Category: handmade

This past weekend, I started a live edge cherr…

This past weekend, I started a live edge cherry log guest book for some friends getting married later this year. Over the weekend, I selected a choice log from the firewood pile, stripped it’s bark and gave it an insect eviction treatment (just in case).
While that was finishing up, today I started the interior. After watching a few book binding videos, I decided I was probably competent enough to give it a shot. Progress results are pictured. Not bad for a first attempt! It felt super nerdy to make my own book. It was tedious and repetitive (as I always find sewing to be), but it was not terribly difficult. Actually easier than sewing cloth since the holes are pre-punched.
After the spine has been glued, I’ll add the end pages out of ivory card stock, then the pages will be trimmed flush on the tablesaw. YouTube crafters probably don’t have access to that kind of machinery, but I sure don’t have the time or patience to cut each page flush with an exacto knife.
Since there will be days in between where glue is setting, I plan to switch back and forth from live edge log work and inner book binding. Stay tuned for more, this project will be a bit extensive. Also, I’m making a story highlight in car you want a quick recap.
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#wood #wooden #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #diy #doityourself #weddinggift #gift #handmade #handcrafted #nj #newjersey #madeinNJ #book #binding #bookbinding #rustic #rusticwedding #rusticdecir #log #liveedge #guestbook #wedding #thejawnshop

The spalted sycamore tie bar and cuff links ca…

The spalted sycamore tie bar and cuff links came out pretty ok too 😉
If you’re interested in a set, send me a DM. I’ve got a few varieties to choose from. Still a few pendant necklaces and stud earrings too!
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#wood #wooden #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #tie #tiebar #jewelry #cufflinks #menswear #mensfashion #fashion #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #finewoodworking #diy #doityourself #fancy #blacktiewedding #earrings #necklace #weddinggift #gift #thejawnshop #handmade #handcrafted #nj #newjersey #madeinNJ #sycamore #spalted

Here’s how the bocote tie bar and cuffli…

Here’s how the bocote tie bar and cufflinks turned out #nofilter . This is after a few coats of arm r seal to finish the job. I’d wear it 😃
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Started work on another cake knife last night….

Started work on another cake knife last night. This will be the last of the spalted sycamore (the rest of the block isn’t very spalty). But this one will be a stunner. I’ve enhanced the picture a bit so you can kindof see what’s going on with the grain in the maple. Gonna be gorgeous!
Any new requests for spalted sycamore grips will have to wait until I can visit @fullcirclewoodworx offcut bins again. I *may* have some spalted beech available in the future too. Gotta see how it dries out first.
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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

@grizzlyindustrial bandsaw log mill was back i…

@grizzlyindustrial bandsaw log mill was back in action tonight on another stunning spalted beech, this time with some crotch features. I know this isn’t the easiest or most efficient way to mill lumber, but it’s what I’ve got and gosh darn it if it isn’t rewarding. Just look at this wood! 😍
Can’t wait to work on this stuff. But first, into the shed for the summer heat!
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodworkingcommunity #maker #madeinNJ #liveedge #cuttingboard #charcuterie #slab #natural #accessories #handmade #handcrafted #diy #doityourself #nj #bandsaw #mill #lumbermill #logs #log #jig #local #thejawnshop #spalted #beech

If you’ve been following me a while, you…

If you’ve been following me a while, you know I’m not very consistent with the IG days of the week, but every once in a while, someone or some thing will pique my interest and I’ll give a shoutout, a review or whatever. Today is one such day. For this #followfriday do yourself a favor and check out @elipolite .
If you like complicated glue ups, turning, super fine woodworking, exquisitely polished wood and lots of progress pictures of all that stuff, you will not be disappointed. The one project he’s been working on for the past few months is almost ready to be turned LIVE. I have a feeling that the reveal will be spectacular.
Go check him out, click that follow button and tune in for the live reveal of his latest piece!
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#wood #woodwork #woodworking #woodworker #handcrafted #handmade #friday #follow #turning #lathe #finewoodworking #thejawnshop

Started a new project this evening. This is on…

Started a new project this evening. This is one of those “can you make something like this?” Kind of projects that either turn into a fun, one of a kind success or a huge pain 😂 but either way, I think it’s going to turn out great.
This is a cherry log that’s been on my firewood pile drying for a few years now. It’s bark has been stripped and it’s getting the plastic bag insect treatment now. Soon it will get its exterior sanded, cut down to size and halved on the bandsaw. Then the real fun begins. Stay tuned!
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#wood #woodworking #woodwork #woodburning #handmade #handcrafted #wedding #book #logbook #bookcover #liveedge #cherry #firewood #salvaged #rustic #rusticwedding #rusticdecor #drawknife #stump #thejawnshop

First attempt at making a new Yosegi block wit…

First attempt at making a new Yosegi block with the Jointmaker Pro. I’m using a board I had prepared over a year ago to make a weave pattern. First step to cut a whole bunch of little perfect square sticks. I think after spending a week playing with and adjusting the JMPv2, getting some fine results. All the sticks I made have the same dimensions to within 3%. #woodworking #woodwork #jointmakerpro #jmp #handtoolthursday #yosegi #yosegizaiku #wip #weavepattern #cutting #video #howitsdone #handmade #precision (at Silver Spring, Maryland)

Turns out, these tie bars and cufflinks with t…

Turns out, these tie bars and cufflinks with the tacky finish needed just about the same thing as I did. An afternoon outside the shop in the sun and fresh air (and a coat of arm-r-seal) and they’re ready for a finish coat.
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#wood #wooden #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #tie #tiebar #jewelry #cufflinks #menswear #men’s fashion #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #finewoodworking #diy #doityourself #fancy #blacktiewedding #earrings #necklace #weddinggift #gift #thejawnshop #handmade #handcrafted

It’s been sort of an off week in the sho…

It’s been sort of an off week in the shop. Did a lot of hustling to get ready for the farm market and some other orders that were in progress, but I’ve been feeling a bit worn out, so just working on a few odds and ends this week so I can start fresh on the next big set of orders.
I’ve been trying to finish off the latest batch of tie bars and cufflinks for Father’s Day, but this end grain bocote has been giving me issues. The finish (minwax wipe on poly, which I use all the time) wasn’t drying in. Worked great on everything else, as always, but stayed tacky on the bocote. So I’ve sanded it down a bit and switched to arm-r-seal for the finishing coats. Hopefully a different product composition works a little better with the wood. Any thoughts on what the issue may be? I didn’t have any issue with the necklaces and I haven’t found bocote to be too much different than some of the other exotics I’ve worked with (Purple Heart, canary wood, Jatoba). Kinda weird. Let me know if you’ve got a tried and true bocote finish!
In any case, once I’ve got it figured out, these will make a really nice “subtle wood fashion” set. It doesn’t scream “wooden dress wear” like the walnut or zebrawood, but once you get up close, it’s got tons of character. Kindof reminds me of someone I know 😉
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#wood #wooden #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #finewoodworking #tie #tiebar #jewelry #cufflinks #menswear #mensfashion #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #finewoodworking #diy #doityourself #fancy #blacktiewedding #earrings #necklace #weddinggift #gift #thejawnshop #handmade #handcrafted