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  1. Just a few of my boxes. Most with Through Dovetail Joinery.

    I have had pretty good success with building small keepsake boxes as gifts, special requests and to sell. Here is a sampling of some of my completed projects. My usual box construction is to use solid wood for the cases planed to 1/2" thickness. The tops are fancy veneer, matched inside and...
  2. 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
  3. Walnut Pencil Holder

    I had a peace of 12×4x4 walnut I got from I was not sure what to do with this piece and decided that a pencil holder would be the ideal candidate. I rub turned it and then let it dry for 6 weeks or so. Then I finished it with a Tung oil finish. There were some cracks in the...
  4. This was my first carving

    I did this 4"x4" HAPPY SUN back in 2001 in Basswood with only xacto blades. It was used for the jewlery box but in relief.
  5. Box

    This was my first box. Top made from maple, side cherry and foot made of oak.
  6. First Wood Ring

    This is my first try at making a wooden ring, I think it turned out pretty well! Made of curly maple but you obviously can't see any curls.
  7. Blanket Chest

    Spanish Cedar blanket chest I built for a charity auction. I found 2 very curly boards that I used for the end panels. For the bedroom or a covered porch.
  8. Engineman / Ships Helm

    Case represents the Engineman rating (bottom half) where he started his career in the engine room…and the top is the helm….where he finished his career as Captain of the ship.
  9. Candle holder center piece

    A center piece candle holder. It started with a package of votive candles that my future father in-law brought to me from a previous conversation we had about a project for a center piece. This is what my fiance and I came up with. It is made from 1/4" Purpleheart, and 1/4" Zebra wood. I had...
  10. Bandsaw Quick-Release

    (The movie has Moved to my blog so it shows up in "Videos") The CARTER version was a little pricey so I thought I would make my own. Check out the blog (above link) for a full description, video, and instructions.
  11. sisters home

    pics #1 and #2 are the finished project in my sisters new home, black walnut with 3 coats of our commercial clear lacquer. pic #3 is the posts i had to build to match her island posts, the builder installed them as i had run out of time with all the extras she kept adding. he was glad to help...
  12. More Juniper napkin or envelope holders

    Just a few more napkin or envelope holders I made out of Rocky Mountain Red Juniper. I'd posted one earlier, and wanted to show a little bit more how these can look. Each one has its own unique character. I used different stains on some of them to give different looks, too. Each is finished with...
  13. First piece of furniture

    My wife was getting a little sick of the olive drab harris storage locker that i had been using as a coffee table since my days in the barracks, so i promised her I would make her a new table. This is the first piece of furniture Ive made so i am quite open to some criticism here. I do not...
  14. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I have an old Delta Unisaw from 1955. The belts have seen better days. I got around to replacing them today - three of them. I just bought replacements from an auto parts store - regular V belts - all the same belts supposedly (same part #.) I put them on and fired it up tonight. Sounds good...
  15. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I just changed the tires on my band saw and I thought this would be a good time to ask about something that has been bothering me. Do you loosen the tension a bit at night and then tighten it back up when you are ready to use the saw? Does this actually help with the life of the tires, blade...
  16. Scrollsawing
    Purchased a supposedly nearly-new Dewalt 788 within the past year. We haven't used it much at all yet. Noticing that the motor is bogging down when blade tension is increased. What do I need to know to overcome this motor bog down issue? The above link is to a video of the saw bogging down...
  17. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Is the scroll saw blade tensioner supposed to be released every time you stop using it or just to change the blade?
  18. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    This is a build-it-yourself digital bandsaw tension gauge I made with a Raspberry Pi and a load-cell. I replaced the tension spring of my Hitachi Model CB-75F bandsaw with a couple of adapters and a load-cell to read the force directly applied to the upper wheel. This device measures the...
  19. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I'm about to get the riser block for my G0555LX so i can resaw wider boards, and I'm trying to figure out what the best blade for that purpose would be. I've read that sometimes saws that say they can handle 3/4" blades have trouble tensioning them properly. Does anyone have any experience with...
  20. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I got the Rikon 10-325 and it has worked great for the past 5 years or so up until fairly recently whenever I started having a problem with the belt. It doesn't want to stay tensioned. I tension it and then proceed to cut and the blade stops because the belt loses tension. I contacted Rikon and...
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