August 2007 Projects 


July 2007 Projects      September 2007 Projects

(Click on thumbnails to view larger images)

  DSC00154.jpg (191734 bytes)     DSC00155.JPG (120840 bytes)

Mark Bolinger gave a presentation on woodworking planes. Mark recommended types of planes for the basic level and then planes catering to the "go hog wild" woodworker.  for the "Cautious Approach", Mark suggested the block plane and the jack plane.  The Stanley 60 1/2 is an example of a block plane; low angle, fits comfortably in hand and easier to cut end grain.  For the jack plane, Mark suggested the Stanley #4 or the LNG2 which are high end low angle planes. The "hog wild" end included rabbeting, edging, and grooving planes, to name a few.  Mark showed examples of smoothing, scraper planes and the spokeshave.


 DSC00111.JPG (134336 bytes) DSC00112.JPG (163734 bytes) DSC00113.JPG (126379 bytes)

Fred Sandoval doesn't fiddle around when he crafts stringed instruments.  This viola is of Tiger Maple.  Fred commented that he only uses wood that is at least eight years old.

DSC00130.JPG (77726 bytes)

John Gay explained how he used poplar to back up the 1/4 inch sheet that is a mix of scrap wood that comprise the top.  The one-drawer desk was made to hold a PC monitor; the drawer to hold a keyboard.  John grabbed pieces of scrap wood then glued and cut, glued and cut until he had a pattern that he liked. Note that with a finished slab he sanded -- a planer would tear it up.  DSC00107.JPG (244986 bytes)

DSC00133.JPG (113357 bytes)

  DSC00108.JPG (209713 bytes)  


 DSC00116.JPG (191687 bytes)

  DSC00117.jpg (230649 bytes)   

 Monte Richard shows boxes he made at during a woodworking class at Steve LeGrue's Cutting Edge. They are of cherry.  The lidded box is of mesquite and spalted oak. For the little boxes he used a router beading bit.

DSC00134.JPG (78767 bytes)


 Clang clang goes the choo-choo...or is it "toot toot" goes the trolley???  Lon Kelley holds up one of ten mahogany trains that he crafted.

   DSC00135.JPG (51739 bytes)


DSC00109.JPG (143351 bytes) 


DSC00137.JPG (64522 bytes)



DSC00138.JPG (124629 bytes)

  Andy Anderson and Nick Darden hold up toys cars and trucks they made.  Nick owns an auto repair business and one of his customers, Martha Harper, hand painted and decorated a "lot" full of toys. 
 Yippee tie yay little hot rod...well...but hey! it is branded with WWCH's very own branding "arn".  Club members have volunteered to brand all the toys that are donated in behalf of WWCH.  Jerry Harmsen holds up an example.

DSC00139.JPG (108552 bytes) 

DSC00119.JPG (174955 bytes)

DSC00119a.jpg (47482 bytes)


  DSC00121.JPG (159290 bytes)

DSC00122.JPG (144089 bytes)

DSC00123.JPG (74570 bytes)  

David VanDerwerker holds up his child's rocking chair that he made of pine and poplar.  The plans came from Wood magazine.  Now, the question is, where will Goldilocks sit?DSC00150.JPG (78024 bytes)

 Steve Singleton shows off the rocking part of a rocking chair that is made of laminate mesquite -- and I thought mesquite was for BBQ.  DSC00110.JPG (215478 bytes) DSC00142.JPG (111852 bytes)


DSC00114.JPG (162728 bytes)

DSC00115.JPG (208948 bytes)


This mesquite art deco style boxes were crafted by Steve Singleton -- he just needs a chair to sit in.DSC00143.JPG (87051 bytes)


  Norm Nichols definitely gives a "hoot" about the quality of his work.  These two owls are featured in mesquite.  Norm used a #5 scrollsaw blade to cut out this entry for the Ft Bend County Fair -- unless he sells it first. 

DSC00144.JPG (91584 bytes)

DSC00118.JPG (211601 bytes)

DSC00120.JPG (192495 bytes)

DSC00147.JPG (102724 bytes)

In this photo Dayton Dickey demonstrates how he mounts a piece into a jig that is used for making small drawer pulls.  Examples of his work is featured.
Denis Muras shows a large frame that will hold an award flag.  The corners are lapped joints.  Denis shows where the stars will be mounted.

DSC00153.JPG (126382 bytes)

  DSC00125.JPG (81043 bytes)

DSC00124.JPG (95591 bytes)

DSC00156.JPG (119433 bytes)

DSC00157.jpg (323603 bytes)

Eric McDowell, son of Leon McDowell, demonstrated his trebuchet by tossing a water balloon to his dad.  Used for "storming" a water palace???


HOME   Back to Top of Page