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Woodworking Business - What To Build To Make Profits

Woodworking Business - What To Build To Make Profits

Woodworking is a great art and hobby that you can quickly turn into business. You need to know that different woodwork projects will have different markets. For instance, if you are making toys, then...

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Horse Shoe Box

Horse Shoe Box

I made this for a friend that puts horse shoes on other horses for people.  Its made from leftover partical board, dados and pocket screws.

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Plaque For the Man

Plaque For the Man

I designed and made this plaque for a boss and best friend.  I was made from mahogany and red oak.  I took me about a month to finish this project.  Everything was built by me except the cardboard...

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Starry Starry Night 2

Starry Starry Night 2

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This is the second one of these I made the first one sold within a month. Made of nails and tacks. The colored tacks had to be hand painted. Nailed into two layers of plywood, 1 3/4 and the other 12...

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Krenov Style Hope Chest Case

Krenov Style 'Hope Chest' Case

This Krenov style case is a gift to my daughter as she prepares for her October 2014 marriage. I felt obligated to build a hope chest for her but, couldn't resist an opportunity to try my hand at a...

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Sculpture done with nails and tacks.

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I decided to do another larger nail sculpture. This is of Van Goghs Starry Night and is 22" x 30" The frame is mahogany and the nails are pounded into two layers of plywood. I did drill pilot holes...

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Blanket chest

Blanket chest

Black walnut trim on oak box. All from rough lumber. Finger joints add visual interest. Cedar lined. Torsion hinges.

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Drawer pulls in tight spaces

Drawer pulls in tight spaces

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Recently I had to figure out a way to make low-clearance pulls for drawers installed behind a sliding door.

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Jewellery Box

Jewellery Box

My second jewellery box made from recycled white oak.  The handle is black walnut and the 3 drawers are red cedar.  My aim was to make the drawers so that they would 'piston' into place.  I...

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Jewelry Makers Toolbox - mineral stained walnut with curly maple

Jewelry Maker's Toolbox - mineral stained walnut with curly maple

I designed this for my daughter, Erin. It is a jewelers tool box for today's hobbyist jewler. The chest stands 50 inches tall with a 24 inch by 24 in base. There are two sizes of drawers with up to...

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Simple and Fun Flower Boxes

Simple and Fun Flower Boxes

  I again was looking for something different to do so I've been building some Flower boxes. The CNC Carving definitely adds to the outcome. I figured I could sell these but have been giving them...

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Lockable Box

Lockable Box

This is a lock box as requested by my grandson, to "keep his sister out of his stuff". Well the design took off and this is the result. I an a retired design engineer so I just could not stop. I put...

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Design journal: A tea box gets a face lift

Design journal: A tea box gets a face lift

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Revisiting an old design is a great opportunity to push the envelope, even if you were happy with the first try.

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Jewelry Box Recycled White Oak and Cedar

Jewelry Box Recycled White Oak and Cedar

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The box was made from recycled white oak flooring and offcuts from a cedar fencing project. New to box making I wanted to test my latest shop jig for cutting mitres. I joined the sides using the...

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Arts & Crafts Box

Arts & Crafts Box

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An Arts and Crafts box of quarter sawn white oak with spladed sides  The spladed dovetails were very challenging as saw guides weren't really practical. Square pins are ebony. Finish is fumed...

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McGregors Box

McGregor's Box

Traditionally called Lady's Workbox. The piece was designed for modern use. It has two compartments for keys, watches, wallets and purses. Made out of Mahagony, Birds Eye Maple, Curly Maple, and...

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Action Figure Cabinet

Action Figure Cabinet

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  It's a custom furniture ordered by our client, Mr. Yono and family. It is special made for his son who loves to collect action figures. When we thought about "action figure" we thought about...

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Shanes Backyard Workshop

Shane's Backyard Workshop

This blueprint consists of a overall close to perfect workshop. As you can see I laid out all of my machines and materials in a orderly fashion in a letter C shape. Starting at the bottom you pick...

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Decorative Boxes

Decorative Boxes

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Decorative Hardwood boxes, made with a minimal amount of tools. Each box takes at least 5-7 days to cut, glue and sand. I use maple, Peruvian walnut, honduran and other types of rosewood, cherry...

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Rope handle spices up a tea box

Rope handle spices up a tea box

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Just a simple dovetailed box with a rope to keep it closed.

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