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

Oak Box

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 […]

Curly Maple Box

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 […]

Red Zebrawood and Cherry Box #2

This is another box of the same Red Zebrawood or Ebiara, Curly Cherry and Ebony.  The top is Cherry and the rest is Ebiara except for the black Ebony highlights. The differences between this box and the last that I […]

Red Zebrawood and Cherry Box

This box is made of Red Zebrawood or Ebiara, Curly Cherry and Ebony.  The top is Cherry and the rest is Ebiara except for the black Ebony highlights. Once again, Gerry at Midwest Woodworkers brought in something that I just […]

Marblewood and Walnut Box

Over the Christmas break, I dug out a small piece of Marblewood that I picked up a year ago in Kansas City at Metro Hardwoods.  Ever on the look for a nice piece of wood for a small project, I […]