Wednesday, July 28, 2010

4022 Spruce Street. I rebuilt the left side of this porch: the column against the wall, the beams, brackets, and rails in the summer of 2009.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I made this marking gauge from an article in Fine Woodworking. It's oak with a maple wedge to hold the blade in place. The blade is an old jigsaw blade ground to a point. It's come in pretty handy and more importantly it was cheap.
Shelves for an odd space in a kitchen.
The sides and back are salvaged maple tongue and groove floorboards. The face is oak floorboard cut-offs. The shelves are white pine.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Some parts for my next banjo project.
Not necessarily for the same banjo. The neck is maple and mahogany, and will probably be for a fretted banjo. The fingerboard is mahogany with white oak strips for a fretless.

Crude scrap-wood banjo.
The neck and body are white pine (stained); the fingerboard is an old oak floorboard with dowels cut in half for frets; the top and back are lauan plywood; the tuning pegs are old violin pegs; and the bridge is oak. The strings are classical guitar strings (I had to piece together from a few sets to get the right gauges). On most banjos with wood tops, the top is solid and the back is open; but I cut the hole in the top like a guitar as an experiment. It doesn't sound half bad. The only problem with it is the fret spacing is a little off, which makes it more of a wall ornament than an instrument.

An end table made from salvaged wood.
The top is various types of wood, the base is white pine.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Traveling paint box with wooden hinges and fasteners
pine, mahogany, oak, lauan

Inlaid counter top
Pine and mahogany