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Birch Side Table in the Shaker Style.

This is my latest commission, completed for a co-worker. The design was inspired by a sideboard done by Garrett Hack. The sides of the case are 1/2"ply found at the bottom of the stack at HomeDepot...

Triangle Gift Box

I made this box for my daughters' tutor.  It is maple, beech and walnut for the trim.   The accent pieces in the lid are birds eye maple.  I missed entering it in the holiday...

Front Hall Storage Bench

This is my first large scale project.  My Mother-in-Law requested a storage bench for her font hall.  I presented it to her as a Christmas present.  I tapered the legs with a home...

Curio Cabinet from Shippping Crates and Skids

This is a small cabinet approximately 3' tall and 6" x 5".  It is a frame and panel construction.  I salvaged the boards from various crates and skids I found in my travels as a truck...

Keepsake Box

This is a small box, about 10" long by 4" wide by 4" deep.  I used maple and walnut for the small accents.  The entire box is made from a single board, 4" x 1" by about 4' long.  The...

Mother's Gift Box

This is my 3rd gift project.  The box measures approximately 11" wide by 14.5" tall by 3.5" deep.  I used reclaimed walnut from a friends cabinet making off cuts; reclaimed Beech I...

Recent comments

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

Please count me in for the draw. I can use all the help I can get.


Re: UPDATE: DVD Giveaway: Wood Science & Design by Hendrik Varju

I have attended many of Hendrick's seminars at various Woodworking shows. He is an excellent teacher in person, well organised and extremely informative; and this in a 30-60 minute public seminar. This DVD would be a wonderful resource to have at hand with Hendrick's reputation for thouroughness and his attention to relevant detail.
All of Hendrick's DVD's are well worth the money. Having jsut started up a part-time business I only wish I had the resources availble to add them to my library.


Re: Poll: What accessories, jigs, and shop gear are on your holiday wish list?

I asked for clamps, a dust collector, a planer, a jointer and a subscription to Fine Woodworking Magazine. I got the latest Tools and Shop issue, a couple of Jorgenson Parallel jaw clamps, a couple of 8" hand screw clamps. Awesome. The only problem though is my wife and daughters kicked me out of my own shop until January 4th. I made 7 boxes as Christmas presents this year and finished the last one on Christmas eve. I wont be able to use the wicked new gifts for another few days. Oh well...the things we do for love.

Hope all had a wicked Christmas and New Years. I know being with my Girls made mine amazing.


Re: New addition to my tool collection

That is really cool looking unit.
It is good to hear that the old iron can be reworked and used. On that note - I have a chance to get an old Craftsman 6 1/2" jointer for about $100. The beds look clean and I am told the motor is in good shape. The machine comes with the original stand as well. Is this a good deal? I have read that it could be hard to get new blades and that the outfeed table is non-adjustable. I hear that that can make fine tuning difficult. I am in need of a jointer and am really at a loss. I can't afford anything remotely close to new so am looking as far afield as I can.
Any help would be really helpful.
The jointer is model # 113.20621 and was made in the late 60's or early 70's.

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