Category: nj

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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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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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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Closing the books on the custom stain matched …

Closing the books on the custom stain matched maple shaker style refrigerator cabinet. Did an after hours install in the client’s office this evening, so here’s a final picture of the piece in its new home.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #diy #doitforyourself #handmade #handcrafted #cabinet #shakercabinets #finewoodworking #maker #comission #buylocal #buysmall #nj #PA #newjersey #pennsylvania #maple #birch #woodworkingcommunity #thejawnshop
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Here’s the nearly complete fridge cabinet. Ju…

Here’s the nearly complete fridge cabinet. Just needs some feet so the door opens smoothly 🙄
Honestly, not my best work, but its functional (or will be tomorrow). I should have spent a little more time planning, then the little hiccups like the hinge spacing, and door size might not have been problems. The stain matching was a whole other problem, but I’ve detailed that saga already. The finished piece wound up with @generalfinishes brown mahogany and gel topcoat. Kind of a weird application with the gel coat, but the satin finish looks great. Almost exactly like the sample i was aiming for in color, texture and sheen.
Next time, I’ll draw a complete plan (which I usually do, but decided to skip for no good reason) and I’ll spend a bit more on premium finishes the first time. Nothing worse than ruining a nice project with a crappy finish.
Back to dovetails tomorrow.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #diy #doitforyourself #handmade #handcrafted #cabinet #shakercabinets #finewoodworking #maker #comission #buylocal #buysmall #nj #PA #newjersey #pennsylvania #maple #birch #woodworkingcommunity #thejawnshop
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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)
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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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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #diy #doitforyourself #pasta #italian #authentic #handmade #italian #handcrafted #finewoodworking #accessories #chef #handmade #etsy #etsyshop #etsyseller #maker #display #comission #buylocal #buysmall #haddonfield #nj #PA #newjersey #pennsylvania #farmersmarket #thejawnshop (at The Jawn Shop)
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The custom built and color matched refrigerato…

The custom built and color matched refrigerator cabinet with shaker style door is assembled and the fridge fits!
I quintuple checked the measurements before starting, but there’s always a chance of messing something up. It’s a big relief to see it fitting together.
The second color of new stain was just about perfect with the sample swatch for the existing furniture, so I just applied a coat of general finishes over the super crappy minwax and it turned out pretty good. The maple door evened out and took on a much more consistent tone, so it’s a disaster averted.
Next step will be his new assembly but not install. After the hinge holes are drilled, I’ll be doing a satin gel topcoat inside and out, 3x. Should be ready for delivery and food next week.
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#wood #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #diy #doitforyourself #handmade #handcrafted #cabinet #shakercabinets #finewoodworking #maker #comission #buylocal #buysmall #nj #PA #newjersey #pennsylvania #maple #birch #woodworkingcommunity #thejawnshop
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