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  1. Small crafts Updated

    Small crafts from the kitchen table, with assistance from the Basement Modern Electrified Shop and the porch bench / Open Air Timbering Center. 
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  2. Scrappy spruce shelf Updated

    Here's a project started a year ago with salvaged c.1900 curb-found (red) spruce drawer bottoms. Interesting about the wood: using a chord ::rise formula, we discover the planks were ripped with a 48" circular saw blade!
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  3. Egg Shelf Updated

    Here's a small shelf which started out life as two shelves. Featuring an elliptical edge, a matching backing was added. With the scroll saw cutout filled with thin vertical pieces. It's all heartwood of the longleaf pine, and Titebond glue. The slats were cut off an old joist with a circular saw, then hand planed and scraped flat. Sanding blocks were used in three grits to 220 within some intermediary stages. It was finished with a little too much diluted violin varnish, which I softened with 0000 copper wool.
     
     
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  4. Butterfly with his head on his shoulders Updated

    This is a wooded framed butterfly who wants to entertain in the day light and also at night too.
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  5. Desktop Organizer, in Red Oak Updated

    Using up leftovers from another project.  Plans for this came from Paul Sellers Masterclasses.  Has a drawer, and a compartment under the lid.    Made with 1/2" thick Red Oak.  Finish is just 2 coats of Amber Shellac.  Intend to set this one down on the far end of my workbench...to hold small tools and such....
     
    Lots of dovetails going, and even a way to hide a groove.   About a 2 week project.
     
    Thanks for looking in!
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  6. Keepsake Box, with curved sides Updated

    Per Paul Sellers Masterclasses Video series. I downloaded the 3 page set of FREE plans. and set to work with some Red Oak...
    Hand cut curved dovetails
    Lid is sawn off with a hand saw...
    Curved sides were done with a hand plane
    Brass Hinges, Mini-Bun Feet, Chain for the lid...
    2 coats of Amber Shellac. 
     
    Just something to pass the winter time away with....
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  7. Box with fancy corners Updated

    Imagine a box, that looks like it is hinged at each corner....and the wood looks like someone had merely folded a plank into the shape of a box.   And looks like it could also be unfolded, and laid out flat....
     
    What looks like the barrels of hinges in the mitered corners, is really just a fancy spline...A thin, book-matched lid (1/4") tops things off.   And, yes the grain from that single board does go all the way around...matching up at each corner...
     
    Mini "Shaker Pegs" were modified to make small "bun" feet.    A stain to bring out the grain of the Ash a little better...and a couple coats of clear gloss poly....Long sides are 3/4" x 4" x 12"...ends are 3/4" x 4" x 6".....cut in order from a single 1x6 Ash plank.  There IS a latch....a small magnet in the lid latches onto a steel square mortised into the top edge of the front. 
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  8. Key Safe Updated

    Replaced a basket that was always falling down.    3/8" thick Ash, resawn....was then finger jointed at the corners so the grain would wrap around.   Door is a book-matched glue up..with a finger lift..and a"Silver" Key.....inside is an Ash bar with 4 brass cup hooks.   Down at the bottom is a box for all them "orphaned" keys nobody remember what they go to....
     
    Hobby Lobby hinges, and a Magnetic latch....mounted to the wall with a pair of screws, with washers.
    Stained and 2 coats of varnish....
     
    Silver key was scroll sawn from 1/4" thick ash, then given a few coats of rattle-can Silver paint
    Thanks for looking in..
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  9. Desktop Organizer, March Version Updated

    Leftover Ash scraps, resawn into something I can use.   Modeled after one by Paul Sellers.   Through dovetails...brass hinges, wood knobs.....Mostly hand tool....with power tools as needed..
     
    Stain by Minwax, clear gloss poly by Minwax.  
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  10. A case for a Stanley #45 plane Updated

    Having won a second one of these Combination Planes, thought it only fitting to build a case to store it in.   1/2" thick Pine boards were cobbled up into a box and a lid.   Some brass hardware  was added to the lid.  had to print out a set of labels, even had to hand colour one.   Stain is by Minwax, called "Gunstock"   there are 2 coats of clear gloss poly.   Corner joints are 1/4" box/finger joints, hand cut.   Stands 7" tall, by 11" long, by 6" wide.  
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  11. Small Tool Box, out of Ash Updated

    Small enough for just normal household repairs, storage for small tools under the lift-out tray..
     
    3/8" thick Ash, resawn for scraps.   Hand cut finger/box joints.   tray is a simple butt-joint glue up, no fasteners
     
    Stain is called "Early American" by Minwax.  2 coats of clear gloss poly. 
     
    handle and latches from Hobby Lobby, hinges from the "spares" box.  
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  12. Box of Chisels Updated

    Had a stash of older chisels, that needed a better home than just a dank & dusty old drawer to rattle around in.   Still had a bit of 1/2" Poplar, and a bit of 1/4" Luann plywood....
    Through dovetails on the corners, hand cut
    Grooves to house the plywood panels, ploughed with the Stanley 45
    Top edge of the lid, rounded over with a block plane and a couple chisels
    Lid was handsawn off of the box, after the box was glued up
    Hardware from Hobby Lobby
    Gunstock oil stain
    Clear Gloss Poly top coat.  
    Dividers are pine scraps glued in place.
    Lid is padded to prevent any rattles...
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  13. Pipe Thread Tap & Die Box Updated

    1/2" thick Poplar to make the box.  3/4" thick Pine scrap to make a holder for the taps and die....still waiting on more dies to show up.   Through dovetails on the corners.  Lid has a hand planed, Raised Panel....Lid was then split off of the box using the Bandsaw ( fine kerf blade) Less tearout that way.  
     
    Hinges, a latch, and a card holder for the hardware.   Usual Gunstock stain/clear gloss varnish
     
    Size?  only stands 3" tall, box is 6" x 9" over all.  That large tap is a 1" Greenfield  11-1/2 threads.  Die is an 1/8 NPT.  
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  14. Tap & Die Box Updated

    1/2" thick "Project boards" out of Poplar, hand cut through Dovetails, 2 x 2 Poplar Racks to hold the Taps and Dies.   Lid blank had 1" wide strips sawn from all 4 edges, folded down to make a lip for the lid.
    Gunstock is what the "flavour" of the stain is..single coat of clear gloss poly on that when it was dry...
    Hardware was from Hobby Lobby.
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  15. July Project, Ash Tool Box Updated

    Bunch of Ash and pine scraps, and a few pieces of plywood....resaw the solid wood.  Build 6 drawers, then a case to house them...with an "attic" above...add a lid.   Lots of glue-ups, LOTS of dados and rebates.
     
    Antique brass plated hardware.  Minwax "Gunstock" stain, and one coat of Clear Gloss Poly.   Add a foam pad for the floor of the "attic", add a chain for the lid, and something to hold a label with...should be easy enough?
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  16. 2 Drawer Chest Updated

    Ash scraps, resawn down....will be a "Tool Chest" at a catch-all spot in the Dining room....sitting on the sideboard.  Finger/Box joints used everywhere.  About the only "Store-bought" items for the build were some hinges, and the small knobs
     
    Stands 6-1/2" tall, 1/4" thick lid is 8" x 12-1/2" over the bread board ends.   Thanks for looking in!
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  17. Desktop Organizer,DainII "Ironfoot" Updated

    Seems that in Paul Sellers Master Class W.W. series...he made a Desk Top Organizer....so..I downloaded the plans, and made my version out of Ash....with a few of my own details added in.   Dovetailed corners, dovetailed drawer...Roundovers down with a #3 Bench plane.  # 78 rebate plane helped out on the lid.   Stanley 45 made grooves, where Sellers didn't...
     
    Added steel tacks as feet.  Stain is Gunstock.  One coat of clear gloss poly.   Added a handle for the drawer.
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  18. Case for a Router Plane Updated

    Rehabbed a Stanley No. 71-1/2 router plane.   Decided it needed a case to store it in.  Had a bit of Ash left over...made a little box.
    Dovetailed corners, raised panel lid, down-loaded a label from the inter-webbie...Stain is Gunstock, with a coat of clear gloss varnish....dust seal was milled with the Stanley 45.  Brass hardware.   About a weekend project.
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  19. Gene's Stuff Updated

    Projects from the near and distant past
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  20. Maple Frame & Panel Box Updated

    Resaw a pile of Maple scraps down into a small box.   Some were sawn to a thin panel size, others were sawn to make the frames.  Panels were "raised" with a plane.   One coat of Amber Shellac, then one coat of Poly Clear Gloss varnish.    Black metal chain added to hold the lid, held with a pair of brass hooks.  Brass hinges.
     
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  21. A picture from the internet keeps changing as I build Updated

    Why not add my thoughts to an old antique clock picture I found on the net The one on the left was the first one I did. But as I was building it I decided it should look like the second picture. 


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  22. Laser Engraver Pieces Updated

    Most of my work is highlighted by my laser engraver work, I am selling items like this so I can earn the capital to buy more tools to do fancier stuff.  
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  23. Charles Schmitz Updated

    Shadow box for veterans of WWll sub vets of New Paltz NY. A Wreath as gift from a member of parliament presented to the U.S. submarine veterans of WWll. My father is a member and asked me if I could do this for them and could not be happier to do so. My father started off on the old diesel subs then went to the nuclear subs later and made it to chief missal tech and retired after 20 plus years. He also was sent to Great Britain to help train with nuclear tech.
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  24. Challenge Coin Holder Updated

    prototype Challenge coin holder......


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  25. Walnut & Cherry Box Updated

    Small box/chest.    Black Walnut frames holding raised panels of Flame Cherry.
    Lid is all black Walnut.   Brass hinges.   Lid has a carved finger rest under the front lip.    Bottom is a panel of 1/2" poplar. 
     
    2 coats of Amber Shellac, and 1 coat of Clear Gloss Poly....
    Stands 9-3/8" tall, counting the lid.   Sides are 10" wide, plus a 1/2" over hang  from the lid.   Box is 15-1/2" wide, counting the lid.   Cherry panels are 1/2" thick. Walnut panel in the lid is 3/4" thick. 
     
    Corner joints are Tongue & Groove glue joints, no metal fasteners used.
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