Tag Archives: spalted pecan

Making a Dovetailed Recorder Case

Some years ago I was given a wooden tenor recorder.  (It’s a Küng pearwood, made in Germany, if anybody cares.)  It came in a basswood storage case that the previous owner had made for it, but time and use had … Continue reading

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I Learned to Turn

A few days ago, I was selling my spoons at an arts & crafts show, and I got talking to one of the other vendors there, a semi-retired gentleman who turns wooden bowls and vessels.  He had a number of … Continue reading

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Making a Joiner’s Mallet

My current joiner’s mallet is over six years old and is starting to show a little wear.  I’ve had some pecan wood drying in my attic for a year now, and I decided it was time to bring it down … Continue reading

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Building Two Saws: Part 1

This week, I began building two saws, each with a different story behind it.  First, the stories. Story #1 A few months ago, my next-door neighbor was cleaning out her shed and threw out a lot of junk.  My oldest … Continue reading

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Back to School Project: Pencil Boxes

It's almost time for school to start, and my kids needed new pencil boxes. I built them each a new pencil box using salvaged lumber and traditional joinery. Continue reading

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Spalt!

It all began back in 2009 when a neighbor was having a pecan tree taken down.  I came over to watch the arborist at work, and I asked if I could have part of the trunk.  He kindly dropped a … Continue reading

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