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Deinonychus Skull Carving

Deinonychus Skull Carving

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Woodworking and paleontology meet in this hand-carved scale dinosaur skull.

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Redwood or Cedar?

Redwood or Cedar?

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Acquired this salvaged lumber from a water storage tank, built in the mid-Atlantic in the 1920's.  I was told by the owner (who salvaged the wood when the tank was dismantled 30 years ago) that it...

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scale models

scale models

Over the years, and after many attempts to produce accurate drawings, either by computer or on drafting board I have become more dependant on scale models. One of the best reasons I have foundfor...

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GARDEN LIGHT

GARDEN LIGHT

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Made from clear cedar with house wrap for light panels and LED lighting for low power consumption ,finished with spar varnish . Installed on a post made from spruce and finished in dark brown paint .

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Adirondack Chair with a Twist

Adirondack Chair with a Twist

Woodworker: Michael C. FortuneMichael Fortune says the most important criterion for an outdoor chair is that it be comfortable for relaxing, reading, and conversing in a garden setting. He's not big...

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Cedar Tree Dragon

Cedar Tree Dragon

Woodworker: Stanley RillWhen this atlas cedar tree began to drop limbs regularly and was due to be taken down, the homeowner hired Rill, a self-taught wood carver, to create the dragon (4 ft. dia. by...

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White Oak Blanket Chest

White Oak Blanket Chest

Woodworker: Jim Hoyne Jim Hoyne crafted this blanket chest to commemorate his daughter's college graduation. To create the piece, he used quartersawn white oak and incorporated maple inlay. Hoyne...

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Contemporary Writing Desk

Contemporary Writing Desk

Woodworker: Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford Hendel-Blackford was commissioned to build a contemporary writing desk to fit in a traditional setting. The client, a priest in Scotland, wanted a place to sit and...

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Humidor/Game Box

Humidor/Game Box

Woodworker: Steve Noffsinger Noffsinger designed this humidor/game box so the lid of the cigar drawer stays in the main box as the drawer opens, allowing the cigars to be inserted and removed without...

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Tambour-Door Sideboard

Tambour-Door Sideboard

Woodworker: Chris Rand At 50, Rand decided to begin a new career as a custom-furniture maker and enrolled in the Furniture Design and Craftsmanship program at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University...

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Dragonfly Wall Cabinet

Dragonfly Wall Cabinet

Woodworker: Mark Paulin Paulin made this dragonfly wall cabinet over the course of four years. He used chisels to carve the dragonflies, and then layered three different colors of Humbrol paint on...

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Modern Hope Chest

Modern Hope Chest

Woodworker: Trish McCulloch McCulloch calls this piece a “modern hope chest” because it combines the traditional form with modern design, materials, and techniques. The interior walnut chest is a...

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Pennsylvania Spice Box with Line-and-Berry Inlay

Pennsylvania Spice Box with Line-and-Berry Inlay

Woodworker: Steve Latta Latta built this inlaid spice cabinet to commemorate his 10th wedding anniversary. Since Latta and his wife are Quakers living in Chester County, Pa. he picked a design that...

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Veneered Display Stand

Veneered Display Stand

Woodworker: Gokhan Doguer This veneered display stand has five-sided legs, and it tapers to the top, creating tricky angled joinery. Doguer says the most challenging part of the piece was the...

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Tansu-Inspired Cabinet on Stand

Tansu-Inspired Cabinet on Stand

Woodworker: German F. Plessl The cabinet was Plessl's first project in the College of the Redwoods fine furniture program, in California. He made the school's trademark cabinet-on-stand, but gave it...

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Inlay Humidor

Inlay Humidor

Woodworker: Richard M. Kerrell Kerrell's humidor won first place in the contemporary woodworking - accessories category at the 2007 Design in Wood competition organized by the San Diego Fine...

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“The Phoenix” Dowry Chest

“The Phoenix” Dowry Chest

Woodworker: Gregory Stoddard Stoddard refers to this chest as “The Phoenix.” About 30 years ago, an antiques dealer photographed a number of sale pieces. One was a 400-year-old dowry chest with...

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Eleven-Drawer Arts and Crafts Dresser

Eleven-Drawer Arts and Crafts Dresser

Woodworker: Hikmet C. Sakman Sakman’s interpretation of this Arts and Crafts dresser includes graceful elements that break up the typically rectilinear style, such as a tapered carcase and curved...

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Curved-Back Adirondack Chair

Curved-Back Adirondack Chair

Woodworker: Tom Begnal Fine Woodworking associate editor Tom Begnal led the effort to come up with this classic Adirondack chair design. It is based on many of the features and patterns found on...

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Japanese-Inspired Media Center

Japanese-Inspired Media Center

Woodworker: Charlie Goedeke When designing this media center, Goedeke and his wife Judith wanted to blend traditional Japanese design into a contemporary look. The piece is constructed of figured...

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