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Little Maple Cabinet

Little Maple Cabinet

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This is a small cabinet made of hard maple. The two doors on the left are sliding doors, and the one on the right is hinged. The slats in the door frames are concave, planed with a round bottom...

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Ginkgo Chairs, Kotatsu Table, and Shodo Shelf

Ginkgo Chairs, Kotatsu Table, and Shodo Shelf

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These pieces were created mainly with hand tools. The finish includes sumi ink, oil pastel (red portions), gold leaf, and amber shellac. The inspiration comes from Japanese cultural concepts such as...

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Take Time to Dance

"Take Time to Dance"

A White Oak and Pine wood sculpture made using steam bending, fabric softener bending and heat bending techniques.  No metal fasteners were used, only a little glue and lots of friction based on...

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I call this wood sculpture Discarded

I call this wood sculpture "Discarded"

I call this wood sculpture "Discarded" because it was made of some discarded pieces of wood some of which I got from a scrap bin.  This is appropriate because it represents a number of people...

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Sculpture using Exotic woods to express an antedote to world hunger Full Mouth, Empty Mouth

Sculpture using Exotic woods to express an antedote to world hunger "Full Mouth, Empty Mouth"

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Madrone Dining Sideboard

Madrone Dining Sideboard

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Madrone sideboard, designed using cardboard mockups and SketchUp. Built from a madrone tree I cut & dried 25+ years ago. Side panels are figured maple; antique glass doors. Interior is birch...

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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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Asian inspired Gong Rack

Asian inspired Gong Rack

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This project was quite challenging. It incorporates more than 20 mortise and tenon joints.  So while it was an adventure in maintaining style and grace, it also was quite technical.  The...

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Baby planes

Baby planes

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A look at an instrument maker's standby, and some ideas for using them in furniture making

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Work Table

Work Table

Small writing table.  Primary wood: Cherry, Curly Maple; Secondary wood: Yellow Pine; tertiary wood: Purple Heart.  Table is a rectilinear form with broad cove as an element below the top...

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Boxmakers Who Think Outside the Box

Boxmakers Who Think Outside the Box

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Check out boxes from around the globe at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine

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Chinese Chest - Reclaimed Wood

Chinese Chest - Reclaimed Wood

An Asian inspired chest made entirely from reclaimed materials - even the metal for the hardware which I made as well. Joinery is pinned mortise & tenon.  There are at least 6 different...

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Japanese caligraphy boxes

Japanese caligraphy boxes

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Two boxes I made for Japanese caligraphy. The first is carved with the image of the famous floating gate in Miyajima and the second is the golden leaves of the Ichijo tree. The finish on the first is...

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The Elements Collection - Earth

The Elements Collection - Earth

Earth African Mahogany Top, with Padauk and Wenge splines and end caps. Hand Carved White Oak “Sumo” sides.  

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Jennas Jewelry Box

Jenna's Jewelry Box

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This is a tansu inspired jewelry box for my niece's graduation/birthday present. Her Japanese middle name is carved into the earing drawer. The box is made of cherry with some baltic birch plywood as...

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The Tea Box

The Tea Box

This box is based on the tool box of a japanese carpenter I met once.  The dovetails are handcut.  Only hand tools were used in the construction of this box, except for rough dimensioning...

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Whale Tail Stool

Whale Tail Stool

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The Whale Tail Stool was inspired by the work of Kintaro Yazawa FWW #191. There is a video of me working on the stool ...

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