well received by wood collectors, manufacturers, craftsmen and timber...
  7. Wood & Lumber
    Gentlemen - I am trying to make a decision on what moisture meter to purchase. I do a lot of large glue up projects for tables, wall hangings and the like and I have had slight issues with projects cracking and moving. I think the weak link in the process is not checking moisture content. What...
  8. Woodturning
    I occasionally pickup ditch wood to use for wood turning. Most of what I find is maple and its variants like sugar maple. I plan on using the logs for whatever. Including bowls, lidded boxes and spindle work. I've previously used latex paint to seal logs, but had poor results. At least 50%...
  9. Woodworking Skill Share
    I have a lot of burls in cherry trees on my property and was wondering if someone could tell me how to best preserve the burl when it is cut. The burls vary in size from one foot to three feet in diameter. How do you keep it from cracking and checking, drying process, preservation, chemicals...
  10. Woodcarving
    Hello there! I am brand new to the site and so far it has been very useful to read all of the stuff and check out the amazing projects! I did have a question that I hope someone could help me with though. I recently carved some spoons for the kitchen out of various kinds of wood. They are...
  11. Woodworking Skill Share
    Hey everybody, I have been talked into trying to sell some of my bowls at our local "Green Market" next weekend and have a question for you. I have a fairly decent amount of "inventory" but I also have a couple of, "still wet", blanks that I would love to turn and have at the market. My...
  12. Sweating for Bucks Through Woodworking
    I apologise in advance for the long post. If you can make it all the way thru, I'd love to get some feedback. I'm in a situation where I'm not sure to keep going and try to keep a repeat client with high end, interesting, portfolio worthy projects, or stand my ground and almost certainly lose...
  13. Wood & Lumber
    I'm making a cabinet where I joined most of the pieces with counterbored screws, and plugged the holes with short cut dowels as wooden plugs. I will be painting the project as well. I was wondering, do you think that over time the wooden plugs will become proud of the surface due to wood...
  14. Joinery
    I'm building a quarter sawn top that will be 15" wide by 96"long. It is of quarter sawn oak and I'm starting with 6/4 rough materials that when finished, it will be planed to .87 thick. (+/-) All of my stock is between 10" and 12" wide so there will be a glue joint to get the 15". For...
  15. Blogs
    David Marks Turns a 400 Pound Hollow Vessel! View on YouTube I met with David Marks while he was still in the early stages of his greatest woodturning project (yet!). He showed my the specialized lathe tools he uses for very large hollow vessel turnings and some of his woodturning tricks...
  16. Wood & Lumber
    Hello all, I'm somewhat new to this board. I don't have much woodworking experience or knowledge at all, nor access to a wood shop, but I live in Thailand, which is chock full of interesting wood, and possibilities. that's what led me here. at some point i'll be interested in getting some help...
  17. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I've built a cypress outdoor table that started out looking amazing but it's clear my technique was more suited for an indoor piece…it's splitting and expanding and blowing apart badly. Pics links are below - before and after. The base is holding up very well…since it can expand. My question...
  18. Woodworking Skill Share
    Howdy Fellas. Once again, I'm not certain this is the proper category for this. Perhaps we ought to lobby the Website administrators to create a "HELP?" category in the forum topic list. I'm trying to do a finish coat on a small woodworking piece. I am getting a lot of crackling in the finish...
  19. Wood & Lumber
    Due to all the ice storms lately, I obtained this Y-shaped section of a neighbor's downed tree. Due to a characteristic of the tree (I haven't yet figured out what kind of tree it is) or possibly some onset of disease, it has some really interested dark streaks throughout the heartwood. My plan...
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