Category: madeinnj

#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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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodworkingcommunity #maker #madeinNJ #liveedge #cuttingboard #slab #natural #kitchen #accessories #bowtie #inlay #cherry #handmade #handcrafted #diy #alaskanmill #charcuterie #doityourself #nj #silvermaple #maple #branch #local #thejawnshop
https://www.instagram.com/p/BqNDxtgAFq7/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1glmdbmjt74dx

After the dovetail challenge hustle, I’m takin…

After the dovetail challenge hustle, I’m taking a bit of a break and playing with some new tools from @dfmtoolworks. Got a cabinet scraper set and burnishing tool to try out. I’ve watched the sharpening video a few times and tried it out on my own a bit, but I’m not quite there yet, as evidenced from my dusty shavings. Hopefully I get the hang of it because this could be a nice alternative to sanding!
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#wood #woodwork #finewoodworking #woodworker #woodworking #woodworkingcommunity #maker #madeinNJ #tools #handtools #cabinstscraper #newtools #burnisher #handmade #handcrafted #diy #doityourself #nj #local #thejawnshop (at The Jawn Shop)
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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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#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
https://www.instagram.com/p/BowIzEhgyYm/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=108l3o85nhly5

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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#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 (at The Jawn Shop)
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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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#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 (at The Jawn Shop)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoiAFqVAAoh/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=gqdj9trbvmgq

Final tree trunk is cut, on to the leaves! I l…

Final tree trunk is cut, on to the leaves!
I love how gnarly this one is. Like something from an Edgar Allen Poe story 👻
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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 #maker #makersgonnamake #thejawnshop
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoKgqcmgPBb/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=eeju0b5c1ya

Here’s a fun #tbt to about a year ago when I w…

Here’s a fun #tbt to about a year ago when I was working on a huge gear reduction to crank over the planer on my flip top cart. This project never panned out, but it sure was fun to build. Originally, I had speculated that it was a weight issue, but @kraftedbyengineer Clarified that it’s more of a rotational force thing. I.e. the planer’s weight distribution is not at the axle, but more like 12” from it, so that multiplies the force required to move it, or requires a counterbalancing weight, which I don’t have.
I still have all these gears and I hope to put them to use on something one day. For now (and probably forever) the flip top is manual.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodworkingcommunity #maker #madeinNJ #shopcart #planer #gears #woodgears #bandsaw #physics #mechanicaladvantage #handmade #handcrafted #diy #doityourself #nj #local #stories #thejawnshop
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn8wlLjgWLS/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1o1ypstopdf7v

Tree trunk number 2 complete. The trunk is wha…

Tree trunk number 2 complete. The trunk is what counts, all these little branch ends are just areas that will support the leaf layer above it. That layer will have some gaps cut in so you can see the branches beneath, but the cartoony V’s will all be hidden. Trust me, it makes sense in my head 😉
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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 #maker #makersgonnamake #thejawnshop (at New Jersey)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn4tHp5AqZY/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=1isye4viluv7m

I guess I neglected to post anything about it …

I guess I neglected to post anything about it in my feed, but this weekend in between the fridge cabinet build and getting some materials in order for the hand cut dovetail challenge, I also did a ton of prep work on the scrollsaw tree art project that I started forever ago.
I finally got some contact paper to try out @thehouseoftimber ‘s method for adhering paper templates. Previously, I just used a thin layer of spray adhesive directly on the wood, which didn’t always peel off clean and required razor scraping. Lizzy’s contact paper method works great and bonus: you get to do all those super satisfying contact paper peels! 😃
This is the first little tree that will be in the foreground and will have big leaf maple burl leaves.
To prep all my blanks, they were planed to 1/4”, bookmatched and glued, then sanded to 220. Then I add the contact paper, spray adhesive in the back of my paper template, slap it on and I’m good to scroll. Litzy has a story highlight if you want to see how a pro does it. I’m just a scrollsaw hack 😂
Now that the boring prep work is done, I hope to fit in a little scrolling here or there and make some good progress on this project. I have a story highlight so you can follow along too (I know it’s annoying when I’m jumping from project to project in every other post. Sorry not sorry, it’s how I get things done 🤪).
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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 #maker #makersgonnamake #thejawnshop (at New Jersey)
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn1OPvzAvAJ/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=dw0a22lvj6lf

I sharpened all of my planes and chisels last …

I sharpened all of my planes and chisels last week and decided to test them out on the maple and coffee resin charcuterie board before sending it through the big planer. Worked perfectly and smells great! I was planing super thin slices of resin embedded with coffee. The resin (I think) will remain clear and the coffee is suspended throughout.
This one would be great for a breakfast spread. Fresh scones or some sort of breakfast cakes. ☕️ 🍰
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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 #maple #slab #epoxy #epoxyresin #coffee #resin #breakfast #brunch