|Project by MadJester||posted 09-12-2014 04:36 AM||2196 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
So rather than posting a ton of individual things, I chose to just wrap it up all in one…if you read my blog posting, you’ll understand that I was a little preoccupied over the past nine months (no…I didn’t have a kid…ugh…!!!)...LOL…anyhoo…
The first pic is a dog feeding station made out of oak. This was for a customer, and I had only just started on it when the accident happened to my building…a very good friend of mine allowed me to use his workshop while my shop was undergoing extensive repairs…he’s an awesome dude…
The next two pics are some of the small boxes I’ve been doing for a little while now…the first is Birds Eye Maple with a Cocobolo inset top. Turns out the Cocobolo didn’t like taking the lacquer, so the top portion ended up with just a Danish Oil finish and some Renaissance wax. The second one is Cherry with a butcher block type inset that I worked up.
The fourth pic is a new hobby for me, and I’m hoping to do a lot more in the months to come…I am finding old vintage knives in my travels to estate/yard sales and if the scales are broken, I’m replacing them…I think the one in the pic is Cocobolo…can’t remember for sure…it went to a customer over in the UK.
The last two pics are super special to me…I re-scaled a vintage Boker knife and did a matching box…the sides of the box are Cherry and the scales and box top insert are of an unknown wood…I believe it is Katalox or Jarrah…if anyone actually knows, I’d love to find out…it smells like chocolate when I work with it and it’s super dense, a bit brittle and an absolute beast on a machine blade…I have a huge block of this stuff and I can’t wait to use more of it. Oh…why is it special? Well…I gave it as a gift to the buddy of mine that let me use his shop…he mentioned when he first saw the knife that he used to own one like it, but had lost it.
So….there you have it…I was lucky enough to have such a great friend lend me use of his shop…and he also has been helping in the store with a few of the projects (we built a workbench as well…came out nice and sturdy…I’ll post more on that in another listing…too much for this one and it still needs some work, so the posting will be more current…)
-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle