Category: wooden

I’m #notwoodworking today because I’m all dres…

I’m #notwoodworking today because I’m all dressed up for a fancy wedding at the union league in Philly. Currently killing some time waiting for the shuttle, so I’ll update you on my outfit, which of course features TJS wooden accents.

I’m wearing a charcoal suit, black tie, and a STUNNING 😉 hand made menswear set in spalted sycamore. This is one of my favorites for sure. Sycamore just has such awesome woodgrain patterns.
Congrats KL and DK!
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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 (at The Union League of Philadelphia)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoUYMOHAfN-/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=13xcgkptjsof5

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

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

Test Yosegi block turned out fine. Already sta…

Test Yosegi block turned out fine. Already started work on the next round of patterns: multi-color checkerboards. #woodworking #woodwork #wooden #yosegi #yosegizaiku #trueyosegi #intricate #precision #detailed #geometricart #geometric #weave #weavepattern #japanesestyle #handmade #handplane #kanna #allgood (at Silver Spring, Maryland)

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

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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#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

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

Here’s a bunch of pictures of the tie ba…

Here’s a bunch of pictures of the tie bars and cufflinks. I need a better small parts picture setup. These pictures are ok as a reference, but I need some hi res close ups too. There’s a lot of detail that isn’t coming through here 😐
But trust me, they look great 😉
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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 #fathersday