Monday, November 15, 2010

Sneak Peek

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Well guys, I've been slacking on projects this year. You can blame it on work. They've stuck me on the graveyard shift which doesn't leave much time to get into the garage and work. Luckily I was able to take a week off and get some much needed rest and work accomplished. So I'm giving you a sneak peak of a few of the Christmas gifts I'll be working on. Updates will follow.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Grizzly Plaque

I didn't get a great photo of this project before I mailed it off and I forgot to take a picture of it once it was placed on it's backing board.

Grizzly Plaque
  • Wood Type(s): Oak, Maple backing
  • Size: ?
  • Finish: Golden Oak Stain 
  • Other Materials: N/A
  • Hours to Complete: 4.5 hours

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Monkey Puzzle

And for the nieces and Goddaughter....Monkey Puzzles.

A very pleased niece

And the niece who couldn't resist taking it apart just to put it back together. We had to wait for it to be back together to get this picture. :)


  • Wood Type(s): Pine
  • Size: 14" long
  • Finish: (1) Tung Oil, (1) Polyurethane ~ I tried two types of finish to see which was better
  • Other Materials: N/A
  • Hours to Complete: 3 hours each

Gumball Turtle Maze

For Christmas I made toys for my nieces and nephew. Here's the first toy for my nephew. I did all of the wood work and assembly and my lovely wife painted it for me.

The happy nephew with his Gumball Turtle

Gumball Turtle Maze

  • Wood Type(s): Baltic Birch Plywood (backing & turtle face), Pine (body)
  • Size: 10 x 15
  • Finish: N/A
  • Other Materials: Clear Acrylic, Acrylic Paints, Googly eye
  • Hours to Complete: 8-9 hours

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hummingbird Scrollwork

This was another scrollwork that I did for my wife's family reunion auction. Surprisingly it went for more than the family crest.

Hummingbird Scrollwork

  • Wood Type(s): Hummingbird - Oak, Frame - Pine
  • Size: 8" in diameter
  • Finish: Hummingbird - Stained Walnut and Lacquer, Frame - Lacquer
  • Other Materials: N/A
  • Hours to Complete: 8+

Naval Aviation Symbol

This was made for a co-worker who is currently in the Naval Reserves.

Naval Symbol

  • Wood Type(s): Maple
  • Size: 7" in diameter
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Other Materials: N/A
  • Hours to Complete: 8+

Family Crest

This is my wife's family crest. It was made for their family auction at the annual reunion. It sold for a lot less than I'd hoped for considering the amount of scrollwork that was put into it.

Family Crest

  • Wood Type(s): Scrollwork - Birch Plywood, Plaque - Maple Plywood, Frame - Hardwood
  • Size: 18" x 16"
  • Finish: Scrollwork & Frame - Stained Dark Mahogany and Lacquer
  • Other Materials: N/A
  • Hours to Complete: 30+