Wine rack

Wine rack

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Barn Wood

Barn wood is sort of "trendy" (I think... I don't really notice trends until they're a good six months old). Basically, barn wood is whatever wood formed the exterior of a barn, was ripped off of that barn, and finds its way into your woodshop. More details after the jump.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Dice Tray

Let your geek flag fly

The guy who I built this wine rack for commissioned me to build him a dice tray, which, I learned is a enclosure for containing rolled dice. It's used in tabletop gaming, and it turns out that there are lots of places that sell these things. This one is made of a tropical wood called black poisonwood, or chechen, and the bottom is lined in red felt. More info after the jump.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Black Poisonwood, or, Chechen

Finished with gloss polyurethane
This is a material called Chechen, but it also goes by Black Poisonwood, which is an order of magnitude more badass, so we're gonna go with that.

Brief post on the material after the jump with limited pictures. I plan to get a few better pictures to update the post with (when I do, then I'll delete this note).

Monday, December 7, 2015

Sharpening Chisels

Hopefully this is a post that I can write with razor sharp wit... okay bad start.

For those (probably few) who are interested in how to prep a chisel from out-of-the-box-new to wood slicing sharpness, read on. For the rest (most) of you, feel free to just ignore this one.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Cyber Monday, or, Guy Who Sells Stuff Regardless of Fancy Day

So I'm not Amazon and have no brick and mortar nonsense either, but I do have some stuff for sale if you want to give someone a bitchin' Christmas (Hanukkah, or secular-gift-giving-occasion) gift. I threw it up on the etsy: My store. Send me a message and if you're in the Milwaukee area we can avoid going through Etsy and save you the shipping costs.

I've got:

Edge grain maple cutting boards for $55, $65, and $75 (medium, large, and x-large)

End grain maple cutting boards for $75, $85, and $95 (um... same thing)

End grain walnut cutting boars for $95, $115, and $135 (yep, same as above)

And, of course, knife strips starting at $70, but negotiable depending on your desired size and material.

Hit me up via email and let me know. The sooner the better for the looming holiday (or secular-gift-giving-occasion; I'm inclusive!).

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Mission Style Wine Rack

I was commissioned to build a wine rack in a different style than the ones I've made in the past. The woodwork in this house fits into the "Mission" style, and thus the design matched the period, style, and materials of Mission furniture. Details and pictures after the jump.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Walnut End Grain Cutting Board

What I built
I ended up making a chopping block for my fiance's friend's impending nuptials. This is how it turned out. More after the jump...