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. 

Need anything? billsbilletboxes@gmail.com 

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. 

email me billsbilletboxes@gmail.com

I will work something up for you too!

Friday, November 11, 2016

2 of the 3 complete

One is a little farther along the finish train, but they are progressing nicely. 
The third one is of purple heart and maple with a different layout. 


Jefferson Davis sign

This is a walnut and curly hickory sign. 

I will share more images as this one completes.

This piece is laid up already and now decking to thickness

Taking her down

see the glue joint

getting there, this is actually the back of the sign. 

Start of the engraving


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Bubinga, Purple heart and Cherry

Three great tastes, that taste great together..... Well I guess I don't know how they taste but it seems I had heard that somewhere before. 

Nice small box using up some smaller drop falls from previous project

Bubinga on the perimeter, purple heart in the center

Cherry making of the base.

Take a look around. If you see something I still may have it, If I don't anymore I can make you another one.

If you have a unique idea, drop me a note and lets talk about it and get a project started for you. Holidays are quickly approaching....


Thursday, November 3, 2016

Dub, Dub, Dub, Double fish...........

I have triple quads and super Ninja Northern Fish Bowls too

I think you can tell which ones are finished

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Everyone needs Crappie bowls

Fishy Fishy in the brook

Crappie bowl with tree of life coat hook and a customized tooth tooth fairy box.
Its been a busy weekend.

only one sanded and stained yet, aromatic cedar. House smells amazing. 

There she is

More fish bowls to come. I have 5 different styles and sizes to make. Including a 40 inch northern pike bowl......


Thursday, October 27, 2016

How about a tooth, tooth fairy box?

Cherry, un-sanded yet on the outside

inside looks base and lid, Magnets installed

Post some images once finished soon. 


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

In Proper lighting

Update 3

A bit of clean up work and off for finishing

So again the theme to this what to do with old weathered slabs of in this case locust. 
The beginning

Monday, October 24, 2016

Update 2

For those not following along please see below earlier postings. 

Ok the start of the 1/8 inch ball tool. you will start to notice a tremendous amount of detail starting to show. note the bottom left corner is completed versus the upper part. 

This was with the 1/4 ball

This the 1/8 ball, bounce back and forth between these two images a couple times. 

sorry I think the following image is a bit blurry no need to adjust your vision

Ok one with flash now. I hate how it washes out stuff with flash you may see better detail though. 
bottom left corner is cut the rest not. tool is moving at 45 degree angle across the part

See the detail yet?

versus this?

how about the Z-level or vertical contours?

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