Category: doityourself

@cgb0720 looking 🔥 in spring fashions and a #…

@cgb0720 looking 🔥 in spring fashions and a #thejawnshop fancy spalted sycamore pendant necklace.
Met up with some friends for lunch, then took a walk in the woods this afternoon. No shop time, but a day well spent. Hope you all enjoyed it as well!
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #handmade #handmadejewelry #handcrafted #DIY #necklace #pendant #doityourself #maker #jewelry #custom #custommade #gift #formalwear #earrings #etsy #etsyseller #farmmarket #market #madeinnj #newjersey #NJ #endgrain #spring #fashion #hike #hiking #hikingadventures #woods

Two cake knives complete and on their way to t…

Two cake knives complete and on their way to their respective parties. The more I make, the more I enjoy making them. Every one is my new favorite. Spalted sycamore grips with a figured maple chef’s blade and the other is a walnut chef’s blade with figured maple grip.
Like it? Want one? Got a wedding or other fancy event coming up? DM me for info.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodworkingcommunity #maker #madeinNJ #natural #kitchen #accessories #handmade #handcrafted #diy #charcuterie #doityourself #nj #local #knife #chef #chefknife #santoku #cakeknife #weddingcake #weddinggift #keepsake #woodburning #pyrography #oil #mineraloil #thejawnshop

After a DIY fix on the somewhat damaged part, …

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After a DIY fix on the somewhat damaged part, I’m back in business with the @ridgidpowertools OSS/belt sander. This is one of my favorite tools. Sometimes, after long days (like yesterday) I like to go out to the shop, put on my apron, eyes, ears and breathing protection (which creates a cocoon of quiet), then crank up the vacuum and grind my cares away.
I’m glad it’s back up and running and I hope we all find a more permanent solution soon.
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#wood #woodworker #woodworking #doityourself #diy #sander #oss #beltsander #ridgid #ridgidpowertools #handmade #handcrafted #madeinnj #nj #newjersey #update #problem #cakeknife #chefknife #walnut #maple #thejawnshop

I posted this a while back, but with the scrol…

I posted this a while back, but with the scrollsaw project finally starting up I wanted to show it off again. This is (what the #igwoodworkingcommunity believes to be) big leaf maple burl.
After I square the edges, I’ll be resawing and book matching it to ¼" slices, gluing it all up into a scrolling blank and cutting out the front and center small tree, which is about 6×8". Originally, I thought it would be nice to stain it faker, but I think the small tree and burl pattern out front will be a nice accent to the piece. It will darken a bit with finish anyway.
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#wood #woodworking #woodworker #handmade #handcrafted #handtools #practice #spokeshave #exotic #exoticwood #hardwood #nj #newjersey #lumber #diy #burl #burlwood #doityourself #finewoodworking #thejawnshop

I posted this a while back, but with the scrol…

I posted this a while back, but with the scrollsaw project finally starting up I wanted to show it off again. This is (what the #igwoodworkingcommunity believes to be) big leaf maple burl.
After I square the edges, I’ll be resawing and book matching it to ¼" slices, gluing it all up into a scrolling blank and cutting out the front and center small tree, which is about 6×8". Originally, I thought it would be nice to stain it faker, but I think the small tree and burl pattern out front will be a nice accent to the piece. It will darken a bit with finish anyway.
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#wood #woodworking #woodworker #handmade #handcrafted #handtools #practice #spokeshave #exotic #exoticwood #hardwood #nj #newjersey #lumber #diy #burl #burlwood #doityourself #thejawnshop

For #tooltuesday I’d like to feature thi…

For #tooltuesday I’d like to feature this triple threat: “the tower of suck”. After work days like today, it’s the only tool I’m comfortable operating because I know I can’t really mess anything up with it.
Here’s a quick tour of the system: Starting from the bottom, the foundation of suction is my @ridgidpowertools shop vac. I forget the specs, but it’s been working hard along side me since 2007. running just about the whole time I’m in the shop most days since I hooked up the @oneidaairsystems dust deputy and giant yellow salvage drum. This set makes the shop vac into a 2 stage particle separator. Just about every bit of dust gets stuck in the drum for continuous suction without diminished performance. To improve upon the system, I also ran a bunch of PVC pipe and hose with blast gates to hit most of the stationary tools in my shop. Adding a remote switch and keeping the keychain on my apron allows me to turn the vac on and off from wherever I am in the shop.
If you’re not working clean, do yourself a favor and get a good shopvac. Your tools, lungs, and sandpaper will last longer. If you don’t have a 2 stage system, I highly recommend getting a simple setup like this. Check the link in my bio for “tools I use”. I’ve added (or will add) links to the components in there. If you can afford a big fancy 4" 2+HP dust collector, do that. Someday I’ll have space for it, but for now, this is working great for me.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #dust #dustcollection #dustcollector #vacuum #shopvac #vacuumsystem #pvc #dustdeputy #handmade #handcrafted #diy #doityourself #madeinnj #nj #newjersey #thejawnshop

It may be hard to tell from the picture, but t…

It may be hard to tell from the picture, but this is the latest batch of cutting boards. (Some assembly required) 😂
Still a long way to go on these. Hoping to have this batch ready for @valentesnj opening day. We’re working together to bring a few favorite designs specially made with Haddonfield NJ in mind and only available at Valente’s Italian specialties. Get there early because supplies are limited!
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#wood #woodwork #woodworking #woodworker #finewoodworking #doityourself #diy #custom #cuttingboard #kitchen #accessories #canarywood #jatoba #maple #maker #handmade #handcrafted #hardwood #exoticwood #endgrain #chamfer #magic #beautiful #haddonfield #nj #newjersey #madeinnewjersey #thejawnshop

Everyone loves walnut, but man, when the oil h…

Everyone loves walnut, but man, when the oil hits that figured maple, that’s where the magic happens!
I haven’t done an oil video in a while, so here’s a 2 for 1 deal with a double glamor shot to boot. Enjoy!
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodworkingcommunity #maker #madeinNJ #natural #kitchen #accessories #handmade #handcrafted #diy #charcuterie #doityourself #nj #local #knife #chef #chefknife #santoku #cakeknife #weddingcake #weddinggift #keepsake #woodburning #pyrography #oil #mineraloil #video #thejawnshop

Now that the laundry area and bathroom renovat…

Now that the laundry area and bathroom renovations are done, I can finally start on the dance wood scrollsaw wall art project. @cgb0720 and I found a metal wall art piece that we liked, except that it was metal. We’re both more “wood people” 😉
So I’ve modified a picture of the piece a bit, highlighted the outlines and taken a little artistic liberty, scanned it back in and blew it up to 36×12" with @matthiaswandel ’s BigPrint program. Printed taped and looks pretty good against the wall.
I’ve been doing math and measuring, trying to figure out how many and what size scrolling blanks I’ll need.
The big tree on the left will be native, on the right is walnut and the little guy in the foreground will be big lead maple burl. The trunks of all will be wenge. You can see the samples on the counter in the picture. I’ll be edge jointing and resawing each piece to ¼", book matching and either hand or machine planing them even (and sanding, etc). The goal is to have a really smooth grain pattern to start with on each ¼" thick blank, then do the scroll work. All of these will be adhered to a birch backing and frame probably in walnut.
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#wood #woodworking #woodworker #wooden #scrollsaw #scrollsawart #scrollsawproject #tree #trees #walnut #maple #burl #burlwood #jatoba #wenge #diy #doityourself #handmade #handcrafted #decor #art #wallart #woodart #nj #newjersey #madeinNJ #thejawnshop

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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodworkingcommunity #maker #madeinNJ #liveedge #cuttingboard #charcuterie #slab #natural #accessories #maple #tree #stormdamage #handmade #handcrafted #diy #doityourself #nj #bandsaw #mill #lumbermill #logs #log #jig #local #thejawnshop