Well I hope you all had a good weekend I did I feel. The first pen is a Stabilized Buckeye Burl on a Sedona that I got as a test piece from a friend on another site (penturners.org). This new material turns with more dust than ribbons but there is no obnoxious smell to it and it is eco...
1 - Maple "Wave" Keychains
2 - Maple Desk Name (for teacher)
3 - Cocobolo Love Keychain
4 - Amboyna Burl with Cocobolo Back name keychain
5 - Exotic Mix Sampler Keychain
6 - Cherry "Good Luck" Clover keychain
These are freehand carved individually with a bandsaw and/or scroll saw.
I have been adding woods to my arsenal.
Pic #1 - Madrone Burl ~ Just received today. Smells like cotton candy (to me) when cutting it. Beautiful, cloudlike grain.
Pic #2 - Pau Amarello (Yellowheart) with an inlaid Paduak heart. Experimenting…
Pic #3 - Purpleheart and Mesquite. The purpleheart...
Today, I share with you a project I've made some months ago for my mom. It's a simple keychain made of birch which represents the territory of my country, Catalonia (more info at the bottom).
The project itself it's quite simple to make. It's just about prepare de small piece of...
First 3 Pics;
In answer to our ever rising shortage of horizontal space on our desks.
Diminutive in size but readable at 10+ feet. The red oak letters are .625" square with a 45 degree chamfer on the back edge to tilt them up for readability. They sit on a .75×1.0" base with a .25×3.5" mortise...
This is a Christmas present one of our kids is giving to his Great Aunt. It is a Keychain pen kit I made using scraps from a couple other pens I have made. I just used CA glue and bonded the two pieces together before turning. Once glued, you can't even see the joint between the two...
This week from my shop.
1- Mixed woods door plaque. Mesquite, Oak, Purpleheart, Birdseye Maple, Walnut and Amboyna
2- Mustache 2-Fing Ring. Walnut with Mesquite and Maple.
3- Initials Heart Ring, Birdseye Maple (inlaid Paduak heart) with Mesquite and Maple.
4- Love Keychain in Birch
Here are a few of the items I have done lately for new friends near and far.
Pic 1 - Cuban Mahogany
Pic 2 - Maple on Purpleheart
Pic 3 - Zebrawood and Walnut cross pendant
Pic 4 - Rosewood
Pic 5 - Walnut
Pic 6 - Cherry
I do a lot of these and won't bore you with an everyday accounting. This...
I met the organizer for a TEDx event through couchsurfing and he liked my work in my house so he asked me to make a sign for his event. I was then asked to make another for a different event. For one of the events I made 375 keychains that I dyed and branded with the TEDx logo. I had to make the...
1 - Two-Liner - Pau Amarello (Yellowheart) and Paduak woods
2 - Heart Fobs - Cherry wood
3 - Teacher's Apple - Mesquite wood
4 - Oak and Guitar Keychain in Birdseye Maple and Rosewood
5 - Love Keychains - Walnut wood
6 - Love Keychain - Cumaru wood (Brazilian teak)
Thanks for taking the time to...
These are crafted by hand with a different exotic wood "cap" for each letter. Fine hardwoods like Cocobolo, Rosewood, Pau Amarello, Madrone, Zebrawood, Purpleheart, Bloodwood, etc. are bonded to a Maple substrate.
It is a great way (though time consuming) to use up precious little bits I cannot...
A customer requested this item, a smaller version of my SweetHeart Keychain.
It could be used as a keychain, zipper pull, ID for totes, backpacks, etc.
These are done in Zebrawood and Maple. They are double-sided with a name on each side. The customer who inspired this wanted a "His and Hers"...
Years ago, back in the eighties, my wife and I used to tour with craftsmen (and women) and set up our woodcraft/candle making kiosk in malls throughout the midwest. I was recently requested to make some of my keychains for some gifts. This is the result. I guess I haven't lost my hand at it.
These keep me out of trouble and enable me to meet wonderful people all over the world.
1st pic- DeFuniak Springs, FL. Carved Rosewood Initial pendant - a lot of hand work on this
2nd & 3rd pics- Washinton, VA and Diamond, IL . Standard oak keychains
4th pic- Jumbo walnut keychain - Tampa...
The rush is over. Thanks to all my customers and fellow LumberJocks for your interest in my work.
Here are a few highlights of the past month. The woods used include; Red Oak, White Oak, Maple, Walnut, Purpleheart, Zebrawood, Rosewood, Pau Amarello (yellowheart), Cuban Mahogany, Brazilian...
1st - Cocobolo Love Keychain
2nd - Cherry Love Keychain
3rd - Zebrawood MiniTags
4th - Oak Desk Name / Card Holder and Cocobolo Love Keychains
5th - Paduak Name Keychains
6th - Cherry Desk Name with inlaid Paduak heart.
They are all free-hand cut on a bandsaw with a 8th inch blade or...
These are the first projects from my wood deal with Blue Moon Exotics.
The Cuban Mahogany is my new favorite.
The Alexandrian Laurel surprised me when I applied clear lacquer. It is not a laurel, but a hard evergreen from Southeast Asia.
The Narra (amboyna) is lustrous, almost like tiger eye...