Thursday, March 26, 2009

President Barack Obama

Hi all,

I have not been posting in ages but i have been working on a project which has taken me four months of hard work, god when i set out to do this i did not think i would be this long at at.

But i have to say it was well worth the work and by the response i have gotten from my family and friends i am amazed. Thank you all.

Since the new President of the United States of America, Mr. Barack Obama has took over office i am delighted for him and his family, So this inspired me to make this piece as a tribute to the president.

I made this from several hardwoods and oiled some, painted some, glossed some, theres so much variety in there i find it hard to remember it all.

It was all designed on computer first and then brought to wood.
I taught it would be good to put the American flag in the background and also the Statue of Liberty in there also.
So may the luck of the irish be with you Mr President Barack Obama and long may you stay.

Please let me know what you think.

Monday, February 2, 2009

A miniture stool for my 4 year old Godson and Nephew!

I made this stool for my godson James,
who is also my nephew,
It is made from pine and finished with a clear varnish,
The tools i used for making this stool were the
table saw, bandsaw and router mostly for the rough work.
Then it is sanded down and finished by hand.

The name is engraved into the wood about 5mm deep and i could put any name on there for a personalised project. :)

A Glass Shelf Ornament with a Downlight!

Hi All,

Well Ive been quiet due to my pc packing up on me and it took a while to fix.. :(

Anyway this is one i designed myself and have
made in the last week or so, It has two glass
shelves and two solid shelves for the top and bottom,
Also i put in a nice blue downlight which shines
through the glass to the bottom, It would
be nice for displaying jewelry or other ornaments,
Its about a foot high and the bottom shelf is a foot
in diameter.

This is made from American Walnut, African Walnut, Beech and Glass.
I finished this with teak oil.
I made this using the bandsaw, Scroll saw, and Router mostly.
well i hope ya like this one. :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

My Workbench Completed

Yahey i finally finished my workbench with router table in it, I added a few sockets which i didnt put in the google sketchup plans but here it is,

My Dog Lucky seems to like it anyway !!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Google Sketchup Woodworking Plans

I made up this video today of a work bench i am making at the moment, almost finished so i will put up some pictures of the finished workbench soon,

I made it so i can use it as a router table also,

Google sketchup is great for designing woodwork projects.

I have a book which is great for learning how to use Google Sketchup, its called Google Sketchup for Dummies, there is a link to the right of this page or you can get it here,

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Teddy Bear Scrollsaw Pattern

Well with Valentines coming up i taught id put together a pattern suitable for it,

So i made up this teddy bear pattern for you to scroll.

If anyone makes this please send me a picture of your finished project and i will put it up here on the blog for everyone to see.

It could be cut just as a picture or maybe on top of a box face or something like that.

Well i hope you like it.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tree shaped Jewellry box

Hi all, This is my latest project I've been working on.
It is a tree shaped Jewelry Box made from five different types of wood which are
Beech, American Walnut, African
Walnut, Pine and the handles are Mahogany.

I made this jewelry box mainly from the scrollsaw and then finished it with Teak Oil.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Rocking Chair Clock

This one is a Rocking Chair Clock I made from pine and stained with dark oak.
This is a design from Rick and Karen Longabaugh whom i got a book about scrollsaw miniature clocks.