Answer…table numbers! #woodworking #tablesaw
I gave my husband a loose lid box I turned in my woodturning class and he took it to work and put it on his desk. One of his coworkers saw it and requested a stash box for her boyfriend’s Christmas pressie. She wanted kind of a cigar box look. I had never done box joints before and had a couple days left in the semester, so I said sure.
Dutch graduate designer Carolien Laro has designed a range of stools with flexible seats created by cutting slits into their solid wood tops.
Called Springwood, the collection includes a three-seater bench and three stools, one on wheels, one without and another with folded steel legs, all with pliable wooden seats. Each seat requires 480 CNC-milled cuts.
I love this. Modern technology and wood together.
Are these gorgeous or what?
Figured Cherry and Kiaat tasting plates.
I’m making these as a consignment order for the Olio Tasting Room, in both Old Town Alexandria and Middleburg, Va. My original design included added some Cocobolo inlay work, but as soon as I saw the plates come out the planer, there was no way I could obscure the Figured Cherry. The hard work for these was figuring out how to route the wells and give them a rounded over lip. They are too shallow to rely on bearing for my round over bit. If you are curious, ask me how I pulled this off.
These two photos are after applying Tung Oil. I will let that dry for a few days and then build a topcoat of lacquer and buff to a high gloss.
Don’t read this if you’re on my holiday gift list and want to be surprised. If not, read on, because these are super cute!
I made a bunch of house shaped candleholders for holiday gifts this year. I guess I’m kinda obsessed with house shapes right now.
I experimented with different stains and paints.
I even made some flat black ones, because, you know.
I’ll have a tutorial up soon!
I had never made a cutting board before, so when my friend Melanie sent me a link to some maple cutting boards, I decided to make one for her. I like the look, they have a bit more design to them than other ones I have seen. The ones in the link are made from face grain, I decided to make mine out of edge grain…less warping and easier on your knives, I’m told. So mine has a different but similar look. I painted the end and put in a keyhole for hanging on the wall.
Makes for a nice cheese board as well.
I tested it out on some parsnip, works great!
We got the pictures from the DWC photo shoot. There are some good shots of the stuff I built.
Here is the space before:
Close up of the work area:
Closer look at the desk:
The smaller chairs:
The larger chairs:
And the clock:
There was a post on The Huffington Post today about the Center. It was a great project, very fulfilling and I learned so much!
More press here.