Sunday, February 22, 2015

Bubinga Pen

We recently got a lathe, which is the tool used to turn spindles, bowls, or, in this case, pens. Basically, you put a square block of wood on the lathe, spin it on its long axis rapidly, and poke at it with a chisel until it becomes round. This pen is made out of an exotic hardwood called bubinga. More after the jump...

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Stain Match 1.0

Okay. This is going to be tough. It's also a post that is going up mid-construction. Here's the deal: A commission requires me to make new furniture match this color...

Here's the problem. I don't have either any more of that stain or any ability to add 25ish years of UV exposure and general aging that I can just whip up. That means we've gotta just, ya know, wing it.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Knife Strip With Knives

Look at all those knives
A fellow out in sunny California bought a knife strip from me and wanted it extra long. He was kind enough to send me a picture of it it installed and with knives on it. Just in case anyone was curious if the magnets were strong enough to really hold a bunch of knives I present photographic evidence. Those cleavers look awful heavy.

Friday, December 5, 2014


No doubt you will all be judging me as to the content (or lack) of my shelves.
So a while back (long enough ago that I actually am not 100% sure what year) I decided that I needed a bookcase of some quality. Honestly, it was probably around senior year in college, but I'm not sure. In any case, I built this maple and walnut bookcase. Details and pics after the jump.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

12" Birdseye Maple Magnetic Knife Strips

Not Designed To Be Used As Pictured
Since I've posted a few of these before I'm pretty much just going to post a bunch of pictures these two 12" magnetic knife strips that I made for someone.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Full Length Mirror

My cousin Barry's wife wanted a full length mirror, so a full length mirror she received.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Spalted Maple Knife Strip 2.0 - Picture With Customer's Knives

Despite the US Postal Service's best efforts to not deliver it, looks like the knife strip arrived. The customer sent me this picture of it holding some really cool knives. That cleaver has a sweet blade, and the chef's knife has an awesome grip. Thanks for the response; I'm glad you like it.