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Inlay complete!

Every feel like Heaven is conspiring against you? I feel that way about this project. Between the freezing temperatures, house guests, holidays, kids events, and other work related stuff, I feel like I can’t get anything done in a satisfactory … Continue reading

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One power tool I am very happy to have

  Now that the veneering work is done, it is time to prepare the material that will become the inlay. For this project, I am going to inlay the Hebrew word tzedakah on the front panel of the tzedakah box. Technically, what … Continue reading

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You know what sucks?

I frequently find myself telling people that I pretty much have every piece of equipment that a woodworker could want. Of course, you can never REALLY have enough tools. And if you believe you do have everything you need, or … Continue reading

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Another step forward

Another step forward today. The panels for the front, back, and sides were sized and fit into place. So now you have a basic idea of what this thing is supposed to look like. I used 1/8″ birch plywood for … Continue reading

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Money for nothin’ but my kicks are free

No money to buy lumber for a spec project and the chainsaw doesn’t work, what do you do? Make spoons and honey dippers! Although I would rather be making furniture or working on bowl, sometimes you just have to make … Continue reading

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Expanding on an idea

I really enjoyed making the piece called “Lost in the Woods” and it was a big hit with my readers. So I decided to expand on the idea. It all started with a small piece of maple that I received … Continue reading

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And then there were two

One less iron is in the fire and I have completed the second display stand. Yippee! The physical construction of this piece was the same as the last, but I made some minor changes in the “decorations.” I used about … Continue reading

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Irons in the fire

Sometimes you have too many irons in the fire and you can’t get any one of them finished, and sometimes you have so many ideas in your head that you feel overwhelmed and you don’t know where to start. Well……that’s … Continue reading

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Those finishing touches

It can be that little something that makes a piece go from “that’s good” to “wow!” And I think I knew once I completed the assembly of this piece what it needed for that wow factor. To color the piece, … Continue reading

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Standing idea

I have had pieces in gallery shows for the past couple of months, and at one of the galleries, they requested stands to put the pieces on. I didn’t have any stands or pedestals to offer, so I decided that … Continue reading

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