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Building “A Christmas Story” Leg Lamp (the MANLY version)

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This leg is an exact full scale model of my own leg. The leg and base are made from maple butcher block scraps from previous projects. The lamp shade is welded from scrap lengths of rebar and wrapped in pleather attached using paracord that looks like Carolina’s boot laces. The boot is attached using a threaded brass lamp rod through …

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Pallet Wood Slat Bench

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This 100% reclaimed bench is a piece made for Carolina Shoe who is planning on using this for all sorts of different display purposes. They tell me this bench is going to be more well traveled then me. So this was constructed from a total of about 8 pallets (Red Oak, White Oak, Pine, Poplar, Aspen, Mahogany, Cherry, and Maple) …

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Cherry Carpenter’s Toolbox Urn

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This box is an urn for my grandfather who died this past month at the age of 82. He was a cabinet maker by trade and did the full range of carpentry and woodworking. The only safety warnings that will ever resonate with me came from him, I picture his 9 fingers every time I go to use a saw. …

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New York State Sign with Inlay & Lettering

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This sign was made from an old, rough sawn, 2×12 board that was left behind by my great grandfather. The Adirondack chair inlay was made from a scrap piece of cedar left over from making a pair of the chairs. This is going to hang above the pair of Adirondack chairs that I made which are now sitting on one …

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Faux Plank Wood Road Sign

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This is sign 1 of 2, come back next week for sign 2 of 2! Wood road sign made from clear straight grain cedar with hand carved lettering. The border around the sign is created by chamfering the corner and carving the “cracks” with a chisel. The lettering and border are painted black and the entire sign is finished with …

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Laminated Wood Spoons

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This pair of wooden spoons made in collaboration with Pat Laperrière over at Le PicBois in Quebec (Fabrication de cuillères en bois avec la collaboration de Pat Laperrière). The spoons are the size of a large kitchen spoon and are made from a lamination of walnut and cherry. Pat laminated them and cut them down to rough size and then …