January 2004 Projects 

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Cutting Board   Traveling Medicine Chest   Tractor, Chain and Caterpillar   Shaker Style Box    Silverware Chest Diploma Frame   Man's Jewelry Chest   Candle Sticks Drawer with fancy front   Elegant Crosses   Baskets   Cradle   "Little" Box   Bowl   Microwave Cart                     Pen & Pencil Sets   Freud Representatives

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 A cutting board of maple and walnut by Rich Thomas is displayed alongside his travel chest built for medicinal purposes only....uhh...yeah...... CutBoardJan04-30.jpg (74018 bytes)  ThomasJan04-5.jpg (68914 bytes) MedBoxJan04-33.jpg (103867 bytes) MedBoxJan04-34.jpg (85569 bytes)
   
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Denis Muras brought his John Deere Model B tractor and his Massey-Ferguson bulldozer to show to club members.  
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      Lowell Holmes proudly talked about his Shaker style candle box for ten inch tapers...an older term for candles.  In keeping with the spirit of the Shakers, Lowell used only hand tools. BoxJan04-38.jpg (55497 bytes) BoxJan04-37.jpg (59508 bytes)HolmesJan04-8.jpg (81761 bytes)
                   
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      SilverChestJan04-36.jpg (121942 bytes)  SilverChestJan04-35.jpg (123498 bytes)           BolingerJan04-9.jpg (126178 bytes)    This silverware chest was crafted by Mark Bolinger out of mesquite, walnut and cherry.  His objective was to contrast woods. Danish Oil finishes the project.
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Mike Turner showed the club how he built a diploma frame for his A&M graduate daughter.  To keep with the spirit of recycling and conservation, Mike cut down cabinet doors and used the pieces for the frame.  He told club members of a trick to remove pin nails by placing a soldering iron on the nail.  The nails will then easily pull out.  Don't be an Aggie -- you must heat the soldering iron.        TurnerJan04-10.jpg (73668 bytes)
                  
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         ManBoxJan04-41.jpg (101084 bytes)  ManBoxJan04-42.jpg (79983 bytes)      LogginsJan04-11.jpg (73575 bytes) Joan Loggins made this handsome valet box of mahogany to grace any man's dresser.
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These fancy candle sticks were crafted by Blaine Stokes using his new Legacy machine.  Blaine keeps learning this machine and finds learning duplicating is very challenging.              CandleSticksJan04-43.jpg (69594 bytes)  StokesJan04-13.jpg (76803 bytes)

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KelleyJan04-14.jpg (83554 bytes)   ChestofDwrsJan04-54.jpg (88713 bytes)   Lon Kelley did a wonderful job making fancy drawers fronts and a chest to put them in.
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This elegant cross of red oak on walnut was beautifully scrollsawed by Gerald Blalock.    CrossElegJan04-47.jpg (125779 bytes) BlalockJan04-16.jpg (89314 bytes) 
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BowlSetJan04-45.jpg (114651 bytes) CrossesJan04-46.jpg (74949 bytes)  BowlSetJan04-52.jpg (93144 bytes)  ElkJan04-50.jpg (125647 bytes)    NicholsJan04-17.jpg (61717 bytes)Norm Nichols displayed his craftsmanship with a basket of box elder and three little crosses of cedar and red oak and a scrollsawed elk.
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 Bill Cole showed us the doll cradle he made for his grandchld.  It is made of alder with a cherry wood stain. CradleJan04-53.jpg (114598 bytes)  ColeJan04-18.jpg (100654 bytes)
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BoxLittleJan04-48.jpg (117786 bytes) KooserJan04-19.jpg (66244 bytes) BoxLittleJan04-49.jpg (143860 bytes) Ken Kooser showed us his "little box" of bloodwood, lacewood and walnut that he put together using a JointTech machine.
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This bowl of one eigth inch baltic birch plywood was finely crafted by Lee Knekow.   BowlJan04-44.jpg (83162 bytes)    KnekowJan04-20.jpg (75248 bytes)
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MikeWaveCartJan04-57.jpg (114334 bytes) DorrJan04-23.jpg (79750 bytes)  Frank Dorr made this cabinet on wheels to handle a microwave oven. 
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Gary Rowen made good on his promise to make a music box for his boss when she became his boss.  The mahogany music box is topped with a pen and pencil set.  The smaller pen/pencil set is made of solid rosewood.  The larger pen set of poplar stained with Rosewood is one of twenty that Gary made for his office mates.  Gary explained how trial and error got him to his final design. PenSetsJan04-40.jpg (95700 bytes)
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 FruedJan04-27.jpg (60302 bytes)  FruedJan04-29.jpg (62866 bytes)  FruedJan04-28.jpg (58805 bytes) Representatives from Freud talked about their line of laser balanced saw blades.  Their precision laser cuts reduce vibration significantly .  Electrostatically applied coatings on their blades reduce pitch. Freud has a line of blades that produces a glue line rip -- you won't need a jointer to prepare the edge for gluing.  
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