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  1. My first post!

    Here's a clock I have been working on for the last month. I got the turquoise on ebay in the form of 18" necklaces for a couple of bucks each. After pounding the turquoise into various consistencies from pebbles to powder I super glued it into imperfections in the white oak. I also took dental...
  2. failed second generation lid

    In this top opening box with spring mechanism I try to make a Clarence Rennefeld inspired lid. But skills to make equal parts weren´t aquired yet. So, I make a new design looking to change errors into creativity. Woods are guayubira (sides), quina (picture frame), kiri, chancharana, nogal y...
  3. top opening spring mechanism box with inlay

    Other box inspired in Clarence Rannefeld book, but with better results :-). The mechanism is detailed in the blog In these box, because its size I put double latch and double spring. (hair buckle spring) woods are nogal (walnut), cedro (cedar), kiri y cancharana. Thanks for looking
  4. class project

    This was one of the first piece of furniture I ever made. I made it when I was taking cabinetmaking in college. It was the first quarters final grade. we had to use nothing but hand tool to take it from rough stock to finish. with the exception of being able to route the top. I even added the...
  5. Theater Room, Mammoth Lakes California

    This is the only shot I have of this room I did. Hope to have more to share. Entertainment center is 7×10 ft., wrap around sofa with storage underneath. Surround sound speakers in black on bottom half. Next to the plasma TV are vertical drawers for DVD's. Upper has shaped branches for shelves...
  6. Turquoise Inlaid Horse Head Art Wall Hanging/ Table Top

    My 8 year old daughter is building a table for her bedroom. She found this piece of redwood slab scrap and asked if I could help her inlay a design into it. I craved it out, and she helped me inlay the turquoise. This is going to be her table top…. more pictures to come when we help her finish...
  7. combination lock drawer box with spring mechanism

    well, in the drawer box mechanism I wanted to work with sliding dovetail in order to make less evident the mechanism. First of all I work with equal lumber than side. Then I made a box (sailing box, coming soon in Lj :-) ) where my ploy were put four sliding dovetails (one worked, the other were...
  8. Walnut Table

    submitted for your viewing,....... is a 9'x 42"x32" walnut table the top was selected from 5000 bf of custom sawed lumber these two 3" slabs once revealed, screamed to be the top even before the saw dust was brushed away with a fantastic 32" crotch blazing down what wood become the head...
  9. Reclaimed Wide Plank Heart Pine Barn Wood Flooring

    I milled this floor from our reclaimed "Granary Boards". Most of this wood came from barns in Pennsylvania that were 150-300 years old. I ran the rough boards through the planer and wide belt sander, then ripped it to the correct widths. Then I ran them all through the shaper with a flooring...
  10. Malachite inlaid turtle gift

    My wife requested me to carve a turtle as a thank you gift for one of our school faculty (she collects turtles). My wife picked a design that she liked and I grabbed a piece of lacewood, shaped it then carved in the pattern and inlaid the carving with malachite. had the wife and all the kids...
  11. #27 little box with mechanism

    In this little box I did my "very" little attempt of veneering inlay (later, I put away of my attempts). The mechanism was also new, with a pivoting side that allows the lid to open with a little spring insert in the back of the lid. (buckle spring?). The main problem of this mechanism is that...
  12. eye drawer box with spring mechanism

    another exercise inlaying end grain pine with cancharana and marupá (not end grain) box structure in calden, also sliding dovetail mechanism detailed in the blog finishing with tung oil thanks for looking
  13. Federal table finished!

    Finished this table awhile ago and never got around to updating the old post! please look back for pictures and story!! Drawer is solid cherry with a bookmatch pomelle sapelle face veneer , cockbeaded in cherry and inlaid with mitered holly strings. Third pic shows what happens when you dont...
  14. Pomelle Sapele table with and amber and gold inlay

    Really interesting color in this Sapele slab, thought I should share! The grain is fabulous but I though the natural color change from the sap to heartwood was a feature that deserved to be shown off. So, I inlaid amber and gold with the grain to frame each color…pretty wood! The base was...
  15. Curly Redwood table with Turquoise Inlay

    Curly Redwood coffee table inlaid with turquoise. Old growth curly Redwood…personally I think this is one of the most spectacular wood grain patterns, just stunning! I've had this slab for years, milled it probably 15 years ago or more…Worth the wait, the wood is beautiful! This tree was upwards...
  16. Big, Big, Big Burl! Maple burl cap table...It's all about the wood!

    Maple Burl coffee table with stone inlay. Massive burl cap! I picked this up a few years back and had it in dry storage till I felt it was dry enough to work with…worth the wait, the burl is amazing! I inlaid stone into the natural voids. Worked on this one for about a year and a half… This has...
  17. Mahogany dining table with Amber and gold inlay, 10x4 ft

    Mahogany slab table with amber and gold inlay, 10×4 feet. Top is Mahogany, bases are Aleppo…Happy with this one, just a big, beautiful, heavy table. Used the Rubio Monocoat for a finish, quite impressed with that finish as well.
  18. Figured Maple dining table with a Turquoise inlay

    Such gorgeous wood…figured Maple dining table Lovely maple slab, this one measures approx 9×4 feet…I inlaid turquoise slabs and nuggets into some of the natural voids. There was so much variation in this table, the grain includes straight, quilted, birdseye and more with spalting, bug holes...
  19. sailing drawer box with mechanism

    I prefer abstract design, but in case of gift, is good to make exceptions. this is a drawer box, and just for design purposes has four sliding dovetail, but only one put the latch that allows the spring to ejects the drawer. the mechanism is detailed in the blog woods are, urunday (frame and...
  20. Inlaid Cherry Wine Bottle Balancer

    I was going back through my pictures and realized I hadn't posted this wine bottle balancer that I made to give to my grandfather for his 80th birthday. The main piece is of cherry, with maple and walnut pocket hole plugs inlaid into the front of the bottle balancer. I also burned the message...
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