Here's a new style pen I made called cigar pens. They look a lot more professional than the cheaper slimline version I've been making. These are for a few employees at work.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
I thought this piece of maple looked pretty cool so decided I would make a phone stand out of it. I wanted a glass smooth high gloss finish on this. Started with poly but when polishing I just couldn't get it to shine. I switched to lacquer and got the look I want. The pictures don't do it justice but this is feels and looks like glass. There's probably an hour of post-lacquer sanding and polishing on this little piece.
I have a never ending 'this is what you must do next' list. This weekend #1 on that list was moved to #4 to make room for a plate holder, stenciled sign, and Christmas tree stump.
This log is straight from the woods, cut from a downed tree. I hope whatever bugs are living in it stay there.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
I finally finished the kitchen coffee station that I got suckered into making. I say that because I was hoping for a manly coffee station but ended up with just more real estate for doilies, plastic fruit and antique glassware.
I'm told I shouldn't post this yet because it's not properly decorated. I'm not sure what that means.
Kinda creepy if you ask me.
I was not looking forward to painting the top of this beast. Fortunately for me some jammy wearing crazy lady showed up and offered to paint. We fed her dinner and off she went.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Here's the kitchen hutch that has been consuming most of my time recently. It still needs doors and knobs but it's far enough to get out of my shop. This is mostly solid Red Oak. The top is about 2" think and it's a beast. The center section is wine bottle storage.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
In our house we're usually followers of the 'you make a mess, you clean it up' rule. That's a lie, it's actually the 'wait it out until mom gets annoyed and cleans it for us' rule. However if that doesn't work, rule one is usually followed.
A couple days ago my lovely wife made a mess. She smacked the side of the garage with the van door and ripped off a piece of door trim. As she does so many times for us, I decided to step up and clean the mess for her.
Knowing how much she likes pallet crafts and the rustic look, I decided to incorporate that into the van. I love it! Kind of reminds of the classic 'woody' station wagons.
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