The Woodshop Shed

adventures in woodworking and home maintenance, from my shop in an oversized backyard shed

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Segmented swim bait with cloth hinge

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Segmented swim bait with cloth hingeI've been making baits the past few months, self taught with youtube assist. I've posted a couple here before. They are a woodworking project on a small scale. Nice change from big furniture as it's easy to move around. Then again it's sometimes cumbersome, being so small, for my big old fingers.This bait is different as it has four segments to allow fluid movement but the hinges are made form cloth to keep it from looking to unnatural or bulky.
Other points of interest… My first treble trailer hook fly tying and use of my homemade UV chamber to cure the outer coat.A youtube video of the bait's build here



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Puriri and Kahikatea Toki

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Puriri and Kahikatea TokiThis Maori toki is made of puriri wood with a kahikatea veneer highlight running all the way round. Puriri is an extremely hard wood and was traditionally used by Maori for making weapons and tools. Both puriri and kahikatea are endemic to New Zealand.A symbol of courage and strength in times of adversity, toki were worn by Mori elders as a symbol of power, wisdom and authority.



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Fender Strat Style Guitar

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Fender Strat Style GuitarThis is my second guitar. It's designed to be a blues Fender copy. I heard somewhere that 2 makes somebody an official luthier. Anybody on the fence about making one, thinking they lack the skill or something, I would say get going, it's a rewarding project that gives back more than most.My wife's arthritis is getting to her guitar playing. An electric has lower action and she didn't have one yet. Merry Christmas!For this design, I found a 1962 Fender Strat drawing on line and followed the print. The body is 3/8 of Zebrawood laminated over 1-3/8 Honduran Mahogany. For a blues style, the Mahogany is supposed to give the guitar a mellow tone. The neck is Hard Maple reinforced with 2 carbon fiber barstock pieces (0.25×0.40 section oriented to stiffen in string direction). The neck is laminated, with the grain being alternated for stability and a stripe of Mahogany (racing?) For any guitar, such a stiff neck is supposed to improve sustain. My wife tried several different neck profiles while taking some lessons at a local store. (I recommend this, neck profile is very important especially for arthritis). I ordered a pre-cut black ebony fretboard and added the fret wire myself.The electronics are 100% Fender, this being a gift. I ordered the Texas Blues style of pickup set and an American modern tremolo bridge. The tuners are modern locking style.It felt great shaping this guitar. So much fun. The tolerances needed for a guitar are not that demanding. Mainly you have to get the neck on straight! There is so much adjust-ability in the bridge and nut and truss rod that the rest doesn't have to be that accurate. +/- 1/32 is ok. Use marking knives and good scales and verniers when possible and it'll work out fine.I finished the body with 3 coats of poly gloss and carefully scraped the nibs with a razor blade. Looks fine. I finished the neck with 4 coats spray lacquer and glossed it up with a progression of wet sandpaper. Serious players say lacquer feels best.Plays great! I guess I never experienced good sustain before because this guitar really has it and I didn't recognize it. Must be the stiff neck? A beautiful ringing that lasts 20 seconds.Again, very worthwhile project. Cost $950 (wood $120). It's the Fender components. They were fined for anti-trust price fixing in Great Britain recently and price their stuff in the US high and never discount. Brutal what the market can bear trying to make a buck can't blame them. And it was a gift.The stand is made from some old steam bent Red Oak crest rail blanks held together with friction lap joints. I used a glue gun to lay down some strips of purse leather where it touches the guitar.



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Old Fashion Game Boards

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Old Fashion Game BoardsThose who might have grown up in the old days might have played on something like these? Only thing is that these are not that old.After looking at similar styles on Pinterest and other online sites. I came up with my ideas. Each board is made from re-claimed ceder fence pickets. Glued together, clamped and sanded I cut to final size. Using painters tape, acrylic paints I created my designs. lastly I would rough sand to distress as you see. Finally I coat with paste wax.



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Back Flow Incense Burner/Inside-Out Turning

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Back Flow Incense Burner/Inside-Out TurningI wanted to make another back flow incense burner but not a typical waterfall type so I designed this one like water falling through and arch. First I needed the arch which I made from an inside out turning.Then I turned the floating base with a recess for the arch ( to center it) and which is doweled and glued to the base. After finishing the the wood with many coats of clear matte spray ( to get it to come to a satin sheen), I poured turquoise chips in the bottom and flooded the pool with clear epoxy resin. The base is 5 1/2” round and the whole thing is 7 1/4” high. The last two shots were the raw wood pieces as they came out of the lathe.Below is a video of the burner working.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKsbybw313UCheers, Jim



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After Christmas Bowl

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After Christmas BowlThe next bowl in my Christmas Bowls series—which was supposed to be finished by Christmas but at this rate looks like it will stretch into next summer. The three previous bowls can be seen here.This bowl was intended for my nephew and his wife, who are devout, so I decided to carve a Bible verse into the rim. I carved the bowl down somewhat flatter than the other bowls to make the rim big enough to accommodate the verse. The interior of the bowl is carved with a texture. Here I am working on that:
I chose a part of the famous verse from 1 Corinthians by the Apostle Paul. The letter shapes I've used are based upon the carvings on Trajan's Column in Rome, which dates from before 100 AD. Paul probably left Rome before the column was started, but maybe not, and so I imagine that perhaps he looked upon those letters before he wrote his letters to the Corinthians. Here are the letters in process:
It took quite a bit longer to carve the letters than I expected. Although they may look big, in fact many of the parts were quite thin or small and so it was pretty painstaking to carve them. (And zebrawood is a little stringy, which didn't help.)After carving I painted in the letters with gold sign paint. The bowl was then finished with butcher block conditioner (mineral oil + beeswax).



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Box for a router plane

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Box for a router planeMade from quarter sawn Ash, dovetailed corners, dust seal around the lid. Made to house a Stanley No. 71-1/2 Router plane. Added labels to let me know what is in the box. Raised panel in the lid.Nice weekend project. Stain is called Gunstock. So far, just one coat of amber shellac. labels were downloaded from the internet. Bright brass hardware.



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WW 11 Jeep & Trailer

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WW 11 Jeep & TrailerThis is my latest model made mainly of NZ Kauri and Walnut. Tyers are ebonized Mahogany. Thanks to Crowie for his help.
This is another model that has already been sold to raise money for charity. I am very lucky that I have found a model collector who would like every model I produce for his collection and he is prepared to pay a fair price knowing that the money is going to a good cause.



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Our Barn Quilt

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Our Barn QuiltA barn quilt I made for our house. Each piece of wood has a meaning to our family. The black walnut is from a tree that was in the yard of our first house, The oak is from my grandpa's shop, the white is cedar and red stained maple is from my cousins land, the blue is cedar found from our current house that was it's original siding and the corners are purple heart because we like it!



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Leather lined Letter tray

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Leather lined Letter traySimple little Sunday project using reclaimed baltic birch ply scraps, glue and nails. Nothing fancy
I have an assortment of leather so I Barge cemented it to the bottom thin plywood.
The tray was supposed to be for my office desk, but I used a dark stain that matches our kitchen cabinets and, well
it got confiscated for kitchen duty.
So now I have to make another one for me!



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Keepsake Box

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Keepsake BoxI made this keepsake box for my son's birthday.
the sides are made of Leopard Wood, and the top, front, and back are Birdseye Maple.
The Maple has a light coat of dye and the finish is Lacquer.
The plans were from Woodsmith Magazine, and it was fun to build!



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A Few More Pendants

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A Few More PendantsI had some time to kill and a few pieces of different woods so I made some more pendents for the park craft sale.
They are 3/8”x 1 1/4” x 2 5/8” and sanded to shape with an .099” hole across the top for the cord.
The first two are osage orange, then three ironwood ones, theree mesquite ones and the last 2 are smaller ironwood ones the size of the first one a I made a week ago.There is no finish…they are just buffed and waxed.....have to keep the elves busy..no slackers!Cheers, Jim



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Christmas Present... Past.

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Christmas Present... Past.Boys and Girls,majuvla's (aka. Ivan, probably through the compliments of the Hrvatska policija) project of some paper draped, upright erections reminded me of this little bereft project… thanks maj'.Who says I don't make Christmas presents for friends... which by the way were never reciprocated (but who's keeping a score card),
They do as these were the last I made 3 years ago,

and me since no-one has paid me for them. Consequently I've decided to no longer keep the secret that its NOT Santa who gives out presents and am quite complacent in heralding that those cheap skates got them from me, as there's no such thing as a freebie Santa.Let's not delve on those free loaders and concentrate on how they were made.They all started off as a 30mm x 30mm lamination of 19mm Merbau decking,

roughly rounded on the router table. Set up my shop-made lathe dowel maker,

and un-roughened the roughly-round,

(appologies for the focus) and finished up with a nolonger-square 1 dia. dowel (LHS),
Tritoned the dowel maker and prepared for the cranking,
Long threaded one end,
After short threading the other end, it was mounted on the lathe for some oiling,

the slow speed of the lathe (50 RMPs) made rubbing oil into the individual threads with a rag quite easy. The reverse speed ensured a good coating of oil. Didn't oil the full long thread as it was destined to be trimmed,

The nuts (above) were drawn using the following purchased template ($6 US),

I then made my own template using CorelDraw and my Laser for $8

the original template ($6) for idea/specifications and $2 for the material go figure the economy now I have two templates for $14 lucky I have two hands!Two pieces of merbau were laminated to make the nuts and base. For the base, the round over profile of the merbau planks was used to accentuate the middle seam. It was then tapped with a 1 tool using burnishing oil as lubricant,
and sanded,
All got a good couple of coats of tung oil,
and eventually assembled
I did manage to keep one, as the missus succumbed to paying the asking ”Santa fee”,



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Cherry Couch Tables

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Cherry Couch TablesMade some couch tables for the honey. They are solid cherry with walnut plugs in the top for an accent. The cherry was harvested by me from the family farm in New Hampshire over 25 years ago and had been sitting in my grandfathers barn ever since. I have a lot more cherry and hope to make more projects with it soon.



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Kayaks for the grandkids

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Kayaks for the grandkids The two kayaks are identical except for the color scheme. Made from a plan from CLC boats, with 4mm marine plywood. This is not from a kit. After cutting the panels, I temporarily glue the edges and then I fiberglassed the interior and exterior of the deck and the hull and then joined them together. More fiberglass and epoxy, sanding and painting and done.(400 hours later)
This kayak will support 100lb. Is about 8' long and 24 wide and weighs about 42lb.



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First Project - Workbench

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First Project - WorkbenchBrand new to woodworking, Fiance' wanted some wooden lantern type centerpieces made for our wedding. I started doing some calculations and realized buying 36” dowels from Home Depot for $3.90 a piece was going to cost me a fortune.I then decided to rip and make my own dowls and bases from a much more manageable piece of 1×8 longboard :)(those pics to come later)Long Story short, I have a dinky, tiny 1 car garage that has my fiance's school stuff (She is a 4th grade teacher) all through it so space is limited. I needed a mobile workbench/outfeed table to move to the driveway on nice days to maximize space… So this is it!



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Drunken Checkerboard Breakfast Tray

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Drunken Checkerboard Breakfast Tray A tray I made for a wedding present for my daughter. My son & his wife got the negative.



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Router table stop and flip stop build.

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Router table stop and flip stop build. This is something I wanted to build for some time.
Nothing great just a good mental exercise.
Mafe built a great pair and motivated me to make these.I searched the internet for some ideas and came up with these.
One flip and one non flip.
Their made from hard maple. And the knobs are made from Cumaru.I drilled two holes for the inside corners of the flip stop, and cut the sides out on the band saw.A ridge was routed out to keep the stop in the track.Making an octagon on the band saw.Drilling out the opening for the Brass threaded rubber nut.
The larger hole was drilled first. The tip indent of the first larger Forstner bit was used as a guide for the smaller through hole.Gluing the nut to the wood knob.
I had these rubber nuts with brass threads laying around for I don't know for how long, and finally got to use them.
I think I got them at Lowe's.FYI. If you noticed the stop on the left is lighter in color than the one on the right, it's because the one on the left was sprayed with shellac and the one on the right was sprayed with lacquer.They were made from the same scrap of wood.



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Small Torsion Top Outfeed/Assembly Table

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Small Torsion Top Outfeed/Assembly TableLast year I decided that the folding out-feed table I had built several years ago was no longer adequate.
This outfeed table was used more as a work bench than the out-feed table I had designed it to be and was showing its age and abuse. (This photo was take about 15 years ago.)After reading many many posts on this site I came up with a design that would work in my small shop.I sort of got the premise from Marc Spagnuolo's torsion top bench.This table had to fit in a specific location when in use and when not is use. My shop shares its space with the wife's car every night.I only have a few construction photos (I know, I know…sorry).Here is the torsion box laid out and the glue up started. The MDF board on the bottom was coated with two coats of paste wax to keep the glue from sticking to it.I didn't think to take another photo until I was almost done. The entire top is made from 1/2” MDF with a 3/16” hardboard top. The legs are 2×6 kiln dried construction grade fir that I trimmed and planned down to 1-1/2” thick. You can see in the background that I kept part of the folding table attached to the table-saw. I like it and it give me 12” of extra depth to the saw when I'm using my new OF table as an assembly table.Here I have added the red oak trim, Bottom shelf, and the wheels. All done.This is how I use this bench most of the time.It's not very fancy but it is super strong and very heavy. The top is dead flat and that's what I was needing.Thanks for looking



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Swivel Table Top Stand

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Swivel Table Top StandI decided to make this nice stand to mount my bench grinder and my Work Sharp system.Awhile back my son gave me this small table that was to be thrown away at his work, For about I year I had junk piled on it. Since I was in the process of making my shop a better functioning shop I came up with this idea.From the floor up I used a piece of 3/4” plywood with casters on it. On top of it I built this small cabinet with drawers. Placing frame of table over to I attached to lower base. On top I made this 20” round table to mount my tools on. In the center of the top I used a 1/2” carriage bolt to allow top can rotate 360 degrees.To use either tool, I simply rotate tools around to be in front of me. The lower drawers with allow me to store tools and all my sharpening products.



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First Attempt At Breadboard Ends On Cutting Board

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First Attempt At Breadboard Ends On Cutting BoardI made this cutting board for a family friend. It is my first attempt at breadboard ends. I made it out of scraps of hard maple, soft maple, cherry, walnut, zebra wood, and oak dowels. I cut the tenons and grooves for the ends on the router table, grooved a slot for your fingers on each end to make picking it up or flipping it to the clean side easier. Then finished it with 4 coats of butcher block oil. Hopefully it holds up well.



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Baby Doll Changing Table

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Baby Doll Changing TableThis changing table was a Christmas present for our 2.5 year old granddaughter. It measures 25x16x20.5 and is made from birch plywood and poplar. The openings are 5.5x11; 10.5x11; 12.25x16.75



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Cowboy Hat Holders

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Cowboy Hat HoldersI read somewhere that this is the best way to hang a cowboy hat. Decreases damage to the rim. Made a couple of single hat holders for my daughters and a double with cross lap frames for their 4H riding instructors. I bought a few cheap pairs of spurs and thought they would bake a nice hanger for belts or coats. The double is made from fir and the singles are from maple. Finished with water based poly.



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Beads of Courage Barrel

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Beads of Courage BarrelI recently joined the Southern Arizona Wood Turners Association (http://sazwa.org/ ) and they are the group that started making lidded bowls/barrels for kids with serious illnesses like cancer to store the beads of courage they receive when ever they have to undergo a procedure in the hospital. I volunteered to make one for the Feb meeting.This one is made from 6 staves of mesquite and is 6 1/2” in diameter and 8 1/2” overall high. It is finished with shellac sealer.I first turned it round, mounted the steady rest around it and then turned the inside and made the bottom to fit and glued it on. Then the top holding plate was parted off and the top was turned by holding it by the bottom. The lid was then turned to fit the top.Cheers, Jim



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Cheese Board

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Cheese BoardA new shape of cheese board for me, Maple. I didn't think I was going to like it but I do now that it's done. Three similar to what I've done before, Ash and Mahogany. A rolling pin a little longer and thinner than the last, (looks better to me) Mahogany and Maple.



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Picnic table & benches

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Picnic table & benchesHad some extra time off over the holidays so made the picnic table and benches for a local veterans assistance group. The table was delivered in December and the benches in early January to Cannon Recovery House in Magnolia, TX. A little of my time and money for their sacrifices doesn't cover the entire bill but I hope it helps.



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Golf club shadow box

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Golf club shadow boxDovetail walnut shadow box with cnc cut maple golf club holders. The “love dad” was actually writing of the customers father that was cnc engraved.



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Sapelle urn with laser engraved top

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Sapelle urn with laser engraved topI was honoured to be asked to make my grandmothers urn when she passed. I only had 2 days to make this and found a nice piece of sapelle. I had no plans drawn up and just started building. Amazingly, this is the only project I've ever done where i haven't run into any problems the entire creation. The corners are mitered with maple splines. The top is lasered with a design my wife and I created. Finished with danish oil.



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Circle in a circle, wheel in a wheel...

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Circle in a circle, wheel in a wheel...YACJ, yet another circle jig. So many ways to do this. Let's see yours.



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Walnut Console

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Walnut ConsoleHere is a console I made for my son to store his vinyl record collection. Solid walnut and walnut plywood, and it seems to be Cat Approved :-)



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Juice Groove Jig for Cutting Boards

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Juice Groove Jig for Cutting BoardsHad it mentioned to me why I haven't put juice grooves in any of my cutting boards. Because I didn't know how ! Got on the internet and looked for some jigs for this and came up with a few ideas for this one. I made this one for sizes from around 10×10 inches up to around 30×30 inches with any square or rectangle shape in this size range. The base is 1/2 inch ply, the sides were made of 2×4s and 1×2s cut and planed to the sizes I wanted. Measurements were for my Bosch plunge router but can be adjusted for ANY router. The upright 1×2 is moved in or out on the 2×4 piece to adjust from your center of the router to outside edge plus 1/2 the dia. of your bit plus how much space you want from your groove to the cutting board edge, I chose 1/2 inch. It is a lot easier to do than it sounds. Once I got the measurement I locked the upright 1×2 to the planed 2×4 with pocket hole screws ( nothing fancy ), and I wasn't worried about seeing the holes left. This also makes it easier to access them if needed. You just screw them to the base around your cutting board. Use the bit of your choice and make several light passes going deeper each time to the depth wanted. The board shown is the first I've done this to. This one is set for boards around 1 1/2 inches thick. I you used a thinner board, just put something under it to rise it level with the 2×4 or close. If your board is thicker, just shim the side rails higher to match the board.



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A treasure chest

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A treasure chestThe box itself is made out of American cherry. The lid is African mahogany, hard maple, and a smidge more American Cherry.I finished the box with 2 coats of satin Osmo Polyx, which is most definitely my favorite finish. It gives a really smooth, well made feel to everything but it still feels like wood. Some finishes just feel like plastic.I always try to put my brand on everything I make. My wife is not going to be happy when we have kids. She'll get over it, though, when she realizes it'll make it easier for our kids to be identified if they're kidnapped.I need to replace these screws with forged nails or something…at the very least I need to give these ones a coat of black paint so they don't stand out.A very important rule for life: don't call something a treasure chest if it doesn't appear to be filled with money or other valuables in at least one photograph.The additional brand inside the lid was done out of disappointment. I had wanted to make a hidden compartment in the lid, but it ultimately proved to be too complex for my skills and to hide where my attempts had made the inside lid ugly I covered it with some strips of scrap wood I had lying around. For some reason it felt like branding that too would make it look better. It didn't help, imho



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Custom original table

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Custom original tableHaven't posted anything in a few years, figured I'd see what was going on and post a few interesting projects.This table is made from reclaimed oak flooring. I ripped each piece into 3 strip and turned those pieces on edge. Then top coated with bar top epoxy. Client didn't want it high gloss so I sanded it down and brought the sheen back up to about 40.Custom steel base and edging to finish it off.



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Figured Red Oak and African Mahogany End Table

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Figured Red Oak and African Mahogany End TableSlowly adding some of the projects I've done over the years. In making this I wanted to experiment with a different way to make an apron. I fell in love with the designs at Mokuzai Furniture and wanted to try my hand at one of his apron designs, but then decided to add a tusked tenon. I cut the joinery all by hand. The legs are African Mahogany. Tapered on the inside edges on the bottom, and tapered on the outside edges at the apron. That made the walnut keys a trapezoidal shape cross-sectionally. The keys can be removed, and the sides disassembled.
The top is a piece of figured red oak I fished out of a few thousand board feet of red oak that eventually became the trim in my dad's house. It's attached with a peg through a cleat at the midline on both sides, and can be removed. Finished with polymerized tung oil from Sutherland Welles. Thanks for looking!



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Scooped seat stool

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Scooped seat stoolFound the plans in Fine woodworking Magazine. Scooped the seat using a skill saw, then steam bending the ends of the legs took some time but looks and makes the stool very stable. I made the seats with color , two pieces of walnut between maple set-of the looks of the seat, the foot rest is put in the leg square and I machined that out with a Rougher.



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Pharos of Alexandria

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Pharos of AlexandriaThis reclaimed Madrone lamp 8×8 was a great project to work with curves and smaller parts. It has stained glass windows and is powered by a led light set.



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Chair repair

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Chair repairMy recliner had the covering by the cup holder going bad on the right side.Sorry, I tried about 4 times to get two pictures, but can only seem to load one.
Anyway it has a slight tear just to the front. I had tried the super glue route—split right back open—not large just annoying.Started thinking bout hw to fix it. Decided to just add accents. Picture is one of them. Same on the other arm too.I do not know the wood species, relatively hard though. Using the hole saw, and the scrollsaw. Then some sanding.The torch said it wanted to play a little too. Besides the wood was a little to light of color anyway.Sanded to smooth with 320 on the ros.. Then several quick coats of walnut oil. Lightly rounded edges on the router table.Works so well it is not even attached to the chair. The cup holders hold then in place nicely.



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Fruit Bowl - 7 into 36 doesn't work

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Fruit Bowl - 7 into 36 doesn't workOne of you LJ's made a comment about not thinking a pattern thru to the end and this is a perfect example of NOT working things out before you start.
Most of my Segmented things have had 12 piece rings and I decided to go for 36 this time because of the size, no problem with that though.
Then I decided on the pattern, WHOOPS a 7 piece pattern doesn't work when there are only 36 pieces in the ring. By this time I had cut all the pieces and I wasn't going to throw them out.
The next problem arose after I'd glued the rings together and that was—to maintain the pattern the pieces couldn't overlap, creating a straight join and thus weaken the whole thing.
To overcome this I “PURPOSELY” aligned the rings just a little bit out of line to give a little bit of overlap.
“THAT's MY EXCUSE ANYWAY”
The bowl is 13.5 in wide and 6 in tall, made from Jarrah and Tasmanian Oak.
Finished with Hampshire sheen, and Shellawax Glow.Thanks for looking and C & C welcome.Bob.



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Lidded box with Pyrography Rose in Lid

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Lidded box with Pyrography Rose in LidLidded box turned from cherry wood harvested locally from a friend of a friend. Purpose-turned to decorate the lid. The picture is a drawing by my wife (who has the real talent in this house), and I pyro'd into the Lid. The box is about 3-1/2 inches diameter and about 3-1/2 inches tall.



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Forrest Wren Bowl

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Forrest Wren BowlNot sure of the wood I used on this one, but I want to find out. It was a pleasure to cut. The scroll saw work on this project was easy, it was gluing it together that tried my patience. I only built one so did not want to spend time building jigs to hold and clamp things with. I just held each joint in place until the glue was set enough I could safely let go. Took a while but mission accomplished.



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Morning Beach Walk

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Morning Beach Walk 5 inches tall and 4 inches in diameter Wet Madrone turned, bleached, Rotary Chisel design, Hampshire Sheen Electric Blue We are in Florida for the winter and don't have a great background so i thought I would try the beach . What do you thinkC and C welcome



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Along the Beach

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Along the Beach5 inch long Madrone, turned, bleached, Rotary Chisel texture, Hampshire Sheen Electric BlueC and C welcome



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Cutting Board

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Cutting BoardSmall cutting board/cheese tray made from Walnut, cherry, and padauk. I made this for my parents for xmas.
In retrospect, I wish I'd spent more time planning the pattern—I did this with kind of a “cut first, figure it out later” attitude. I still love how it turned out, though.



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Round-bottom hand plane

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Round-bottom hand planeI wanted to try making a plane, and I wanted to get a tool to add curved surfaces to projects, so I made round-bottom plane. I had a short piece of hard maple with nice grain that would rise from the heel to the toe and was thick enough to make the plane out of one piece. I squared up the blank, ripped it down the middle, then got the internal faces flat. I cut the faces of bed and the abutment with a back saw, the chiseled out the waste. Then I sawed as much of the throats front as I could, then chiseled out the rest. I cleaned up everything with chisels and a file, then glued it back together. I made the wedge out of walnut and used a 1 1/4 blade from Ron Hock.I traced the blade profile on the toe and the heel of the square plane, then rounded the bottom to match the profile. There was a lot of back and forth to get it to match up well. I had the blade wedged in the plane but retracted as I shaped the bottom with my smoothing plane. I rounded the edges of the blade to make sure they don't dig in if I rock the plane over too far.This was a fun quick project. I started yesterday and got the plane glued up last night. I took the plane out of the clamps and finished it today. I'm still getting the hang of setting and adjusting it with a hammer, and I may do some more fine tuning, but it works pretty well.I may make a second body that is also rounded front to back so I can hollow out chair seats. This has also got me excited about making a wooden bench plane.



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A BOBSLED For winter fun, also VIDEO

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A BOBSLED For winter fun, also VIDEOIt has been a busy December. Our 3 children and their families where coming to spend some time over the holidays. That meant major work for me to get the house cleaned, ready, and repair work. Things that should have been done a year ago. I also wanted to build a bobsled for a fun activity. as well as the quad and SBS. anyway here are some ideas I would like to pass along.
It started with this plank that had been out in the rain for years, spruce for lightness, a couple passes through the thickness planer it looked like new the rest was made from Jack Pine from my place, hard durable wood.wo sled units where made, just eyeballing the curved front of the runners. a groove was cut into the bottom and a section a black water pipe was screwed on. 'very easy to install and slides very well. The video at the end shows in detail how I did it. Beats trying it install steel runners, having to heat them for expansion and fastening the ends. The plastic pipe can be replaced in minutes.To swivel the front runner I used aluminum plates on both sides of the seat and the runner. It secured a steel sleeve so the swivel pin would not wear out the wood. I used never seize compound for lubrication on the pin and swivel plates.The rear runners where mounted on a hinge so they could ride of humps and hollows. If it was not able to swivel the runner would have to raise the end of the sled up and slow it downBoth runners, front and back where braced against side thrusts, a triangular block of wood glued and screw in would work too.I put triagular pieces of wood on each side of the seat as an aid to keep one from sliding off, also a cross piece for the back persons foot to rest on, also a deflector bar to prevent someones foot and leg get caught by the rear runner.A bumper of sorts and a towing attachment was put on the front, slide down tow up, 100%funIt turned out quite well and performed equally as good. Was a hit with the family, the little ones rushed out and jumped on, the more the merrier.I know most of you are living in warm and hot places and would have no need for something like this, snow has its pluses, lots of recreation activities. Sometimes it can be alittle too cold though, this week the temperature has dipped to minus 30 C. Needless to say I am inside the house and not in the shop. Next week will be up near freezing. Shop will warm out OK then, have a wood turning project to work on then.Thanks for looking and wishing you all the BEST IN THE NEW YEAR Comments appreciated.Link to a You Tube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eiyrn5NvH0



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SAND paper BOX

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SAND paper BOXThis is a box I made out of necessity to keep the different grits of sandpaper separated at the lathe. The last shot shows how the paper was being kept. This will keep the dust and chips out of the paper while turning or while stored for the summer. I have one at home and I love it and used this one today and it makes the job a lot easier on the lathe.I cobbled this up from scraps laying outside the shop….1/2” plywood, 1/4” oak plywood and some old barn boards for the edge trim. Each compartment will hold a 1/4 sheet of sandpaper or smaller. This was kind of a test for bandsaw cut finger joints and an off- the-wall hinge. The top is 1/4” so I did not feel I could screw hinges on so I made these pivoting hinges that let the top stand open and you have to slide it forward for it to clear the back. The pins for the pivots are glued into some little round pieces of mesquite and the heads are glued to the box.It is finished with clear matte spray enamel!.cheers, JIm



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Small Parts Sled

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Small Parts SledKnocked out a small parts sled for a couple upcoming projects. I was thinking of painting the safety fin on the back in candy apple red with a white racing stripe :-)



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Drill Press Table

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Drill Press TableJust finished a small drill press table. I've hated trying to clamp things to the edge of the cast iron. A nice feature I added is a swing out box for small drills and taps



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Redwood, soft maple and elm box # 6

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Redwood, soft maple and elm box # 6My fourth post in a series of nine box art projects using reclaimed redwood. Each posting features a unique box in the main pictures and a narrative focused on a different step in the process. Sometimes including photos from parts of other projects in the series; click on “my next or previous project” to read the whole series.Redwood, soft maple and elm box # 6

  • 6×9 x 4.25 inches
  • Box joints with a skip pattern
  • Four-way book matched burl top
  • Soft maple trim, splayed feet and hinges
  • Sliding, removable tray
  • Brass knob and clocked, sculpted hinge screws
  • Ribbon lock in dark purple
Reclaimed Redwood, a gift from my sister, plus soft maple trim and Redwood burl purchased from Rare Woods & Veneers – Carlton McLendon, Inc.Pictures and comments during making of the splayed feet:
Objective: a bit of Mid Century modern look and enough room under the box to easily pick it up.Cut 1/2 inch square pieces:
Using a quarter round bit and stop blocks at the router table, I formed dowels in the center section of the square stock by rotating 90 degrees on each pass (safety first):
Cross cut at 25 degrees and 3/4” long:
Built a fixture for the drill press to hold pieces at compound angle 25 degrees and 45 degrees:
Drilled 1/2 inch holes into corner of would be mounting blocks, 3/16 inch thick, using a protective piece of scrap above and below to accomplish clean holes:
Cut the mounting blocks to size, rounded over the edges that would show and dry fitted to each box:
Tuned the fit on sanding board, glued them into the mounting blocks with CA glue:
Signed and tied up with a bow:
Thanks for reading my post. The main pictures in full resolution are also posted at https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrlaughingbrook/albums/72157712543557228. Comments or questions are welcome. I'll post the next one in a day or so…


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Faux Beam Mantel

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Faux Beam MantelSo my wife wanted somewhere to hang her stockings this year and as our new home didn't have a mantel over the fireplace of course, i came up with an elaborate plan to redesign this entire wall. I HATE this tile that looks like it was meant for a floor, but as that would be a HUGE undertaking i decided to throw together a quick, easy and affordable mantel to fill the gap for now. I built this floating mantel (that could easily be converted to floating shelves) for under 30 BUCKS!!! Just some white wood pine and several miters later and BOOM we had a mantel. The wife is happy (for Now) And we had a place to hang our stockings rather than just hanging them on the wall. If you want to see the whole process of how i built the mantel I have the video available here: https://youtu.be/kfhyNNnhmDwI also made a quick set of plans and a step by step instructable that are available on my website here: http://dimensionswoodworks.com/



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Bowl Gouge Handles

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Bowl Gouge HandlesI just received a set of bowl gouges from Doug Thompson and did not realize they came without handles ($50 each additional), so I made 3 of them out of Pecan wood. They are 13” long and finished with Danish Oil and satin polyurethane.I was doing some research on some HSS gouges that are better than the M2 HSS ones that I have been using in the Benjamin's Best gouges. I was looking to get M42 gouges and then I looked at the AAW site and almost everyone recommended Thompson gouges because they are made with steel that has 10% vanadium which is a lot more wear resistant than M2 or M42. I'll try them out and do a review at a later date.Cheers, JimHere is the chart from Thompson on the cutting angles of the various tools.



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Trestle Table (Curly Maple)

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Trestle Table (Curly Maple)My attempt at a simple trestle table with some curly maple.this was for a youth department. I was asked to build little higher than normal and is just little narrower than a standard table width. Used Transtint golden brown with some sanding down before final finish to get the wood features and figure to stand out.I would build legs little larger next time but these hold the table fine. Table is about 34 tall x 8' with width of about 28



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Small bench

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Small benchThis is another reproduction (i.e. blatant copy) of an LJ project I saw when poking around. Thanks to anthm27 for the inspiration as well as the extra pics, sketch and advice he was so kind to give.Bench is made of white oak with a couple of walnut stripes. Mortise and tenons everywhere except the long bottom rail which uses dowels. Finished with poly.The legs at either end are at a 6 degree angle to each other, and the two leg assemblies tilt towards each other by the same ….so there are a lot of angles to work with, something I had not done before. An interesting challenge for me.Thanks for looking.



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In Between...

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In Between...In between super high quality, museum caliber, uber-fine projects, I like to do one or two shop projects. :) Here's a simple sandpaper organizer with lots of parts. I picked up the tip of adhering sandpaper to (free) paint stirrers to create simple but effective sandpaper files. I also like the use of beveled slats for hanging storage. This is how I hang cabinets. In this project I used 1/2” ply (versus 3/4”) for the hangers and it seems to work fine. I also made a gluing/nailing jig-fixture to make assembly of the trays easier.



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Sapele Table

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Sapele TableThis is an extending dining table I completed for a client who gave me creative license on design. The top is QS Sapele (1/16 veneer) with a maple border with black lacquer.It was a bit tricky to determine how to do the black border. I had planned to do a pre-cat lacquer finish for its durability. I had read that you could paint using a flat latex and then lacquer over that. But the tech folks at Sherwin Williams highly discouraged this. So I went with the black lacquer.Then – do you finish the border and then assemble? If so, you risk gaping and sanding issues. Or do you assemble and sand, and then tape off? This was scary to do, but I opted to tape off. The Frog Tape worked fabulously.Finally, note the stretcher is a double arch. It's a nice oriental aesthetic but also a pretty stable structural element. Some process photos below…Any and all comments or critique are welcome!First image is a creative way to do my large mortise for the trestle base.Next is the monster trestle mortise and tenon.Substructure to support the Osborne extension slides (half lap with shoulders:Stretcher bent lamination:Veneer vacuum and veneer waterfall (on substrate):Border joint and black lacquer after taping:



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Redwood and rosewood box #11

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Redwood and rosewood box #11My first post in a series of nine box art projects using reclaimed redwood. Each posting features a unique box in the main pictures and a narrative focused on a different step in the process. Sometimes including photos from parts of other projects in the series; click on “my next or previous project” to read the whole series.
Redwood and rosewood box #11:

  • 9.5×9.5×4.5 inches
  • Box joints with a skip pattern
  • Four-way book matched burl top
  • Rosewood trim, corner posts, splayed feet, and hinges
  • Brass knob and clocked, sculpted hinge screws
  • Ribbon lock in pale purple
Reclaimed Redwood: My sister bought an old house with a redwood deck and discovered its construction debris (redwood cut offs) had been stored in an unfinished basement corner all these years. She gave me a small trunk load of redwood shorts in 4×4”, 2×6”, and a 2×12” and promised more if I like it. They looked kind of rough at first, but I found beauty in a minute.Trim: Rosewood (Morado) and Redwood burl purchased from Rare Woods & Veneers – Carlton McLendon, Inc.Pictures and comments from reclaimed redwood discovery, milling, panel making, and skip pattern box joints follow:The raw pieces showed a variety of grain patterns. I see some old growth heart wood that will be quarter sawn if I cut it right, some clear grade with big rings and waves or curls that look like ribbons, and some rift and flat sawn patterns that look interesting:
Here it is resawn and planed to 1/4 inch thickness. I was careful to keep it all labeled and sorted as I planned to turn the book matched sides out to create a pleasing grain pattern around the box sides or making book matched panels for top and bottom:
After initial milling I designed box dimensions to maximize my yield and cross cut into sets, four box sides each:
Cut skip pattern box joints at the Incra router table jig:
Assembled and glued box frameworks. The waves and curls are looking good. The quarter sawn pieces turned out great. I'd like to learn to read the rings; some sections are very dense as if the tree lived through a drought or are black as if by fire, some sections have robust rings as if there was a rainy year:
The remainder is glued up as matching panels for box tops and bottoms.
Interior zoom:Signed and tied up with a bow:Thanks for reading my post. The main pictures in full resolution are also posted at https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrlaughingbrook/albums/72157712501128668. Comments or questions are welcome. I'll post the next one in a day or so…


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Two More Mortars and Pestles

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Two More Mortars and PestlesI had another order for a Mortar and Pestle with turquoise in it so I made 2 and one had a knot hole that was just what I needed for a place to put the inlay.They are made of mesquite and finished with Danish oil and buffed and waxed.Cheers, Jim



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2019 commissioned Christmas ornaments

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2019 commissioned Christmas ornaments These are the Christmas ornaments I was commissioned to make this year .All cut on the scroll saw in Cherry



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Cracked Pot

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Cracked PotSometimes you just can't bear to throw them in the burn pile!I had the exterior of this little spalted maple piece done and was hollowing it when that ugly crack opened up. I kept hollowing, thinking I would probably just blow it up (the hollower was jumping with every rotation when it hit the crack … usually an omen for failure). It held together, so I finished it.It is 5 inches in diameter … finish is 3 coats of Danish Oil.



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Pyro Platter

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Pyro PlatterI've been working on employing pyrography on some of my turning projects.This platter (11-1/2” in diameter) is White Ash, which (IMHO) is a tough wood to burn on. The summer growth in the annular rings is soft, while the winter growth is so hard it is hard to control the depth the pen is burning, and stay on line.



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Thunderbird Design Vase

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Thunderbird Design VaseSegmented vase … this one is a raffle item being donated to my woodworker's guild.Birch, Walnut, and Maple … 5-1/2” tall and 5” in diameter … 6 coats of wipe-on poly.



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Solid Oak Bed Step

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Solid Oak Bed StepMy wife has a friend who is slightly vertically challenged and she asked if I could make her a step stool to use for getting into bed. I looked through my wood stash and found some of the left over oak 1×6 material that had been salvaged out of some old church pews and used in a table build a couple of years ago. This is what I came up with. 10” wide x 20” long and 12” tall. The legs have a 1” taper. The stretchers are glued to the legs and backed up with dowels. The top/step is glued and backed up with pocket hole screws. Finished with a couple of wipe on coats of Verathane cognac stain. I had hoped it would finish darker but she seemed pleased with it so the color will have to do. It passed the fat man weight test with flying colors so should have a safety factor of at least 5 for normal sized folks.. lol



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Frame Jig - (yep, another one)

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Frame Jig - (yep, another one)This posting is about the jig rather than the maple frame. This jig takes a while to make correctly, but is so handy when doing frames. 'specially the larger frames. This particular frame is for a 16×20 print and this jig handles it perfectly. If you've already made your own version please feel free to post pictures in the comment section along with helpful hints on construction.......rookieII



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Walnut Stump Coffee Table

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Walnut Stump Coffee TableIn March of 2019 I decided to dig up a walnut stump. This is the stump from the tree I used to build my kitchen table. It was in the woods ~ 100 yards from my home growing up. After about 40 hours of digging by hand, I rented an excavator to lift the stump from the hole. I took the stump to a local mill and had it slabbed, but left ~ 1/4 of it intact to make a coffee table. Even when quartered, it was heavy. I would estimate the table weighs about 350 lbs. It was interesting trying to move it around and I had to get pretty creative. After drying for 5-6 months in my basement, I went ahead and finished it with 100% tung oil mixed with citrus solvent. I expect I will be re-finishing every year or so. Also, I'm hoping it will do most of it's movement in the next 5 years or so. Once I think it's mostly done moving, I plan to fill in the cracks and finish it again. I did have to fashion a wrought iron leg as it will not stand by itself.I always felt like I was rolling the dice as there was a lot of spongy sap wood as I was digging. The beetles/bugs made for some very nice designs and the heartwood was completely intact. Pictures hardly do it justice, the grain is very nice when the light hits it right.I hope you enjoy.



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New Roubo Style Workbench (1/2 Scale)

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New Roubo Style Workbench (1/2 Scale)This winter I will be leading the construction of a new workbench for the local woodworking club, of which I am a member. The new workbench will replace the rickety purchased bench that has been in the club's workrshop far to long.Rather than draw plans from which the members will construct the bench I decided to build a 1/2 scale model. The bench is based on John Tetrault's Modified Roubo Bench (from Fine Woodworking Magazine). In particular I liked the wedged dovetail through tenon that connects the stretchers to the legs. Building the scale model gave me an opportunity to understand how to construct this joint.The model is made from poplar door casing cut-offs the where planed to a 1/2 inch thickness and laminated together to make up the pieces. The model is 17 inches high, 30 inches long and 10 inches wide. This will translate into a full size bench that is 34 inches high, 60 inches long and 20 – 24 inches wide (to be determined).I photographed the model with my WoodRiver #1 plane to help create the illusion of a larger bench. I also included pictures of the 1/2 scale model alongside the traditional Roubo bench on my workshop.The model can come apart(no glue) so that the joinery can be inspected. It is held together with wedges, pinned tenons or screws.I'll post pictures of the full sized workbench when it is completed.



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step up for baby crib

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step up for baby cribMy son and his wife came home for our Christmas celebration. He asked after we got done with dinner and opening gifts if he and i could make a step up to put in front of the walnut crib i made for my granddaughter. He and his wife are expecting again and she is having a hard time reaching over the front of the crib the bigger she gets. They just wanted something simple so this is what we came up withi went through my wood and found a piece of spalted maple 2 inches thick by 12 inches wide and cut it to 36 inches long. the legs are 7 inches tall for a total height of 9 inches tall. this should be all she need to get the baby over the rail. i wanted it to be heavy enough that it wouldnt tip when she stepped up on it but not so heavy she couldnt move it around if needed.My sone and i had a great day in the shop but didnt quite get it finished before he had to head home so i finished it up for him this morning, Now to make arrangements to get it to him.This is my first project using spalted maple but ti won't be my last. Walnut is the wood i reach for first but i think this maple might be a close second. the step if finished with 5 coats of clear satin laquer. im really happy with the fiinished project



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Stepstool

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StepstoolWe made the stepstool in our woods 1 class. We used 5/4 X 8 Cedar to make it out of. We used pocket holes for the joints, CNC router for the top, and used a roundover bit for the top and legs. We used 3 coats of tung oil for the finish.



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Two Mortars and Pestles

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Two Mortars and PestlesThese were made to order for a couple of customers in Chandler, Az. They are made from mesquite and finished with Danish Oil and them buffed and waxed. The small end of the pestle is 1 3/” and 1 1/2” on the handle end The mortars are around 3 1/2” x 3” and 3 1/2” high and the pestles are 4 3/4” long .Cheers, Jim



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Challenging little miter box

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Challenging little miter boxThis little nightmare was reclaimed from an old and cheaply constructed coffee table my girlfriend had. It was the first piece of furniture she bought when she graduated college and got a teaching job. She is a very sentimental type of person so she wanted to keep it for something even if we re-purposed it. Her cat scratched it all to hell so we turned the bulk of the coffee table into a large cat tree. The rest I turned into a small jewelry/keep sake box for her.I had absolutely no plan for this thing. I just noticed one day that i had enough of that table scrap left over to make a small box. The grain on all four sides had to be vertical in order to make it though. I figured ok thats not a bad challenge I can do that. Well then all hell broke loose. The panels I was cutting down for the sides have reversing grain. One of the miter cuts went thru sap wood that was still sticky and the glue joint broke. From there it just kept getting worse. All of the walnut you see is there to hide some ugly. Whether it be knots or other defects in the wood…and some in the workmanship. The two walnut inlays on the face of the box were hand cut with chisels after it was assembled because i ran into it with a hand plane and dinged it…that was all me just being stupid.The felt lining is a simple 1/4 in sheet of plywood cut 1/16th smaller than the bottom and wrapped in felt. If she ever wants to change the color i can pry that back out and make a new one.There were a few firsts for me on this project. I had never done splines before so made a jig to do those. I had never used a router table before and did the coving and most of the round over work on the table. The over arm pin router came in handy there. Screw changing router bits. Put the big coving bit in the bottom router and the round over bit in the top router and just raise lower as needed. The splined corners of the box i rounded over with a 9-1/2 block plane. That pine was just too brittle to hold a crisp clean edge.I think that's it for this one. Not super happy with how it turned out but she loves it so that's what counts. And i learned a lot of things NOT to do next time around.



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2 boxes, from Ash scraps

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2 boxes, from Ash scrapsHad a pile of Ash scraps. Ripped and resawn into thin stock. Larger box used finger joints , smaller box used through dovetails. 6” combo square for scale on the smaller box.Hardware from Hobby Lobby. Dividers are also Ash…
Stain is called “Gunstock” , by Minwax. 3 coats of Amber Shellac.
saves throwing all the scraps out onto the burn pile.
larger box is about 11” by 6-1/2”, about 3” tall…not counting the Ball feet.
Lid on the larger box is standing open a bit…
Letting the inside “air out” a bit…



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RV Storage Unit

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RV Storage UnitA storage unit I made to recover wasted space in my (quite small) RV. Even though it's thin, it serves a purpose in providing a perfect location for laptop and other personal electronics storage during travels.It's made from 1/2 inch baltic birch, glued and nailed. Curved ply was done by kerfing the back and bending it.The whole thing rests on the existing TV mount… and I added just a couple screws to keep it from rattling… so pretty much entirely reversible back to factory condition to ensure resale value.Finished with some stain and General Finishes High Performance, applied with an Earlex HVLP. (So easy this is now my go-to durable finish.)



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Turned handle for my scraper

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Turned handle for my scraperMy BB round nose scraper handle broke apart. Good excuse to turn a new handle. Its laminated red oak and mesquite.Handle measure's about 16” and total tool length is around 23”. One coat sanding sealer and one coat wipe on poly finishes it off.



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Wedding Hope Chest

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Wedding Hope ChestAbout a year ago on a previous post, I showed a wedding hope chest I made for my son and his new wife for their wedding in 2018. I had another son get married in 2019 so I made another hope chest (different design) from plans that I found online. It's made from walnut and maple. The frame (walnut) is put together with lap joints and tongue and groove joints. To hold the raised panels in place I made miniature quarter round (3/8×3/8). Attached that with a 20 gauge nailer. Much like the previous hope chest I made, the CNC engraving on the top really puts this project over the top and personalizes it. My wife works in a school district, so the graphic arts department and industrial tech department were awesome in helping us out. Finished the project with about 5 coats of wipe on poly. Was happy the way it turned out, but more importantly my daughter-in-law really likes it.



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Super Chopsticks

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Super Chopsticks I love the chopsticks produced from the Marlen Kemmet article in WC magazine June 2013 'Exotic Chopsticks' and decided to give it a go.As simple as you may think they are to build, they can be a time consuming pain for a small project. Since I wanted a rounder chopstick, I tried several methods of tapering and rounding only to end up with sets that didn't always match up. I even tried spinning them in my drill against the belt sander , only to end up with one the thickness of spaghetti!After a set or two I combined the joinery of that article with LJ Tony_912 Chopstick Factory #2. That gave me, in my opinion, the best consistent set of chopsticks. (Now we can finally eat in harmony… Lol)If you wish to give these a try or have some ideas, let me know what you think. Thanks for looking! AJ



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Cherry Pen with Sparkling Merlot Tinted Epoxy

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Cherry Pen with Sparkling Merlot Tinted EpoxyA Big Ben cigar style pen in brushed chrome. When I made the blank I cut the wood on a 45 angle and poured the epoxy in between.



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Carved Mirror Frame

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Carved Mirror FrameHi:I recently completed a carved mirror frame for my daughter-in-law, which I had been planning to tackle over the last few months. Christmas holidays provided the time and the solitude to work on it.This mirror frame is carved in Cherry wood. I chose to mitre the corners, but also to use Kreg pocket hole screws to fasten the corners snug.The rear of the mirror frame is router to accept 5/16” mirror glass.Canadian maple leaves were the decoration of choice for my DIL, as she and her husband (my son) are a military family, attached to CFB Borden, Ontario, Canada.The finish is clear, so the colour (Canadian spelling :-) you see is the natural wood… no stain.



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Sliding Cutoff Grinder

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Sliding Cutoff GrinderWoodsmith Shop was giving away one free plan during Christmas time. I was looking through the plans and found this to be something that interested me. This turned out to be a really fun project to do as it used many shop machines and tools. We as woodworkers sometimes crossover with metal work and I thought this piece of equipment would be a good way to expand my usage in that area.This sliding cutoff grinder was made mainly of Baltic birch plywood. The slider and the sliding supports is made from cherry. 1/8-inch thick steel plates and a 1-inch steel channel. The fence has two positions – one up front for rolled steel, bars, etc and one in the rear for sheets of metal. I painted a few areas to spruce it up and match the grinder. It will most likely take a beating so I put two coats of Tru-oil gunstock oil to give it a hard shell and intentionally kept the sheen low as you can make this finish look like glass.



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Valentine's Day Bear

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Valentine's Day BearThis little bear is all ready for Valentine's Day. He is 5 inches tall, carved from basswood, painted with acrylics.Claude



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Mystical Talking Stick for Cub Scouts

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Mystical Talking Stick for Cub ScoutsThis Talking Stick is an original design. My daughter, a Cub Scout leader, had been asking for it for some time now. Inspiration came in the form of a Woodcraft sales flyer. Offered was a 1×1 x 12 piece of Mexican Bocote wood, a beautiful hardwood with lots of color gradations, easy to machine. It took the Minwax Oak stain well, and I added some Renaissance wax to protect the finish. My spouse helped create the “head” decorations from leftover trims. It has two little bells that help the user (talker) keep the group's attention. I bought two pieces, just in case, but the second one is waiting for a fun application. Amy was surprised at this little birthday gift.



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Model waka ama (outrigger canoe) bath toy

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Model waka ama (outrigger canoe) bath toy7yo wanted to make a bath toy. That's how this started, and it got a bit out of hand :-)I didn't want to get a plastic thing, so when she wanted a waka ama model like the one from the movie Moana, I thought it would be a good chance for us to do some woodwork together.We used a couple of scrap pieces of poplar, some tagasaste branches from our property, and lashed them together with wharariki (NZ mountain flax) leaves, which are tough and fibrous. 7yo did most of the gouging and spokeshaving herself.We wove the sail from wharariki leaves. We painted it with waterproof paint and the sail has a red koru (spiral) on it, painted by her. She loves the fact that it floats.Poplar and wharariki, with hand tools.



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Parts organizer rebuild

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Parts organizer rebuild A week ago my plastic small parts organizer was found smashed to bits on my shop floor. After years of overloading the draws the back finally gave out.After looking at the items at HD I realized that my best choice was to keep the draws and rebuild the cabinet to mount on my wall. I used baltic birch 1/2 inch ply for the sides and back and ran some dados with the router. I added a larger top shelf and base.I'm happy with the results as I know it's not falling off the wall again. Additionally, I got rid of half of my stuff since I threw out anything I hadn't used in 5 years.



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A little cutting board

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A little cutting boardMy niece is getting married and they wanted a cutting board. Here is a simple maple and cherry board. Nothing amazing, just a solid board that will last the newlyweds a long time. Overall size is 12×16x1.25.



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router plane storage box

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router plane storage boxthis is a project inspired by LBD or little black duck.now i dont have the high tech shop with cnc,lasers and 3d printers he has so i had to rely on mere mortals tools to do mine-lol.i wanted a box to keep my veritas router plane and all the accessories together so when i saw duckie's i knew that was it.the box is made from scraps of maple,bubinga and mahogany.corners are box jointed.i made the box then band sawed the top off.the finish is my go to maloof oil.



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Band saw box

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Band saw boxThis is the first band saw box I have made. I made it out of pine and I used triple thick crystal clear glaze on it to finish it. And I used felt for the inside of the drawer. The drawer isn't as big as I would like it to be but for my first one it didn't turn out to bad. Especially since I don't have the right sander to sand it like I want it to be. But for my first one it's not to bad. I also used a piece of cedar for the handle on the drawer.



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Candy cane cheese and cracker board

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Candy cane cheese and cracker boardThis is a project I wanted to do last year but did not have time. It's about 3/4 inch thick and 12 inches long and 9 inches wide. Made from Purple Heart stripes and maple.



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2020 starting out great

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2020 starting out great2020 is starting out great. i decided to go finish a skirting job on a mobile home that we started yesterday. i got to visiting with the home owner and mentioned the three nice walnut trees he had in the back yard and said i would gladly remove them for him if he wanted to get rid of them and he just laughed. he came back later as i was finishing up and said if i wanted to go look at the pile of logs he had on his other lot i could and if i could use them i could have them.
so i had to satisfy my curiosity and go take a look… this is what i found. a nice pile of mostly walnut logs with a couple of poplar to boot. he said i could take what i wanted if i could use them. just taking them would make me feel like i was steeling to i tolld him i would build him a nice live edge coffee table to put in his new house. i still think i got the better deal. going friday morning to remove the logs and take them to my sawyer to make some boards.



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Basket illusion

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Basket illusioninspired by Jullian project https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/412539 , my first attempt at beading work on lathe. Started with a furniture coach leg blank which was given to me and I thought I'd practice. Didn't realize how much time it would take. 1/8” beading tool, woodburn (made my own tips from brass tubing formed to fit cheap woodburner), india ink markers, shellac, then flat spray finish.
Watched Harvey Meyer Basket Illusion youtube to find techniques. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MjDJ-M5XDM



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First Christmas Ornament for our new Granddaughter

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First Christmas Ornament for our new GranddaughterOur celebration this Christmas was especially wonderful because we celebrated with the newest addition to our family — our granddaughter, who was just 10 weeks old. I turned this Christmas ornament for her — a bit delicate, but, IMO, appropriate for a delicate and beautiful baby. The main body of the ornament is made from curly maple. The cap, center bell, and the bottom finial were made from bubinga. Everything was finished with friction polish.



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Molly's Memorial

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Molly's MemorialOK its NYD and the family have left.With all the fun times they took with them three signs for their sadly departed dog Molly.
1. A cross showing Molly
2. A secondary sign showing Molly
3. A Image of Molly set in timberShe was loved by all and was sadly missed.For those dog lovers interested she had a decorated kennel and Santa hat
for Christmas but didn't see the day checking out in her sleep beforehand.Anyway with the sad aspects over I attempted to make a fitting monument, and its detailed in some blogs.My original design concepts were not what was wanted and although not cast aside more removed and located elsewhere.Construction details:timber Aust Red Ironbarkcross half lapped and glued
cormers radiused and sanded
finishing gold leaf inlay
sanding sealer 1st coat
marine UV polly second coat …applied by eldest daughter Caitlinfurther coats TBA by the family in instu at the resting place.The silver inlay sign is for their Cubby house somewhere.The Picture to TBA, the reason it was removed was for environmental issues, due to the need for constant t fading in the sun and so forth



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Cutting board and cheese board from scraps.

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Cutting board and cheese board from scraps.Made a few things from scraps. Cutting board and cheese board. Mahogany, oak, cherry, pecan,maple.



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