Monthly Archives: April 2015

Off the Fence — Details, Details, Details !!

At the risk of sounding like a whiner I’d like to get this on the page.  It seems to be a natural instinct for people to think that a small size project is much easier and quicker to make than … Continue reading

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Off the Fence — A New Box Series

Some of you may recall my post dealing with the Cigar Presentation tray that was recently completed and delivered.  The construction of that featured finger joints cut on the tablesaw.  One thing I’ve learned while making boxes for the Etsy store is that … Continue reading

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Cigar Tray Complete; Ready for Delivery

Finished tray of Walnut:   I doubt that I’m any different from other custom woodworkers in this, as the project reaches its final stages you often wonder if it will meet your clients expectations.  That’s especially true with these two … Continue reading

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Can Traditional Artists Skills Transfer to High Tech?

That was the question my wife and I asked each other recently and I’d like to share our experience with you.  Have to give you a spoiler alert though, there won’t be any woodworking or painting techniques anywhere in this blog!  If … Continue reading

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Cigar Presentation Tray — with a Cuban Influence!

I’ve finally made progress on this project, a cigar presentation tray commissioned to me by the same client I completed the Mechanical Cellarette for.  During that building process I had two other commissions that I had put on hold so … Continue reading

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How to Add Keys or Splines to a Mitered Box — Cat Box Completed

A box constructed with miter joints, like everything else; has its plusses and minuses.  On the plus side it allows you to use a single piece of wood so that the grain pattern of it can flow around the corners. … Continue reading

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How I Made a Stone Carvers Bench

This is a modification of the plans created by Don Dougan.  He is a noted stone carver and also an instructor from the Atlanta, Georgia area.  A former client contacted me about this project.   A number of years ago I re-caned … Continue reading

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