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  1. Rustic Frames for Patent Prints

    On a quest to figure out something that I could make easily for the customers at the vintage markets that we sell at, I thought about picture frames while I was rebuilding my fence. This is the combination of those two thoughts. With an abundance of old fence pickets, I'll be able to make these...
  2. Rube Goldberg style Leprechaun Trap Steampunk? Kinetic Sculpture?

    Quinn, my son, was given a homework assignment to build a leprechaun trap. Last year we made a gentle trap that worked by confining leprechauns to a small apartment. Unfortunately, last year the leprechaun got away. Quinn decided that it would be better if we just shot the leprechaun, so he...
  3. Charles Rohlfs Style High Back Desk Chair recreated Mark DeCou Honduras Mahogany Wood handcarved

    Charles Rohlfs Style Chair, recreated in Honduras Mahogany, by Mark A. DeCou. This project was a commissioned item, if you'd like something similar, please start by visiting my ETSY.com store to review the commission listing You may also email me directly at: [email protected] ----------...
  4. Happy St. Patrick's Day!!! Framed Leprechaun Trap

    Several years ago my son Quinn was assigned to make a leprechaun trap for his pre-k class. The idea is that the kids get some crafting time with parents and learn a little bit about cause and effect. The problem is my family is very Irish and I am a woodworker. :) So when I sat down with...
  5. Steampunk apple wood tobacco pipe

    This one was a commission job The bowl is made from apple with brass gears recessed into it. The stem is black walnut with leather and brass accents wrapped around the shank.
  6. Custom Walking Cane Stick Hiking Ball Top Knob Twist bubinga Zebrawood Steampunk Defense Club

    Custom Walking Cane: > Ball Knob Walking Cane > Height: 37.25" > Ball Knob: African Zebrawood with Abalone Shell Inlay > Serial Number: #2012-05 > Decorative Rings: Curly Maple, Composite Turquoise, Cocobola, Curly Maple, vulcanized rubber > Shaft: Figured Bubinga, uncoiling ribbon style...
  7. Danforth Standard Digitrola

    Here's the blog post about how I made it. http://lumberjocks.com/Duckarrowtypes/blog/13725 Basically you're looking at a home-made MP3 player using natural horn amplification. In this project I discovered that I'm allergic to Marado (Bolivian Rosewood)! ACK! Consequently I finished the...
  8. GFWC Chair-ity Auction Donation 2011: Queen Victoria's Secret Steampunk Tinntinabulator

    You can pick your own chair or they'll hand you one. Most of the artists end up carving on them or painting. When the high school art students get involved, there us much more decorating and embellishment. The General Federation of Women's Clubs holds this event yearly. The beneficiary of...
  9. Realizing a Dream Slab Natural Live Edge Table Top Desk Coffee Huge Wide Thick Oak Custom Kansas

    Project Story: A Treatise on Trees, Faith, Miracles, and a Fork In the Road Back a few years ago I had a dream….."Hmmm…wouldn't it be cool to reclaim and salvage some big natural edge table-top sized slabs out of these trees around here that have blown down, or which just grew in the wrong...
  10. Steampunk Pen

    My latest project was a fun one. It's a Steampunk pen. What the heck is Steampunk you ask … well Steampunk is a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology but taking place in the modern era. This is what a modern ball point pen might...
  11. First attempt at acylic pens

    I've been fascinated by what people can do with pens. This is my first attempt at using acrylics for pen barrels. The first one is some metal armor embedded into the acrylic. The second includes some watch parts glued to a barrel that I painted. I used "Amazing Clear Cast" from Hobby Lobby for...
  12. Steampunk USB Drive Thumbdrive

    I have been amused by the steampunk movement for sometime now and decided that a friend needed to have a steampunk usb drive as a gift. This is a theme in my woodworking, I want to build something and so someone must need that thing, whether they know it or not. The construction is simple, a...
  13. Pens from scraps laying around the house....

    Here are some pens I made last week. I've been playing with acrylics and learning some new techniques. The first two pictures are pens made from egg shells. At one of our markets, I asked Julio (the guy who makes omelets) to save his shells for me. I took the shells, dryed them out well and...
  14. Restoration Maillard Allie Conformateur Brevete Allie Aine Formillon Hat Maker Head Measuring

    Photos from my recent restoration of a Maillard Allie Conformateur, Brevete Allie Aine Formillon, and a Brevete Plot Board. ------------- Project Story But….What is it? A Conformateur is used by hat makers to measure a customer's head. A restored tool can accurately give a perfect...
  15. Articulated Utility Arm

    A project I made after I needed an extra hand in the shop, this articulated utility arm is made out of some scrap oak and some spare copper piping I had lying around the shop. The idea spawned from my TinkerToys I had as a kid, and it's worked out wonderfully so far! I currently use it with my...
  16. Industrial Christmas Candle Arrangement

    We build an industrial candle arrangement for christmas from reclaimed materials.
  17. Heart Shaped Steampunk Bandsaw Box

    Heart Shaped Steampunk (ish) bandsaw box with old watch movement. Box is maple, lid is cherry, bottom is purpleheart (was supposed to be the top but I put the magnets in the wrong polarity). The lid is magnetic and my beautiful partner loves it.
  18. First table. Silver Maple top

    This was my first attempt at a table. It was decided not to go with a wood base. I (my wife) decided to go with a more industrial steampunk look for the base. It was for my cousins wedding so we figured it would be the perfect opportunity to work out any kinks before I built anymore. The top is...
  19. Crazy steampunkish chandelier

    Had a cheapie chandelier with bad wiring in my dining area. Decided to make one based on those old style edison bulbs. Added some LED downlights for reading and put an LED light behind some cobalt blue glass in the center. It's big…...5 ft wide! Curly maple and Shedua with metal and painted blue...
  20. Steampunk Valentines Necklace for my Love

    Purpleheart and Old Pocketwatch movement, Scroll saw, Drill Press, Belt Sander, Linseed, Poly and Paste wax. But I think I will strip the finish and Laquer it at some point. Happy Valentines Day!
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