Sunday, October 9, 2016

Cherry Octagonal Dice Tray

Cherry, royal blue felt, 19 mm dice
This is an octagonal dice tray lined with royal blue felt, I've made this exact combination before, but these pictures turned out better than the last set (at least I think so), so I decided to post them.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Ash Octagonal Dice Tray - Pirate Green Felt

Ash, pirate green felt, 12 mm dice
These are just a few couple pictures to show the ash/pirate green color combo along with another good example of how a continuous grain pattern looks in a different wood.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

12 Inch Walnut Knife Strip

Just a couple pictures to give a sense of scale to a knife strip that's 12 inches long. Without crowding your knives together too tightly, four average-sized chef-style knives would fit comfortably.

As always, they're available on Etsy, and we can always customize one as well (some examples here).

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Walnut Knife Strip, Two Strips

Two strips, both walnut
Honestly, you've all seen this before. This is just a way of showing how the same species can vary in appearance in subtle ways. Both strips are walnut. The top has lighter coloration, and a little more variation between light and dark in its grain pattern, the bottom strip is a very uniform color. Otherwise, nothing really to see here, except, of course, you're welcome to buy one.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Zebrawood Knife Strip 2.0 - To Australia!

It's hard to imagine that I'll ever sell anything to a buyer that's farther away than this. From Wisconsin to Woodville South, Australia, this knife strip is traveling over 9,900 miles to its destination. What a world we live in, eh?

More pics after the jump:

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Small Rectangular Dice Tray - Ash with Cork Lining

Ash, cork, and 12 mm dice
Just wanted to provide photos of another wood and color combo. This time, ash paired with cork lining. As with essentially all of my pictures with dice, the gold dice are 12 mm (1/2") and the blue dice are 19 mm (3/4").

I have a gallery of small rectangular dice trays here,


I have them for sale here.

More pics after the jump.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sitka Spruce Slab

Sorry, not a great picture
Just a before shot of a live edge slab of sitka spruce, about 1 3/4" thick. I can't wait to get this thing into its finished form, for reasons that will become apparent in due time.

Sitka spruce is kind of uncommon in the Midwest. It's fairly common in the Pacific Northwest. The wood is light, 27 lbs/cubic foot (compared with 44 lbs/cubic foot for red oak). It's pretty soft too, with a Janka hardness of 510 lbf (compared with 1,220 lbf for red oak). That means its about 61% as heavy as red oak, and less than half has hard.

It, like pine, is described as being difficult to stain. The grain structure lends itself to blotchiness, apparently. Luckily, I have no intention of staining this piece.

Now the trick will be finding spruce in non-live-edge-slab-form...