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Cherry blanket chest made for my daughter , based on a 1760's 6 board chest
Hand cut dovetail, molding on the sides of the top are sliding dovetails to allow for seasonal movement
Box of Philippino Toog with mobile compartment. Handcut dovetails and open slot mortise.Tung oil exterior finish, light lacquer inside.
Inspired from a James Krenov piece.
In the last blog post (Part 4), I showed making the dovetail pins in the Side component. In this video, I show how to use these already-made pins to create the matching tails in the End...
In the last Part 3 of this series, I showed making the full-length Side and End components for the Williamsburg Knife Box. I also copied and flipped these components and placed on a full width box...
This is Part 3 of a series of videos on building the Williamsburg Knife Box. In the previous blog entry, I showed the making of the half length symmetrical End and Side components, and ensuring that...
My last blog entry set the stage for building this Knife Box, one that was presented at the January Williamsburg conference "Working Wood in the 18th Century". This video is second in the series...
My wife requested that I build her a set of tea lights for our dining room table. The problem was that we use extensions sometimes during the year to accommodate extra guests. So if I designed a long...
I made this Pennsylvania spice box from plans published in FW #196 by Steve Latta. I modified the feet (I did not like the original flat bracket feet and thus made ogee bracket feet) and the...
Since according to the Myan Calander the end of the world is coming I thought I would do a sculpture about that event before it happens.
I crafted this writing box for a client that wanted an exclusive and different box. The exterior and interior are all in cherry. The inlay bicolor band was made with holy veneer and...
Another writing slope, this one built from Walnut and was commisioned to be built as
a Christmas Present. Changed the shade of leather on inside to match color of wood
and finished in...
18 Century Writing slope built for wedding present, is sapele wood stained, with
leather inside writing surface and pen holder. My own design taken from research
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...
Built this Bible Case for a good Friends Mother that is not doing so well
and she said her mom had always wanted a case for this bible of her
grandfathers 1847 bible. I built this case or box...
1st period-style box made using hand tools only, following the construction details and methods of early Dedham, MA joiner John Thurston. For example, the pins that hold the hinges are...
Tabletop baby huntboard for all those little things that get lost during the busy workday. A part of a larger rear desk of a full floor matching home office in Brookline Ma. Cherry handrubber...
One of pair of old-school desktop organziers. Part of a rear desk unit built in to a full floor matching home office in Brookline Ma. Cherry with padauk accents, hand-rubbed oil and wax finish...
18th century style salt box with spice drawer. Hand planed, scraped bird's eye maple with hand cut dovetails. Secondary wood in pine (inset bottom, drawer sides/back/bottom). Tung oil finish.
The San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association put on another great woodworking expo at the Del Mar County Fairgrounds this year.
I wanted to do a project to practice hand-cut dovetails. When I saw Steve Latta's spicebox (FWW #196) it looked like an ideal project with more than 100 dovetails. I enhanced the design with...
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