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  1. Journal Fireplace Surround/Mantel Details: Building the Facade and Outer Shell

    Return to Contents The center portions of the legs and header are frames with inset panels. I resawed and planed a board to yield roughly 3/8" thick stock for the panels. Then I used my router table and a 1/4" straight bit to cut the grooves for the frames in two passes, shifting the fence...
  2. Family Scrabble Shadow Box

    I thought this would be something unique for my wife for Mother's Day. Basically, it's a shadow box, about 1 1/2' deep. I cut an old scrabble board down to size, and glued it to a 1/4' hardwood board, then glued the letters on in a pattern that made visual sense. The front is plexiglass, so...
  3. Demilune

    White Oak and Mahogany with Minwax Antique Oil Finish "Demilune" uses compound angled floating tenon joints, tapered bent laminations, veneering, and hand cut joints with hidden room for expansion/contraction. With this piece I decided to focus on taking a very traditional French/Italian...
  4. Claro Walnut Small Box

    You can find my 4-part blog here: http://lumberjocks.com/HorizontalMike/blog/98002 I hope you enjoy it… PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT!
  5. Hand Joinery Bedside Table

    Quarter-sawn Mahogany, 2010 "Hand Joinery Bedside Table" was my first project completed at Rochester Institute of Technology. The requirements for this piece was to use all hand tools to make a small table, using only the bandsaw to rough out general shapes, every finished surface and all...
  6. Moxon Vise Benchtop Bench

    Hello my friends !, after finishing this work, I present here my project of a Moxon Vise Benchtop Bench. It was built using only hand tools at all steps. The entire project was documented with specific details, in three entries here in my blog with explanations and pictures, and in turn these...
  7. Toy chest for niece's daughter

    My brother and I together made this toy chest out of solid maple and teak. Using for the first time the Keller dovetail jig. Anti-slam lid supports, inlaid letters, and aromatic red cedar lining wil make this project an hierloom. Here is my brother working on the toy chest.
  8. Spalted Pecan Keepsake Box

    This is a keepsake box made of spalted pecan with spalted maple splines. The walls on this box are right at 3/8" which really lends itself to the display quality of the box, from the top of the box disappears and the contents take center stage. The wood has enough character to take center stage...
  9. Folding table

    Here is the video of it in action (tranforming) Finger-joint coffee table. I made this for a friend who just moved into an apartment. Made from recycled 2X4's until i get different wood thats all i have lol. Anyway here it is, hope you enjoy.
  10. First real project in some years.

    My Table saw was in storage for about 10 years and I just recently was able to go get it and set it back up. So this is my first real wood working project in that length of time. It is apparent I am not yet comfortable with some of the other new equipment yet. From a distance these shelves...
  11. Picture Frame #1

    This is my first picture frame, it is sized to fit an 8×12 photo and is made from maple. I had been attempting 45 degree miters but kept failing, so I opted for butt joints reinforced with dowels. It is quite square and ridged. I chamfered the edges and finished it with boiled linseed oil. I...
  12. Mail Sorter Unit

    I have been slowly building projects that organize sections in my house. I am tired of all the mail that I get into the house and some items are kept for a short period of time. So I built this 3 slot( for 3 people) mail sorter and shelf unit. Its made out of 8×1 pine, and I routered the top...
  13. Japanese Joints I have made

    Check out the internet site from Dorian Bracht callled the "Joint Adventure" He has made over 45 Japanese joints and shown making them to others 'No deminsions nor instructions but very informative
  14. Wardrobe shelves

    I made this simple shelving unit for inside my son's wardrobe. I was going to use MDF but knew I would rather work with timber, even if it is only pine. I milled the stock from some lengths of 2×8. Box joints on top cut with a router jig, simple dados for the shelves and a couple of drawer...
  15. Helen's Sculpted Stool

    Sculpted Stool Bird's Eye Maple seat Hard Maple Legs Purple Heart plugs Finish Poly/BLO My daughter Helen and I built this together while she was home on Summer break and just finished it on her winter break. It is her design and I did the joinery. We sculpted it together making some design...
  16. Nativity

    Here is a nativity that I carved for a friend this year. the bases are maple burl slabs and the figures are about 5.5 tall for reference (the camels are bigger). I finished these with platinum shellac and some ren wax just to get the look right. Here is the breakdown of the pieces: Family...
  17. Box Elder Snack Tray

    You may have seen the round marble for this tray in Wood Turners catalog. It came with plans for this tray when you buy it. I had one slab of box elder that was big enogh but not thick enough so I had to bore a hole in the bottom and insert a pre-turned spiggot so it would finish up thick...
  18. Finger Joint Box

    Today I went to a Finger Joint Class presented by the Mason-Dixon Woodworkers Club, with my Dad. First we watched a video on making finger Joints on a router Table. Then we got to make our own. All the boxes were made out of cherry wood. 3/8" sides and 1/2" top and bottom. There were ten people...
  19. Relief Carving

    This is not my first relief carving but it is definitely my best one. This is the first one that I actually completed and I am very proud of it. It is made of pine and the finish was sanding all the way up to 2000 grit and a couple coats of Watco Danish Oil. I am really happy with the way this...
  20. Divot

    Poplar wood construction birdhouse that was cut on my CNC machine. Door is held in place with magnets for easy removal.
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