Veneering the Easy Way

This is an easy way to veneer a surface without the expensive equipment typically used for such tasks.  While I wouldn't recommend this as a way to veneer a large surface or surfaces with curves, it is a fast way to cover a small surface with a very decorative veneer. The first step is to … Continue reading Veneering the Easy Way

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Turning a Hollow Form and Vase

My father bought a few burls while on a trip to Oregon and brought them to my shop about 2 months ago.  One of the burls was an odd "L" shaped piece of madrone.  I cut the ends off to get a rectangular block leaving 2 burl caps to play with.  Once I made the … Continue reading Turning a Hollow Form and Vase

Creating a Unique Patina Finish: Making of A River Runs Through It

In the video below I outline the method that David Marks teaches in his Chemical Patina classes.  You can find a more detailed written article with a simple web search on Fine Woodworking Magazine's website.  David Marks published an article several years ago in an issue going into a great amount of detail not only … Continue reading Creating a Unique Patina Finish: Making of A River Runs Through It

Welded Bookshelves with Reclaimed Wood Shelves and Drawers

This pair of shelves was commissioned by a client of mine as a gift for his wife. I was given a photo and that's all I had to work off. So the first thing I did was open SketchUp and began designing. I wanted to keep the material cost low so I started sourcing used … Continue reading Welded Bookshelves with Reclaimed Wood Shelves and Drawers

Make a Glass Insulator Wall Sconce

I was walking through a salvage/antique yard recently and came across a lot of old glass insulators.  Most of them were clear and a few were green, some were even porcelain of various shapes and sizes depending on their former purpose.  I picked up a pair of matching green insulators and had the idea to … Continue reading Make a Glass Insulator Wall Sconce

Greene and Greene Mirror Frame

I am starting a project for my sister-in-law's husband for our Christmas in July party. I am his Secret Santa this year. I have been wanting to make a Greene & Greene style mirror frame for a while and since the aforementioned individual is a fan of Japanese culture I decided it was a perfect … Continue reading Greene and Greene Mirror Frame