Tag Archives: Walnut

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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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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Dowel Making Video: My First Hi-Tech Attempt

Never stop learning, experimenting, and pushing yourself that’s my mantra!  Probably what lead me from running 10K’s, to marathons, and then trail ultras of 50-100 miles but isn’t that what life is for?  The next step on the Armoire will … Continue reading

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Of Beading Tools and Scratch Stocks

If you followed my blog on the making of the Treble Clef custom box for an Etsy special order you’ll recall the carving that I did for the lid; here’s a LINK to that blog.  To be on the safe … Continue reading

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Assembling the Treble Clef Box

Work continues on this custom order from an Etsy customer.  In the previous post I mentioned that I’m making 5 additional boxes using the same techniques as the custom one.  Doing a series of boxes is more efficient, especially when … Continue reading

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Custom Picture Frame Molding: Part 2 — Finished

Before I do the continuation of creating the custom picture frame molding I just have to show you the completed piece.  As I mentioned in the first installment of this blog, my wife Diane; painted this from a picture she … Continue reading

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Custom Picture Frame Molding: Part 1

My last post had to do with the process of carving and gilding the first picture frame I’ve made for my wife in several years.  That frame used a custom, basswood molding we had ordered from Foster Planing Mill several … Continue reading

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