Tag Archives: Monkeypod Wood

More Handwork: Dovetail Box

As I mentioned in my last post, it’s been a long time since I’ve done much in the way of hand woodworking and joinery.  Didn’t realize how much I’ve missed it and how relaxing it is to be in the … Continue reading

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Why I Love Working Wood!

You can do the math but my earliest recollections of working with wood go all the way back to elementary school in the 50’s  when I made a tug boat out of a piece of balsa wood. Also remember my … Continue reading

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Since the Wood in Design Show

I’ve talked about being awarded an Honorable Mention for the Sapele and Big Leaf Maple media center at this years Design in Wood show.  Thought I’d share a photo of me getting that award.  Not to be boastful but it’s an awesome … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Postpartum Blog?

I may end up getting philosophical on you with this blog as the title suggests!  Having just completed the HDTV stand and getting it juried into the Design in Wood competition it’s like a big relief.  After spending some 100 … Continue reading

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Applying Felt on Box Sides — not just the Bottom!

Here is the completed presentation box I was commissioned to build through my Etsy store.  The wood is Monkeypod, dimensions are approximately 3 1/2″ deep and tall by 4 1/2″ long.  The finish is multiple coats of Platinum shellac rubbed … Continue reading

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Down to the Wire

Now that the shellac is fully cured I find myself wanting to post the pictures of this box so my client can see the progress that’s been made since the last blog.  Pictures will never replace seeing the real thing … Continue reading

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Arm Cuff Presentation Box

Very happy that the glue up for the presentation box went without a hitch.  Glue ups can tend to be stressful so careful planning is a must; especially for someone like me who’s been accused of even pre-worrying!  Here is … Continue reading

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