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  1. Class of 2014 Name Plates

    My son is a senior in high school this year and I was asked to make something special for him and seven other seniors in the marching band. I made these name plates using my father's old Craftsman 13" scroll saw. I created the template using Microsoft Visio. They are cut from 1/2" solid oak...
  2. Woodworker's Mantra

    I post this not to show off because I did not do any of the lettering. Rather, I post it in the hope of inspiring someone to make one from scratch. Lest I forget, I now have this handy reminder to Measure Twice, Cut Once. I already had a "Measure" key holder when I came upon another "Measure"...
  3. New House Number Sign

    A small project I have been wanting to do for a long time. It is made it from poplar. I planed the numbers and the outer trim down to 1/4" then found some numbers online that I liked and printed them out. I then took the numbers I printed out, used some spray on adhesive on them and cut out...
  4. Square Dance Checkers

    After years and years of my partner saying "Let's go dancing", and me saying "I don't want to go dancing", she finally dragged me out to a barn dance at a local farm. I admit, I kinda had fun when I had instructions for what to do, so when she suggested that we go for Modern Western Square Dance...
  5. No Soliciting Sign

    The adventures in free-hand routing continue. For a while I had a kind of ugly "No Soliciting" sign I'd made with a white oak veneer over some scraps of mahogany with the milling machine, but it was kind of ugly. Also, we had some punk say "... but I'm not soliciting, I'm canvassing!", so we...
  6. Lettering (carved & gilded)

    This is a small board 350×200 mm with two names carved and oil gilded, silvered. The finish polyurethane laquer as it gona be hung outside. The project needed to be made fast so I did not really pay a lot of attention to it, as you can see the carving is not perfect, but still it went fine and...
  7. Custom Made Entry Door; Curly Maple & Curly Cherry, Leaded Glass Panel, Hand Carved Letter "R"

    This is a posting for a project that I helped with. I have a friend, and fellow woodworker, who has custom cabinet and door shop close to where I live, by Cottonwood Falls, Kansas. His name is Charles Jones, of Jones Custom Woodwork. On this door, I only helped with the carved "R" and the I...
  8. Wooden pool ball rack with Lettering

    At Thanksgiving, my niece asked me to make her a pool ball rack, with the last name of her boyfriend on it. I searched the Internet and this web site, and found where a previous Lumberjock had built one without lettering. The other racks I saw on the Internet looked like the lettering was...
  9. Wedding Plaque

    Another request project completed. Carved in basswood and stained with Minwax #230 Early American. Topped off with six to seven coats of polyurethane, steel-wooling between each application. Although I'm not particularly pleased with the outcome of the stain (i.e. splotchy, runny), this proved...
  10. Relief of Scott Kim design

    Scott Kim has been called the "Escher of the Alphabet" for his unique designs based on lettering. This relief shows the words "true" and "False" superimposed in the same space. Yellow Cedar - 5-1/2" x 14"
  11. Helenas box

    This was the first box. it is propped up but you are looking at the view from above. I was able to use my Torque Centre for the routing and also for the sliding dove-tail cutting. It is important that the dovetails are not too tight to allow for moisture changes but not too loose or the top will...
  12. Simple pen and pencil holder from scrap

    My wife had a paper cup on the desk for a pencil holder! I could not let this be!
  13. VFW post sign

    Heres a little something I worked on right afer I came to Friendship and transferred to the Local VFW post. The backing is a 5/8" sheet of plywood, naturally stained, and the lettering is cut out of 1/2" rough cut White Oak. All the lettering is hand drawned and cut out seperatly. the Lettering...
  14. Memory Box !

    Looking at Rentman's boxes today, reminded me of this box. I started it quite a few years ago, but have never finished the carving on the top. Someday I'll have to sit down and complete it. It's made of White Pine, 4" x 9 1/2" x 11 3/4".
  15. Birthday Box

    July, 2011-Built this box as a birthday gift for a friend. This started as a glue-up of pine boards. All the cutting is done on the band saw. Something new I tried on this box: Lettering. The crafts isle at WalMart has a small bag of black letters on little round pieces of white plastic...
  16. Dress up station w/video

    This past weekend was my daughters birthday. The girls have tons of dresses and dress up stuff. It was unorganized so I created this. Not only is it nice to have to hang up the dresses, but it keeps all the accessories in the bottom of the station.
  17. Sign at entrance to our cabin

    I carved this from a piece of White Pine that came from a tree struck by lightning. I must have carved this about 16 years ago. The color has changed over the years. It has about 4 coats of Marine spar varnish.
  18. The Riverside Gallery Sign project

    Here is a recent project that we made for a Art gallery in Snohomish. Each letter was individually cut out, painted and then affixed to the backing board. We had to get the font choice and sign length approved by the sign board in Snohomish. It was a successful project and the letters were fun...
  19. Mr & Mrs letters

    These letters were done for a girl when growing up she was either at our house or our daughter was at her house. So she is kindof like an adopted part of the family. She got married in Dec. and wanted me to make these for her book signing table and for the top of the cake. So she picked the...
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