Stephen Case-Pall


Stephen made this Pistol Rack from Pine. He learned that on-line plans are not always accurate.
9/2/2016 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen turned this Bird House as an entry into the challenge. It is made from Ebony, Karanda, Pear, Walnut, Olive and Boxwood. The finish is wax.
5/9/2016 Click on image to see closeup.


Spiral Candlestick with a double helix made from local Walnut and finished in oil.
4/8/2016 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen's very unique push stick made from a reclaimed 38.
3/4/2016 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen made these Toothpick Dispensers from Olive, Manzanita and Aronsa. They have no finish.
9/4/2015 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen turned this Toothpick Holder from Manzanita and Ebony. There is no finish. It is sanded to 1200 grit and polished. The cracks were filled with Epoxy.
3/6/2015 Click on image to see closeup.


This Bowl is made from a square piece of Redheart. Stephen had a bad time with splitting as the blank had been cased in wax. There is no finish as the wood was nice as is. There is some CA to fill the cracks.
6/6/2014 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen's Loading Stand for muzzle loading pistols is made from Red Oak and is finished with Marine Spar Varnish - one coat. The wood came from an old dark brown shelf at the science center.
2/7/2014 Click on image to see closeup.


The Bowl was turned from Amboyna Burl and Silver-Tin solder. The finish is water based gloss. Stephen says this is the nicest piece of wood he had ever turned.
7/12/2013 Click on image to see closeup.


This Bowl was turned from Amboyna Burl with a Silver inlay.

Lidded Box with Finial. This wood is Ningoana Potocarpus from Peru. The finial is Holly. The finish is water based gloss poly. This wood is tough to turn!
6/7/2013 Click on image to see closeup.


This Nailfile made from Olive and Firewood from Euu & Wood(?). The finish is pre-catalized urethane.

This Bowl is made from Macassar Ebony with a tin inlay. This finish is also pre-catalized urethane. The metal has to be hammered in before turning.
5/3/2013 Click on image to see closeup.


Getting the most from a square box... This bowl was made from a square block of Walnut Burl. The base is Olive. The finish is Poly Acrylic. Note that the holes on the side are a result of the original square block... if you try to repeat this, be sure the block is absolutely centered in the turning chuck!
3/8/2013 Click on image to see closeup.


Carving Mallet made from Oak for a friend.
2/8/2013 Click on image to see closeup.


Turned with a pewter inlay.
2/8/2013 Click on image to see closeup.


Baseball Bat Gouge for a friend. Made from Maple. First try at metal inlay which came out very nice.
1/11/2013 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen made these bowls from special wood. The left, smaller bowl is made from Avacado as a gift to the workers. The larger bowl is made from Pear. Both are finished in water based acrylic.
11/3/2012 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen made this flute from Bamboo.
11/3/2012 Click on image to see closeup.


Since the meeting was about brass: Stephen made this Chisel Handle from solid brass, steel, and Coco Bolo.
5/4/2012 Click on image to see closeup.


Lignum Vitae bowl with no finish of any kind, and wormy walnut dish with olive insert.
4/7/2012 Click on image to see closeup.


Goblets and a Bowl
3/5/2012 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen is assembling an All Wood Grandfather Clock. It is made from various donated woods and is to be finished in Lacquer and Polyurethane.
11/4/2011 Click on image to see closeup.



9/3/2011 Click on image to see closeup.


Two bowls by Stephen.
8/24/2011 Click on image to see closeup.


PushEwe - PullEwe hot oven grate mover. The woods are Cocobolo and Maple. The finish is wax. The best thing: his wife loves it.
7/9/2011 Click on image to see closeup.


The first Bowl is turned from Olive and finished by Oil and buffing. The second is from Natural Edge Mesquite and is unfinished.
5/6/2011 Click on image to see closeup.


This Pokal Goblet was turned from Walnut and finished with oil on the lathe.

A Turned Box
3/5/2011 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen's entry Toothpick Holder from his workshop.
2/4/2011 Click on image to see closeup.


Toothpick dispensers made as as samples for an upcoming turning workshop.
Turning

11/6/2010 Click on image to see closeup.


Belt Buckles for the challenge. One is made from solid Walnut and the other from Walnut veneer. Both finished with 20 coats of Lacquer with automobile polish.

11/6/2010 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen replaced a broken turning tool handle. What is unique is that he finished the handle with spray lacquer while the lathe was turning to prevent drips at a very low speed. Then he polished the handle at a higher speed and result is very professional.
6/5/2010 Click on image to see closeup.


Bowl turned from local Walnut. Stephen had almost burned this wood before he saw it's potential. It is finished in Shellac and Deft.
5/7/2010 Click on image to see closeup.


Hollow Form made from Maple and Coco bolo with no finish.

Bowl made from, you guessed it, Tasmanian Eucalyptus Burl! Also finished in nothing.
2/5/2010 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen's challenge entry!
2/5/2010 Click on image to see closeup.


These Tea Trays are made from Spalted Maple and tediously finished in Shellac, 8 coats of Polyurethane and lots of sanding and polishing.
9/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


These two bowls were made from burl driftwood rescued from a camp fire on the beach. Finished in Lacquer.

Stephen's entry into the Arlen Wood Challenge.
7/3/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


This is a Skew wood turning tool. The wood is Quinta. The finish is wax. This is made from an antique James Swan chisel.
5/8/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


This is a Skew wood turning tool. The wood is Quinta. The finish is wax. This is made from an antique James Swan chisel.
5/8/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


This Salt Shaker is turned from native Olive and finished in wax. The matching Pepper Shaker is not yet finished.
3/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


This Spitoon is turned from Fiddleback Koa and finished in oil.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen entered this Restored Chisel in the challenge. The handle is solid brass with a CocoBolo ferrule. The blade found at a garage sale.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


This Easy Rougher Turning Tool was also a challenge entry. It is turned from Sycamore and finished in oil. It is local wood, aged about two years.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


These Awls were turned by Stephen from Ebony, Maple, Coco Bolo, Olive, Zebra Wood and Brass. They are all finished with wax.
11/7/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen made these balls from scrap Mahogany firewood. The larger one is filled with white epoxy. They are polished and waxed.
9/5/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen got this old plane from a friend and it is now his pride and joy.
5/2/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


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.


A Lidden Urn for funeral ashes. The body and lid are Green Olive. The finial is Redheart. The finish is wax and polish.
11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


The Lidded Box and lid are made from Apricot. The finial, Redheart. The finish wax and polish.
11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


Natural Edge Bowl made from Apricot. Wax and polish only.
11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


This is a Pair of Lidded Boxes. One is made from Ebony, the other from bone. The finish is wax and polish.
11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


A Bud Vase made from Olive with a plastic culture tube insert. The finish is, you guessed it, wax and polish.
11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


Bowl turned from Green Orange wood. Finish is wax and polish.
11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen remade this Wooden Hand Plane to look like a collector's item!
7/8/2007 Click on image to see closeup.

Mark Cher


Stephen turned these Artistic Bowls from Apricot which came from a tree in Mark's back yard. It shows what beauty is in close by, unusual, woods. The finish is wax.
7/8/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


The Bowl is made from scrap Sycamore, we think, finished in wax.
6/9/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


Here are three goblet entries by Stephen for the challenge. The first is a small goblet made from Avocado. The second is made from Almond and filled with aluminum powder filled with CA. The third is made from Olive and glass. The finish on all three is wax.
6/9/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


These are Stephen's refurbished hand and jack planes. The wood is Olive and Birch. The finish, Tung oil.
4/7/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen experimented with turning these Square Boxes. They are made from Oak, Ash, Juniper, Walnut and Sycamore. The finish is wax or oil or lacquer. The corners make interesting sanding in the lathe!
3/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen made a collection this month. First is a Platter turned from Mahogany, finished in wax and polished.
Second is a Bowl with a natural edge made from Cork Oak. Again, it is finished in wax, and it is polished.
Third is a Hollow Form made from Ebony, Mahogany and Brass. The finish is wax. The brass is a turning.
Fourth is a Funeral Urn, a receptical for ashes. The body and ring are Avocado; the lid is Olive; and the finial is Cherry. It is finished in wax. Fifth is another Bowl made from Olive wood... also finished in polished wax.
Sixth is yet another Bowl made from Spruce Burl.
8/4/2006

Bird Houses

Mini Birdhouse This piece is turned from Sycamore, Ebony, Kingwood, Holly, and Olive. The finish is wax and polish. All from 'scrap' wood.
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6/3/2006

This is a Mini Birdhouse Condo made from Ebony, Redheart, Olive and Walnut. It is finished in wax and polished. This is a 'management in top' condo, staff right below (on the other side).
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6/3/2006

Another Mini Birdhouse. This one is made from Sycamore, Ebony, Kingwood, Holly, and Olive. It is finished in wax and polish. This from small pieces of 'good' wood.
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6/3/2006

Eggs

This Bowl of Wooden Eggs from Stephen. The eggs are made from Lignum Vitae, Sycamore, Redheart, Olive, Walnut, Lemon, and Mahogany. The finish is wax and polish.
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6/3/2006

Bullets

Stephen's old WWI 37mm shell casings make this unique combination. The wood is Olive and the finish is wax and polish.
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6/3/2006

Stephen calls this his Purim Grogger or Gas Alarm. It is made from Oak, Maple, and Brass.
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4/10/2006


These Hollow Forms are a new class of project for Stephen. The first is made from Mahogany and Maple, and finished in wax. The second pair are made from a branch of Mesquite with the pith removed from the center. It is also finished in wax.
3/3/2006 Click on image to see closeup.


Gene built this Mechanical Model to demonstrate rotary motion to reciprocal for the children's museum. It is made from Walnut, Mahogany, and Birch. It is finished in Polycrylic.
3/3/2006 Click on image to see closeup.

This Top was a collaborative effort between Stephen and Tim. The top is made from Maple and Brass. It is finished in wax and felt-tip pen.
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2/3/2006

This is a Lidded Box turned by Stephen. It is made from Curly Maple, Cocobolo, Redheart and Ebony. The finish is wax.
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2/3/2006

Stephen made this Bowl from Wormy Cedar and finished it with wax.
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2/3/2006

Stephen made this Ornamentation Bowl to be as thin as possible to allow light to penetrate. The wood is Sycamore and the finish is also wax.
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2/3/2006

The left object is a Hollow Form and it is made of Walnut and finished in wax. The right object is Lidded Box with finial. It is Walnut with Olive and Coco Bolo spire, and it is finished in wax also.
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12/2/2005


Stephen made this plane from a Shepherd Tools kit with Coco bolo, brass and steel.
7/8/2005 Click on image to see closeup.


Ash Ash Tray. This is made from Ash, Coco bolo, Olive and Oak and finished in Shellac.
7/8/2005 Click on image to see closeup.


This Tall Goblet with Glass is turned from Olive and topped with a glass. It is finished in Shellac.
7/8/2005 Click on image to see closeup.


This Kiech and Long-Stem Goblet made from Ash and finished in Shellac and five coats of Prolac Lacquer.
6/3/2005 Click on image to see closeup.


The four spheres are the end product of taking a lesson in turning spheres from wood. The goblet-stands are white ash, and the woods from left to right are Fir, Olive, Oak, and Eucalyptus. They are finished with wax only.
4/16/2005 Click on image to see closeup.


First we have a bowl for decoration or morning cereal made from pear.
Then Steve shows us a goblet made from maple.
The next bowl is made from the Greenwood Walnut donated by Marshall Nathanson.
Last and not least, is this baby rattle which actually rattles and is made from curly maple. Don't shake too hard, the rattle is shotgun primers!
All are finished in shellac and wax.
1/7/2005 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen made these three boxes. The first is made from Padauk and Boxwood finished in Hut Crystal Coat. The second is made from Maple and Coco bolo and finished in Johnson's wax. The third is made from Padauk and Coco bolo, finished in Wax only.
11/4/2004 Click on image to see closeup.


This bowl is turned from Greenwood Walnut (The Walnut which was donated by Marshall Nathanson.) The finish is Hut Crystal Coat.
11/4/2004 Click on image to see closeup.


Just a turning to display the nice wood burl and grain. Made of redwood and finished with Hut Hi-Polish wax.
9/2/2004 Click on image to see closeup.


Postage Stamp Dispenser This is made of Walnut burl and finished with Hut Super Pen Polish. The Walnut housing was turned to replace cheesy brass import. Probably the smallest project from Marshall Nathanson's Walnut tree.
9/2/2004 Click on image to see closeup.


Large serving tray Species of Wood: Oak ply veneered with Olive Ash Burl, Walnut sides, Coco bolo corner details
Type of Finish: Tray: Various clear finishes polished with auto rubbing compound on orbital sander. Sides:Orange shellac and clear lacquer.
Special points of interest about the project: Because the tray is too wide to go through our bedroom door, it has handles on both wide and narrow sides.
8/4/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Gun Control Push Stick


Attached are pics of the new, patented "Gun Control Push Stick" with tool-less blade change. Materials used: Government-destroyed Smith & Wesson revolver, brass, walnut, beech, maple, rubber.
No finish used.
7/19/2004 Click on image to see closeup.


Slick This is actually a Timber Framing chisel, masquerading as a Slick. A true Slick has the socket bent just enough to raise the handle from the centerline.
It is made from a 2" framing chisel rescued from the rust heap. The handle is maple with a walnut knob doweled and glued before turning. It is finished with Hut Crystal Clear finish, a combination of shellac and wax.
7/2/2004 Click on image to see closeup.


From the left:
A solid brass ball-point pen. The case was purchased.
A walnut burl belt buckle coated with 20 coats of lacquer
A flashlight (looks like a pen) made from Dalbergia and finished in wax only.
A nutcracker made from Lignum Vitae, Boxwood, and Walnut. It is finished in Hjt Hi-Gloss.
6/5/2004 Click on image to see closeup.


Stephen just finished restoring this rusty chisel from the 1930's. Early 20th Century 1/2" socket chisel by Greenlee. Boxwood handle turned and finished with wax only.
5/17/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Bowls


Stephen made these bowls from green Avocado and Mahogany. They are finished in tung oil, shellac and clear lacquer. The bowls were finished in one day!
Stephen also made this carving mallet from laminated maple. The material was formerly a bowling pin!
4/1/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Wax Seal

Seal
Still having fun with the new lathe. This is a pic of a wax seal, or "Petschaft" as it is known in German. It is from the county court of Imperial Prussia, at the turn if the 20th century. I found it without a handle, so turned this one out of Coco Bolo.
1/25/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Bottle Stopper

Stopper
The first is a wine bottle stopper in Padauk, finished in clear Lacquer.
1/16/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Scratch Awl

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The second is a scratch awl in Madagascar Ebony, brass and steel, also finished in clear lacquer without stain.
1/16/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Table Saw Sled

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The adjustable angle fence has marking for every degree up to 60 degrees and includes the 22 1/2 degree mark. For safety purposes, the sled has a protective cage on the front of the frame board where the blade protrudes through. A hold down board runs from front to back providing two adjustable hold down bolts. He used MDF for the base and hard Maple for the frame and fence. Some UHMW tape was applied to the bottom to improve it's sliding ability.
3/10/2003 Click on image to see closeup.

Dog Food Scoops

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At my house we break a lot of dog food scoops with 14 feedings a day, so this "unbreakable" scoop is made from 3 pieces of red oak scrap and 8 pieces of hard maple scrap, all cut into circles prior to laminating. To keep the pieces concentric while gluing, I drilled a 1/2" hole in the center of each (the maple was already "breadboard" laminated) and placed a 1/2" dowel through the stack while gluing. The scoop is drilled with a Forstner bit. It is finished with 3 coats of tung oil.
8/12/2002 Click on image to see closeup.

Book Display

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This is a scroll saw project, made from an old Penal Code Book. Edges of the pages are glued with 2 coats of Titebond, then the pattern is cut out on the scroll saw. Another coat of Titebond to the new edges, then the whole back of the book is glued together and the interior red flocked with a mini-gun applicator. Use is rather self-explanatory.
8/12/2002 Click on image to see closeup.

Dog Ramp

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This dog ramp for a physically challenged dog, required near perfection to keep the balusters aligned. To accomplish the task, Stephen built a saddle jig, for drilling angled, centered, equally spaced holes. It is Oak-veneered 3/4" plywood, with a banister made from one 3/4" x 6" x 5' board and 1/2" dowels. From the same piece of wood, first drill the desired hole, centered, and at the angle desired. Then drill a second hole at the desired distance between holes. Glue/tack two additional pieces to make a saddle to fit over project piece. Cut a dowel the same size as the desired hole, about 3", and sand one end so it slips in and out easily. Drill first hole at desired location, place saddle over project piece and fit dowel through saddle into freshly drilled hole. Move entire piece along fence to the other hole. Fit drill in, and continue to drill second hole. Continue in this manner until desired number of holes are reached. All the joints fitted so tightly that it was tapped together without needing glue.
11/12/2001 Click on image to see closeup.