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    First piece complete

    I want to give a big thank you to Michael Mathews for his assistance and advice in completing my first wood turned piece. I have done very little turning - nothing from beginning to end. I completed work on a baseball bat I have worked on for a few weeks now. This bat will strictly be a...
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    Dovetailed box from Birdseye Maple, Sapele...and a couple leather shoestrings.

    I couldn't find stop hinges that would work in the orientation I needed, so...shoestrings to the rescue! Open to ideas for other solutions I could've used. Chains I think would interfered with the closing of the lid. Thanks.
  3. IMG_37071

    IMG_37071

  4. IMG_37051

    IMG_37051

  5. IMG_37041

    IMG_37041

  6. IMG_37031

    IMG_37031

  7. IMG_3699

    IMG_3699

  8. Sapele Hutch

    Sapele Hutch

    Sapele Hutch
  9. Sapele desk w/walnut trim on top

    Sapele desk w/walnut trim on top

    This is a desk i made for my office and is my first project using a jointer and planer and domino. I used 7 pieces for the top, as i had cut them for another project (i also like the direction of the grain better in that direction).
  10. Macassar Ebony, Sapele, Gabon Ebony, TruStone Dino bone

    Macassar Ebony, Sapele, Gabon Ebony, TruStone Dino bone

    Macassar Ebony, Sapele, Gabon Ebony, TruStone Dino Bone
  11. Modern Fireplace

    Modern Fireplace

    Fireplace surround
  12. Modern Fireplace

    Modern Fireplace

    Fireplace surround
  13. Modern Fireplace

    Modern Fireplace

    Fireplace surround
  14. Ford serving table, front elevation

    Ford serving table, front elevation

    In this view, the long overhangs of the top are well demonstrated.
  15. Ford serving table. side elevation

    Ford serving table. side elevation

  16. Ford serving table, breadboard ends

    Ford serving table, breadboard ends

    The breadboard ends of the top have a cloud lift, a variation from the original.
  17. Ford serving table, feet

    Ford serving table, feet

    The feet have slightly curved tapers, adding a sense of lightness.
  18. Ford serving table, breadboard splines

    Ford serving table, breadboard splines

    Ebony splines and plugs in the breadboard end of the top.
  19. Ford serving table, pillowed ebony plugs

    Ford serving table, pillowed ebony plugs

    There are 56 3/8" x 3/8" ebony plugs in the base.
  20. Ford serving table

    Ford serving table

    My interpretation of the Freeman Ford serving table, designed by Greene and Greene in 1908, made of sapele, with ebony plugs and splines. Curved aprons and rails with cloud lifts are a departure from the Greenes' design.

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