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Picture Flip top tool stand.
A lot of members here have made these now. It's a very handy and sturdy cart that should be in your shop as well. This was made in Feb. of 2012.

You can follow the build here: http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/another-flip-top-tool-stand-35973/
7 05-23-2013 11:55 PM
Picture Cedar balcony tables.
I made this pair of cedar balcony tables in Oct. of 2011. They still reside on our upstairs balcony and are still in great condition. The finish is Ready-Seal waterproofing. No stain or other coloring agents or finishes were used.

You can follow the build here: http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/pair-balcony-tables-la-cabinetman-30659/
5 05-23-2013 11:39 PM
Picture Arrow of Light awards.
I made 8 of these award plaques for my son's Cub Scout pack. The Arrow of Light is the highest award a Cub Scout can earn. At this point, the boy has reached the end of Cub Scouts and crosses over to Boy Scouts.

You can follow the build here: http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/8-simple-arrow-light-awards-51307/
5 05-23-2013 02:00 AM
Picture Sports themed back scratcher.
I whittled this back scratcher for my son about 4 years ago (2008, I believe). It's carved from a shipping pallet; the part where the forklift tines make purchase. The bottom-side arc of the back scratcher is that fork clearance as it came off of the pallet.I let the existing shape dictate the length of the piece to give it a story above the fact that his dad carved it for him.

The holes you may notice are the pallet nail holes. One was disguised by the black seam on the football. And one was made to 'disappear' (in plain sight) by drilling it cleaner and using it as hole through which a the wrist/hanging strap was threaded.

All of the black and brown lines were burnt with an ordinary soldering iron.

You'll also notice that the business end is shaped in an unconventional way. Why? Because. That's why. It does perform the task of alleviating an itch. But it's shorter than one might like and the work is done mostly at the corners and not along the leading edge, rendering it more ornamental than practical.

It hangs on my son's wall, along with the ribbon it won at one of our annual woodcarving shows and competition.

I believe it is basswood. Thanks for viewing.
16 05-23-2013 01:41 AM
Picture Intarsia Christmas ornament 2011
This Garden of Eden themed ornament was a project for my son's elementary school class. Each student was given a picture and they were to create an ornament out of whatever materials they could to mimic the picture the best they could. Naturally, we made his out of wood.

Each color is a different species of wood. And each is their natural color. I did a lot of the more delicate cutting but my son did spend some time at the scroll saw as well.

The ornament was the hit of the class!

There's a thread about it here: http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/intarsia-christmas-ornament-made-last-night-32280/
4 04-14-2013 01:16 AM
Picture Fibonacci calipers
This tool is used when designing projects to automatically determine the so-called "Golden Ratio", which tends to create aesthetically pleasing proportions.
5 04-14-2013 01:06 AM
Picture Shopmade cam clamps.
These are decent light to medium duty clamps. They're fairly quick, easy and cheap to make.
11 04-14-2013 12:57 AM
Picture The Red Chair
This was my 2x4 contest entry from March 2012. This functional chair is built from a single 8' construction grade 2X4. Every bit of the 2X4 was used, discounting the sawdust.
6 04-14-2013 12:44 AM
Picture Mini bird houses
These decorative mini bird houses make great curio items, lamp pulls, Christmas tree ornaments, refrigerator magnets and more. They are all cut with a band saw. Then they are sanded and drilled. A small dowel is then glued in place and trimmed. I clear coated them with spray lacquer.

You follow the project here: http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/making-mini-bird-houses-49061/
8 04-14-2013 12:29 AM
Picture Frosty The Snowman
This is my 2x4 contest entry for (April) 2013. The tapestry consists of 6,336 beads, all cut from a single 8' construction grade 2x4. I painted the beads before stringing them on the loom.

You can follow the build here: http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/fruit-loom-youll-see-2x4-contest-build-49521/
18 04-14-2013 12:16 AM
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