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  1. Projects Camphor Laurel Cheeseboard "THANK YOU" gift...

    I recently attended our 51st Naval Reunion with the mob of blokes I joined up with back in 1971. I missed out on a good catch up with the bloke who was chair of the organizing committee for something like 4 years. So as a THANK YOU I’ve made this Camphor Laurel Cheeseboard as a gift for him...
  2. Brotherhood between a savage and mad architect - Gifts from afar!!!

    Gifts from afar!!! Brotherhood between a savage and mad architect When I joined LJ I expected nothing, and here I am 297 days later, so many kind people I have as buddies, a passion but best of all I got myself a third brother! Ok - you will probably say I'm crazy now, and I am - I'm the mad...
  3. Wine Glass Box

    A friend I work with asked if I would make a simple box that holds a bottle of wine for him to give as a wedding present. I agreed to make him one but the "simple" request had to go. This is make from walnut and curly maple. The legs are hinged on the bottom (no metal) and fold over the top to...
  4. Sand Speeder Toy

    Have you ever watched those Christmas specials with all the elves sitting around making wooden toys. Then on Christmas morning, kids all over the world start opening plastic toys that require batteries. What gives? When my son was born, I decided that every year Santa would be giving him a...
  5. Very easy Christmas gift

    My son comes home with all kind of crafts from school. One was a full picture of him they put up on the bulletin board and we got it at the end of the year. Usually I just throw them away as soon as my wife's back is turned but this one was different. I felt like I was throwing my son away...
  6. Frame for Beethoven's Grave

    My daughter wanted to give a meaingful gift to her high school band teacher. While on a recent trip to Europe with a local orchestra group, she had taken a photo of the grave of the great classical composer, Beethoven. Walmart printed the photo for us and I was assigned to make a frame. I...
  7. Santa's Elf with Hand Truck

    This is one of Santa's Elves, moving presents around the warehouse using a hand truck. The Elf is carved from basswood, stands 5.5 inches tall, and is painted with acrylics. Claude
  8. Birdhouse Kit

    So nothing special here, but a friend of mine has a daughter who was expressing interest in making a bird house. My friend has no tools or place to work and felt bad he could not help her. So today I dropped off a bag of everyhting they need to build the house together. I cut and included all...
  9. A box worthy of the gift from my daughter

    [Legebla en Esperanto] Some years ago my little daughter gave me a Christmas gift that she bought at school. It was a perfect present for me, and it demonstrated true thoughtfulness on her part. Somehow I knew that I was destined to make this project one day. Very recently that day arrived. I...
  10. walnut coasters

    These coasters are made from walnut and maple. They are finished with a spar varnish. This was a quick and fun scrap wood project. I made matching cheese boards too.
  11. Walnut Belt Buckle

    First buckle (001/10). Working out the idea in a beautiful piece of Walnut. It is sanded to 600 grit, finished with three coats of wipe on poly, waxed and buffed. I am hoping to start making these in all types of figured hardwoods. I have saved some nice little chunks for something special...
  12. Santa Claus Bearing Gifts

    This is a Santa Claus bearing gifts. He is about 9.5 inches tall, carved from basswood, and painted with acrylics. Claude
  13. A Hopeless Romantic's 5th Anniversary Gift

    My 5th year anniversary is on June 2nd, but we decided to celebrate this weekend (memorial day and all). The traditional gift for the 5th year of marriage is something made of wood. This had me pretty excited so I set about back in December procuring wood on my extremely limited budget. I got...
  14. Jewelry Chest

    With plans from canadianhomeworkshop.com I created this Treasured Chest for my oldest daughter's 16th birthday. Made with walnut and cherry, this (approx.) 12"x12"x6" chest was a great challenge. I certainly bettered my skills with the curved drawer fronts and precision required for the drawer...
  15. Blanket Chest

    I really liked the project posted by Jeremy http://lumberjocks.com/projects/22544 (jjraybu) and have had it in my favourites for quite a while. My version is made of Walnut, Birch plywood and cedar for the bottom. The finish is gloss wipe on poly (no finish on the cedar) and I used Lee Valley...
  16. Photo Box & Frame

    Well, this is the last of my holiday presents I made this year. I made my parents a cutting board, and my older brother and his wife a Photo Album. This is for my younger brother and his girlfriend. I was originally going to make them a photo album as well, but my concept and design took a...
  17. recipe box

    This was a recipe box that my wife and I made for our daughter's wedding shower. She laminated all of our favorite family recipies and I made the box for them. The picture on the inside was of the couple when they were engaged and a New York City rooftop view. It was decoapauged from a...
  18. Recipe Box

    Here is a quick recipe box that I built for my mother for mother's day. She seemed to like it very much. It is made out of Sapele
  19. Kims Christmas box

    Felt only appropriate to make a box called Kids Christmas box for my sister Kim for Christmas. Its taken me a while to get around to posting it. Design is from A.J. Hamlers book titled Box Builders Handbook, this is my take on the box. I like the design has some interesting angles (most...
  20. Wedding gift to my wife

    This is my first real project that I built for my wife as a gift to open on the wedding day. Our wedding was in June but I've been meaning to post some pictures. It's made of cherry and Brazilian cherry and has a natural danish oil finish. I learned a whole lot during this project and I'm...
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