Woodworking

These are magic mood wands I made for my little one. She can point them at someone and instantly make them feel different. There is a silly one, a sad one, an angry one, and a happy one. They were turned and painted on my treadle lathe. Approximately 13″ tall.

This is a companion piece to the previous stool. It is also made out of left-over yard work, namely Texas live oak branches, and the seat and back are woven with danish cord.

This fine specimen belongs to one of my favorite genres- old yard work furniture. A Texas live oak branch had to come down in the back yard. Rather than letting the bugs eat it, I stripped the bark, let it dry, and turned it into this. It measures approximately 19(h) x 19(w) x 14(d).”

Keepsake box with a smaller box inside that has tiny little dovetails.

What to do with all those scraps from previous pieces? Why not pretend you live in the Victorian era and spend an inordinate amount of time making a flower press for your child? That’s what I did. I even used my treadle lathe to turn the knobs and the shaft.

This is a lovely ottoman or stool made of ash and danish cord. Its perfect for resting your weary feet and it measures 16(h) x 16(w) x 13(d).

Sometimes the scraps from old projects have something to say, but they need a little help being heard. When I find a few bars that sound good together, I make a marimba box out of them so they can sing their song well into the future. These scraps are walnut and cherry, and the resonators …

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This is a similar bench to one I made previously. What’s different about this one is that it’s made out of walnut and ash, and it can float in the air.

A white oak folding table. The breadboard ends are quarter sawn so you can see all the pretty ray fleck. I’ve made a few of these so far, but this one is my favorite.

I wanted to learn how to turn wood so I built my own treadle lathe. I hate power tools because they are dangerous and expensive- two qualities I try to minimize in my life. This is made out of cheap yellow pine and the wheel is hand painted with trippy designs.