Even more beautiful than I imagined. When I picked up these pieces of cut-offs from a pallet in a Phoenix wood store, they were really rough in most cases. After you have worked with figure for a while, the eye […]
Musings upon wood and tools after a 20-year hiatus.
Earlier this month I was in Phoenix visiting my brother and his family. Before I left Omaha, I searched the area for woodworking stores in the area. This is a normal routine for me, and I typically have to sort […]
Just finished a box made of a wood known locally as Fishtail Oak (eucalyptus) with a Birdseye Maple lid and an ebony handle. The Fishtail has a wonderful pattern to it that ranges from small ovals to long stretched out […]
The quartersawn white oak body of this box was made from a very nice piece that I had left from another project. I kept it in a special pile because it had some nice rays radiating across the width of […]
Today I finished a box made from a piece of soft curly maple that I picked up in St. Joseph, MO a couple years ago. This piece of wood contains some crazy figure on one end which I utilized for […]