I decided to try my hand at making a yo yo for my nephew, who back in is youth loved his yo yo. I came up with this custom French Goat Toys yo yo.It is made with some cherry I had sitting around and stained with his favorite color.And best of all, it actually works.
This small sturdy Breakfast Table is a great option for a dining/breakfast area. A place where you can create memories with your family, while enjoying a nice meal. I built this table using just 2×6s and 4×4s costing me about $70 of material. Farmhouse furniture is so in style right now, and you can build your own for a great price. Also, another plus to DIY is you can stain or paint it whatever color you like. Enjoy building. Find the free plans at TheDIYPlan.
Box number 21 in my recent box series. This is number 7 in my Adventures into Shape.This box is built from pine and poplar and the splines and beads are mesquite and pine. There are also walnut and cedar in the feet, the lid and the pull.I used machines to mill the wood and to cut the angles and dimensions and used chisels and gouges to carve the basic form. Hand sanded most of the form and tried a die grinder with 3m roloc 1 inch discs. The bands of the poplar on this box run horizontally along the bottom of the triangular form. These were carved away to reveal the exaggerated rounded bottom of the main piece.The jewelry box core has a pull that makes it easy to lift out of the larger box This five tray felt lined box has a brass rod axle which allows each tray to swivel open. There are magnets also embedded in the walls of the trays that keep the different trays aligned. Dimensions are as follows… Outside dimensions of the Atomic Bombe are 11 at the widest on each side x 17 1/2 tall. The inner core ring tray box is 4 on each side x 8 tall and each tray is 1 deep.During the build I wanted the bottom of the box to extend lower than it actually was so I added some more wood and created a secret compartment on the bottom. The box must be emptied and then flipped over to access the compartment. The bottom lid swivels on a brass screw and has two rare earth magnets that help keep it closed in the right position.
Finish is an oil based fruitwood stain and a wipe on mixture of oil based poly and mineral spirits. Followed with Johnson's Paste Wax. I skipped using shellac on this one and the overall finish is a little clearer and more of a satin sheen.I felt like this box was very similar to the last one Rocket Bombe Ring Box but I wanted to post a couple of pics of both for comparison. The inner tray box on this one is much larger and the actual curvature of the outer box is much more extreme. I seem to do a couple of versions of each of the last few boxes with some changes. They are definitely related and they also have some major differences.Any thoughts on the actual finish without the shellac? The matte finish is a little more natural but I am not sure what to think.Thanks for looking. As always, comments and suggestions are welcome. Jon