Category: accessories

I finished this board a while back but we fina…

I finished this board a while back but we finally got together with some friends so I could pass it along. Black walnut and hard maple in a classic alternating stripe design. Goes great with everything, especially chocolate chip cookies 🍪😃
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#tbt to last year around now when I was workin…

#tbt to last year around now when I was working on these spalted maple charcuterie boards.
I haven’t had much shop time lately but I do have a whole bunch of wood that I’ve collected and milled. It’s been drying on the shed lumber rack so I hope to transfer that indoors and get to work on more of these kind of live edge charcuterie boards this winter. I’ve got a bunch of maple and spalted beech that should look 🔥
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Here’s the final cake knife of last week with …

Here’s the final cake knife of last week with bonus coordinating cutting board. The cake knife is a santoku style blade in figured black walnut and the grip is curly birch.
The cutting board is maple, jatoba and more of the curly birch. Swipe to see a video of the chatoyance in the shop lights. If you’ve never worked with birch, I’d suggest you get some to try out. I find it’s workable like walnut but holds up more like maple. Nice stuff.
Congrats to my cousin Natalie and her husband Nathan!
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I’ve had a run of cake knives this past week. …

I’ve had a run of cake knives this past week. Here’s the second, on its was out today. This is another maple chef’s blade with zebra wood handle and black walnut bolster. This one is a bit different than the last though. I kept a substantial grip and when I resawed the zebrawood, I decided to flip it for a mirrored grain pattern instead of continuous like on the last one. Swipe through for a couple detail shots.
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Here’s the latest cake knife. First ballet got…

Here’s the latest cake knife. First ballet got to oil this one and take some glamour shots.

Figured maple chef’s blade with a zebra wood handle and black walnut bolster. I really like this combo. The walnut and zebra wood are so different by themselves, but they blend into one another so well in this piece. Congrats to the happy couple!
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Maple jatoba and figured birch getting a touch…

Maple jatoba and figured birch getting a touch-up oil treatment before heading off to a wedding. I love chatoyance.
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Ive never done a #motivationmonday post but I …

Ive never done a #motivationmonday post but I feel like I owe @bikecitywoodworks and @mf_woodbutcher some thanks and a shout out for putting together the #igdovetailchallenge.
I’m still in practice mode at the moment, but it’s been a pleasure to scroll through some of the incredible work being done within that hashtag. Epoxy pours and CNC’s are cool, but to me, there’s no woodworking quite as pure as traditional, hand cut joinery.
Red oak practice tonight after the Katz-Moses jig arrives.
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Scene from tonight’s practice session for the …

Scene from tonight’s practice session for the #igdovetailchallenge
We’ll call this set number 3 ever, first full practice pair in 1/4” poplar.
Separately, the tails look pretty good, the pins look ok and then it goes down hill when they come together. My DIY jig isn’t exactly perfect so I’m hoping that’s what is throwing off my angles on the pins. You can see pretty clearly the sides of the center pin are not even and that translates to a gappy joint, which is frustrating because I was really careful with marking and sawing, so I’m not sure where I went wrong I xcept for the jig. My real Katz-Moses jig is on its way, so hopefully next week round 4 will look better. I need to practice on some chunkier wood too. The 1/4” is the scrap I’ve got, so that’s what I’m using, but I should be practicing on 1/2” which is what the project will be made from.
On the up side, the poplar was actually really nice to work with. Hard enough to catch the edge of my chisel and cut nice and clean, but soft enough to not be too frustrating. At this point, the chisels need a touch up, then it’ll be on to round 4.
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Planning out my entry for the hand cut dovetai…

Planning out my entry for the hand cut dovetail challenge. Check my stories for more details on what I’m doing. I’ll document everything in there.
This is cherry from my uncles house down the street, and some neighborhood spalted beech that was blown down in a storm. I plan to make a tall thin cabinet to hang on the wall with live edge cherry sides dovetailed together with this beech or something like it as the backing. If that goes ok, and if there is room, I’ll put in a very small shelf at the top with something like a sliding dovetail kind of dado. That is definitely a bit ambitious, but it’s not a challenge if you aren’t challenging yourself!😉
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #maker #cedar #handmade #workshop #tools #toolstorage #pegboard #cabinets #handcrafted #maker #diy #doityourself #accessories #summer #chisel #fancy #rustic #display #thejawnshop #dovetail #dovetails #box #traditionaljoinery #stateoftheshopsaturday (at New Jersey)
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Im throwing my dirtiest hat into the ring for …

Im throwing my dirtiest hat into the ring for the @mf_woodbutcher and @bikecitywoodworks hand cut dovetail challenge. I’m going for “most improved” category.😂 The first and only completed dovetails I’ve ever cut were for a shop drawer under my workbench. They are pine, terribly ugly and uneven yet still functional.
Since I have had minimal practice and even less skill, I figured some sort of guide would be helpful if I’m going to be using nicer wood on an attempt at a traditional fine woodworking piece. So I spent a bit of time yesterday watching videos and came across @jkatzmoses demo on @makesomethingtv , which was great. But before dropping the cash, I wanted to try out his jig risk free. So I took a good look at the pictures and mocked up my own 8:1 jig out of some scrap maple (and no magnets). I practiced in pine, just to see if the thing worked, and it did! (You do still have to mark and label your pieces properly, you can see where I made pins out of tails the first time). Then I got it right the second time actually cutting tails properly.
After the successful angle test in pine, I moved up to some rough cut wormy cherry. Both saw and chisel function improved in the harder wood, but unfortunately the pin piece split as I was cleaning out the base. It’s still a little sloppy, but the angle guide jig thing seems to work great, I just need a lot more practice. Now that I know it works (for me) I’m confident to buy a real one. Or win one 😃
I’ll think up my own hashtag for the practice stuff so I can keep track of improvements as well as post a few action stories so you all know it’s legit. But let’s be honest, nobody would claim this quality of work to be machine made.
Since this is a no rush kind of work, I’ll be working on it periodically between the fridge cabinet and scrollsaw trees.
Should be fun! Who else is joining in?
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #maker #cedar #handmade #workshop #tools #toolstorage #pegboard #cabinets #handcrafted #maker #diy #doityourself #accessories #summer #chisel #fancy #rustic #display #thejawnshop #dovetail #dovetails #box #traditionaljoinery
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