The Woodshop Shed

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

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Salt Cellar from Sycamore

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Salt Cellar from SycamoreSimple salt cellar made from a piece of sycamore. Based on past experience, I made the lid with a very slight overhang so it's easier to grab and remove while cooking. Also made the interior bottom nearly spherical to make it easy to pinch out that last bit of salt. Finished with General Finishes Wood Bowl Finish:
https://www.woodcraft.com/products/general-finishes-salad-bowl-finish-pint



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Pepper Grinder from Monkey Pod

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Pepper Grinder from Monkey PodPepper grinder made from Monkey Pod wood.Made this for my wife for Mother's Day to replace a pepper grinder I made for her a few years ago. That first grinder I made with a poor quality mechanism like this one:
https://www.woodcraft.com/products/salt-shaker-pepper-mill-grinder-mechanism-turning-kit-black-nickelThat one never worked right. I made this new one with the CrushGrind mechanism like this one:
https://www.woodcraft.com/products/pepper-mill-crushgrind-mechanism-ceramic-shaft
It is DEFINITELY worth the few extra dollars.Finished with General Finishes Bowl Finish:
https://www.woodcraft.com/products/general-finishes-salad-bowl-finish-pint



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Thorsen House Greene and Greene inspired chair

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Thorsen House Greene and Greene inspired chairMy first chair. Attended a week long class at William Ng's School of Fine Woodworking. He had all the special jigs and tools necessary to craft this thing. Plus he is a top notch woodworker and teacher. Class of six and we all went home with a bag of pieces of Sepele with a lots more work to do in order to finish the project. Most time consuming was making and installing 96 different ebony plugs.



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Handles for Turning Tools

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Customize their fit for comfort and performance. Decades ago, woodturning tools came without handles, and turners would simply fashion their own. This makes perfect sense, because a handle that fits and feels right gives a turner confidence. And who …Source

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