October 2003 Projects 


September 2003 Projects  November 2003 Projects


Rocking Horse Newspaper Rack
End Tables Foot Stool
Tractor and Model A Ford Sedan Table
Boxes Clock
People Feeder Breadboard Edge Topped Table
Carved on the Road Drawer

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This finely crafted rocking horse by David Vandewerker is made of maple and walnut finished with semi-gloss polyurethane.

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This  newspaper rack with a clever fake of a French country finish was made by Walter Mason.  The faux finish started wth two coats of barn red paint under a coat of diluted black paint.  Then he sanded between coats to expose the red creating an old worn look.
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Dick Lewis crafted these two English Arts & Craft style red oak end tables with the help of Jack Hutchison.  Dick made these for his daughter and son-in-law.  A chestnut Minwax stain sits underneath a coating of Formby's Tung Oil topcoat.

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 Andrew Robinson can put his foot down (or something else) on this foot stool of virola wood.  He used an Inca jig for the dove tails.
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Denis Muras showed clubmembers his completed Model A Ford sedan and introduced a John Deere tractor that he has started.
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Bill Hochmuth proudly talked about his table made of wood that ...well...he doesn't know what it is kinda wood.  Six coats of polyurethane finishes it.
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Lon Kelley brought in two boxes that he created for a craft show.  They are of maple and Brazilian Walnut.  The epoxy wood bowl was made for and given to Art Chester because Art kept pestering Lon for one.  hhhmmmm..I wan wun..
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This scrollsawed clock of poplar, red oak, baltic birch and plywood finished with polyurethane keeps time for Lee Knekow.
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  This drawer of poplar, baltic birch with a red oak front was shown 

by Dennis Serig.

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Ridg Gilmer credited Jack Hutchison for his gracious help in making this fine breadboard top table of birch.  The breadboard plugs are of walnut.  Only the center pegs of the breadboard edges are glued. 

The finish is natural danish oil.  Ridg has some advice:  dark walnut stain and birch are incompatible; you get blotches.

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Ken Kooser treated members to M&Ms courtesy of his finely crafted "People Feeder".  His wife, Vicky, painted the feeder.  The decagon surround for this Texas star was made of ash; the star of cedar.  Ken made the decagon first then made the Texas star to fit.
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John Gay gave a talk to the club on things to do when your dead in Denver...well....not literally but what you can do when you're on the road.  John explained how he packed a minimum of items to take on the plane; a roll of carving tools, clamps,  small straight saw, coping saw, small drill and bits, table pad and even a dustpan/broom.  Maids love him for cleaning up after himself.  John also recommends a first aid kit for those annoying nicks and gouges.  

Be sure to bring gloves and a thumb guard.

Pictured are examples of John's work.  The box is topped with carved mahogany on top of corian. The spoon is of mahogany although it does look like it is out of Africa.

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