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- This is my 5-Wolf Heads
plaque. It's 18" long and 8" tall; made out of 1/2" thick Pine and
stained in dark mahogany; with a clear semi-gloss finish. I got the idea
from a design I found on Pinterest. I am currently working on another
one that is 36" long. That will be posted when my wife decides what
color she wants it so I can finish it.
Tom Paulley The first is a 3D cutting board using a design from Jonathan Katz-Moses. The woods are maple, cherry, walnut and wenge and the finish is mineral oil and beeswax.
The second is a folding outfeed table for my table saw based on a design from April Wilkerson. The wood is pine and plywood with a high pressure laminate top and it is finished with two coats of Watco Danish Oil.
Rick Spacek - This is my
Grand Finale, for a while anyway. This is called Spirits of the Wild ,
A Stampede . It is a
pecan slab 60l x 15-21 w x 1. It is a Charles Dearing pattern. I cut
and arranged. It took a few months to cut, paint with acrylic
paints sprayed with helmsman clear satin.
Gary Rowen - Toy box for his great granddaughter made of hickory, red maple and some plywood. It is stained in red mahogany and finished with polyurethane. Safety features include torsion hinges, suggested by Ron Kirchoff, that prevent the lid from slamming down, and no latches.
John Lastrapes - Mini Cooper out of maple and black walnut - dreaming of
cooler, fall weather in a land far, far away !!
John Gay - I made a Cat
House. This cat prefers the outside. Made from an old cedar fence. The
front lifts up for cleaning. Also there is a loft inside for kitty
- Steve made me do this. He salvaged some spalted maple, and told me to
make bowls. The wood was bone dry and a little punky, but finished OK.
Here they are finished in wax.
David Janowitz -
A: I answered the
e-blast regarding the Mancala game board, and got to learn to make and
use a router template, a new technique for me. I made this board of
(drum roll please...) Osage orange. As Rockler was out of an
adapter to use guide bushings with my Bosch router, I purchased a bowl
cutting bit with an included bearing, then made a full sized template
out of 1/4" masonite. After biting into the template a couple of
times, I reallized that it would be better 1/2" thick, as the bearing
does not touch the template until the bit is at least 1/4" deep in the
project wood. Well... next time. Anyway, I sanded this to
400 grit for a nice smooth feel, then slapped on some tung oil.
B: Here is a steady rest
I built from Wink-wood plywood, a few nuts and bolts, and some 3"
urethane ball-bearing wheels. This should work great for medium to
large spindle turning, like those baseball bats I made and could have
used it for, but will need some smaller wheels for thin spindles, as
these wheels leave about a 3/4" gap in the smallest position. This
will also work well for turning larger and thinner bowls to reduce
chatter and thus tear-out.
C: First 2 pics are a
large bowl from a chunk of Pear wood I got from Jeff Larsen, (thanks!)
It had 3 trunk/branch sections so it had a large void running across the
diameter. I filled this with epoxy before turning,and the epoxy
turned nicely. Great curly swirly grain on this because of the
complex trunk/branch arrangement. 12 1/2"
|Denis Muras - 1963 Ford Broncos. The design is from Toymaking Plans. They are made of various woods. I used aromatic red cedar on the red one.
Steve Procter - This is a continuation of the master suite project I
recently completed. This is the master closet. The cabinetry is
mahogany. I built them 24 inches deep so that doors can be added to
enclose any one of the compartments if desired. Normally for closets I
build the cabinets 16 deep, which is deeper than the typical 12. Stuff
always falls off 12 deep shelves, except the ones used for shoes.
includes two (yes two) secret doors. The full length mirror opens to
reveal stud depth shelves for jewelry or small purses. The unit next to
it, with glass doors for ties and belts is itself a door (like a secret
door bookcase). It opens to access a small closet for all the
communications wiring (internet, cable TV, security system etc). The
shoe rack has adjustable shelves.
window is a seat with a lid to access storage.
I also did
the trim carpentry, including the base, window and crown. The window
trim was made on a shaper. The crown is purchased, but installed on a
base with panel mold.
side of the closet includes a mahogany bureau with 10 drawers on soft
close full extension ball bearing slides. Sitting on a shelf is a small
mahogany spice chest used as a jewelry chest. I made six of these about
20 years ago-one for each woman in my life at the time (grandmother,
mother, sister, wife, mother in law, sister in law).
installed the Brazilian cherry hardwood floor.
|The below photo collection is the tip of the iceberg of the roughly 1000 toys crafted and donated by members for WWCH's annual Toy Program.
|All photos and descriptions submitted by individual members.
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