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  1. Balvenie (Scotch) Cabinet

    This is a project I have worked on for way too long, (Work and Football season have really taken their toll). In my continuing quest for better hand cut dovetails and building small cabinets, i built this out of Flame Birch and Peruvian Walnut. I purchased the Birch with no project in mind, but...
  2. Hall Table

    Solid Walnut top, legs, and aprons. Solid figured walnut drawer front. Solid mahogany panels. Drawer rides on wooden slides. The finish is orange shellac and top coated with dak wax.
  3. Pine Bed Frame

    Hey all, I just finished my son's bed frame. I chose Pine to match the dresser and bedside table I had made earlier. I attached the upper and lower stretchers to the posts with mortise and tenon's to form a frame. I then made a smaller "frame" consisting of vertical rails and two additional...
  4. Walnut cross with carved-in letters

    Walnut cross with carved-in letters. Made for order. Materials - walnut, natural pigment for letters; woodfinish - natural beeswax. Lengh of the cross - 4ft.
  5. Jatoba iPad Stands

    Jatoba iPad Stands So I ordered some Jatoba 2×2x12 blanks (from Bellforestproducts.com) to make iPad stands for Christmas. With 2 blanks I was able to make 3 stands that are about 4L x 4W x 2H. I just trued up the blanks since they came a little rough and I used biscuits to align them for...
  6. Restored Tilt Top Table

    Restored tilt top table for a friend. All three legs had to reattached, which led to some creative clamping (second picture). There were also many bits that had simply broken off over time. Each of the three tripod legs had snapped off at some point in the life of this table, and blocks had to...
  7. Sofa Table with Granite Insert

    I was selected to build a Mission style sofa table with some granite scraps from the clients kitchen. I used elements of Mission furniture such as through tenons, side slats, shelf, similar dimensions, and corbels, but that is where the similarities end. The top and shelf are cherry with...
  8. Wine Bottle Stoppers - Wood Turning

    A few months ago I walked into a woodshop and kindled the flame of an old interest. Something new and exciting that stuck out to me was the wood lathe. The first time I saw the lathe I wanted to get someone to show me how to use it. After a month of catches and slips I bought my own and have...
  9. Engagement and Wedding gift

    This is an enhancement and addition to the "Friends" sign. I had the 2 messages connect and be one as with the marriage of two friends. It took a bit of detailing to get the pieces to match perfectly.
  10. Keep Your Cutoffs for Pens

    So many pen makers yearn for the exotic and highly figured woods for their best pen kits. I have done the same myself. This Quartersawn White Oak taught me that the straightest grains are often just as stunning. I also learned (probably unfortunately) that I should never throw anything out...
  11. Tapered Leg Hall Table

    Here is a Hall Table I recently made out of Pennsylvania Cherry. Tapered legs, floating drawer, half-blind dovetails, continuous grain and beveled top. Finished with 3coates of Tried and True Danish oil and light brown wax.
  12. First Bowls

    Bowls are purple heart, butternut, burl maple (with some really light spalting on the oppostie side but only showed the burl in the pics since I like it more), Box elder, and maple, from left to right. They are the first bowls I've ever produced. Though now that I think about it there not in...
  13. Bandsaw Bowls

    These are two bandsaw bowls, the first of which is 8 and 1/2 inches in diameter and 3 and 1/2 inches tall. It was made from one block of wood 9 inches by 9 inches and 3/4 inch thick. The woods are purpleheart, bubinga, canary, padauk, walnut, and ash. It is made up of sixty pieces and is...
  14. Solar WaxMelter

    The box is made of plywood and pine, insulated in the inside and topped with a double pane glass window on the top. In a mild day,of 80 F in the sun, the temperature inside the box reached 176F more than enough to melt the wax from the beehives.
  15. Last Patchwork Bowl (for awhile)

    This is another Patchwork Quilt bowl made from leftover strips and pieces, not because I've used up all my leftovers, but just time to move on. This one has some Cherry, Monterillo, Myrtle, Cocobolo, Maple, Padauk, and Walnut. Finish is Tung Oil and Wax. Its a little over 9" in diameter and...
  16. world war 2 rifle stock refinish

    This is a old rifle that I got for my 18th birthday this year. It was made in 1943 and the stock was well beyond worn out. The pics with out the old pizza box i worked on are of the stock before it was refinished. First I striped the old shellac finish with 60 grit sandpaper and sanded it up to...
  17. Oak Tool Tote for Nephew

    This is a late Christmas Present for my 7 year old nephew who spends just as much time in the garage trying to build things as I do. I filled it with a basic starter woodworking set per Paul Seller's recommendations. The tool tote is simple housing dado joints all done by hand made with...
  18. RAK outfitters work

    We were asked by a local outfitter Store to design and build new display units for their shirts and hats and anything else they may need to sell. The first design is a set of cubicles for holding their personalized shirts. It has 10 compartments and a large table top for more display space. The...
  19. Going away boxes

    Built these two boxes as going away gifts for my Command Sergeant Major and Battalion Commander. The boxes are constructed with Paduak, Zebrawood, and Hickory. Designs on top were added with a Colwood Burner by hand and the finish is 3 coats laquer and 4 coats johnsons paste wax. I love the...
  20. Inverted world

    This is a flat wall hanging 220mm x 220mm x 6mm thick. Made from solid (pic' 4), book-matched Padauk, African Blackwood and Sycamore. Glue is PVA. It is sanded to 600 grit and waxed. For the story behind it and its making go to my blog As you can see from pic' 5 it can be hung any of the...
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