Pickup Truck Jewelry Box & Golf Cart

| 11/12/2010 | 0 comments |
These two projects come from Eric in Sebring Fl.  First up is a pickup truck jewelry box.

The wood is aspen and cherry, the plans are from Toys and Joys. I used the SS to rip the the pieces to size with a planer blade, and the SS bandsaw for resawing (only had to do a little sanding on the sawed sufaces. Used my RAS to cut pieces to length, and a 10" band saw for the radius cuts.  The truck is 16" long.

I choose aspen because I wanted a near white wood to contrast with the cherry, it works a lot like poplar.I did not keep tract of the time spent working on the truck I was doing other not so fun projects at the same time, but I think 8-10 hrs of actual time over a two week period.


 Eric also made this model golf cart for his brother-in-law.

His cart is burgundy so using cherry was a no-brainer. The top is aspen, the bags are oak and the clubs are 1/8" dowel and basswood.

Child's Picnic Table

| 11/05/2010 | 0 comments |
Bob S. in St. Louis put together these little really nice little picnic tables for his grandkids.

The first table I built out of 5/8" cedar fencing. For the one Granddaughter for Xmas.


I figured that I better build another one for the other Granddaughter. This one I used 1X6 & 1X3 cedar boards, which turned out to be 11/16" thick from Home Depot. I had to really pick through them to find anything decent enough to use. Also this one I had just finished sanding before the final top coat. 


On both of them, I did a LOT of rounding of corners and edges.