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

The Boxes Go Home

All of the boxes that I made over the winter have now gone home to be with a member of my family. I had each of my children and their spouses draw numbers so that they could choose from the […]

Cherry With a Curly Maple Top

This box is made of Cherry with a Curly Maple lid and a handle made of Fishtail Oak (or eucalyptus).  The cherry and the fishtail were purchased locally at Midwest Woodworkers here in Omaha.  The curly maple came from a […]

Figured Walnut Box

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 […]

Walnut Burn Pile

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 […]

Fishtail Oak And Birdseye Maple Box

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 […]