Personal-use-items Gallery

John Adams


John made this Recipe Box for his wife from Red Oak. He finished it with Varathane. The decoration was done by his wife.
11/2/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Charles North


Charles got back to turning, making this candle holder from a 2x4.

This toast remover is made from Walnut.
9/8/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made this Flag Box: Freedom is not free!
9/8/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Weltz


This box with Double Dovetails was made from Walnut and Maple. It is finished with Shellac and Lacquer.
9/8/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Charles North


Charlie made this bowl, or box, from Sycamore and it is finished in Polyurethane.
7/9/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Pollard


Bob made this Passive Speaker, sound box, for his iPhone. It is made from many hardwoods including Cocobolo, Ebony, Curly Koa.
7/9/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


This Plaque celebrates the 4th by celebrating freedom.
7/9/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Battocchio


A pancake flipper obtained from Goodwill and with a new handle made of Teak and finished in Polyurethane.
5/5/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Rande Bence


A picture frame made from Valley Oak.
5/5/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Denton


Tom used his special skills for a thin cheese board.

The separable candle holders were made from 4x4's.
5/5/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

John Fowler


John made this collection of kitchen and farm utensils and finished them in wax.
5/5/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Felix Masci


Felix made this Ornament for a wedding cake. It is made from Ash and finished in Polyurethane.
5/5/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Ed Reed


Ed made these Pens and Pen Cases from Maple and Rosewood. They are finished in Poly.
4/7/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Don Halvorson


Don made a Burial Flag Display for a veteran friend. The fixture is shown. The case was made of White and Red Oak, and the finish was oil.
2/3/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Seidler


Dave made this Valentine Heart from Walnut and Cedar. The finish is wipe-on poly.
2/3/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Steve Castner


Steve made this Picture Frame with Heart for an anniversary gift. The wood is Pine and the finish is Danish oil. The lettering is with a wood burning tool.
1/5/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made this Heart Candle Holder from Walnut.
1/5/2017 Click on image to see closeup.


Dan made this Patriotic Box from Cherry, Maple, and Paduck and it won first prize at the Ventura County Fair.
9/2/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Welz


Flag display for the Silent Auction
8/12/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Denton


Trivet for the Silent Auction
8/12/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


Palm Cross for the Silent Auction
8/12/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Charles North


Trays for the Silent Auction
8/12/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Aubrey Grey


Aubrey made this 3d Cutting Board from Purple Heart, Walnut, Cherry, and hard Maple. It is finished in Mineral Oil. Idea came from a YouTube video.
7/8/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Trudi Babich


Trudi made this Marquetry Box in Dave Seidler's class.
6/2/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Rande Bence


Pens and Key Holder Plaque. Rande liked the heartwood pattern in this oak cutting which looks like an eagle and a turtle.
6/2/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Aubrey Grey


A Cheese Board made from cheese cutter 'kit' purchased from Woodcraft. The wood is Cherry with Purple Heart and Maple stripes. The finish is mineral oil.
5/28/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Dick Harmon


Dick made this Marquetry Plaque in Dave Seidler's class. The woods are Walnut, Oak, Maple, and Poplar. The frams is Ash. The finish is Polyurethane.

Dick calls this the Weight Watchers Place Setting. It is made from Rose wood (not rosewood!).
6/2/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Felix Masci


Felix made these two flower holders as a 'simple' project. They are made from Arlen wood and finished with polyurethane.
5/9/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Trudi Babich


Christmas Ornament made with a scroll saw from Polar and Walnut. The finish is Watco and Natural. The pattern from Steve Good.
4/8/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


Eyglass Holder made from Oak and finished in Lacquer.
4/8/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Pollard


This is an Acoustic Speaker for an iPhone. It had lots of woods and it is finished in Acrylic.

This is a Bank made from an old Post Office box and Coco-Bolo, Marblewood, Flame box elder, and Hacberry. It is finished in Acrylic
4/8/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made this special box for a friend.
4/8/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Rande Bence


A cutting board from various wood.
3/4/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Dick Harmon


Dick's Valentine gift plaque on a stand is made from Walnut and Ash. The finish is Danish oil.
3/4/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins



3/4/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Welz


Tom's Ornamental Box made from Ash and Paduk and finished in spray poly. Used Rocker spline jig.
3/4/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Bailey Branch


Baily made this three toned box with cross on top with various woods. It took a lot of work to make the finish come out right.
3/4/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Rande Bence


Rande made these Surfboard Holders from Conejo Valley Oak and finished them in Poly.
2/8/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Dick Harmon


Dick made this plaque from Walnut and Ash for his 60th wedding anniversary. The finish is Watco oil.
2/8/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Rande Bence


Three frames from Conejo Valley Oak, finished with varnish.

A miniature Cross
1/8/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Turkey Trivet made from Pine.
11/6/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Andy Anderson


Andy made two cutting boards from Maple, Cherry, Walnut and Maple, Cherry, and Bobinga. This is one of them.
9/4/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Aubrey Grey


Art pieces made from local pickups of leaves and acorns. The background of one is Valley Oak and the other is Zebrawood.

Twin picture frames for twin grandkids (a boy and a girl). The wood is Ambrosia Maple scraps from the lamp. The finish is Satin Lacquer.
9/4/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Seidler


A Pencil Box for the back-to-school challenge. The woods are Maple and Rosewood. The finish is Danish Oil.
9/4/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Loren Stone


Loren made these cutting boards. One is made from Maple, Mahogany, and Walnut. The other is made from Maple, Purple Heart, and Walnut. The finish is Mineral Oil.
9/4/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Another Patriotic Box in Dan's series of these. This one's main feature is that it is made from Lacewood.
9/4/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Battocchio


Bill made these cutting boards from Oak, Maple, Walnut, and Purple Heart. They are finished Mineral Oil.
9/4/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Denton


A Tom Denton classic cutting board for the auction.

Tom and Viki combined to make this jewelry case made from stained glass and Mahogany.

A Tom Denton special cork trivet.
8/8/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


Arlen donated two Cedar Prayer Crosses to the auction.
8/8/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Charles North


Tray carved from a 250 year old California Oak.
8/8/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Aubrey Grey


Two Love plaques for the auction. The first from Ambrosia Maple, the second from White Oak.

A small cutting board (cheese board?) from Maple, Walnut and White Oak.

Love plaque for September S&T.

Intarsia Duck for September S&T.
8/5/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Seidler


Dave made this Bird (Eagle?) from Mahagony.
7/4/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan's Patriotic Placque make for challenge.
7/4/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Brian Bastow


Caned Chair to show the use of natural cane.
6/5/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Wolfgang Ludeking


This modern carving is made with Basswood and finished in India Ink!
6/5/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Seidler


Hummingbird Intarsia made from Rosewood, Maple, and Wenge. It is finished in Danish Oil.
6/5/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Proud to be American box.
6/5/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Wayne Jackson


A Cheese Dish made from scrap wood, a router and a duplicating system to do the carving.
5/8/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


This Mother's Day Heart Box was made from Maple and Walnut.

An Intarsia Jewelry Box with scroll saw wording.
5/8/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Denton


Cork Trivents

Segmented Cutting Board

Serving Tray from a tree trunk.
4/13/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Shaun Young


Cutting Board
4/13/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Rande Bence


Rande made this Cross from Conejo Valley Oak and decorated the interior with Cedar.
3/6/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Richard Kingsbury


Richard made these intarsia for display. Apologies for the yellow, Richard said he would hang the flower piece on a yellow wall.
3/6/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Seidler


Dave made these Toast Tongs from Wenge, Curly Maple, and veneer on the band saw.
3/6/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


This Scroll Saw Bowl was made from Hickory and finished in Lacquer.
3/6/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Denton


Tom made this Cutting Board from Maple and Mahogany and finished it in mineral oil. The interesting herring bone pattern came from reversing alternate pieces of the mahogany at glue up.
2/5/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Charles North


This Pen Storage Box was made so he could properly show off the collection of hand-made pens.

The Trivet was made from Purple Heart and Maple. No finish yet.
2/5/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made this St. Paddy's Mug for St. Patrick's day by adding a shamrock handle to a previous turning. The woods are Walnut, Maple, and Mahogany.
2/5/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Welz


Tom made this Cutting Board from several species of wood. It is finished in oil.
2/5/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Aubrey Grey


Christmas Tree cut from hobby 3/32" plywood on a scroll saw.

Scroll Saw Elliptical Bowl mode from Tipuana Tipu, Walnut, White Oak, and Sapolo scrap wood and finished in satin shellac.
1/9/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


You Complete Me Valentine's Day plaque.
1/9/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


Segmented Scroll Saw Bowl made from Cherry, Walnut and Maple.
1/9/2015 Click on image to see closeup.

Aubrey Grey


Jeremiah Cross based on Jeremiah 17:7-8. The design was inspired by an item from CBD (Christian Book Distributors). The cross is Maple, the tree is Cherry, the bird is Purple Heart, and the base is Mayan Walnut. The finish is Carnauba wax. The cross is held in the base with a pair of magnets to allow hanging the cross on a wall.
11/6/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made this Proud to be American box with his scroll saw with a collection of woods.
11/6/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Charles North


Charles made this Tray from piece of old Oak from Rande. The finish is dark walnut stain.
9/5/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


Butterfly Box is made from Maple. The wing sections are cut from PurpleHeart, YellowHeart, RedHeart and Mahogany. The Butterfly body is Walnut. The finish is 50/50 mixture of boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. Top coat is Deft semi-gloss spray lacquer.
7/11/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Richard Kingsbury


Lazy Susan made from Oak Maple and Walnut. The finish is Polyurethane.
7/11/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Box for Pete made from Walnut and Maple.
7/11/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


Jewelry Box made from Curly Maple and finished in Polyurethane.
7/11/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Felix Masci


Band Saw Box for jewelry made from Oak and Walnut. The finish is polyurethane and the drawers are blue flock lined.
6/6/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


This Heart Box was made from Walnut and Maple for a good friend of Dan's wife.
6/6/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Battocchio


Letter Opener made from scrap wood.
5/7/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Richard Kingsbury



5/7/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Denton


A Cutting Board made from Maple, Purple Heart and Mahogany. It is finished in oil.

A box with experimental home-made hinges.

This box has Tom's special hinge (below) and the cover is made from his wife's stained glass.

This is the original box made with Tom's special hinge. It will be used as a humidor.
4/4/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

John Fowler


Cutting Board made from Hard Maple and finished in Watco.
4/4/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


One Drawer Humidor made from Poplar, Wenge, Walnut, and Spanish Cedar. The finish is Polyurethane.
3/7/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


Birdhouse Portrait cut on the scroll saw from 11/16" bass blank with bark still attached. Backer board is 1/8" baltic birch plywood painted black. Finish is a 50/50 mixture of boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. Topcoat is Deft semi-gloss spray lacquer.
3/7/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Gene Haury


Bird House made from Olive and cedar shingles with no finish.
3/7/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Heart Box
3/7/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


Comic Bird House from Cedar Fencing.
3/7/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Heart Box with Puzzle made from 'Arlen wood' and Walnut.
2/7/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Battocchio


For the challenge, Bill made this Jewelry from assorted wood and finished them in wax.
1/10/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Dick Elsley


Ear Rings for the challenge made from Maple, Bloodwood, and Padauk. The finish is Polyurethane.
1/10/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Dick Harmon


Candle Holder Set made from Maple and Walnut. Finish is Polyurethane. Dick had some difficulty in making the tapered holes for the candles.
1/10/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Gene Haury


Shopping List Holder made from Hickory and finished in Natural Watco.

The Bowl and Letter Opener and Key Caddy were made by John McNeil, Gene's grandson and are among his first projects. The finish on the bowl is Mineral Oil and floor wax mixed. The others are finished in Formby's.
1/10/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Lee Truman


Cutting Board made with end-grain. Note the mint penny designating the year of construction!
1/10/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


Plate made from Cherry and finished in Polyurethane. According the Bill the pattern was 'KISS' (keep it simple)!
1/10/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Aubrey Grey

Jeep Plaque made from Cherry and Baltic Birch plywood backing and a picture from National Geographic. Pattern from Steve Good (http://www.scrollsawworshop.blogspot.com)


Ornaments all made from Cherry and finished in Lacquer. Patterns from both Steve Good and from modifications of other designs.

Nativity Scene from Cherry and a pattern by Steve Good. The pieces are 'push out' tapered.

Key Rack made from White Oak and finished in Oak Stain and Lacquer. The pattern was made in Photoshop from misc key images from Google.
01/09/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Rande Bence


Rande made the Cross for his church from Oak.
12/9/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Aubrey Grey


This is a Miniature Band-Saw Box made from scrap Alder and, as yet, unfinished. It actually was cut out with a small band saw and a scroll saw.

This is a Serving Tray made from Arlen Wood Mahogany and misc other pseudo scrap wood including pieces from Woodcraft, Ventura. The finish is lacquer.
12/5/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Rande Bence


Cutting Board
11/18/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Brian Bastow



11/17/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Denton


Crosses made from Zebra wood on an Oak backing. These currently have no finish.

The Cutting Boards are made from Maple, Walnut and Mahogany and seasoned with mineral oil.
11/17/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


Dave's Art Deco Box was made from Birdseye and Spalted Maple, Walnut, Ebony, and Aluminum. The finish is Polyurethane.

This Oak Inlaid Bowl is made from Valley Oak and Deer Antler. The finish is also Polyurethane
9/6/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Aubrey Grey


This Ornament was the first project on new scroll saw. Pattern and Walnut block donated by Bill Watkins. Unfinished.

Two Heart Pendants. The left one is made from the scraps left from the ornament above. The right is made from Wenge and Tulip wood picked up as scraps at a club meeting. The hardware is from Michael's.

The Storage Box is a combination project. The letters cut with scroll saw. The top is solid Walnut Arlen Wood. The base is Walnut Stude Wood. The box is made from Alder. The finish is Shellac
9/5/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


Portrait of Nichole, Dan's daughter. It is cut on a scroll saw on 1/8" baltic birch plywood. The frame is 3/4" Red Oak and the backer board is stained Baltic birch plywood.
The finish is a 50/50 mixture of boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. The topcoat is Deft semi-gloss spray lacquer.
The pattern was drawn using a computer program from a photograph.
7/12/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan built this Puzzle of Westlake as a gift for a friend.
7/12/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Pollard


A Fly Tying Station made from Oak, Walnut and Box Elder. The finish is poly. The picture is the prototype.
6/7/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Mark Ayers


Jewelry Box made for wife for Christmas 2011, but just finished! It is made from Rosewood with Holly trim. The finish is shellac.
5/3/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Jake Babich


Jake made this Zahimaru sword from the TV show Bleach. It is made from Plywood and Pine. It is painted.
5/3/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Denton


Tom and a friend made all of this Hot Plates from Walnut, Cherry and Wine Corks.
5/3/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Leo Sacco


Tom Denton and Leo combined to make this Cutting Board from Maple, Cherry, and Walnut. They finished it in oil.
5/3/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Seidler


Dave's Fish Puzzle is made from Maple, colored with Analine Dye and finished in Shellac.
5/3/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Richard Kingsbury


This Box is made from Zebra Wood and Oak, and it is finished in Oil.
4/5/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Welz


One of Tom's first projects, a nice Box with Inlay. The wood is Poplar. The finish is oil base applied with a brush. Of note are the keys in the corners.
4/5/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Pollard


Submarine is for the challenge. The woods are Walnut, Olive, and Canary. The finish is poly.

Three more Ties made from Spalted woods.
3/8/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Loren Stone


Cork Trivet, which floats, of course! It is made from Oak and Wine Bottle Corks.
3/8/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Dick Elsley


Wine Rack as a Christmas present for his wife (4 years late!) The wood is Baltic Birch and has no finish.
1/11/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


Giraffe Family Puzzle was cut on a scroll saw using a #5 Flying Dutchman Polar blade. It was made from local grown Oak. The display box is made from Walnut and Baltic Birch plywood. The finish is a 50/50 mix of boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. The topcoad is Deft semi-gloss spray lacquer.
1/11/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

John Reidy


John made this Humidor as an entry into the upcoming show.
12/8/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made this Navy Insignia for his grandson who is a submariner in the Navy.
11/3/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


Bill make this Candy Dish from Cherry and finished it in Lacquer.
11/3/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Dick Elsley


Dick made this Book Mark for the challenge. The material is 1/64th birch plywood. The finish is stain and urethane.
9/8/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Battocchio


Bill made this cutting board for the July Challenge.
7/6/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan's Heart Placque was made for a very attentive hospital administrator he encountered in Australia.
7/6/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Denton


Tom made this fancy cutting board for the Challenge.
7/6/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Pollard


While Bob Pollard could not attend, nevertheless, he made this cutting board for the Challenge.
7/6/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


Bill make this cutting board from for the Challenge.
7/6/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Butler


Bob made the nom-nom as an action tooth brushing display for his wife's dental office. It is constructed of Pine and inspired by Gene West.
6/8/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


The latest of Dan's creations, a Geared Clock. The gears are strictly ornamental as they do not turn. The wood species are Red Oak, Sapele, Yellowheart, Maple, Purpleheart, and Walnut.The finish is a 50/50 mixture of boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits to bring out the grain and color of the woods. The opt coat is Deft semi gloss spray lacquer.
6/8/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made this Anniversary Placque for his neighbor's parent's anniversary.
6/8/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

John Fowler


John's Napkin Holder with Hands is made from Maple and finished in Shellac.
5/4/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


Wild Horse by Dan. The overlay is mystery wood. The backing is Spanish Cedar. The base is Sapele. The finish is 5/50 boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. The topcoat is Deft semi-gloss spray lacquer.
5/4/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Love You Box
5/4/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Denton


Box made at Dave Blackburn's class.
4/7/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Butler


Coffin flag and medal case for deceased WW2 Army Air Corps veteran and POW.
4/7/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Dick Harmon


Spatula and oven hook set by Dick Harmon in walnut.
4/7/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Joel Oksner


Marquetry Box
3/5/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


This box is titled Ancestry. It is made from all of the following woods: Sycamore, Wenge, Bloodwood, Black Palm, Maple, Manzanita Burl, Ebony, and Maple Burl. The finish is Polyurethane. It has a false bottom with a hidden cavity. The front is a Wyoming fish fossil.
2/3/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Joe Bushre


First time presenter, Joe, made this Master Chief's Humidor from Brazilian Rosewood, Purple Heart, Zebra Wood, Cherry, and Curly Maple. The finish is Deft Lacquer, gloss 10 coats on top, semi-gloss on the sides. It is for a Master Diver in the Sea-Bees at Port Hueneme.
2/3/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Brian Bastow


Brian constructed this Brief Case from Oak and Oak plywood. The finish is Polyurethane. It has folding separators to act as a work table in the airport.
2/3/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Pollard


For the challenge, Bob made this Pen/Pencil/Card Holder. It is made of Monkey Back, Eucalyptus, Canary, and Walnut. The finish is Polyurethane.
1/6/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


Dan made this Desk Clock from Mahogany using his special scroll saw. It is finished in boiled linseed oil mixed with mineral spirits and with Deft spray lacquer.
1/6/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Mark Tsujihara


Birthday Plaque made for Sensei's birthday. The veneer is Purpleheart, dyed Maple on mdf. The marquetry is after Paul Schurh's method.
11/4/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


Bill made this Serving Tray from solid Walnut. The bear is drawn with a wood burning tool.
11/4/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


Scrolled Mini Clock This clock was cut on the scroll saw at the club's annual BBQ. It was entered into the silent auction and won by Kathy Ayers, wife of our club president.
It was cut from 1/2" Mahogany and finished with boiled linseed oil. It has a top coat of Deft semi-gloss spray lacquer.

Seam Ripper tool entered into the tool challenge. The handle was turned on the lathe and is made from Redheart. The finish is spray gloss lacquer.
9/3/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


This is a Ninja Rack for toy ninja weapons.
9/3/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

W. Lee Truman



8/24/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn




Daves collection of boxes. I forgot the forms, so you will have to admire without benefit of descriptions.
8/24/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Gene Moutes


Myrtlewood Box

Walnut Jewelry Box
8/24/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Three Band Saw Boxes made from Poplar, with Purpleheart drawer pulls. Finished in Tung oil and wax.

7/12/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Chuck Pearson


Coasters made from a Birch branch and finished with Tung Oil.

Napkin Holder made from Walnut and another wood. It works really well!
7/9/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

John Fowler


Cheese Ball Spreader made from Maple and a felled Cherry tree from North Carolina. They are stained.
7/9/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Denton


Cork Trivet. Tom makes many of these. This is one of the larger ones.
7/9/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Walsh


Basting Brushes and Holder made from Maple and yet another 'mystery wood'. The finish is Polyurethane.
7/9/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Stephen Case-Pall


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.

Arlen Handberg


Oven Fox An oven push-me pull-u made from Walnut and finished in Lacquer.

7/9/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


Cheese Dome and Cheese Knife with Tray All wood parts made from the same board of Mahogany. The base of the Cheese Board was cut on the scroll saw. The knife handle was turned on the lathe. The knife tray was cut on the scroll saw. The finish on all wood pieces is a 50/50 mixture of boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits, then top coated with Deft semi-gloss spray lacquer.
7/9/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Two Boxes One Walnut and one Maple: finished in Tung Oil and Wax.
6/4/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Richard Kingsbury


This Jewelry box is a gift to his daughter.
6/4/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


A Plaque to hang in Dan's shop. It is cut from Cherry and Maple. The finish is Boiled Linseed Oil with a top coat of semi-gloss spray lacquer.
5/6/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


This small Box is made from Maple Burl, Purple Heart, Ash, Oak, Mahogany, and Libnum Vitae and finished in satin urethane.

The Labarinth Lift Top Box is made from Walnut, Buckeye and Ebony. The finish is mineral oil.
3/5/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Wayne Jackson


Wayne made this Tea Box for storing tea... It is made from Baltic Birch and Pine and is unfinished.
3/5/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


Gentleman's Box By Dan Gallo
This scroll sawn box is made from Spanish cedar. The finish is a 50/50 mixture of boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. The topcoat is Deft semi gloss spray lacquer.
The inside bottom is flocked with wine colored flocking. The pattern is by John A. Nelson.
3/5/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Heart Puzzle

Pivot Lid Heart Box... again apologies for the poor picture.
3/5/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Brian Connell


These two Meat Carving Boards are made from Maple, Cherry, and Walnut. They are finished with Mineral Oil and Beeswax. Note the trough cut for the juices.
2/5/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Pollard


Brain of Frankenstein Pencil Holder made from Mansanita Root and finished in Polyurethane.
2/5/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn



New boxes and sculptures from Dave.
12/3/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Lotus from a pattern by Lois Keener Ventura. It is made from Walnut with Maple drawer pulls and is about 14 1/2" tall. The finish is Minwax Special Walnut Stain, Tung Oil and Finishing Wax.
11/13/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Stephen Case-Pall


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.

Bill Gourlay


Whale Play Bill made this bandsaw box from Walnut patterned after a design by Lois Keener Ventura. The finish is Tung Oil & Wax.
9/29/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Jack Budny


These His and Hers Walking Canes are made from a Camphor branch given by Bill Brandt. The finish is wipe on stain followed by wipe on polyurethane.
9/3/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


Bill made this Candy Dish from Syncamore Lacewood obtained in Ohio.
7/2/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


Arlen made these Shaker Boxes from cherry as a gift. The finish is wipe-on-polyurethane.
6/5/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


A picture of another of Dave's creations.
5/7/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Waters


This Serving Tray is made from Walnut and Maple. It is finished in Polyurethane.
5/7/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Band Saw Box
4/15/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Richard Kingsbury



4/15/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Brandt



4/15/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Chuck Nickerson



4/15/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Aubrey Grey


Knife Organizer made from Arlenwood Hard Rock Maple, finished in Orange Wax. The small pegs eliminate the need for a support for the handles by holding the knife blades down.
2/6/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Whale Play made from laminated Poplar with walnut drawer pulls; finished in Tung Oil and Wax.

Heart Box made from laminated Mahogany and finished in Tung Oil, Acrylics and wax.

Walking Stick #5 is carved from ornamental plum branch. It is finished in sanding sealer, walnut stain for antique appearance, and wax.
2/5/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Dale Iddings


Back Scratcher made from Alder and finished in white shellac replaces one he broke.

2/5/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


I Love You Box
2/5/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Chuck Nickerson


Whisk Brooms made from broom corn!
2/5/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


Candy Dish carved from Walnut in the form of a heart shaped leaf.
2/5/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


Cross & Heart is made from Spanish Cedar and finished in Lacquer.
2/5/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Stephen Case-Pall


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.

Dan Gallo


The scroll saw Valentine was made from Aspen and Padauk. Finish is boiled linseed oil with a top coat of Deft semi-gloss spray lacquer.
2/5/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Jack Budny


Jewelry Rack Jack designed and constructed the jewelry rack for his daughter so she could place it on her dresser or mount it on the wall. The three panels are attached using360-degree hinges so that the jewelry, once displayed on the rack, could be transported without the pieces falling off by folding the panels upon themselves. The rack is constructed of walnut and maple frames in which " polyethylene coated hardware cloth is secured with oak pegs. The finish is three coats of high-gloss brushed polyurethane.
2/3/2010 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


Three Lidded Boxes Not Turned! Made from Sycamore, Koa, Walnut, Rosewood, Coral Burl, Spalted Coralwood.
12/3/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


This Desktop Box is made from Spalted Coralwood, Croch Walnut, Wenge and Ebony. It was inspired from cutoff scraps, the spalt, and the figure.
11/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Brian Bastow


These Cutting Boards were made from various woods, some scrap.
11/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Chad Ishikawa


Chad made this Swivel Box at Dave Blackburn's workshop at the Woodcraft store. It features a swivel top. It is finished in wipe-on Polyurethane.
11/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Chuck Pearson


Chuck made this box using bandsaw techniques with a piece of donated wood.
11/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


The Tides Bandsaw box #15 made with Purpleheart and Lemonwood drawer pulls. Deign by Lois Keener Ventura. Approximate size is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 10". The finish is Forby's Tung Oil Finish and Minwax Finishing Wax.
9/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Mark Ayers


Mark did this Veneer Rose at the Paul Schürch class. It is made from Walnut and Birdseye Maple and finished in shellac.
9/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


Dragonflies for Michelle jewelry box. Made from Mahogany, Wenge, Spalted Sycamore, Yellow Heart, Mahonia, Curly Maple, Quilted Maple, Walnut, Paua Shell, Black Pearl and Ipe. The finish is Lacquer. Note that the drawers, without handles, are opened by push buttons inside the lid.

Desktop Oval(ish) Box made from Ipe, Cherry, Rosewood, Coralwood, and fish fossel. The finish is also lacquer.
9/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


Sunset Scene Arlen made this placque at the Paul Schürch Marquetry class from Walnut, Birds Eye Maple, and Coco Bolo.
9/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


Bent Wood Clock, well, not actually bent, it was cut this way with a scroll saw. It is made from Mahogany and finished with boiled linseed oil and Deft spray lacquer.
9/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Bill made this pair (Bandsaw Boxes #10 and #11) from laminated Poplar with Walnut drawer pulls. These are special designs by Bill. The finish is Formby's Tung Oil Finish & Minwax Finishing Wax.

This sculptured bandsaw box is titled "L'Homme" and is box #14 from Bill. The wood is Purpleheart. It is a modification to Lois Keener Ventura's "Wind Tree", but shaped into a human profile. The finish is the same as above.
8/7/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


Dave displayed two new boxes. The first is a Pin Hinged Box made from Bubinga, Walnut & Walnut Burl, Ebony, and Rosewood. It is finished with Watco Oil. The second is a Bandsaw Box made from Acacia, Figured Walnut, Amonite, Curly Maple.
8/7/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Waters


Bill had a good time making this special Serving Tray. The woods are Cherry, Walnut and Mahogany. The finish is Polyurethane. The sides and ends are at a 20° angle to the tray. The tray is made from strips glued together.
8/7/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Battocchio


Bill turned this World Clock from Walnut Arlen Wood.
7/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Another of Bill's famous Band Saw Boxes (#12 and #13) made from Poplar with Walnut drawer pulls. The finish is Formby's Tung Oil Finish & Minwax Finishing Wax.
7/3/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made this Flexible Dragon Puzzle from Arlen Wood. Then, at the last minute, make this unique frame to display it.
7/3/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


This Surf bandsaw box was made from Walnut donated by Arlen. The drawer pull is Lemon wood. The finish is Formby's Tung Oil and Minwax Finishing Wax.
6/5/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


This Bandsaw Box #9 is make from Walnut. The finish starts with a special Walnut stain followed by Formby's Tung Oil Finish and Minwax Finishing Wax.
6/5/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


Walking Stick #4 Horse head is carved from Walnut. The stick is made from an Ornamental Plum branch. The finish is Acrylics and Helmspar Varathane.
6/5/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Pollard


Knife and Scabbard The scabbard is carved from Santos Mahogany. The finish is oil. The knife is a 'found' knife given to him by a friend and then restored.
6/5/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


This is an all new Grid Top Box made from Indian Rosewood, Ebony, Fippleback Maple, Yellow Heart, Mother of Pearl. It also has white, yellow and black palla shell. The finish is colored dyes and lacquer. It was a lot of work to get the finish just right.
6/5/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Gene Moutes


This Bandsaw Box is made from Birch and finished with Tung Oil.
5/8/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Wolfgang Ludeking


Oriental box from donated Bamboo and Ebony.
5/8/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


Dave brought these two new pieces but did not have time to present them. Nice work, as usual!
4/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made this beautiful image for a good friend.
4/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


One Lift Top Box and two Pivot Top Boxes are Dave's entries in this month's Show & Tell. They are made of Coralwood Burl, Koa, Walnut, Iron Pyrite, Stone, Imitation Gold Leaf, Rosewood, and Deer Antler. The finish is Lacquer.
3/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Stephen Case-Pall


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.

Bill Watkins


A Shaker Box with his granddaughter's initials. It is made from Cherry, inlayed with Maple and finished in Oil.
3/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Loren Stone


A Scandanavian Butter Knife cannot cut! It is made from Bamboo with a Purple Heart handle overlay.
3/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Marshall Nathanson


Marshall made this Bandsaw Box in his Box Sig. The material is Santos Mahogany and it is finished in Tung Oil. The box was designed by Lois Keener Ventura. It uses felt spacers to keep the drawers centered.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


Another of Dave Blackburn's great boxes.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Aubrey Grey


A cork serving tray made from a few year's worth of corks (or was it a few weeks?) and hard rock Maple border mounted on 1/4" MDF. The back of the MDF is covered with Michael's 1/16th cork with adhesive backing. Size is about 10"x14"
1/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

John Fowler


John made this Turkish rolling pin. It's use is in making Börek.
9/5/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made these Rolling Salt & Pepper vehicles.
9/5/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Marshall Nathanson


These Valet Boxes were all made from the same Walnut tree that Marshall helped to harvest. The first is made from Sapwood Crotch Walnut. The second is made from Heartwood Crotch Walnut. The third is made from Quarter Sawn boards. All have a removable tray and all are finished in Tung Oil.
8/8/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


Here are seven more great boxes by Dave. They are all slide boxes made at the request of one of his exhibiting galleries. The finish is lacquer and polyurethane. There are a wide variety of contrasts and patterns.
8/8/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made this Wells Fargo Plaque by tracing a Wells Fargo calendar with his scroll saw.
8/8/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Hergesheimer


Dave made this Cookie Jar from Black Acacia, Carob, and Walnut. It is finished in CA and Lacquer. The mice were turned then carved.
7/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made this Custom Phonograph Plaque and another like it for a friend.
7/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


This Tray made from Ambrosia Maple. It is finished in Cellulose sanding sealer and polyurethane. It is carved using a special router bit and a guide template.
7/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Marshall Nathanson


Another great box from Marshall. This is a Men's Jewel Box made from Walnut crotch from the project a few years ago's tree cutting party. The finish is Tung Oil and Wax. All the panels are book matched and it has no veneer.
6/6/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made this Plaque for his friend from Maple, Birch and Cherry.
6/6/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


This Pinwheel Box was made from Cherry and finished with Oil and Wax.
6/6/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Waters


Bill made this Jewelery Box as a scroll saw box from Walnut and Maple. The finish is Poly Varnish and the liner is Suede Tex.
6/6/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


These are two more Dave special boxes. The first is made from an unknown species plus Wenge, Manzanita Root, Cherry Burl, and Deer Antler. The second is made from Lacewood, Ebony, Walnut Burl, and Majonia.
5/2/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


The first of these was made for his wife. The second for the owner of the Pickles Restaurant where the club does breakfast once a month.
5/2/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


Multi Burl Top Box Made from Mahogany, Ebony, Coralwood Burl, Birdseye Redwood, Curly and Quilted Maple, Majonia. Some pieces stained/dyed: Cherry, Yellowheart. Shown also is part of the Majonia vine in it's natural yellow color.
4/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


Gum Vase Made from Eucalyptus (with Birdseye) with Marble and Granite base.
4/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made this Sail Boat Wall Hanging from a magazine pattern.
4/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Loren Stone


Loren make this Fly Rod from Bamboo and finished it with Varnish.
4/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Marshall Nathanson


Box from the Boxes Special Interest Group(SIG). This is a bandsaw box of an "Airborne" design by Lois Keeler Ventura. It is made from Aromatic Cedar and finished in Tung Oil. The two special features are magnetic latches and interior felt to center the drawers vertically.
3/7/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Moose Puzzle This moose puzzle and attached card was a present to Dan's wife. The card says, "I Love You Very Moose"
3/7/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


This is Dave's box collection this month. The webmaster lost the detailed descriptions but please enjoy.

Dave's decorative vase.
2/9/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Wayne Jackson


Candle Sticks
2/9/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

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.

Ira Goldberg


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.

Dan Waingrow


Dan used his scroll saw to create this Train Plaque.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Brian Connell


Brian made this Shaker Box, Tool Tote, and Mallet at the Cerritos Woodworking class.
11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn



11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.



11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.



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11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


A Mimosa and Deer Antler bowl.
11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


This Jewel Box is made from Walnut and finished in Lacquer.
11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made this Executive Desk Box just before the challenge.
11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


This Scroll Saw Box was made from Mahogany and Red Oak.
11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


Bill made these Bowl or Dish carvings using his router and a template. One is made from Ambrosia Maple and the other from Walnut. They are finished in Sanding Sealer and Bowl Wax.
11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.

Marshall Nathanson


Marshall's entry is the elegant Cribbage Board and Box. It is built from Santos Mahogany and finished in Tung Oil and wax. There are 367 holes; a magnetic latch keeps it from opening.
8/3/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


Marshall made these boxes to show potential customers what variety is available from various wood varieties. These boxes are Quarter Sawn (QS) Oak, QS Santos Mahogany, Birdseye Maple, Burl Walnut, Riftsawn Lacewood, and Aromatic Red Cedar. All are finished with Tung Oil and Wax.
7/8/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


Marshall created this Jewel Box from Walnut he helped cut a few years ago. It is finished in six coats of Tung Oil and Treewax. Note the book matched crotch top which is solid Walnut.
2/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


Dave's Valentine's day Contributions:
1) A heart of carved wood lilies heart vase. Made from Birdseye Maple Burl, Nandina, Mahogany, Lignum Vitae, and Granite. It is finished in Satin Lacquer
2) Heart Vase made from Juniper Burl and finished in Urethane.
3) Triple Vase with Heart and Black Granite made from Mahogany, Bubinga, Mansanita Burl, Juniper Burl, Bloodwood; and it is finished in Urethane.
2/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


This Steak Knife Set was made by Dan for the "Table Setting Challenge." It is a set of six knives in a Walnut box. The knives are scaled with Cocobolo and finished with Watco Danish Oil and buffed with carnauba wax. The box is finished with wax.
2/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn

Dave built this multitude of boxes for Valentine's day. They are made variously from Redwood and Coral Burls. Accents are with Purple heart, Rosewood, Coco Bolo Ebony, Walnut, Maple Burl, Bloodwood and some Abalone Shell. Some of these pivot open. All have a decorative heart theme, some crystal (for a handle) and inlaid geode.
1/6/2007 Click on image to see closeup.


Dave built these two boxes. They are inlaid with applied fossils ( fish, ammonite and trillibite ). The wood is Coral Burl, Ebony, Bloodwood, Walnut, Cherry, Black Palm, Mahogany. The special features include the fossils and internal pockets.
12/7/2006 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


This Shaker Tissue Box is made from Cherry cut from the farm in Ohio. It is finished in Carnauba wax, Beeswax, and Linseed Oil.
12/7/2006 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn





This collection of Dave's boxes is pretty amazing. Oval pivot top, Lift Top, Sculpted Relief Carved, some with Amonite inlays, Granite based, Turquoise and Deer Antler. Ebony, Rosewood, Juniper Burl, Bloodwood Ebony, Coral Burl, Mahogany Wenge, Oak Burl, Ipe, Redwood Burl, and Maple Burl.
Finish: Oil, Lacquer, and Polyurethane.
11/3/2006 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Waters


Jewelry Box Bill says to follow the instructions when using a flocking gun!
11/3/2006 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Pollard


This Finger Puppet Holder/Night Light has a Red Oak base. The fingers include White Oak, Simbian Mahogany, Phillipieu Mahogany, Manzaneta, Alder, Camphor, Walnut, Cherry, and Maple. The finish is clear coat.
9/8/2006 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn



This collection of Burl Bowls and Vase by Dave. The items are made from many varieties: Pepper, Coralwood, Juniper, Oak, Sumac, Palm, Nandina, Purple Heart, Rosewood, and Lignum Vitae. Some of the items have inlays of deer antler or Nandina, power carved and sanded. The finish is one of Polyurethane, Lacquer, Water based Poly or Oil.
9/8/2006 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg

This is Arlen's Holy Mackerel wine bottle holder. It is made from Oak and finished in Lacquer.
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8/4/2006

Wolfgang Ludeking

Wolfgang created this Gun Box from various woods including White Oak, Purple Heart, Mahogany, and Ebony. The finish is Rockler Clear.
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8/4/2006

Dave Blackburn

Dave's latest box is made from Maple, Walnut, and Olive veneer.
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4/10/2006

Neal Rogers


Neal built this Wedding Box with dovetails from figured Cherry and Purpleheart. The finish is shellac, polyoil, and wax. This box contained all of the necessities for our wedding ceremony on February 18th.
3/3/2006 Click on image to see closeup.

Jeff Browne


These two Picture Frames are made complementary with Cherry and Quilted Maple. The finish is Danish Oil and Hand Wax.
3/3/2006 Click on image to see closeup.

Scott Darby

This is a lovely Box made by Scott. The materials are Buginga, Red Gum, Satinwood, Koa and Chakte Koc. The finish is Forby's Tung Oil. The lid support is hand made.
2/3/2006 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


This Free form Burl Box, titled "Got a Little Heart" is made from Coral Wood Burl, Wenge, Bloodwood and Juniper Burl Heart. The finish is Lacquer and Satin Sheen.
1/6/2006 Click on image to see closeup.


Dave's "Set in Time" piece is an Upright Triangle Box with inset amenities. It is made from Coral Burl, Wenge, Koa, Curly Mahogany Veneer, Black Palm end grain (on cylinders). The finish is Satin Lacquer.
1/6/2006 Click on image to see closeup.


Triangle Boxes on legs. Bodies: Coco bolo over Cherry, Walnut & Cherry bodies Inlays: Tanzania, Buckeye. Trims: Ebony Bloodwood, Cherry, Purple Heart, Vera, Mahogany, Oak and Gray dyed Wenge, Lacewood. legs: Wenge, Mahogany. Finish: Canary Oil (Watco).
1/6/2006 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


Bill made this Cheese Box from Curly Cherry obtained in Ohio. The finish is Tung Oil.
1/6/2006 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn

Dave made this Commissioned Jewelery Box for a client. It contains Curly Soft Maple, Rosewood, Birdseye Maple Burl, Purple Heart, Figured Birch, Cherry, Vera and Ipe. It has lots of compartments and necklace hooks. It is finished in satin lacquer.
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12/2/2005

John Fowler


John constructed this Giraffe Stool/Stepladder and it is finished in paint.
11/4/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

Robert Arnold


Robert made the Shaker Oval Boxes from Maple, Cherry, and Pine. They are finished in oil and wax. There is no glue whatsoever in the construction.
11/4/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

John Knittle


John Constructed this Knife in our Knife class. The handle is Coco Bolo with a Maple cap and finished with spray Lacquer.
11/4/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


This is Dave's Triangular Box constructed, as usual, out of various exotic woods with a beautiful finish.
11/4/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


Dan's first contribution tonight is this Butterfly Motif Trivet made from Mahogany and finished with Watco Danish Oil and Deft Spray Lacquer. The second item is a Weather Station constructed also of Mahogany and finished in Watco Danish Oil and Deft Spray Lacquer.
11/4/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


This pair of Bandsaw Boxes are made from Poplar and finished in Tung Oil and wax.
6/3/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


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6/3/2005

Wolfgang Ludeking


Wolfgang built this Chest from Mahogany and Balsa. They are finished in semi-gloss Rockler Varathane and Golden Mahogany stain.
6/3/2005 Click on image to see closeup.


This is a Business Card Holder.
6/3/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


Dave made this Surf Theme Business Card Holder from Wisteria root, Wenge and laminated veneer. Dye and paint were used but there is no overall finish applied.
5/5/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

Richard Kingsbury


Richard has made a couple of these Jewelry cases from Walnut.
4/8/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


Another masterpiece from Dave Blackburn. Details not provided.
4/8/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Puzzle Box. Plans found at http://www.gtcreations.com/appleseed/. Started by gluing up 7 pieces of Poplar (ea. 1x4x6). Bookmatched the ends (alternated the end grain) which you can see on the left side of the first picture. Finished with Sanding Sealer, Tung Oil and Finishing Wax.
3/9/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


Jewelry Box made from Lacewood, Zircote, Ebony, Coralwood, Birch, Canary, Maple, Purple Heart, Walnut and Mahogany. The top is finished in water-base polyurethane. The box is started with Watco and topped with polyurethane. There is a mix of patterns which are inlaid as well as the on the feet and handle.
3/3/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Bill made this Jewelry Box with Purple Heart, Walnut, and Mahogany inlays. There are Purple Heart splines on the corners. It is finished in Tung Oil and wax.
2/4/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


Bill made this beverage tray for his son, Dale. The rails are Walnut, and the tray is marquetry made from curly maple, walnut, ebony and other veneers. The finish is water based polyurethane.
1/15/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

Brady Andresen

Brady made this candle snuffer from cocobolo and brass. The brass was turned with woodworking tools. The finish is oil.
1/7/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


Dave made these six business card holders from multiple burls, walnut, cherry, curly maple, purple heart and ebony. All are finished in Urethane.
1/7/2005 Click on image to see closeup.


Dave made this inlaid box in a southwestern pattern from Lacewood, ebony, Coralwood burl, mahogany, walnut, unknown white burl, yellow heart, and Zircote. The box is finished in polyurethane, water borne on top. The inlays were personalized for a friend.
1/7/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

Marshall Nathanson


Marshall made this footstool from California Red Oak and is finished in Lacquer.
12/4/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


The recipe holders are Walnut with special walnut stain and Tung Oil. The Whistles are Walnut with Tung Oil.
12/4/2004 Click on image to see closeup.


Rose Jewelry Box A Walnut jewelry box with engraved roses, finished with Special Walnut Stain, Tung Oil and finishing wax.
11/4/2004 Click on image to see closeup.


Whale Play An interesting effect was created in this band saw box, which began as a teak-veneered dining table leaf. The Poplar core was a glue-up. Veneer was cut off the outside pieces. Veneer on inside pieces produces the striped effect. Finished with Tung Oil & Finishing Wax.
11/4/2004 Click on image to see closeup.


These Whale Pencil Holders and Card Holder were made from Redwood and Walnut and finished with Varathane. The pencil holders are destined for the Interface toy project.
9/2/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made the Bandsaw Box from Pine, finished with stain and Varathane. Hidden is a secret drawer inside!
9/2/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Wolfgang Ludeking


These boxes made by Wolfgang of various woods are finished in Wunder Cote by Rockler.
9/2/2004 Click on image to see closeup.


These Bandsaw Scoops were made by Wolfgang.
9/2/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Dresser Top Valet This is a dresser top valet made from Walnut. It has four coats of tung oil. The plans came from the Woodworker's Journal.
8/6/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Stephen Case-Pall


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.

Dave Blackburn


Boxes Dave did not have time to let me know the construction, but they are presented for your enjoyment.
6/5/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Marshall Nathanson


Marshall mass produced these small jewel boxes from Lacewood. He started with a tree, cut it into rough lumber, dried it. The boxes are finished in Tung oil.
5/6/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Lattanzi


Bob created this art box from mahogany, apricot (from his back yard!), rosewood, and black acacia. It is finished with Minwax natural. This is inspired by the Po Shun Leong boxes he saw in Ojai.
5/6/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Blackburn


Dave made these three boxes. One is made from walnut, Wenge, and olive burl inlays. Another is made from Lacewood, ebony, Ipe, unknown white burl, gray veneer, mahogany, and maple. The last is made with Lacewood bow with geometric pattern inlay of Verawood, yellow heart, ebony, unknown white burl, teak bottom tray with Ipe tray sides and triangle divider.
5/6/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay


Shot glass Display Oak hardwood display case for son-in-law's shot glass collection. Glass door with brass piano hinge and brass catch. Finished with Golden Oak stain and semi-gloss Varathane.
4/3/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


US States Quarter Map Dan made this USA Quarters Map Display from maple, oak, and oak plywood. The map and the states were cut using a scroll saw.
4/1/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Gourlay

Kleenex Box
Kleenex Box Cover with walnut-veneered sides and solid walnut carving of Easter Island statue. Trim is commercially-available inlay strip. Finished with Special Walnut Stain and high gloss Varathane. 3/4/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

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TP Multilevel Condo Bill designed, built and painted this designer piece to store spare rolls of t.p. in his daughter's powder room. Made of poplar, it has shelves to hold 5 individual rolls and a hinged door on the back. 6/20/2003 Click on image to see closeup.

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Bandsaw Box Art, Jewelry Boxes The three Maple boxes are called Tides, Whale Play and Tsunami. The Black Cherry w/ Maple Drawer Pulls box (at the left) and the Jarrah (from Western Australia) w/ Maple Drawer Pulls box (at the right) are called Cetacian Migration. The one on the right of the third set is Bill's unique design. Finishing on the Maple pieces began with Minwax Wood Conditioner. All pieces were finished with three coats of Minwax Tung Oil + two coats of Minwax Finishing Wax. Drawers are lined with peel and stick felt. These beautiful boxes are as much art as they are functional. Requires a 14" bandsaw (for the largest boxes) with cutting height of 6 ¼". Patterns are from the book "Building Beautiful Boxes With Your Bandsaw", by Lois Keener Ventura
6/20/2003 Click on image to see closeup.

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Kneeler Assist Bill built this kneeler to fit a standard kneeling pad. The nice feature is that the 18" high sides provide a lot of assistance in getting old bones back up. (An improved version would have an arched support under the crosspiece, so it would be more stable on grass and dirt.)
2/22/2003 Click on image to see closeup.

Howard Ford

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Condiment Box This condiment box is made of some highly figured Walnut with maple splines and finished with lacquer.
2/14/2003 Click on image to see closeup.

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Choke Testers These choke testers are made to the specifications of the National Safety Council. Any item that can be placed into the tester, that is even or below the top, should be kept away from children under three years of age. The bottom views shows the inside piece was made separate from the shell. The center piece is cut on an angle inside the tester and glued in place.
9/18/2002 Click on image to see closeup.