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  1. Pembroke table

    Made out of walnut with the secondary wood of poplar. Stringing and bell flowers done with holly. Drawer front is ribbon stripe mahogany and ambonya burl. Finish is Waterlox. Thanks for having look!
  2. Neoclassical Coffee Table

    Solid Honduran Mahogany. Drawer fronts are Solid Tiger Maple with Purpleheart cross-banding and Tiger Maple cock bead. 6 Dovetailed drawers (hand cut) 3 on front 3 on back. Square tapered legs with Holly stringing and berry inlay , 8 Holly sand-shaded ellipses (2 inlayed on each leg) legs also...
  3. Federal Game Table

    Here's a Federal period (ca. 1810 or thereabouts) game table I just completed. Basic side table with my own design elements, including the veneer, inlay, and the folding leaves. There's a slide show on my website showing the steps involved, if anyone is...
  4. Bedside table bookmark

    A bookmark shelf perfect for a bedside table. Set the book across the shelf open to the page you're on (see the last picture for an example). It holds your place while displaying your book at the same time, without breaking the book's spine. I made it as a gift for a friend who is a librarian...
  5. Federal Period Card Table

    Mahogany primary, poplar secondary, q.s. white oak, mahogany crotch veneer, fiddle-back maple veneer, big-leaf Western maple burl inlays, scorched maple bellflower inlays, maple stringing, maple purfling, maple and walnut & mahogany banding, holly & ebony stringing. 6+ coats pre-cat sprayed...
  6. Federal table carcass , drawer to follow next month

    This is a small cherry federal table , it has holly stringing done by hand and dremel , bandings from lee valley but inlaid by small router plane and also has handcut "bellflower" inlays sand shaded in maple. overall the table is not bad. however oversanding resulting in having some issues...
  7. Rosewood Sofa Table

    Start up Some time back, I was contacted by a customer in possession of a late Georgian English Rosewood Sofa Table. The table, while in near perfect condition, presented a problem in that it would not support the weight of the clients equally valuable and important Remington Bronze Sculpture...
  8. Blood, Sweat, and Tears

    Hello Lumberjocks, The title says it all! I've been working on this since May almost every weekend. Before that, I practiced dovetails until I could hardly stand it. The wood is walnut, with poplar as the secondary wood. The finish is Watco Danish oil, clear shellac, and wax. First time trying...
  9. Keepsake Boxes

    This pair of keepsake boxes were a commison by a good friend here in Western Australia for his two Grandsons who live in the UK. He wanted something simple, but I said I don't do simple! So in order to maintain my interest while making them, we compromised and decided two 'simple' parquetry...
  10. Frame and Panel Blanket Chest

    Carcase is solid Cherry. panels are veneered plywood with Quilted Maple on the outside and Aromatic cedar on the inside. Posts have a Federal style stringing pattern inlayed with Holly. Lid has a 1.5 inch thick foam cushion for sitting and is upholstered with a floral pattern. Chest also has a...
  11. Half round federal table

    Made on and off over the course of a year the table is made of a "bricklaid" poplar apron covered with a bookmatched pomele sapele veneer, sapele legs inlaid with maple sandshaded flowers, holly and ebony stringing, ebony feet and birdseye maple fields. The top is mdf veneered with african...
  12. kitchen island

    my kitchen island… built it out of aspen .
  13. First Shot at Ball & Claw

    This project is a lot of first for me. First time carving ball & claw,stringing,fans,and first time spraying with my new spray gun. Genuine Mahogany, Ebony, Holly, first time I used Hide Glue I like it. Varnish Top and Lacquer Frame and legs. I want to make a highboy so I practiced carving on...
  14. Inlay Tools: Straight Line Cutter

    This is the second tool in the series. I've blogged the build for that as well.
  15. Side Table

    This side table is made out of pine, simple mortise and tonon construction with a drawer in the middle
  16. Arts and Crafts Frame

    My wife is a paralegal but she's also a classically trained soprano who sings with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Choir. This theatre playbill was from one of her performances and I needed to frame it to hang on our living room wall. This was one of my earlier projects and if I had it to...
  17. Cross Sign

    I made this project in my dorm room in college. I had a crappy grade in my New Testament Survey class and needed some extra credit. My cousin and I (I'm on the left) decided to make the sign that was above the cross during Jesus' crucifixion. The order is Hebrew, Latin and Greek. The...
  18. Mahogany hall table

    This is a recently finish hall table i made for my mother and father in law as a thank you. It's african mahogany for the aprons/legs. Curly maple for the drawer fronts, quartersawn sapele for the top, mahogany stringing, holly stringing. 2 coats of danish oil. This one was a whole new learning...
  19. Inlay Sampler

    Much as women of the 18th and 19th Centuries made Needlepoint Samplers to show their abilities, I had a thought that an Inlay Sampler might be nice to showcase what types of things I like to incorporate for decorative details. Stringing is made of Holly and Ebony and the fan is alternating...
  20. Jewellery Box 2

    Another burr walnut veneered box, with maple on the inside. This was the second of the complicated boxes I made. Compartments and drawers make the inside more interesting. Some simple hand held fret saw 'boulle' cutting, to put names inside, was the limit of my marquetry skills at the time.
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