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  1. Joiner's Mallet

    I made this Maple and Red Oak mallet for a friend a few weeks ago. Today I arrived at my day job and saw him using it!! Man, it is really nice to see your projects used as they were intended. I need to get better at making the handles and fitting the heads but overall for a second attempt...
  2. Bed

    This is simple design of Myrtle Queen size Bed. 5/16 " Panels in Headboard and Foot-board are book-matched from solid wood . Top solid panel in Headboard carved with Sun-rays design and top solid panel in Foot-board carved with spider web design.Finished with Danish oil. It took me about one...
  3. Ian's Cherry Toy Box

    My daughter and son-in-law gave me the gift of my first granchild, Ian, eight months ago. Last week I gave Ian this cherry toy chest. The sides are all 1/2" cherry plywood inset into rabbets formed on solid cherry rails and stiles. The overall outside dimensions are 39" wide, by 20" deep, by...
  4. Live Edge Walnut Dining Table-Mini Conference Table On Steel Base

    This top is made from 2 1 3/4" thick reclaimed natural edge slabs of walnut. Base is two 3" square tube steel frames 22"w x 28"h. Total build is 7 1/2'L x 29 1/2"h width varies from 24 3/4"- 31 1/2". It is heavy, heavy, heavy. Finished in a satin Waterlox mixture. I had a LJ buddy help me...
  5. Dragonfly Harp

    5/2011 Dragonfly Harp Original design, made from scratch using mostly cherry wood and finished with Arm-R-Seal gloss tung oil/urethane. The inlay is of abalone and ebony set into holly and surrounded by a frame of pink ivory.I have a blog here with over 150 photos and captions detailing the...
  6. Truck/Coin Bank

    I made this truck for one of my grandson's using the free plans available on Rockler's website. The US Post Office door was purchased on eBay from a retailer that restores the doors to near perfection. Because my grandson who is only 4 years old likes mechanical things, I added an exhaust...
  7. Old Water Mill

    I made this water wheel to go on the patio next to the pool. This is a working model that has a holding tank with a small pump. It pumps the water to the top and makes the paddles turn and recycles the water.
  8. More copper etching and patina

    It's me again, I made similar crosses a few months ago with wood borders and patinated copper centers. They sold well and I got a few suggestions on other designs people wanted. These crosses are in response to that request. I made nine total, three wood varieties with three center etchings...
  9. Luck Of The Irish

    I hope you all enjoy it and please feel free to come see it before it goes to an art gallery in Montreal. There are three White Pine end grain slabs 32" in diameter with a Cherry bark straight grain inlay in the top and the base is a unique piece of Red Oak. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as...
  10. 3D Cutting Board

    My first attempt at a 3D cutting board. I used maple, cherry and walnut woods. Started off planing them all down, then cut them all at 30 degrees. I then cut those sticks into smaller pieces and glued them up. Then glued the pieces all together.
  11. Dust collection upgrade with a pine board (and save $200)

    The Ultimate Dust Deputy for the Festool dust extractor costs about $270. I've installed a dust deputy ($70) with an oil bucket (free) on my dust extractor to do the same job. I attach a pine board on the dust extractor with a c-clamp and mount the dust deputy/bucket on the board with a bungee...
  12. The second most useless Jig ever made.

    So working an a Large project with huge drawers, Thanks to successful brain washing blue Kool-aid advertisements, I though I would NEED a pair of these Drawer Mounting Brackets before I could mount rails and I figured since my drawers were going to be big I might as well make these over-sized...
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  13. 2x4 Morris chair... now wife-sized!

    This is my second attempt at a Morris chair. The first was… well… fairly hideous, and big, as one would expect a Morris chair to be! My wife decided that since the chair goes in my office, it needed to be smaller, so it's comfortable for her to sit in while I'm in the office chair. So, I...
  14. Bird Feeder

    Hi This is a project i just completed, i made it to my grandmother and grandfather. Its an bird feeder made out teak and some plexiglas , i made it from an pdf manual i found on some website on the internet. The main thing that took time to do on this was gluing the teak panels on the roof...
  15. Mason Symbol Shadow Box

    Here is my attempt of a Freemason Symbol Shadow Box. It was very fun to build, but knowing nothing about being a Freemason made it a little more challenging. I hope I succeeded in representing the organization with dignity and pride.
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  16. Jewelry Box - Walnut and Maple

    This is the third jewelry box I made in this design. This box is made of walnut and maple with a little ash thrown in. The maple is an off cut of a larger tree that I was given by a friend of mine with a saw mill. The maple has some spalting, ambrosia and some figure. The drawers are made of ash...
  17. Joiner and Cabinetmaker Schoolbox in Walnut

    Read the book. Walnut with Brusso hinges and half mortise lock.
  18. mahogany dresser

    O well,i'm finally done this unit and i'm so happy. this was my first time working with this kind of wood and it was a learning experience to tell you truth. i tried hand planing it but had a lot of tear out and that puzzled me because my blades were fresh off the stones from sharpening. all i...
  19. MANLY END-GRAIN SLAB-HUNK CUTTING BOARD

    HEFTY CUTTING BOARD CONSTRUCTION: HARD-MAPLE & CHERRY, END-GRAIN/PATTERNED, JUICE GROOVES FEED TO TWO COLLECTION HOLLOWED-OUT CUPS, ROUTED-OUT HAND HOLDS, BRANDED INITIALS & CROSS FOR "RB" AS A GIFT, FEET ADDED FOR STABILITY AND RAISED USAGE FOR SERIOUS BAR-B-QUE COOK-OFF COMPETITOR. USED A...
  20. Personalized Tap Handle

    Awhile back, I had a new brew pub in Indianapolis reach out to me to come up with a custom tap for their house brew. The owner (pictured above, in the orange shirt), named the brew after his father who passed away in 2011. He and I bounced ideas back and forth, and I suggested that I just make...
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