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Ancient kauri shaker boxes

Ancient kauri shaker boxes

As a gift for a close friend who lives 5 months a year in New Zealand, I made this series of nesting Shaker boxes. The boxes were made from ancient New Zealand kauri wood as a compliment to this...

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Cafe Chair

Cafe Chair

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My first chair design, a cafe chair with joinery inspired by Carlo Mollino. Ebonized red oak and jatoba repurposed from luxury flooring project waste. This is version 1.0 but I will be making slight...

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Moser-style arm chairs

Moser-style arm chairs

Moser "Eastward" style dining chairs. Walnut & oak. Through-wedged & blind mortises, steam-bent crest, laminated knee braces.

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Custom Fly Fishing Net

Custom Fly Fishing Net

I am an avid fly fisherman and hobby woodworker. I was inspired by Greg at Sierra Nets to make my own. His nets are absolutely stunning. This is my first attempt but I'm please with the results so...

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Six Shaker Dining Chairs

Six Shaker Dining Chairs

These chairs are based on the proportions of a Shaker No. 3 side chair. The finials are patterned after ones characteristic of the Shaker community in Harvard, Mass. The legs and spindles are...

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Mahogany Segmented Bowl

Mahogany Segmented Bowl

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This is my first attempt at a segmented bowl.  It's constructed of mahogany, with ebony, bloodwood and maple accents.  The stringing design in the bottom is bloodwood, ebony, and holly.  The 132"...

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Wall hung High Tables

Wall hung High Tables

A friend of mine owns a restaurant and needed some extra seating but was shy on room. This was the solution I came up with hanging the tables on the wall. Adds a little pizaz to the place too. Made...

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Moser style side chair

Moser style side chair

Crest rail is steam bent. Leg braces are bent laminations mortised into legs.  

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Toboggans for Christmas

Toboggans for Christmas

We are blessed with a large family and many brilliant , active grandchildren. To encourage healthy outdoors play I decided to make a toboggan, which evolved into seven toboggans. 5 about 4ft long, 1...

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Paulas Table

Paula's Table

This Library table top is Wenge and shop sawn 1/4 sawn sycamore (American).The legs are shop sawn Wenge steam bent and laminated. Then they are gluded up, shaped, and cross laped jointery. 30H X32W...

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Round Carved Solid Wood Synagogue Furniture Set

Round Carved Solid Wood Synagogue Furniture Set

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Set of Synagogue Furniture is made by gluing up the large rounds then cutting them up to create the doors and seperations.  made from solid wood, handcarved, and gilded.  See our website for video...

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UPDATE: Wood Benders Handbook by Zachary Taylor

UPDATE: Wood Bender's Handbook by Zachary Taylor

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See who won a copy of Wood Bender’s Handbook

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Windsor arm chair

Windsor arm chair

Windor arm chair, carved volutes on end of crest rail and hand holds, milk paint finish followed by oil topcoat, Legs and stretchers are maple, spindles and bent parts are red oak, seat is pine.

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Gerspach Lounge Rocker

Gerspach Lounge Rocker

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 16 months in development, creation, invention and self expression. The Gerspach Lounge Rocker is my own, original design. Built by use of bent lamination and extensive hand sculpting. Genuine...

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Mesquite fireplace mantle

Mesquite fireplace mantle

I built this curved mantle piece from Arizona mesquite for a beehive fireplace. This was a joy to build as it was my first large steam bending project as well as my first bent lamination. My...

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BENT WOOD BOX

BENT WOOD BOX

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This box is my interpretion of the TINA BOX which was my main inspiration . Some other styles are incorperated in this box and one of the unusual features are the lid which serves as a tray alsoThe...

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Effigy of the Mind

Effigy of the Mind

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The 'Effigy of the Mind' was created to emphasise the creative thought of the mind. The seat profile was the only pre determined element of construction. The creation that followed was built up one...

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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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My modification of a Fine Woodworking Windsor Rocking Chair Plan called Plans Change

My modification of a Fine Woodworking Windsor Rocking Chair Plan called "Plans Change"

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I bought a Fine Wood Working Windsor rocking Chair Plan a few months ago online.  I altered the plan to make it recognozeable but non functional for fun.  It is made from White Oak, Walnut...

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FWW Live: Meet Michael Fortune, Renaissance Man

FWW Live: Meet Michael Fortune, Renaissance Man

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At Fine Woodworking Live, this summer in New Paltz, NY, you'll get to learn from and swap stories with many of our star authors, none brighter than Michael Fortune, of Toronto, Canada.

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