Monday, March 13, 2017

Simple and Elegant

Purple Heart and Ash burl left overs. Couldn't see not using them for something for my desk. 
Or yours perhaps?

Unfinished as the working model can be made from anything you would like. A little sanding and finishing on this one. 


I just hate to see little pieces go to waste. 





Drop me a note and Maybe I can put something together for you.
Come back in a few and should have her finished up.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Need a Bread Board?

Made from Oak, Walnut, Padauk, Ash



$60.00 plus shipping

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Creepy box start

How to make a nice little piece of cherry look creepy? Take a couple hours, cherry, machine, and a torch to blacken things up. Just messing around with a cut off. will be a nice evil little box...

The top of the little lid still on the machine.


once off the machine and hit with a torch to darken it up. 


Same


Inside of the lid. carrying the theme to the inside too. 


speak no evil hear no evil see no evil skulls. 


This is just a play project trying out some tiny tools, and different techniques. we will see how it goes,

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Been Busy Busy

Finished Wedding ring boxes. 

Curly Paela with ash burl center and Walnut with sycamore center. Finished in a high gloss Lacquer.


Lined with a pretty blue felt


Brass hinges



Edge engraved with initials. 



email me billsbilletboxes@gmail.com 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

These sign are finally ready to go.

Thank you to Michael for being so patient with me as he said no rush required. Just getting them packaged up and on their way to their new home. The two similar signs are outdoor signs with appropriate finish, the really awesome one is and indoor sign I believe for the foyer to his home. 

This one is Black walnut frame with Curly Hickory insert


The portrait turned out nice I think since there wasn't a photo of this awesome individual. 
Purpleheart frame, cherry interlocks with hard maple insert.


Quite photogenic I think,


strait mitered corner. 


similar ones together to embellish this mans property's gates. 


I agree completely with this next one. 


Damn that dude was sharp as a tack 


purpleheart wood, cherry corner locks, maple sign insert


Rounded internal "miter" locking joint


Michael its been a pleasure, and I hope you enjoy them. Please let me know if I can something for you again. 


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Thx....-Bill
  

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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