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  1. My first post!

    Here's a clock I have been working on for the last month. I got the turquoise on ebay in the form of 18" necklaces for a couple of bucks each. After pounding the turquoise into various consistencies from pebbles to powder I super glued it into imperfections in the white oak. I also took dental...
  2. Pedestal bowl or chalice: West Indian Satinwood and Lignum Vitae.

    Bowl or chalice recently finished. West Indian Satinwood and Lignum Vitae. Almost 10" tall. Paste wax finish. Thanks for looking! Alexander
  3. Wooden family crest photo album

    Finished a long project, I was commissioned (in a way, by a family member, so ya more like asked but not payed, but in this case it's ok) to make a wooden photo album for my grandfather's 90th birthday. Found a nice peice of walnut with a knot hole, used a clean portion to carve the Blair...
  4. Black Oak Burl Custom Fly Fishing Net w/Kingman Turquoise & Copper Inlay by Sierra Nets

    I have been on hiatus from here since the spring. Apologies. A lot has happened both good(lots of fishing) & not so good(My dear mother passed), but I am still heavily engaged in the sport. The custom net biz has been quite good, and my backlog remains out into 2014. I feel mighty blessed...
  5. Custom Steak Knives: Stainless Steel Damascus Blades; Elk Antler, Scrimshaw, Rustic Display Box

    This set of Steak Knives was a commissioned project, so it has been sold. If you would like something similar, please email me at: [email protected] Here are other Knife Sets I've built: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Other Knives? I have Hunting...
  6. A couple of firsts for me

    This turned box represents a couple of firsts for me. This is my first time to turn anything on endgrain and with the pith left in. I found this to be fairly difficult, as the wood was on the verge of being unworkable due to that fine line between spalted and rotted. I stabilized it with...
  7. Turquoise Inlaid Horse Head Art Wall Hanging/ Table Top

    My 8 year old daughter is building a table for her bedroom. She found this piece of redwood slab scrap and asked if I could help her inlay a design into it. I craved it out, and she helped me inlay the turquoise. This is going to be her table top…. more pictures to come when we help her finish...
  8. Simple serving tray

    A little quick build using a chunk of burl I had hanging around. My new hobby is turquoise inlay so I had to use a bit here, I wish this burl had more defects ;)
  9. Reloading bench

    This is a reloading bench that I made for my brother. The top is a double thickness of 3/4" MDF glued & screwed together. the doors hide drawers built of 3/4" birch plywood with 1/2" bottoms (shells are heavy). One door hides 2 pull-out trays, for storing flats of 12 gauge shells. We both...
  10. Ancient Art to New -- From Rock Art to Wood Art in a Segmented Bowl

    It's been a couple of years (life is way too busy) since my last segmented bowl projects, a Southwest style bowl, and my Ugliest Bowl - which I made to link the past with the present. Since then, I've been seeking inspiration for a new project, and I found it in an unusual place. It too...
  11. Yes folks,ANOTHER KerfMaker...

    After seeing LJ newcomer ChrisinOttowa's take on BCTW's genius device,the KM1,I was inspired to post my take on it. Like Chris's my version also utilises brass & Rosewood,in my case Bocote,Mexican Rosewood.I also used some black veined turquoise Trustone & African Blackwood. 90mm long by 16mm...
  12. A "Moses" Wood Spirit Carved Walnut Folk-Art Walking Cane with Deer Antler & Turquoise Handle

    ------------------------------ This cane has been "SOLD" and resides in Clements, Kansas USA Welcome Surfers: If you are surfing looking for a special walking cane on the internet, go toward the bottom of this posting where you'll find a list of canes that I have built that are ready to ship...
  13. Custom Exotic Steak Knife Set Stainless Steel Damascus Elk Antler Fossilized Walrus Ivory Walnut

    This six (6) piece Steak Knife Set was commissioned and has been sold. If you would like something similar, please email me at: [email protected] for more information. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Specs: Blades: Stainless Steel Damascus, 33...
  14. Turquoise inlay

    First attempt with stone inlay. I learned mostly about the importance of wearing nitrile gloves when using crushed stone and CA glue. Just about lost my fingerprints on this one. The wood is some offcut of oak (I think) that I found at the bottom of a pile somewhere. A fun little board that we...
  15. Desert Ironwood Bangle over Copper

    Here is one of my latest bangles, a Desert Ironwood with turquoise inlay over copper - size 8. I used some gemstone quality sleeping beauty turquoise and crushed it myself. This bangle has a new profile I have been trying which has some asymmetry. C&C welcome! Eric
  16. Burl wood topped box, Turquoise Inlay

    I bought some lumber from a woman cleaning out her barn, $10/wheel barrow full. I added a stump of burl wood to the pile. After cutting on the band saw and running the piece through my planer, I trimmed it with purple heart and maple. The sides are of ambrosia maple with walnut splines. I...
  17. NOT for the firepit!

    Florida Rosewood vessel 8" H x 5 1/2" D I was fortunate in finding some Rosewood blanks at my local Woodcraft store. They acquired a supply of various kinds of wood from an older gentleman whose health and age did not permit him to do woodworking anymore. I picked 3 blanks to go home with me...
  18. Lid box with turquoise inlay

    Wood turned lid box made using crushed turquoise stones. I used super glue after putting the stones in the lid recess and filed it down on my lathe. I drilled various size holes into side of the box for an aesthetic appeal.
  19. Mesquite Carved Vessels

    These are new carved vessels that were completed for our last mesquite show and are now headed to England, along with a ribbon sculpture and the Shangrila Rocker. In an effort to promote mesquite products overseas we sent a few pieces to display and sale. We're excited to go global and confident...
  20. Fancy Walking Cane, Camphor Burl, Maple, Bubinga, Whitetail Deer Antler, Inlays & Silver End Caps

    ------------------------------------- This was a commissioned walking cane, so it has been sold and shipped to Emporia, Kansas, USA Cane Serial Number #2008-27 Height: 35.5 inches Welcome Web Surfers: If you are surfing looking for a special walking cane on the internet, go toward the bottom...
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