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French Oak Hall Table

French Oak Hall Table

French Oak hall table with handcut dovetail drawers.  First attemp at dovetails ... came out ok .. :-)  French oak had some really nice figure.

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Queen Anne Dressing Table

Queen Anne Dressing Table

Queen Anne Dressing Table, in cherry. Brasses by Ball and Ball, poplar secondary wood. Finish is BLO followed by orange shellac and one coat of low lustre lacquer.

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Gem Storage Box

Gem Storage Box

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This was one of the most enjoyable boxes that I have made so far. The butterfly and Lilies incorporated into the marquetry I have been wanting to do for a long time now. I inlayed some Mother of...

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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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Metal bodied smoothing plane

Metal bodied smoothing plane

This was a prototype hand plane I built that was largely inspired by the Norris A13 and the Stanley 4 1/2 smoothing planes. Weighing in at just over 9 lbs this hand plane is very heavy but is very...

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Chest of Drawers

Chest of Drawers

The Chest of Drawers (120x87x47cm) is entirely made of Arve. The wood has a very pleasant smell to it, but is also very soft, which easily leads to dents. The Bubinga elements on the front were done...

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Kitchen details

Kitchen details

Hi All. I wanted to post some of the features that I included in a recent oceanside kitchen project. I generally avoid kitchens, but will agree to do so for the right customer. My habit is to...

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A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles 2

A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles 2

Last time I introduced the Coffin and its complex angles. I showed the early design process of the model, and developed the bottom shape, the Foot End and the Side. I explained that the design should...

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Shaker side tables

Shaker side tables

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Shaker side tables

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A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles

A Coffin - An Exercise in Angles

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This simple looking box, can turn out to be a challenge in SketchUp and in the shop. The angles create the difficulty, particularly in corner joinery - in this case being dovetails. The video shows...

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Hall Table

Hall Table

Federal table with quilted maple drawer

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5 things that helped me cut better dovetails

5 things that helped me cut better dovetails

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Here are the 5 things that have helped me improve my dovetails the most.

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Bowfront Jewelry Cabinet

Bowfront Jewelry Cabinet

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This Cherry, Birdseye Maple and Wenge cabinet features through dovetail case joinery and bow front doors and drawers. The inside drawer fronts have been recessed and the outside drawer pulls were...

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Small Anarchy…tool box?

Small Anarchy…tool box?

Small Anarchy…tool box?   This was a great exercise in both patients and woodworking. It is made of poplar, aspen pine, and sycamore. Don't look to close because errors are abounding…It was done...

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Mahogany and Leather Side Table

Mahogany and Leather Side Table

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I came across an incredibly lovely board of Santos mahogany one day, with swirls of vanilla and orange in the grain, that board is what inspired the whole piece.  The legs are ebonized maple with a...

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Quarter Circle

Quarter Circle

This hall table was a commissioned piece after the people had seen a similar table I had built which was only 48 inches in length. This piece is 60 inches in length and 13 inches deep, standing 30...

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Wine Box

Wine Box

I am a beginner with fine woodworking and chose this wine box for my first main project.The box is red oak with mini-dovetails and a sliding lid. The bottle inlay is purple heart and the finger bar...

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Secretary Desk on Stand

Secretary Desk on Stand

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This Secretary Desk is made from Walnut and Zebrawood. The front two legs have ball and claw style feet and the skirting has two large hand carved fans in the front. the Hardware is Italian and it...

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Secretary Desk with Bookshelf top

Secretary Desk with Bookshelf top

This Secretary desk is made from Cherry and the secondary wood is poplar. The hadware is Italian made and it has 2 large fans carved into the doors. Finished with 4 coats of sprayed on polyurethane

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Bombe Chest

Bombe Chest

This was my first go at a bombe chest. The front is still flat (i didnt want to get in over my head on my first chest), but the sides are curved. It is made from Walnut and the drawers are poplar...

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