Saturday, January 21, 2017

Bamboo cutting board

This is a nice small bamboo cutting board. 


The unit has a rotating handle that lets you stand it like a sign if you wanted to display it instead of use it.


I can engrave pretty much anything you would want on them. 


The back side I left alone.



Ready to use. 


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Friday, January 13, 2017

First small relief map I am making of Lake Geneva

This is an 11 inch version for prototype purposes. Obviously no sanding or anything done finishing wise yet in this one,. 


Real one will be larger and more detail. 


Just an experiment cut before initial production.


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Monday, January 9, 2017

Engagement Ring boxes


These nice little boxes are for someones wedding rings. The two chambers are due to the fact they have a carbon ring and a gold ring. Some in process images. 



Machining a "lug" so I can hold it in the vice
Inlays are inserted and glued in place.



Start of the 3d profile






My favorite part is when the inlay starts to come through the top side. 


This one is curly Paela and Ash burl in the center




This is the second one




Walnut and 1/4 sawn Sycamore





inside of the lids are domed as well. 


don't mind the hairy legs and slippers. -4 degrees this morning



The wide edge is the hinge side




She is going to be pretty once sanded and finished out. 






Need something for that special day in your life, or special person perhaps?

drop me a note I would love to do something for you too. 

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sorry for the light posting

A couple projects are getting completed here over this week. Once out from under them, I will resume normal scheduled programming. This time of year something always seems to keep my posting limited. 
I have some scheduled machine preventative maintenance and shop clean up to do as I am getting my new-used lathe up and running too. 

More to come soon. 

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Third one coming a long.

Quite a bit of hand work to finish up on this one. 
A couple shows and another project jumping in the middle here and there. There will be finished images very soon.

Purple Heart Frame, Cherry corner locks, maple insert in middle


Decking it to thickness


The beginning of the decking off



start of the engraving


depth controls the shading, and the pieces start breaking out around the main engrave



Hand work with chisels


getting closer


and closer


a couple shot back on the machine. 


I found a couple spots I wanted to clean up.


And this showed the engraving better. 



Tons of work to do on this sign, but still will be a really cool piece. 

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I will work something up for you too!