January 2008 Show & Tell Pictures

Dave Blackburn


Dave made this Pivot Triangle Box from Sycamore, Ebony, Buckeye Burl, and a special laminate of stacked Koa which was dyed gray. This finish is Waterborne Urethane. It also is accented with Deer Antler legs and metal leaf on raw wood.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Stephen Case-Pall


Stephen found a broken engraving hammer at a garage sale. He polished the head and added a new Olive handle and finished it in oil.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


This Block Plane was made from Padauk, Maple, Brass rod and a Hock blade.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


Table Saw Alignment Tool by Dan is made from Walnut, Red Oak, Padauk and King Wood. The tools is used to align the blade parallel to the miter slot. Also used to align the rip fence parallel to the blade.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Ira Goldberg


The first is a Non-magnetic Screwdriver made from Soft Maple and finished in shellac and wax. It was used to tune a MRI system where the use of a magnetic screwdriver would have been very difficult.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


A Seam Ripper with a large handle to be easy on the hands.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


A Wooden Iron is used to crease seams while sewing pieces together for quilts. (Wooden irons that are available in stores are typically oak. However, after being used for several projects, the large open grain at the bevel tents to damage fine fabrics. Make is a finer grain and avoids this problem.)
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


a Sley Hook is made from Black Ash and finished with sealer and polyurethane applied on a lathe.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


This is a Thread Spindle made from Thomas Jefferson's Cherry Trees at Monticello. The finish is Shellac sealer applied on the lathe, followed by polyurethane and wax. The spindle fits on the thread spindle of a sewing machine so that the sewing machine can accommodate a larger inside-diameter spool.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


Crochet Hooks made from local Walnut and Albers Avocado. The finish is shellac and wax applied on the lathe.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Finally, this Thread Spool Holder is made from Carob (the base) and Honduras Rosewood. The finish is shellac and wax on a lathe. This holds a small, medium, or large spool or cone of thread to elevate the thread so that it will it in the loops on top of a sewing machine. Typically, sewing machines can hold only small spools.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Hibiscus is one of two carvings for this month from Bill. It is carved from Basswood and finished in Acrylic. The base is driftwood.
1/5/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


This Santa with Floppy Hat is carved also from Basswood and finished in Acrylic.
1/5/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Hergesheimer


Dave first turned this Folded Vessel from local Camphor wood. Then he cut it and bent it using steam and water. Finally he finished it is Lacquer.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

John Knittle


John made this Mallet from Ipe with no finish. He notes that turning Ipe is difficult and leaves lots of yellow dust.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan used his scroll saw to create this Train Plaque.
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Gene West


On the left, Gene made a height gage. On the right is a table saw push jig to keep the hands away from the blade when pushing small pieces.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


On the left, Gene made a height gage. On the right is a table saw push jig to keep the hands away from the blade when pushing small pieces.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


Gene made these two toys this month. The left one is a Mechanical Model demonstrating conversion of rotary motion to linear motion. It is made from Baltic Birch and finished in water based Acrylic. The Spinning Toy on the right is made from various woods. It represents a Ballet Folklorico Dance. It is finished in water based Acrylic.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.