This is a mesquite weed vase that was ordered by some friends for their RV. It is made to hang on the wall rather than stand on a shelf. It is 6 1/4” x 1 3/4” thick. It was made out of a piece of discarded slab wood and thus had a many worm holes in it just under the sap wood. They are filled with turquoise.It is finished with Danish oil and then buffed and waxed.
I made my first trip this season year to Dead Tree Salvage in Casa Grande to see John Goodwin's new Electric Woodmizer saw mill and picked up this piece of very dry pistachio crotch wood . It was very hard and required a lot of sharpening but I finally finished it.It is 6 1/2” and 3” high and finished with Danish Oil and 3 stage buff and wax.Cheers, Jim
Made a bunch of log cabins as gifts for friends and family for Christmas which are an item that they had ask for as I would not part with the one I made about 35 years ago . This is an item that I made a hundred or more of back then and they sold like crazy . The material I used came from a hemlock railing post and I used a 3 wing cutter on the table saw (pic#5). That old CRAFTSMAN set still comes in handy .The parts are all cut on the miter saw and the roof is just plywood scraps and some resawn yellow cedar and a chimney made from MDF .A fun little project and a good morning in the shop .Well now I wish all of you a MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy New Year *and good health !Klaus / Kiefer
Just as I was starting to plan on building some outdoor chairs Jay Bates released his plans for this nesting chair, which was a perfect fit for my needs. After purchasing the chair template, I followed Jays plans for the most part with the main difference being the use of trim head screws, instead of flat head like Jay used. The wood is from old treated pine 1X6 that I had previously used in a privacy fence. The set slates had to be milled to 5/8 thickness to be flat, but the chair legs are thick. The chair is finished with boiled linseed oil.Over all the chair is comfy and light weight, storing away neatly. I would highly recommend his template and plans. Here is a link to his web site if you're interested: Jay Bates Nesting ChairThanks for stopping by,Matthew Stillwell