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  1. Projects Nightstands

    I had to build a pair of nightstands and if you are building one, well build five. I did have a use for another pair and had enough wood left for a fifth without a mate. They are made out of Sapele with dovetail drawers. The construction is standard mortise and tenon sides and back, though...
  2. Journal Nightstands part 4 - drawers....last before finishing

    After fitting the drawer fronts, that gave me the template needed to cut the drawer parts. Dry fit the drawers. Glue them up. Fit them (an entire morning of plane, test, repeat) and start the finishing process, drawers and tops first. I can't start finishing the carcasses as I...
  3. Journal Nightstands Part 3

    I "think" this is the third part, but the new format makes it hard to tell. Anyway, I glued up the carcasses after staining the drawer web faces for the three that are stained. I put on some drawer runners (have to pad out the inner rail offset: I fitted the top. Since the top is the upper...
  4. Journal Nightstands

    I made the stock for the drawer webs. Lots of leftover Sapele. I cut the mortise in the side assembly. I dry fitted the drawer webs to make certain they would not crowd the back. I glued up the webs. They are joined with a loose tenon. Next up is staining the webs and final glue up of...
  5. Make that a Double (Knot)

    having succeded in the single celtic knot, it was time this weekend to double up. Here's my Sapele cigar with maple double knot using Gary's technique. The kit is black chrome.
  6. The Baristas' Valentine Knife

    A couple weeks ago I went to the drive thru coffee shop and the barista ordered a knife-I didn't get coffee!!! All's good. She gave this knife to a friend on Valentine's Day. The materials used: 1) water buffalo horn, 2) acrylic liners, 3) brass, and 4) sapele wood. Plus, hours of assembly...
  7. Jewelry Box

    Made out of walnut solids and Sapele veneer. Aprox. 15" x 15" x 9" deep. In the last picture is the recipient, my niece Anna.
  8. not sure what to call this cigar

    While working on my double knot, I wanted to make something else as well. Here's what I came up with. upper barrel: the dots are maple inlays (they only appear on the side of the pen currently displayed). I used a forstner bit and plug cutter to make these. lower barrel: The long strip is also...
  9. A box for my boss

    I made this for my boss who is having a baby. This is my second box (not including my bandsaw box) that I've made and the first to use hinges. Learned a lot on this one, made a few mistakes but was able to recover from them. The top piece is curly cherry with about 2 coats of tung oil and 7...
  10. Nautical Style Submarine Door

    This is a submarine door all made from recycled lumber. It is grafted into a standard door which is the door to my office at work. I made this all at home in my shop and installed it into my existing office door at work on the weekend. It has been up for almost a year and people still stop to...
  11. Humidor Completed

    My first humidor completed and many thanks to Douglas, Tom and Caver for their tips and advice, much appreciated! This is obviousley Curly Maple with Sapele for the lift and keys. Lined throughout with Spanish Cedar. The top lining is integrated with the top of the box and also the bottom...
  12. Where's me clipboard?!

    This is a clipboard approx. 385mm x 250mm x 5mm in size. Its base is a 3mm sheet of birch ply veneered both sides. Pic 1 Reverse side is a Louis Cube pattern of Ripple Sycamore, Sapele and American Black Walnut with a Sycamore border. Pic 3 Front side of Ash Pic 4 The materials. All re-used...
  13. Bench Top Tool Chest

    One of my goals for the new year is to get a little more organized. This Gerstner chest variation is a step in that direction. The chest is 42"W x 18"H x 12"D It is made from Sapele and Hard Maple. The case is joined with Dovetails and the 20 drawers have Lock-Joint joinery. The dadoed dividers...
  14. Honeybee, the Sapele Telecaster

    Guitar #5 - the SapeleTele I'm christening "Honeybee" for it's black and gold burl cap. This is my secohttp://lumberjocks.com/projects/new#nd semi-hollow electric and first body cut entirely on the CNC machine. The neck is hand-carved maple with a birdseye fretboard and features Abalone fret...
  15. "Table for two (or three), please" -- A sapele nook table

    Sapele nook table with a hexagonal-sided pedestal base (36" Dia. x 30" H) Major challenges for this project: - Cutting the hexagonal post dead-on, using a tablesaw - Cutting perfectly aligned mortises on the post and arms/legs for the Dominos Finish: 5 coats of hand-rubbed polyurethane...
  16. Oh No! Not More Rolling Pins!!

    Yes, more Rolling Pin! Did some experimenting with cuts and dimensions. Right most- playing with scraps- Maple, Sapele, Walnut and Cherry. Second from right- Maple, Walnut and Cherry. Smaller diameter pin and the center insert is thicker than the outside ones. The total insert width is still...
  17. Bookshelf with handy side cupboard in iroko laminated with other exciting timbers

    A number of people have told me that although my boxes are nice, they aren't actually much use (thanks for that), so I've made this. It's a small bookshelf suitable for a bedroom or study (I would say). The thing seems to have been around and rather in the way for aeons; this job has been...
  18. Anigre Coffee Table

    I had intended this coffee table to be a Serengeti-themed project with animal inlays but I ended up selecting a figured Anigre veneer for the top and couldn't bring myself to cut into it. (I'll add the animal figures to the remote control caddy I will build later.) The table base is MDF with...
  19. Rockford Box in Dovetailed Sapele with Swiss Pear top.

    This box is titled Rockford for Rockford, Illinois and is made from dovetailed Sapele with an inlaid Swiss Pear top. A fitted leather lining and brass hinges complete the box. Size: 6' deep x 8" wide x 4" high
  20. Custom Library Build

    Finished a room renovation to convert my living room into a library. I added in a coffered ceiling and a gas fireplace too. There is a link below to a video if your interested in the finished project or want to see the details of how i built the room. If you have any comments or suggestions...
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