Saturday, December 19, 2015


Lid to a new music box Im making.

Should look pretty sharp when old Beethoven gets sanded and finished out.  
They say that bugger never smiled.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Finished images of previous projects

Customer wanted A high gloss finish on all the items.
I personally prefer to use water based urethanes on most projects. A little secret I use a very high quality hardwood floor finish. Water based finishes like these are self leveling and very forgiving. They are tough as nails because people walk on it so it has to be. They dry fast and multiple coats can be done quickly and your not waiting half days for re-coats. Another advantage is the smell is virtually none. Water based finishes can grow old on you so beware and once they tend not to work as expected get rid of it and its time to get a new can.
 Again this is a desk valet made from African mahogany.
I rarely ever finish the insides of boxes. these are custom engraved on the insides.
The decal I place on items are easily removed and kept for future contact for the next order.
Cherry and black walnut


Sleeping Ninja Dog

This is Dexter in his Kung Fu sleeping pose.
He is a just over two year old Great Dane.

New Sign For Someone

Quarter sawn or cut African mahogany.
Cut in this manner the heartwood color is variable, ranging from a very pale pink to a deeper reddish brown, sometimes with streaks of medium to dark reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. Quarter sawn surfaces can also exhibit a ribbon-stripe appearance.

Grain is straight to interlocked, with a medium to coarse texture. Good natural luster with a light-refracting optical phenomenon known as chatoyancy.

Pretty cool for a darn tree hey.
This one is almost done, only needing the stain to dry and finish applied. This is officially the last piece I am making before Christmas.
Hey if you need a sign, plaque, door number plates, custom light switch fixtures, drop me a note. you wont be disappointed. -Thanks for looking and Merry Christmas. -Bill

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A couple in process boxes

Thought I would share what the machine is running right now.
4 x 7 inch boxes
This one is from cherry

Right off the machine un-sanded

This one is black walnut

Its kind of fun to see them evolve
These are going to the same person as Christmas gifts

I believe they will eventually hold hearing aids, batteries and other small items.

Now stained

I will post finished pictures in a couple days.

Monday, December 7, 2015

First hair cut and lost tooth boxes

Black walnut with paduak inside lids is the one on the left, cherry and bubinga inside lids on the right. 
Brass hinges, and magnets to keep them closed.

Drop me a note and let me make one or two for you too. These two are on their way to Texas, but I have two more Identical to these ready to ship.
Thank you for looking. -Bill

Another Desk Valet

Everyone needs a place to put their keys and phone and other pocket stuff.
This one is made form African Mahogany. It still needs a few coat of polyurethane
Then its off to California.

Do you need one personalized for you?

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Are you ready for some football

Need a cutting board?
Walnut, Oak, and Purple heart
This one was design to be "Overinflated" to optimize and not waste so much material as if the football was to scale.

$65.00 ea. plus shipping to your door.

Another design with scaled correct football as the juice groove

With a convenient carry handle. Serve your cheese and sausage with leverage. :) 


Rustic Western Themed Plaque

 Walnut natural edge



I was just experimenting with a raw piece of wood. Have any ideas email me

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Some Darn Bear stepped on my log What the heck?

Weird, Need an wall hanging?

Its must have been a baby Grizzly bear, Wait until I catch the BIG ONE!
I do have the perfect piece,hehehe


Monday, November 30, 2015

Some pictures from the latest show we were at

Some of the finished wine and beer flights.
Wine bottle racks, freestanding fish bottle balancing act with some different coasters, business card holders etc.

Wine flights or potential wall art

Glass server with embedded gears

We were limited to one 6 foot table but all in all we were able to display quite a bit of items.

If you see anything here, or need something very unique for yourself or a unique person in your life please email me at
Thank you as always-Bill

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Busy Month its been

We have been busy on a lot of little projects for ourselves and others too. Holidays you know.  Following are some images of pieces in process to give you an idea of how some of this is done.
These are repeat cuts of the first tooth and first hair cut boxes. They seem to be quite popular. I was asked to make 2, but the material would allow me to make 4 so waste not! I will have two for the next show.
Black Walnut and Bubinga, and Cherry and Paduak.
Surface decking
Start of the pocketing

3D milling the inside lips

Walnut set ready for sanding. note the magnet pockets for closure.

Now the start of the cherry

3D lip cutting

Lids test fitting

tops of the inside lids not cut yet

Bubinga inside lid cut half way

Now the Paduak

Tops of the inside lids now machined
Cherry and Paduak

Still have to finish sand and stain, mount the magnets and hinges, but they are basically there.
Do you need a unique gift for someone special for Christmas? We still have time but got to get going on it now.