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  1. Panama Hat Crown Block Restored Restoration Fixed Repaired with New Sculpted Tipper Top Press Making

    This project is a restoration of a Panama Hat Crown Block and the mating Top Tipper that I made new. ------------------- Project Story: I have been making a lot of Hat Maker's Tools, especially since the economy went down and the bigger flashy furniture commissions became few and far between...
  2. Kokeshi Doll Salt & Pepper Grinders

    These stylized salt & pepper grinders were made for a relative that decorates in the Japanese style & has a sizable Kokeshi Doll Collection. The bodies of the grinders are just simple straight tubes. The head & shoulder turnings make the grinders knobs. I chose to make them of mahogany, a wood...
  3. New drawers for my Workbench

    I finally decided how to use the space under my workbench. New drawers! I picked up three sheet of plywood at the HD's A sheet of 3/4" for the box's, a sheet of 1/2" for the drawers and a sheet of birch 1/4" for the drawer bottoms. The runners are from ebay Soft close hydraulic full extension...
  4. Reclaimed Old Growth 2x4 & Copper Pipe Waterfall Table

    My take on the classic waterfall table is made from reclaimed, old growth 2×4s (from Rebuilding Exchange in Chicago) and from commercial grade copper pipe. The 2×4s used in the table are probably more than 100 years old (as are a few of the nails that are still embedded). This piece functions as...
  5. Another Hexagonal Shelving Unit

    My mother-in-law love the one I made for my son so she said hey will you make me one as well It's basically the same construction as my original project using 2×4 and using biscuit joints and glue to secure the joint This is a super cheap project but it is challenging if your saws and you're...
  6. New one of a kind end tables Eucalyptus top/cypress legs.

    These tables are my new design that im running with and making a few for friends and family and anyone else who asks!! there a three leg design that looks off balance but stays true contrary to what your eyes make you think. These tables are created out of high quality Eucalyptus top with...
  7. sweet corn holders

    Couldn't pitch the tiny little offcuts from previous cutting board posting. These took about 15 minutes, but my wife loves them. wenge, yellowheart and Martin Luther King black cherry. Inch and 3/8 brads with the heads clipped off. Brads were .062 dia , drilled a .050 pilot hole about 1/4 deep...
  8. Carved Folk-Art Walking Cane; "The Greatest Story Ever Told" Story Stick with Scrimshaw Artwork

    ----------------------------- This walking cane was a commissioned piece, and so it has been Sold Cane Serial Number #2008-29 Height: 38 inches Welcome Surfers: If you are surfing looking for a special walking cane on the internet, go toward the bottom of this posting where you'll find a...
  9. Cage 'n' A Cage

    It's not a spoon but I thought I'd add this just for fun. I'd seen ball in a cage pieces many times but I wanted to make something just a little different than the run of the mill whittlin'. Hope you enjoy it.
  10. Tap Hole Maple ( Better pictures )

    Piece of scrap salvaged years ago . I cut off the excess wood in order to center the tap hole in the piece and then proceeded to flatten and shape the wannabe Maple sap plaque. I'm trying to find an old wooden tap to fit the hole , but no luck as of yet. There is a lot of fine figure in the...
  11. Walnut Bangle Bracelet

    A few days ago my wife asked if I could make a "chunky" bracelet and showed me one of her plastic ones. What would any of us do except to say "YOU BET" and run out to the shop and then try to figure it out - I mean she just gave me a great excuse to spend a few more hours playing with walnut...
  12. Cutting Boards

    The smaller one was made from scraps during my sophomore year. The bigger one was made to fit into my parents old slot under the counter which fits perfectly. This was more of a learning project than anything with the weird design, but definitely showed me how creative you can be with 'em.
  13. Norms Router Table -- Modified

    I modified Norm Abram's (of the New Yankee Workshop) router table design. It's a few inches less in depth and width. I put mine on wheels. I did not build Norm's top or fence-I bought those from Woodpeckers. I used a different switch and mounted it on the side, rather than the front. I also did...
  14. Maple Ambrosia Band Saw Box

    March, 2012-This is from one block of wood, from Woodcraft. The sticker said "Maple Ambrosia." $12.99 for a 3×6x6-inch block. Nice wood to work with. Plenty of character. On this box I curved the face, which you can see in the last photo. That last photo is a top view. To do this, cut the...
  15. Pizza Peel and Cheese Board

    My wife loves to make homemade pizza and was in desperate need of a pizza peel. This one is made from padauk and maple. Finished with three coats of butcher block oil. The cheese tray was made from some leftover scraps from an end grain cutting board.
  16. Solid Cherry side table with drawers

    This is a side table I just finished making. It was originally built to have only one drawer and a raided panel door, but I decided that 3 drawers would be much more usable so I added the necessary structure for the drawers. It is made from 3/4" solid cherry with 1/2" solid maple drawers. The...
  17. still fruit basket

    my wife was looking through my pattern book and decided she wanted this one to go with her still fern plant I had done for her earlier. I was really dreading doing this one for all the details that was involve in it. it proved to be easier than I thought. hope you all enjoy them as I have had...
  18. Shelf for wife

    Hi everybody, I have been hanging around here for a while now, and thought I would post some of my projects. My wife wanted a simple shelf to store notebooks in on her desk, this what I made. This made from white oak. and walnut and rosewood. It is 22' W, 18' H, and 10' deep. I picked out this...
  19. Stabilized birch painted shot glass (bowl 43)

    Another shot glass made from black-dyed stabilized birch. Textured, then carved and painted with red enamel, and finished with Tried and True Varnish Oil. Not my favorite, but I learned something from making it, so I'll call it a success. 2½ inches (65mm) high and 1⅞ inches (48mm) in diameter...
  20. Recipe Boxes

    These are two recipe boxes I made for the granddaughters who are getting into cooking. They are made from 7/16" maple plywood and all six pieces are lock mitered together and then the box is cut on the band saw. They are finished with Boiled Linseed Oil. Cheers, Jim
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