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  1. Man Box For Husband

    Well its finally done! I finished the "man box" I was making for my hubby. It only took us a month working about 3 hours almost every night somewhere between 80 and 90 working hours total however a lot of that was learning time for me I take longer then I should to get things done since dad...
  2. Keepsake box

    Built these boxes as a wedding gift for my brother in law and his wife. Matching boxes with alternating wood and matching locks. First box was oak front&back with poplar sides&top, second was poplar front&back with oak sides&top. Some notes: - Dovetailed sides using a Craftsman jig (through...
  3. combination lock drawer box with spring mechanism

    well, in the drawer box mechanism I wanted to work with sliding dovetail in order to make less evident the mechanism. First of all I work with equal lumber than side. Then I made a box (sailing box, coming soon in Lj :-) ) where my ploy were put four sliding dovetails (one worked, the other were...
  4. wooden safe with working combo lock

    All the fun things I get to make come from scraps and typically don't have the option of being planned out. This little box is no exception, it was made with the tools I had with me and zero measuring involved. This was made for a proof of concept, but I think I will actually make one now out...
  5. Bear Clan Chest

    Bear Clan Chest This rather large and bulky piece was one of my earlier Security Focused furniture designs. The doors and drawers below are housed within a inner compartment that moves back and forth on a set of wooden rollers, when its unlocked anyway. The main pillars seen infront block the...
  6. Lacewood Lock

    Lacewood Lock I made this past week. I really like making these locks.
  7. Breaking All The Rules

    Breaking All The Rules A fun puzzle box to build. Made from Purpleheart, Curly Maple, Ebony, and a few others that I can't recall at the moment. A fun experiment in using a glued up top for a lid. YOur courage is tested as the only way to solve this puzzle is to remove and break the stick...
  8. Dragon Lock

    This wooden padlock was made as a present for my son's 2nd birthday. Now this may seem like a somewhat unusual gift for a toddler but it turns out that our son developed a fascination for keys and locks and I wanted him to have a memorabilia of this period when he grows up. "key" (or more...
  9. Custom Sewing table

    This sewing table was commissioned by a lady that knew exactly waht she wanted in a sewing table but was unable to locate it through retails sources. She wanted a table that was small enough to fit in the space she had but large enough to utilize that space well with a flip up extension that...
  10. Riverside Box in Honduran Rosewood & European Beech

    This box is titled "Riverside" for Riverside, Illinois. It is constructed of book matched 3/8" Honduran Rosewood (note, hardwood and sapwood), with slipfeathers of contrasting rosewood made from the scraps & Ebony escution inlay for lock keyhole. Both top and bottom are European Beech veneer on...
  11. Wooden Lever Padlock

    This is my rendition of a "Lever Padlock" referenced the book: "Making Working Wooden Padlocks" by Tim Detweiler. This is my third padlock from his book each having its own difficulties and learned skill sets. The face and back were challenging, I had to establish several radius points on a...
  12. Krenov -ish Box with Buffard Freres Banding

    After finishing my Ming -ish Chinese wine cabinet, I felt the need to make a small box as a present for my Taiwanese wife for Chinese New Year. There are about a bazillion mistakes on this-all kinda fixed, and enough that I really should write a blog post for people making small boxes and...
  13. Hidden Lock Liquor Box

    This is a retirement gift for a Master Sergeant in the Air Force. The object behind this request was to make a traditional looking plaque that could house a bottle of Jack Daniels Whiskey. Only they wanted it hidden, locked and no hinges. The box is still missing the engraved plaque which wont...
  14. Church Suggestion Box

    This was a quick project I built this week, commissioned by my grandparents for their small church. It's made from 1/2"x6 Oak, and the cross is made from Black Walnut. The lock and hinges are stock from Lowe's, and the sign holder is a modified (cut-off) brass index/door card holder I found at...
  15. TV Cabinet with Reclaimed Barn Door Hardware

    This is a fun project I did for a customer that wanted to do a simple outdoor cabinet for their flat screen tv. The cabinet is made of MDF. I laminated 1/2" pieces together to give it the paneled look and to increase the strength. The hinges are Blum 170° Full Overlay euro hinges and I used 3...
  16. Kid's lock box

    Way back when my daughter was a toddler, she was fascinated with opening and closing things. Before kindergarten was going to start we decided to try out Montessori school and see how she'd like it. Turns out she loved it and many of the activities they did in the JK timeframe were geared to...
  17. Pirate's Booty | Custom

    This is a toy chest that was built around a pirate's theme. The customer ordered a Pirate boat bed with the same picture and wanted a matching chest. I did an arch top design and stained it the same accent colors used on the boat. The lock was an old style lock with a hand forged hasp. When...
  18. Wooden Toy Safe

    I built these wooden toy safes as Christmas presents for the nieces and nephews. I was planning to paint them bold primary colors (red, green, yellow, blue, etc) but my bride asked me to leave the MDF naked because of the interesting contrast. The outside and all the parts are sealed with 2-3...
  19. Cougar Chest

    The Cougar Chest I was looking around the shop one day looking to make something small to take to art shows. I had wanted to make something that looked like a miniature dresser and red seemed like a bright colour to catch your eye. I scrounged around and found some material, a mish mash of...
  20. Carpenter's Rule Puzzle Box

    The Carpenter's Rule This puzzle box is made from century old barn board that has been planned down to take the grey off, but still coloured underneath with many of the cracks in the top surface are still visible. To go with the old wood I recycled an old wooden yardstick and made them part of...
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