Monday, July 29, 2013

Curved Lid cherry Box

 Here's a Cherry box with a curved lid. Made off of plans from The Woodsmith Shop. Made with 1/2" sides and bottom with 3/4" top formed in a curve. I love the way it turned out and working with a hardwood such as Cherry is wonderful! Measures 11 1/2" x 6" x 3" (outside) 10" x 4 5/8" x 2" (inside) Lined with red felt.

Live Edge Cherry box

Here's a small Cherry Box I finished last week. The lid has a live edge on it.
 The interior was lined with red felt.
 Used hidden kerf hinges
My logo on the bottom

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Ambrosia Maple Bowl

 Here's my latest project. A bowl made from Ambrosia Maple.
 This was before I completed the outside
 The finished bowl
 Showing the finished bottom
A view from the side of the bowl. Smooth as glass!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Woodworking Friends around the world

I made a new friend recently via email. We both share a love of woodworking and we both are handicapped. I goes to show that a person can have things in common with others around the world.
My new friend, Raymond Sanderson, is in Australia. Here's a couple links to his blog and one he shares with his wife. and 

Please check them out when you get time.


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Work Table for my shop

 Here's some pictures of a work table I built for my shop. I'll use this mostly for assembly and finishing. Added casters so I can roll it around when not in use.

Banana bunch holder/stand

Here's a picture of 3 Banana holders I made recently - 2 are in Red Oak and 1 in Cherry.

Decorative Sled for a flower pot (or whatever you want to put in it.)

 Here's some pictures of a sled plant holder I made recently. It's small enough to be a center piece or just used for decoration. A great way to use up bits of scrap wood.

Soup Can Dispenser

 My daughter ask me to make her a can dispenser and here's what I came up with. It holds 4 rows across and 6 cans in each row for a total of 24 cans.
I sizes it for 15 oz soup cans but the smaller 11 1/2 oz cans work well too.

 Made out of 1/2" particle board and 1/4" plywood so it would be strong yet light.
Used a LOT of screws on this to make sure it held together and held up.

Here it is in use at my Daughter's house.
I used a french cleat for ease of mounting it on the wall. As long as the wall cleat was mounted on studs it provides support across the entire unit.

Wood Chest with hidden drawer

 Here's a small chest I built recently. It is a 3 drawer chest. The top drawer front is a false front and the top lifts to find a deep compartment.
 In this picture it shows the 3 drawers. The 3rd drawer is hidden in the base moulding.
Here's the finished chest. Added a decorative railing to the top. I'm still looking for the right knobs or handles for it.