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  1. Projects Maple bowl with painted rim

    A first attempt at adding colour to the rim of a bowl. Three colours of the Jo Sonja iridescent paint were used (violet, green and gold). Bowl is 11 ½ x 3 ½ with the non painted portions finished with Odie’s Oil and the entire bowl then sprayed with 4 light coats of lacquer. This was donated as...
  2. Projects Slipper Caddy

    A small caddy to park most of the Boss' slippers on...and out of the way... Leans back to allow full access. Has carrying handles to allow it to be moved around... While the shelves are level with the floor...sides splay out at about 10 degrees.. Sides lean back a bit...there is a strip of...
  3. Journal A Caddy fo Slippers

    Still have left-overs....maybe a Project for the Boss to store all her slippers in? 1 x 6 x 6' Ash plank to the shop ( will get to the Maple one, later). Had a badly split end, cut that off, find the new center point, to make a pair of blanks... Goal was to make a "Book Matched Panel" by...
  4. Projects Bread Slicer

    My wife finally (after 37 years of marriage) that she wanted to do a project with me in the shop and learn some more woodworking skills. She's always been available to help me, but this time she took the lead and designed and built this bread slicer. It's made from walnut and maple. It works...
  5. Woodcarving
    Was given a piece of maple burl that had a lot of character in the wood. Very fragile and it was a challenge to carve the boot. Finished with several coats of shellac. Enjoy the project.
  6. Projects Paul Sellers Keepsake Box, with curved sides

    Fancy feet... Panels are designed to appear to float, top and bottom of the box.. All 4 sides have this curve...Lid was sawn free, after the glue up. Carved Thumbnail Lift, A length of Chain to hold the lid open...A removable divider.
  7. Projects Logo sign

    My daughter and I rented a little space at a local consignment store. We decided that I should make a sign for the booth, so here it is. Maple board with some mica colored epoxy for the logo and words. About 24" across.
  8. Blogs
    Lumber Run had a couple Maple 1 x 6 planks....about 8bft worth...thought about building a box project from Paul Sellers Masterclasses series...there was even a video how-to by him. The box in the Project? Is this one. I downloaded the 3 page set of plans a while back...even made one out of...
  9. dyed/stabelized wood

    I was given the opportunity to test a new blank for someone on another site. He sent out blanks to about 10 of us. This is the result of my test. It is dyed/stableized Maple. It was finished with CA then buffed. I splurged on a $19.99 photo tent/light kit to try and improve my photos so...
  10. Curly Q

    This hollow form vase is turned from some gorgeous, highly figured, maple. It measures 9.5" tall by 4.5" wide. It is finished with Seal-A-Cell, 2 coats of Wipe-On Poly, and 4 coats of spray lacquer. I rubbed out the finish between coats with 0000 steel wool. I wish I had taken a picture of the...
  11. JenAire cutting boards

    I made these for an old neighbor some time ago, Cherry, Jatoba, Maple, Walnut and Moradillo, double sliding dovetails on the end boards.
  12. End Grain Top, A true labor of love

    I have had the opportunity to build several, end grain, butcher block cutting boards when a close friend asked if i could make a counter top for a kitchen island. The process is the same, but it is considerably more work to build a larger top…especially in a small shop like mine. I was...
  13. Bonfire

    This is what I hope to be the first in a long line of my new projects. This is what I would call my first "artsy" piece (as in I designed it more for looks than function). The title derives (for obvious reasons) from the "flame" maple and the red of the padauk. I decided to overstate the...
  14. Keepsake Boxes

    Made these keepsake boxes as Christmas presents. Maple/walnut, walnut/cherry, and cherry/maple. The Cherry box and the maple box have a curve cut in the lid and the walnut box lid is cut straight. Approx 15"L X 6.5"W X 4.5"T
  15. Brett

    This hollow form vessel is turned from end grain, fiddle back maple. It measures approximately 6 inches tall by 5 inches wide. It is finished with aniline dyes and wipe-on poly. All comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
  16. Windsor Legs, Posts -- Don't Give Up Hope!

    Well, since I've been running around the world, quite literally, haven't had much time to get back on the Windsor pony and get to my Boston side chairs. I did, however, get back into the shop over T-giving and finished up turning the legs and side posts for the two chairs I'm building to go...
  17. Figured Bloodwood and Curly Maple table.

    This side table was designed totaly from scratch by me and my wife for the art gallery it will be going in. The top is a piece of bloodwood I stumbled upon at a local lumber yard and honestly didnt know what I was going to do with. At one point It almost got turned into book ends for a customer...
  18. Bunk Beds

    Bunk beds for my girls. Made of maple. I built up the the bed posts from several thicknesses of 3/4" maple to get the thickness. The head boards and foot boards are all frame and panel and mortise & tennon construction. the stairs are made from 1/2" plywood with locking rabbit joints to build...
  19. More pens (and a little story)

    Fortunately for me, a lot of the work I do really helps people who need it. In this case, it was my grandson. He had a little (?) problem with school and authority and was rapidly going down hill. For those of you who know kids in that situation I highly recommend the National Guard Youth...
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