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  1. Family Name Crossword Wall Art made from pallet wood

    So as a new/noob woodworker, I have been using Pallet wood for my projects. I had a couple people request these Crossword/Scrabble wall art with their family names so I tried it out with pallet wood. Hand painted letters by paint pen. I learned a lot and spent a lot of hours using the orbital...
  2. Biscuit Tables

    I just finished two "biscuit tables" for the family room. Called such, due to all joinery being biscuit joinery. I know… not everyone's favorite, but what I chose. The tables are solid poplar with bread-board tops, and 'mission oak' stain with several coats of lacquer.
  3. Family room built ins

    Family room built ins built for my neighbor. He asked for my help with completing this project for he and his family. Hope you like it.
  4. Mock Jail for family photo ops

    Our small town, Fairbury, Illinois, pop. 3,800…....still has a couple of jail cells in our 1892 old City Hall. Although it would make a great photo op for citizens and visitors to take their pictures, it needs a lot of renovation work…....and it is so small that it is hard to get a picture in...
  5. My Birdhouse Clock

    Birdhouses Clock This was a strange Christmas gift I made of rough cedar and a bunch of fig branches from my fig tree. The birdhouses I collect from Michaels craft store with their 50% off coupons which makes them 50 cents. The idea is for my grand kids to decorate the birdhouses and hang them...
  6. Cedar Chest

    I found an old cedar chest that was sitting in my great, great grandfather's garage when we were cleaning his house after he passed away. From what history my family knew of it, it was at least 100 years old, and may have come across the ocean when some of the family migrated from over seas. It...
  7. Family sign

    Built this for a friend of mine who gave it as a wedding gift. Everything was route red by hand, took about an hour.
  8. A family tree for 2021

    TL;DR: Wife is pregnant after a miscarriage earlier this year. I made a little family tree thing I saw in a cute Christmas movie that I recommend everyone watch. Back in September, a few days before my wife's birthday, we found out we were going to have a miscarriage. I think I speak for both...
  9. Club House for my boys 7$ and 12 Hours

    This was by Far the best 2 days spent building with my sons this past summer. Sourced the pallets from a local Freight company so this simplified getting all the same size pallets which in turn made the framing very painless. Only spent 7$ cash on the build. Shingles were a bonus from a neighbor...
  10. Matchbox Toy Garage in Honour of my Grandfather for my grandson.

    Matchbox Toy Garage in Honour of my Grandfather who had the COR/BP Depot Agency in Warwick Queensland from early 1930's until early 1960's. This garage was made as a Christmas come Birthday present for our youngest grandson Asher, honouring his great great grandfather, Thomas Dalgleish...
  11. Hickory & Walnut Trestle-Style Dining Table

    I finished my dining room table that has been in the works for several years now! My goal was to complete the table in time to celebrate Christmas with my family gather around it, and that goal was met. We hauled in the table on Christmas day and some of us (I have a larger family) were able to...
  12. Matchbox Toy Garage - An Old Iconic Australian Service Station - Golden Fleece

    Matchbox Toy Garage - An Old Iconic Australian Service Station - Golden Fleece.. I've forgotten how many of these I've made and given away, but this one is for the Local Community Clubs Christmas Raffle, my wife asked me if I could make one and I chose the theme of an old iconic Australian...
  13. colonial bed - part 2 - completed

    It took forever, but I finally got the bed finished and up in my son's room… And my little helper!
  14. Raising Gardens and Families

    Once I said to my oldest daughter, "I don't want to do things for you, but I would love to do things with you." I think she took offense to that … at first. As time went by, I think she understood what I meant. Life is made up of time spent. Some of the most wonderful time is spent doing...
  15. 2012 Christmas boxes

    Here is the personalized boxes I made for friends and family. I think it ended up being about 16 boxes & of course I got a late start and then on December 21st I got another distraction (see last picture) of course it was a GREAT distraction!!! my first GRAND BABY!! so needless to say .. I did...
  16. Little Logger

    Little Logger Thomas the Engine is big stuff with little people. So big, the cost of equipment to supply the desires of children and grandchildren is extraordinary. So when I was able to come upon a Log Loader for my grandson's Thomas the Engine Log Hauling Train Cars, at a used price, I was...
  17. My Granddad's Walnut & Ambrosia Maple Twist Cane with Antler Handle, Abalone Inlay, w/ Scrimshaw Art

    This walking cane was made as a gift to my grandfather, so it is not for sale. Welcome Surfers: If you are surfing looking for a special walking cane on the internet, go toward the bottom of this posting where you'll find a list of canes that I have built that are ready to ship immediately...
  18. Double Adirondack

    Made this for my wife's best friend as a wedding gift. I posted it on Facebook to show it off and now have 6 more to make. I better get busy
  19. Family Birthdays Plaques, Wall Hangings

    I have started trying to sell some crafts and such on Etsy. These were a quick finish project. They don't take long to make and the return is about 85-90% because I use lumber I find. These are Ambrosia Maple (pallet find) and clean maple (I think). The rest of the materials cost me about...
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