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Picture Anubis
This relief carving is a small part of a much more complex project. But it's enough to show as a stand alone piece.

The wood is wenge. The colors are enamel model paints and nail polishes.
8 07-16-2013 12:11 AM
Picture Band saw boxes
Here's some boxes made on the new band saw.
20 07-15-2013 06:44 PM
Picture Ball in a cage in a cage in a cage...
I've made dozens of these over the years. Most of this is done with a drill press and forstner bits in 1/2" increments. Be sure to drill the largest hole first, smallest last. The parts are then whittled loose with a knife and sanded. When cutting parts loose, work from the inside out.

I finish them with spray lacquer.
9 07-14-2013 06:12 PM
Picture LOVE YOU word blocks
This particular pattern was printed from Steve Good's website. But you can make them say whatever you want. I made one of these for my wife. Then I made two more to sell.

The wood is cedar. Finish is spray lacquer.
3 06-28-2013 09:34 PM
Picture Purple heart letter opener.
I made this letter opener for my wife. It's made of purple heart.

This is my own pattern. The main outline was cut on the scroll saw. The shaping of the blade was done with an oscillating edge belt sander. The shaping of the handle and final sanding was done with a tiny flap sander chucked in a rotary tool.

The piece is finished with spray lacquer.
3 06-28-2013 09:29 PM
Picture Stick characters
Here's a set of 8 characters I carved years ago. They were carved in the same order they are displayed in in the group photos.

They are pine and finished with polyurethane.

8 06-19-2013 01:05 AM
Picture Monopoly game
This is a commissioned piece I did in July of 2003. The board is actual size. All black lines, outlines and text are burnt in with a soldering iron.

The eyes of Monopoly Man have actual 3pt diamonds inset.

The player pieces are whittled from pine. The houses and hotels are cut on a band saw out of poplar. Everything is coated with spray lacquer.

18 06-18-2013 11:34 PM
Picture Shop-made belt sander
I built this 2"x36" belt sander from plans in an issue of Shop Notes Magazine. This is a very solid, very handy machine that would make a great addition to any workshop.

The dust collection housing is my own addition and is of my own design. The plan in the magazine does not include dust collection. My dust collection solution actually works VERY well.

You can follow the build here: http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/im-building-belt-sander-46413/
19 06-18-2013 09:03 PM
Picture Treasurer's Quest coin mazes
I made 13 of these coin mazes. Most of them were given away as gifts for Christmas of 2012. My coin maze is an elaboration of one featured in Bob Gilsgorf's book entitled "Zany Wooden Toys That Whiz, Spin, Pop, and Fly". This version is of my own design and has more layers and an extra entrance/exit.

The maze is played by inserting a penny or dime and turning the maze around in different orientations in order to work the coin through and out of the designated hole.

You can follow the build here: http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/coin-mazes-some-gifts-i-made-last-month-picture-heavy-47269/
25 06-18-2013 08:44 PM
Picture Night stand for my son
I made this night stand out of pine for my son. It's finished with brush-on polyurethane.

You can follow the build here: http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/night-stand-my-son-39830/
10 06-17-2013 02:01 AM
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