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Returning to wood and tools after a 20-year hiatus.

Old, Rough, Warped Walnut

On my way to an Iowa sawmill in mid-June, I stopped off to visit an Iowa friend of mine.  Mark and I are friends of only a couple years, but our connection through the church brought us together where we […]

Black Mesquite Box

Once again, relying upon my local Woodcraft store in Omaha to supply me with some nice promotional woods to try out, I found a couple of pieces of Black Mesquite.  Obviously, the two pieces were from different trees as the […]

Auction Items

My wife’s family reunion plans to have an auction when they get together this summer, and our church is going to have an auction to gather funds for a mission trip this summer.  To assist the family reunion auction, I […]

Purpleheart Box

Who doesn’t love love a wood that is purple in it’s natural state??  Nearly every woodworker falls all over themselves to claim a board or two for a project that screams out to them when they first see that color.  […]

Quilted Maple Box

I love figured woods!  Each subsequent project reflects more of my desire to let the wood itself be a prominent feature.  This small box took some time to complete.  The desire to let the beauty of the wood outstripped the […]