Woodworkers Club of Houston

August 2013 Projects



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Dean Cosme, owner of Endcoz CustomWoodworks, talked to club members about how he got into the business, how he devised a "plan" as he went along, his many projects, choice of tools and why he does what he does.  When constructing built-ins he always strives to match moldings so that it looks like it was always there - a very nice and welcome touch.  

One particular service that was very helpful in getting his business off the ground was a pay-per-lead source such as Service Magic.  Dean recommended starting small - "word of mouth can get you far".

When it comes to tools get started "with what you can afford", build your "arsenal" as you go, upgrade as the need arises and "buy tools, bits and jigs as needed".  Google Sketch-up was a very handy software tool.

Dan explained the method to some of his "madness" and why he chose to buy some things as opposed to building it himself and vice versa.





Rick Spacek shows his scroll sawed cats of Baltic Birch.

Rick Spacek holds his other scroll sawed cats of Baltic Birch.

Norm Nichols holds up his fish "board" scroll sawed from mesquite.  Norm used a #5 blade.

Bill Harris explained how kids from his vacation bible school participated in painting toys onto which WWCH will afix wheels and give away as part of their toy program.


The King himself appears through our very own Bob Wink who "dressed" for the part. It's a multi-purpose storage unit.  The cuved fronts were crafted from commonly available tubular concrete forms - fortunately Bob didn't pour concrete into them.

Chuck Lickwar was motivated to craft this beautiful display unit because he has seen so many disappointing ways to display crafter's wares at craft shows. A variety of woods made up his display and his wine stoppers.

Joe Stassi explained how his health benefited from skillfully crafting and assembling his Adirondack chair of Cypress. All that is missing is mint julep.

John Gay calls this a goblet with a removable lid into which you can store most anything....small that is.  John listed the gems and various exotic woods that make up the goblet.  The top center is turqoise.

Brent Brown explained that his small box made of Bradford Pear has a lid that unscrewed into which you could place your diamond collection.   It would hold rhinestones just as well.

Jeremy Grubb talked about the process he used to craft this beautiful table out of African Mahogany and how he used ammonia fumes to "tan" the wood.  A Liberon oil finish tops it off.  Photos below show how he used shrink wrapping as clamp aides and his ammonia tent. 

Sid Hockens talks to club members about the cabinet he made and installed in his workshop.  The wood is sipo, or African Mahogany.



Jeremy's clamping techniques



                                Jeremy's ammonia tent.




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