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  1. Spalted Molly

    I carved this lady in a piece of Spalted Maple. As many of you may know, a piece of wood becomes "spalted' due to the introduction and decomposition of the wood from fungus. The different types of fungus give the wood its' various colors. No artist will ever be a match for the beauty that Mother...
  2. Walnut TV Stand

    Ok, here's a more serious project….. This is a Christmas gift project I made for my in-laws this week. It's 30" wide, 15" deep and will be 18" tall once the wheels are on. It's solid walnut except the drawer sides that are made from cherry. Good test of woodworking skills such as mortise &...
  3. I Stole the Design of this Magazine Rack from The Wood Whisperer

    Title says it all.. After seeing Mark Spagnuolo's (version of Glenn Huey's) magazine rack, I enjoyed it so much that I decided to rip off his design. Soft Maple, some figured walnut and zinc plated steel rods (couldn't find stainless steel). Finish was natural flavored watco danish oil...
  4. Beer Paddles

    I posted some of these earlier this week and finished up the the rest of the designs over the weekend I ended up with a variety of materials and designs. some solid red oak, solid cedar, cedar with walnut and cedar with walnut accents. they are all stained with 3 coats of danish oil in varying...
  5. Wooden fountain pen made with Mahogany, Walnut, and Maple

    This was a gift that I made for a company gift exchange. I glued some strips of Mahogany, Walnut, and Maple into a pen blank, and ordered the fountain pen kit from pennstateind.com. Then I turned the pen blank on my mini lathe. It was a super simple project, but one thing I had to be careful...
  6. Tom Wolfe inspired cane

    A Tom Wolfe inspired cane , the bird's head handle is carved from bass wood , with a black leather and crab apple spacers. The shaft is found wood , made from bark beetle damaged spruce. Materials Wood - Spruce Handle - Bass Wood Spacers - Crab Apple + Leather Finish - Danish Oil [walnut]...
  7. Small Coffee Table or Step Stool

    I made this out of poplar, its a small coffee table used to sit next to my bean bag, it could also be used as a stepping stool i jumped on it a few times to make sure it was strong. This is a nice simple project you can make in an afternoon. The legs are cut with a 10 degree bevel on the table...
  8. 3d joint Box

    Here is yet another small box (my first box post though). I really like to make them now and then as I get to practice joints and skills necessary for alot of other larger projects….and I do not have to spend a fortune on wood. This box is based on the MLCS fast joint system. I got some...
  9. Live edge coat rack

    Made from beetle kill pine. Used a brad nailer to help hold the bark in place. Finished with Danish oil and sprayed 4 coats of polyurethane.
  10. Wooden plane for my 3 year old son

    On Father's Day I got the gift of some uninterrupted shop time in the morning and early afternoon. Felt good. That evening my 3 year old son Milo asked me what I was doing, and I said I was making things. He said, "Daddy, can you make me something?" Why not? So I told him that I would. He, of...
  11. Walnut Jewelry box with 1 tray

    One of my latest projects. This is a solid walnut jewelry box with a crotch figured lid. The corners are miter joints with dovetail keys. The hinges are solid brass stopped hinges. Lining is black velvet on the bottom and in the trays. The finish is a base of Danish oil and then several coats of...
  12. Tapered Leg Hall Table

    Here is a Hall Table I recently made out of Pennsylvania Cherry. Tapered legs, floating drawer, half-blind dovetails, continuous grain and beveled top. Finished with 3coates of Tried and True Danish oil and light brown wax.
  13. Just messing around in the shop

    Last week was stressful at my day job and this week looks like its going to be twice as bad, so being the good LJ I headed out to the shop. I have been trying to think of what I can do with some Walnut I picked up on TN the last time I was out there. I was given some Walnut and Cherry from my...
  14. Cherry Peppermill

    First peppermill I've ever made. I think she turned out to be a beaut. Gave it to my mom who loves it! (scoring big browny points is good with the mumma) As the title indicates its made out of cherry. I used america's oldest peppermill mechanism,8". finished by sanding to 600 then 3 coats tried...
  15. Oak Coffee Table with Drawer

    This coffee table was a request from my wife for my MIL, after many weeks of looking for a table that met her "complex" requirements, I simply ask "How long does this go on before I just make it?" Apparently that point was reached! The table is Oak with a Minwax Early American stain, finished...
  16. seesaw 1

    personal challenge -request from girls at the preschool
  17. Shop Stool

    Here's my recent addition to the shop furniture: shop stool. Since I've got some serious space constraints in the shop the stool was designed to serve as a sitting stool, as a step stool so I can reach for upper shelves, and as a short saw bench for cross-cutting and for ripping (those holes in...
  18. Simple Sieves

    I have always hated the handles on my sieves so I decided to upgrade them. They feel much better with some substance to the grip. I used bubinga and finished them off with danish oil. That's it.
  19. Maloof Sculpted Table

    I finally got this thing started and complete. I was initially going to do it last fall but got busy getting some woodworking done for a gallery and then got busy on other projects. This is my first sculpted table and I am pleased with it. It was not too difficult and, as with all projects, I...
  20. Scrap walnut, maple, and birch mallet

    I wanted to turn a mallet to use with my chisels, and decided to laminate one out of smaller scrap pieces I had around. The handle is walnut, and I laminated maple and birch pieces to it. There ended up being two layers of lamination to get the mallet head big enough. I kept the handle long to...
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