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  1. Walnut/Maple/Sapele End Grain Butcher Block Cutting Board

    The board is L28 x W18.5" x T1.65" I used Walnut, Hard Maple, and Sapele The finish is called "Salad Bowl Finish" by General Finishes. I cut the finish with 50% Mineral Spirits (two coats) So it took me about 3 weeks to complete this one. It was my first attempt, and I will not lie. It is...
  2. Mother's Day gift - Salad Utensils

    While I was looking online for inspiration for gift ideas for my mom and mother-in-law, one of my students came to me and asked me if I've ever made a wooden spoon before. Well, inspiration struck and this is what I came up with. It started out as an idea to use the CNC to carve out the spoon...
  3. Low Cost Paint Cabinet

    As you can see from the photos…I have a lot of paint. It was turning into quite a mess under my workbench and I wasn't ever able to find anything. Well I couldn't squeeze an expensive cabinet with sliders into the budget but I also wasn't willing to wait months until I could….so I built this...
  4. Walnut and Oak Cutting Board

    Was interested in some cutting boards with a place to hold your knife while not in use. After finding a couple of nice cut offs in the shop I decided on this using 2 pieces of walnut with a strip of oak between. After edge glueing and flattening the cutting board, I drilled a hole for the rare...
  5. Finishing
    I looked through archives and didn't find (or maybe I missed) the answer. I want to make plates, bowls, and cups for my family to actually use. Most of the time there will be hot foods and/or liquids in them. Does anyone have any final answers on a safe finish for these that won't alter the...
  6. Finishing
    I am looking to sell and give away some wooden utensils in the near future. But, I have some I bought at a craft fair that are getting "fuzzy" with raised grain. It's not really a problem for me, but is there a process anybody knows of to cure this before it leaves my shop? It would make it...
  7. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    While I was not looking for a bandsaw or drill press, I walked into an oppertunity to purchase a Grizzly G1073 bandsaw (with a fence) and a Delta 17-900 drill press with a mortise attachment for $325. For $400 he will throw in a stack of sticker mixed hardwood lumber. There is some black walnut...
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