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Gary Larkins, Beaverton, OR, US
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Birthday: 10/27/1944

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Walnut dining room table

The table design is a modified version of the Tim Rousseau hall table. The table top is Claro Walnut. The legs and frame were made from Eastern Walnut. The dimensions are 61" long by 35-1/2" wide by...

American cherry wood Ditty box

A sea captains Ditty box built from American Cherry wood. Dimensions: 20" by 10-78" by 7-1/4" . Inside finish: Watco Danish Oil natural with water based Polyurethane over. Exterior finish: Watco...

Tim Rousseau style hall table

The table is 6 inches longer than the plans dimension. The joinery is countersunk and plugged screws instead of mortise and tenon joinery. The wood is Walnut with Watco Danish oil finish. Very good...

Classic sloping sided sea chest

Port Orford Cedar sea chest with purchased Beckets. Reproduction of an antique sea chest.

Barrel lid post and panel chest

A barrel lid post and panel chest built from Western Walnutand Black Limba. The tray was built from Walnut and Cherry then stained andoiled.Chest dimensions: 33 inches long by 21 inches wide by 21-1/2

Tool chest

Monterey Pine and Cherry dovetail and pins tool chest.

Wooden boat model

A two inch to the foot scale model of a 16 foot “Cid Skiff”, plans drawn by Ray Speck.

Cherry and Black Walnut jewelry box

Cherry and black Walnut jewelry box

Paduke post and panel chest

Barrel top post and panel Paduke chest. Tray made from Euopean Beech.

Brazilian Cherry and hard eastern Maple blanket chest

Based upon Peter Turner's sloping sided blanket chest from issue #203 with a couple of modifications.

tool chest

Cherry, pine, and spalted alder tool chest

Dovetail and pins tool chest with tool tote.

Monterey pine tool chest with tool tote made from recycled kitchen cabinets salvaged from a 1950s house. Honduran mahogany handles

African Sapelli and Cherry wood jewelry box.

African Sapelli and Cherry wood jewelry box.

Peter Turner's sloping sided blanket chest from issue #203. With a few modifications, I used African Cherry and Hickory.

Peter Turner's sloping sided blanket chest from issue #203. With a few modifications, I used African Cherry and Hickory. The well written construction article, with good photographs and detailed...



Recent comments


Re: Tim Rousseau style hall table

Re: Tim Rousseau style hall table

The legs slope out at 2 degrees per the plans. I eliminated the convex and concave curves and straight tapered the legs on two sides.

Re: Classic sloping sided sea chest

The sea chest dimensions are: At the base, 39 inches long by 19 inches wide. The heigth is about 16-5/8 inches.

Re: Paduke post and panel chest

Hi Denver1,
I can draw up a set of plans for the chest. Click on GKL, next to member it will bring up my website. You can send me an email and we can talk about a set of plans.
The panels were about 3/8 inch thick if memory serves me and glued up from narrower boards. The dovetails and pins on the corners are not really necessary. The slats in the coopered lid have beveled edges that slide under the next slat. The coopered lid was a challenge to build as it was designed on the table saw bed, making it up as I went along, with a lot of head scratching! I have built two chests from Paduke and it is not fun to work with. I would pick another wood and stain it next time!!! The tray was a piece of cake compared to the chest.

Re: Wooden boat model

The boat model was built from the builder’s plans. Eight mold stations were lofted from the table of offsets, and then erected on a ladder frame. The boat was planked upside down and the centerboard rotates just like the full size version as does the rudder and tiller. The frames were steamed then bent in place. Every piece of wood that goes into the full size boat was reproduced for the model. The frames were bent in after the boat was planked.

Re: Peter Turner's sloping sided blanket chest from issue #203. With a few modifications, I used African Cherry and Hickory.

Hi Gina,
In answer to your questions, the construction article is in the January/February 2009 issue so it is very recent. I started the project back in the middle of January but was only able to work on it part time. The magazine article was more than adequate to build the chest and I also build sloping sided sea chests so I am familiar with the geometry and its issues. The chest is now on display at Gallery 9, which I am a member, in Port Townsend, Washington.



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