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  1. Here it is - more crazy joinery for you guys

    While I was thinking and looking for new ideas for my second frame/leg for the bench (do not want to repeat the same carving, trying to find something interesting) I have made this little bench stand where I have made a little progress on the joinery. It went very well and I am happy about the...
  2. Walnut Entertainment Center

    So it appears I've gone retro. lol. This little entertainment center is designed for a future video to be released by FineWoodworking.com. The goal was to create a piece of furniture that anyone can build with a very modest set of tools. I got through the entire project with a Porter Cable...
  3. Shaker style end table

    A small shaker table I made out of construction grade lumber the front legs have a cherry inlay around the bottom and the knob is pecan from my tree in my front yard I stained this with a golden pecan and finished with 8 coats of wipe on poly, The drawer is put together with hand cut half blind...
  4. Custom Oval Table

    This is a Custom Ash Oval Side Table that I created to accompany my Custom Ash Leather Upholstered Seat Rocker and my Custom Ash Leather Upholstered Seat Ottoman. I kept this Custom Table as simple as I could in an attempt to keep the price down. You can see how the lines carry from one part to...
  5. Walnut Bookcase with Chamfered Face & Shaker Doors

    This solid walnut bookcase design/build came about all because I wanted somewhere to put all of my woodworking books, lol. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. The unsteamed walnut makes for a beautifully unique look. Some people prefer to cut the sapwood from their plans or stain a...
  6. Collector's Case

    This Collector's Case was made out of walnut for a collector of pocket watches. These are side hung drawers except for the bottom piston fit one.
  7. Building a Peruvian Walnut side table

    I built this little side table for a client in Santa Fe. I had never worked in Peruvian walnut before and was curious about how it worked. Turns out it's really nice. I wrote a post for my Furniture Blog if you're interested in checking out the build.
  8. End Tables, floating top

    I don't take the time to make furniture very often, so this is a rare post of mine. These end tables are made from cherry with walnut aprons (because I ran out of cherry). The plans are from Fine Woodworking March/April 1999. They are for friends to go with the cherry headboard they had me make...
  9. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 1

    With under twenty some days until the deadline, i decided to begin documenting my contest entry! As of today, i am currently 80% complete with my entry. For those knot in the no: Article Describing the Contest && The Official Rules There are a lot of 'Firsts' in my story and it begins with...
  10. Carved Box

    This is another carved candle box-this one claimed by the First Lady when she saw the koi carving. This features Japanese-inspired carvings, all in shallow relief. The lid is a koi design borrowed from Chris Pye's Woodcarving Course book. I chose this design because I wanted to practice low...
  11. Modern Sofa Table

    Modern Sofa Table This table was built to be auctioned off at a local charity fundraiser to benefit the mentally and physically handicapped. It is built to the same dimensions as the Eco Sofa Table but I made some design element changes. The most obvious difference is that I dyed the bamboo...
  12. My 2008 One Board Furniture Build-Off Entry Part 3

    The second new joinery technique i am using is biscuits, and because of the rules of this contest i am making my own from the very same hard maple board! In fact i cut strips off the stretcher boards specifically for creating my biscuits! I devised a simple and effective way to create biscuits...
  13. Reproduction Antique Table

    This table sold yesterday from a boutique downtown, with one leg slightly askew I noticed. Somebody must have knocked it over, but the buyer loves the effect and wanted to add it to her decor. It started out as a maple telephone table in a government office in the 1950's and when thousands of...
  14. Band Saw Fence

    April, 2010-There is a good how-to article on this in Fine Woodworking, Issue 210 (Feb, 2010), page 54, by Patrick Sullivan. My neighbor, Sawdust Tom, made one. When I saw his and saw how well it worked I decided to make one too. Only I made a few changes. Here is a list: Change #1...
  15. My version of The Essential Tool Chest

    For a long time I´v wanted to build a tool-chest for my woodworking tools. After looking at many different ideas I found Michael Pekovich´s tool chest, which was featured in Fine-Woodworking August 2013 issue: 234. I really liked his design and the different woodworking techniques it takes to...
  16. Cutting Board for a Dressmaker

    I built this wooden work platform for my mother, who is getting back into dressmaking now that she has retired. Her apartment doesn't really have any good spaces for her to lay large bolts of fabric on the floor so she can mark and cut it. So, I went over to the local recycle store and picked up...
  17. Great and Easy Shop Cabinet

    I'm sure someone must have posted this before since it's been featured in Fine Woodworking but I still thought I'd post mine since I put a step by step explanation on my website. I'm slowly adding my tools to the cabinet. I really love this cabinet and you can see my sanding wall cabinet, which...
  18. Toy box for toddler

    Here is a toy box I built a year or two ago from plans in WOOD magazine. I built it for the grandson of my wife's friend. It was a big hit. Plans called for mostly plywood. Some hardwood was used for the pull out cubby drawers. Left it natural and sealed it with a few coats of poly. Hopefully he...
  19. Cherry Wardrobe

    Completed December 1990. This cherry wardrobe is inspired by some pieces I saw featured in Fine Woodworking. Interior parts and drawer sides are of poplar. All drawers are half-blind dovetailed with a Leigh dovetail jig. The interior drawer frames are assembles with mortise and tenon joints...
  20. bread bow knifes

    These are some of the bread bow knifes I made to sell at the festivals I attend. The woods I used are redgum, maple. purpleheart. The blades were purchased at Ken Craft Company. The blades are stainless steel and so are the screws.
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