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  1. Family Name Crossword Wall Art made from pallet wood

    So as a new/noob woodworker, I have been using Pallet wood for my projects. I had a couple people request these Crossword/Scrabble wall art with their family names so I tried it out with pallet wood. Hand painted letters by paint pen. I learned a lot and spent a lot of hours using the orbital...
  2. child's toybox

    This toybox is the 6th one I have done. The first trial version had foam letters from walmart. They were stuck on with a sticky pad on the back. We quickly learned that babies love to pull them off. From then on, we have only used wood letters. I have done a few initials (when names...
  3. and another one...

    So, it appears I am a sign maker (at least for the moment) After posting my other sign, I got a few requests to do similar work. For project #2 I have made a sign for my Mom's pizza place (if you are near St. Mary's Ohio, you should stop in, they make an excellent pizza among other things!)...
  4. Walnut cross with carved-in letters

    Walnut cross with carved-in letters. Made for order. Materials - walnut, natural pigment for letters; woodfinish - natural beeswax. Lengh of the cross - 4ft.
  5. New from My Shop

    Another batch of monikers has found happy new homes. The first is Yellowheart with a Purpleheart musical note. Following that, in order, Cocobolo, Purpleheart, Madrone, Cherry and lastly, a Paduak MiniTag. Done on an old Sears bandsaw with an 1/8" blade. These are fun to do and everyone loves...
  6. Alphabet Mirror / Tamil

    About 2 years ago, I picked up this mirror from someone on Craigslist, along with another mirror which I really needed. This was kind of battered, had a wood rope molding on the outer edge that was broken, had some punch marks, etc… I pulled the molding off, planed and sanded down to bare wood...
  7. Small sign for my shop

    Last week I finally made myself a small sign for my shop. Now my visitors and the delivery men will be able to locate my shop a little easier I hope. It is made out of some palletwood and 4mm mdf. I used my lasercutter to cut out the all the letters and the logo. I captured the making of the...
  8. Camp sign

    A camp site sign I recently made for my daughters Kenpo Grandmaster and his family. Made from marine grade ply and finished in satin spar varnish.
  9. Daughter's Room Stuff

    These are the projects that have kept me busy lately. Since out daugher is due in October, I am almost done with the wish list from the wife. The first is a bow holder for our soon-to-be daugher's hair bows. Nothing special here, just 1/2" poplar cut to shape, and then a 3/8" round-over along...
  10. Recent Commissions

    Keychains in Bolivian Rosewood, Mesquite and Cherry woods. Chopsticks in Pau Amarello (yellowheart), Cherry and Honduran Mahogany. Desk name and business card holder in Zebrano (zebrawood) and Walnut. I use a Hegner scroll saw and lots of sandpaper. My font is a free-hand letter style that I...
  11. Pretty Little Pendant

    This is a nice pendant I made for my daughter. My first project with a spiral blade.
  12. Letter Box

    I was out in the shop a few weekends ago testing out some scrap on my new dovetail jig I recently bought from Rockler. My daughter arrived and asked what was I making and I replied…'just trying out my new dovetail jig'. Not wasting any time she asked if I would make her a box to store her...
  13. Exotic wood "Sampler" name keychains

    This is a great way to show off all those exotic scraps you've been saving. BECKY is Amboyna Burl, Pau Amarello, Purpleheart, Zebrano and Paduak woods on a Walnut substrate. I stock over 25 hardwoods of exotic and domestic origin, so there are always little bits that need rescue from the landfill.
  14. A few of my latest...

    #1 - New Walnut "Wave" 2-Liner keychain #2 - Mesquite and Birdseye maple knuckle ring #3 - Cuban Mahogany Love Keychain #4 - MiniTag - Amboyna Burl with Pau amarello reinforcing back #5 - Google Doodle for fun! Maple with acrylic inks. #6 - Bloodwood Keychains The orders come from all...
  15. LED lights SIGN BOX

    Dimensions 70×26x6.5cm, frame mitered 18mm walnut boards, splined with cherry. Letters - 3mm plywood, front background and back panel - 10mm plywood, finish : letters -spray laquer, rest - wood oil. LED stripes with batteries bought on E-Bay, glued to back panel from inside. Holes on letters -...
  16. 3D Router Pantograph and Sign

    This is my new 3D pantograph courtesy of the plans created by Matthias. Looks complicated at first but the plans are well thought out and are explained very clearly. I built it in a weekend and works exactly as advertised. http://woodgears.ca/pantograph/ I also have pictures of a sign that...
  17. Keychains for Lovers

    Two names are carved in one of the 19+ fine woods I stock, Minitag style, and then pressure bonded atop each other. The woods pictured are (in order) Cocobolo, Cumaru, Maple and Red Oak. Other woods to follow. The ♥ is carved adjacent to the name that I feel will balance the piece, and is...
  18. WOODEN LETTERS

    Three different orders : KUHINJA (kitchen) - oak, 18cm hight LUKA (the name) - walnut, 20cm hight 19 (house number) - ash, 15cm hight I cut all on bandsaw, finish wood oil.
  19. OAK LETTERS

    Oak letters cut on bandsaw and scrollsaw. 65mm high, 10mm thick, finish wood oil. ...ordered to make display sign.
  20. PINUS letters

    Pine letters, 30×20 and 20×20cm size, 28mm thick, no finish. Cut on bandsaw and sanded on oscillating spindle sander. The dot on ''I'' is stilized pinecone, carved with Proxxon electric carver. Customer will do the painting job.
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