In this top opening box with spring mechanism I try to make a Clarence Rennefeld inspired lid. But skills to make equal parts weren´t aquired yet. So, I make a new design looking to change errors into creativity.
Woods are guayubira (sides), quina (picture frame), kiri, chancharana, nogal y...
Other box inspired in Clarence Rannefeld book, but with better results :-). The mechanism is detailed in the blog
In these box, because its size I put double latch and double spring. (hair buckle spring)
woods are nogal (walnut), cedro (cedar), kiri y cancharana.
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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...
Cepheid is a wooden kinetic sculpture named after pulsating stars. Its curvy, ray-like forms slice and meld into each other as they spin and rock in a seemingly random motion. As Cepheid is set into motion by its spring and magnetic escapement mechanism, it creates a unique visual display of...
another exercise inlaying end grain pine with cancharana and marupá (not end grain)
box structure in calden, also sliding dovetail
mechanism detailed in the blog
finishing with tung oil
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It's a picnic table.
Built from 2 by lumber. I did, however, take the time to joint and plane all the boards flat. No finish. But, I may add spar varnish in the next couple days - undecided.
Links to picnic table plans here
A box a little smaller than usually, and taking inlay techniques to another step.
mechanism is detailed in the blog
woods are guayubira (structure), curupay (frame), guaica, marupá, guayubira (inlay)
finishing with tung oil
Another recent candle tray that I designed to be cut on the scroll saw. This time I used 1/2" maple to create the tray. The tight, even grain of the maple held up well to the intricately scrolled design. The strawberries themselves are overlay pieces, which give the piece depth and dimension...
Back in 2019, I created a thin strip jig as a way to cut thinner stock in a repeatable fashion. Thin strips might not seem desirable until you need one. The one I originally made wasn't well documented, so I started a new one. I'm going to run through it here.
First I created a base by...
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What does this thing do? Watch...
mechanisms are back!
In this box the inlay frame cover the drawer top, so it´s more difficult to guess where is the drawer, and it´s easy for the woodworker to avoid gaps in joinery.
box structure and frame are in guatambú
inlay in nogal, okume and peteriby, with sambuceiro lines
I mentioned in my last project that I was continuing to work on "getting outside the pen kit box." These two pens are my latest in that trajectory. The parts are from a slimline kit, but I left off the center band and turned the top portion without a cap, using a shopmade mandrel. They're made...
I am working on a new series of bowls to sell at a craft show in my home town. I wanted them to have a spring theme.
I turned 6 Ash bowls and carved three small feet on each. One got too thin and split apart on the lathe. I turned off the broken rim and was left with an odd shape that didn't...
This is my Single Blade Box Joint jig of my own design. It means I can easily make proper box joints without the need for a dado / stacked blade set.
How does it work? Your work pieces clamp to a sliding fence which follows a template via a 'key'. You make your cut, slide the fence over and...
Video of Build:
Native mason bees can be housed to protect them from pests, diseases and predators. They are excellent early season pollinators for orchards and other early season fruit crops. Mason bees can do more work than...
little box with spring mechanism which is detailed in the blog
box structure and sliding dovetail in guayubira
lid frame in cancharana
inlay in guayubira, kiri, marupá, cancharana
guayubira can be very dark (almost black), dark brown, pale brown, and a mix of these.
some mistakes here, and...
3'x3' old box spring I made into a light fixture. Gonna put it over a poker table I think. Got 25 watt clear bulbs and puts out a nice soft light. Wiring was a little tricky, kinda tuff to hide it with the 1×1's
My Mom's birthday is in mid- April. My daughter and I wanted to make her something that she would like, and out of wood. I came up with the idea of a log cabin birdhouse. She could enjoy it every time she looked out her back windows, and it would create some extra activity/entertainment for her...
This cute bunny trinket box, small carrot box and ornaments are not only great projects to make for Easter, but as decorations that can be displayed all through the spring or summer seasons. You could even use it in a baby's room to hold cotton swabs, diaper pins or small hair ornaments.