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

Printer Cabinet

Last fall I had some extra time on my hands.  My office has an older, but functional color laser printer that sat on an small plant stand drafted to get the printer up off the floor.  Every purposeful reflection on […]

Birdseye Mantle Box

This birdseye maple box came from a board that I purchased locally several years ago.  It contained a lot of heart wood and sap wood.  Normally, such a board is a bit difficult to use in a piece of furniture […]

Lacewood Box

On a recent visit to Woodcraft (formerly Midwest Woodworking) in Omaha, I discovered a new addition to the outstanding selection of wood carried by the store.  Among several nice pieces of lacewood, I found one with a section near the […]

Updated Mantle

Shortly after buying our home and moving in nearly six years ago, I discovered that the rough cedar mantle, stained a dark walnut, had been broken and reattached to the stub hanging from the rock wall.  I noticed later that […]

Valentines Box

I made a Valentines Day gift for my wife from bloodwood.   The lidded box is approximately six inches long, and three inches wide and tall. Being lovers of Arts & Crafts, we have many pieces of furniture purchased in that […]