• Hand tools and craftsmanship

    Hundreds of years ago all furniture was made with hand tools.   As time progressed the early woodworking machines were used primarily for the larger tasks of milling wood.   Creating furniture used … Continue Reading…

    Hand tools and craftsmanship
  • Big Green Egg Table

    In 2009 we became the proud owners of a Big Green Egg.   This original ceramic barbecue grill and slow smoker.   We purchased a "large" unit. All of the BGE retailers sell various style of table … Continue Reading…

    Big Green Egg Table
  • Church Sound Baffles

    The technical team ( sound guys ) asked me to create some sound baffles for the horn section in our orchestra. They had purchases the baffles with cloth covering, so I just had to design something … Continue Reading…

    Church Sound Baffles
  • Box 1

    This was my first box.  The top is figured cherry.  The remainder of the box is quarter sawn cherry.  The hinges are Brusso brass 90 degree hinges. SOLD … Continue Reading…

    Box 1
  • Matthew’s Box

    This is a box created for my grandson, Matthew.   Kids love boxes to keep stuff.   As they grow older,  the things in the box will change. The box is from selected curly maple with box joint … Continue Reading…

    Matthew’s Box
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Chisel Chest – Completed and installed

The chisel Chest is done. I started the project on 5/25/2014. It was completed yesterday 7/22/2014. So About 8 weeks. Probably about 10 sessions in the shop. The chest uses full extension 16″ slides.   There are 6 2 1/2″ drawers and one 5″ drawer.   The carcus construction is all Home Depot SandePly with […]

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Chisel Chest – Finishing and Organizers

Getting close to the end. Two things are happening somewhat at the same time. I have been trying to get a finish on the drawer fronts.  When a project is shop furniture it is a good time to experiment with finishes.   This time I went full on with WaterLox.   This has not worked […]

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Chisel Chest – Day 6 build

Slowly getting finished. So I lost the pictures for attaching the drawer fronts to each drawer.  This involved playing cards for spaces and my shooting board to trim the drawer ends exactly.      So Sad..  I know you will miss the pictures. With the fronts attached I needed to pre-drill for the drawer pulls. […]