Monthly Archives: August 2013

Dovetailed Boxes with Spalted Maple Lid

Work is progressing nicely on the sliding lid, dovetailed boxes using the pieces of Spalted Maple I received as a gift.  If you recall my last post I referred to this wood as being “punky” — wonder what that means? … Continue reading

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Mystery Box Postponed

You probably recall what I referred to as my Mystery Box project.  That was because the end use for it couldn’t be divulged as it was for marketing an item my client wanted to “keep under wraps”.  Apparently there’s quite … Continue reading

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Hand Cut Dovetails & Spalted Maple

If you’ve ever heard of or seen a wood that’s been “spalted” you’ll appreciate the unique beauty of it.  Here’s a photograph I attempted to crop to give you a good view of it. When wood is spalted it means … Continue reading

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Computer Monitor Completed

Here is the completed cabinet for the 31″ computer monitor I’ve been working on.  You’ve heard me refer to this project as my “head scratcher” because of the requirements my client had.  He knew it would be somewhat tricky but … Continue reading

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Mr. Melvin Wilson, Metal Shop Antioch High School

When I was in high school, back in the 60’s at Antioch, California I was a shop rat.  Partly because I’d managed to get kicked out of many other classes but mostly because those (and band) were the types of … Continue reading

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Mystery Box, First Prototype

Hard to believe that I have close to 8 hours of actual working time into this project!  That doesn’t include the times spent with my client to get to this point or the time this consumed my thoughts as I … Continue reading

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The Mystery Box — Prototype #1

Jamie, from Wooditis where I occasionally teach classes, referred a couple to me who were looking for someone to make a presentation box for an item they are marketing.  We had the usual email correspondence and then met twice to explore … Continue reading

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