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  1. Entry bench with walnut top

    A few months ago we had a toilet overflow issue that took out part of the ceiling of our entryway. My wife decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to tear out the ugly closet that is there and redo the whole entryway. Currently it's still being cleaned of paint and being finished, but...
  2. You Name It - This Week's Woodstuffs

    These are a few of the items made and shipped this week. I use a 1974 Craftsman bandsaw with an eighth inch blade. Sand to 320 grit. They measure 5/8×5/8×2-4 inches, and are finished with three coats of lacquer. The woods pictured are Figured Cuban Mahogany, Cherry, Narra (amboyna), Paduak...
  3. key hanger

    Made from white oak with a poly finish Made for a fellow rider
  4. A custom keychain I made as a gift for a client with his initials inlayed with brass

    A quick and simple project I made, mostly relying on the skills of my CNC mill. BUT my customer was happy to get this as a gift ! I detailed the whole process in a video that you can see here : The keychain is made of walnut with brass inlays (customers initials on one side, my brand on the...
  5. Finished Birdhouse

    this is a birdhouse that I made for my dad for Christmas. It is made of cypress, it has a brass rustic keyhole plate with a little skeleton key for the perch so the bird can enter the birdhouse. I used some 3M spray glue to glue the dried moss onto the roof. The keyhole i cut out with a...
  6. Key holder

    I got tired of losing all my keys… Not a bad idea, eh? Now I just need to find a place to put it!
  7. Miter Key Sled

    I am working on a mitered box project that I thought would look great with some paduak miter keys. The problem is that I had never done these keys before, I have never made my own jig/sled before. I and had some scrap wood lying around. The sled portion of this is red oak. The part that slides...
  8. MiniTag Mania

    These are Cocobolo, Paduak and Purpleheart, respectively. They measure approximately 7/16" high, 1/4" thick and 2 - 2 3/4" long.
  9. Key Organizer

    My Key Organizer A very nice useful and easy project to do. From design to build up it took me a couple of hours. Made out of Red Hard Wood and Alucopan (Aluminium Composite Material - Plastic laminated on both faces with 1mm aluminium plates) laminated together with 5 mins epoxy. Sanded up to...
  10. Deck Picnic Table

    This is a check in the box for the honey do list. My wife had been shopping around at the BORG and "threatening me" that she will buy one of this cheap aluminum tables if I don't build her one. Roughly $500 for a table at the BORG. She pointed at the price and said you have to do it for less...
  11. International Keychains

    This project originated from two sources. A garage sale find and internet orders. The first and second pics are the result. Finished keychains, destined for a new friend of mine in Mumbai, India and Sarasota, FL. The next two are of a piece of 50-60s vintage, solid maple bedstand. It was...
  12. Morse Code "sideswiper" key.

    This is my "sideswiper" or "cootie" Morse code key. (I am a ham radio operator). The wiper arm is made of a hacksaw blade. I made the brass pieces on my mini-mill. I hogged out the bottom so I could pour it with lead to give it weight. It weighs just over 1.4 lbs. The wood is African Padauk...
  13. Magnets & Secret Compartment for my Handgun!

    I had two goals for this project. First, upgrade our keychain holder that hangs by our front door. Second was to store and hide my handgun when it isn't in my pocket. Goal #1 was accomplished by building a 12×18 x 5" keychain holder made of cherry. It is finished in a couple coats of Deft...
  14. Picture Frame

    This is a cherry frame with walnut keyed miters. The cherry is locally harvested from West Bolton, Vermont. The finish is Watco Danish Oil.
  15. Wood painting

    I created this piece a while back as an outgrowth of some boxes I had made and a need for a larger attention getting piece for an art show I was exhibiting in. The center strip was created by gluing a block of many contrasting woods and then cutting several think strips at an angle from it and...
  16. Wood and brass Morse code key

    The base and knob are made of padauk and finished with two coats of laquer. The highlight ring on the top perimeter of the base is embedded wood filler. Sorry, this is the only picture I have of it. But there isn't much more to show. The knob is turned on my lathe and the brass is all...
  17. Ultimate Drill Press Chuck Keys

    I've found a simple yet very effective way to give "muscle" to my drill presses chuck keys. No more sore nuckles! No more loose drill bits! Simply drill an appropriate diameter hole in a dowel (or a broom stick as I did) and drive in the chuck key. If loose, add epoxy. On mine, I didn't need...
  18. multipurpose entry shelf

    Shelf, coat rack, key holder, mail holder and shelf, What more could you need? Sapele finished with danish oil. Measures 28 1/2 inches x 12 inches. Keyholes on back to secure to wall. Shelf is held in daddo groove, glue and screws.
  19. Claro Walnut Bowl With Key Shavings Inlay

    Here is another piece of the Claro Walnut I got from Rustfever. My wife saw the last Claro Walnut piece I did and asked me to turn something for her. This is the result. It is 4 1/2 inch diam X 2 inch tall with a 2 inch opening. Turned to 1/4 inch thick wall. I cut 2 grooves in the top around...
  20. MiniTags

    These are a smaller version of my standard keychain. They measure approximately 7/16×1/4" and are as long as each name works out, usually 1.5 - 2.5". The ones pictured here, in order are Cumaru, Zebrawood, Red Oak, Madrone, Walnut and Mesquite. They are used for key tags, zipper pulls, dog...
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