Ridgecrest, CA, US

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Mahogany Bed

Made this bed from from plans developed in Sketchup.  Used 8/4 Mahogany planks resawed to get the desired parts.  Mattress height was carefully set to enable transfer of owner to and from her...

Live Edge Table

A local landscape contractor was removing a 60 plus year old Siberian Elm from a local land mark. The tree was destined for the land fill. We were able to convince them to drop it off in a vacant lot...

Herring Case

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A number of different wood species for Christmas gifts

Coffee Mug

I've turned a number of these for Christmas gifts. You can use solid blocks or assemble scraps left over from other projects.  I turned a seqmented mug entirely from cutoffs of pen blanks.

Magazine boxes

Here is a different take on magazine storage.  My wife stacks them under the living room table, so I came up with something that could hold them and allow you to slide them under the...

Gift boxes

Here are some boxes I've maded for Christmas gifts.

Dresser from Lyptus

Built from Lyptus with poplar for secondary wood.  Finished with danish oil and rubbed out with wax. The doors have shadow boxes for the owner to change from time to time.  There is a...

Recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway: Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects

This would be an excellent book to start some new projects this year!

Re: UPDATE: Furniture Design & Construction by Graham Blackburn

This looks like a very good reference source.

Re: UPDATE: Making Frame and Panel Doors by Hendrik Varju

this would be a great learning tool for my projects!

Re: UPDATE: Making Drawers by Hendrik Varju

This would be a great resource for my projects!

Re: UPDATE: Weekend Woodturning Projects: 25 Simple projects for the home by Mark Baker

This looks like some fun projects to try!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Beautiful Boxes: Design and Technique by Doug Stowe

This would be an excellent resource for Christmas gifts this year!

Re: UPDATE: Handmade Furniture: 21 Classic Woodworking Projects to Build for Your Home by Rafael Nathan

This would be a perfect addition to my small, but growing library!

Re: UPDATE: Acts of Creation: America's Finest Hand Craftsmen at Work by Walt Harrington

This looks like a beautiful book.

Re: UPDATE: Fine Woodworking's Tables and Chairs

This would be a great help to my "year of making tables" year.

Re: UPDATE: Wooden Boxes, by Doug Stowe and Strother Purdy

I love making boxes of any type. I don't think I've made any two a like. Finding new forms and methods is always a quest for me.

Re: UPDATE: Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman by Peter Korn

This looks like an interesting topic.

Re: UPDATE: Read a review of Wooden Boxes by the giveaway winner

This would be an excellent book to start planning projects for next year!

Re: UPDATE: Blanket Chests by Scott Gibson and Peter Turner

A series blanket chests started my weekend pursuit of woodworking 20 years ago. This would be an excellent book to make another round of them.

Re: UPDATE: Honing and Setting Jointer and Planer Knives by Hendrik Varju

This would very helpful. I need to resharpen both the jointer and planer knives after passing a load of mesquite through them!

Re: UPDATE: Mortise and Tenon Joinery by Hendrik Varju

This would be very helpful for my next project. Legs and Aprons with a granite table top.

Re: UPDATE: In the Greene & Greene Style: Projects and Details for the Woodworker by Darrell Peart

This would be a great book to develop some ideas for some furniture that needs to be built for my house.

Re: UPDATE: Carving in the Round by Andrew Thomas and How to Carve Wood by Richard Butz

I would really like to add another dimension to my woodworking. There is only so many curves to be created with a router!

Re: UPDATE: Refinishing Furniture Made Simple (with DVD) by Jeff Jewitt

I could use as much as information as possible when it comes to finishing. With 100+ degree days and 15% humidity, getting finishes to apply correctly is always a challenge for me.

Re: UPDATE: Making Wood Tools with John Wilson

This would be a very valuable resource to have in my library. I enjoy making tools in the shop for use in the shop or household.

Re: UPDATE: Practical Furniture Design from Fine Woodworking

I'm ready to start a new furniture project. You can make only so many small boxes before it's time to build something with heft.

Re: Herring Case

The vertical drawers are just deep. The bottoms are lined with velour.

Re: UPDATE: 2011 Fine Woodworking Archive DVD-ROM (1975 - 2011)

This would be a love/hate opportunity. Love to recycle all those old magazines. Hate not to have a reason to get that book case finished :-)

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: Woodturning Spindle Projects by Alan Holtham

Learning a few things about spindle turning is always a positive thing. The scoop looks fun!

Re: UPDATE: Book Giveaway: The Frugal Woodturner by Ernie Conover

I would love to learn to ideas on frugal turning, there is not much to turn where I live except creosote brush!

Re: Poll: The Next FWW Tool Test

I would like to see a tool review of drum sanders. The small shop, single drum type. closed versus cantilever models. These seem to be very popular based on the price increasing so much in the last few years. I am getting to the point in my abilities that I need to surface home cut veneers and these seem like the best method.

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