Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Custom Cherry Cutting Board




This custom cutting board was created using the wood from a cherry tree planted at a families home.  They were doing some landscaping and replanting and the tree had lived a long life.

In the process I was given the wood to use in projects.

This is my token to them for their kindness.
Board measured in at 1/2 thick 20 inches long and 14 inches wide.
Both sides of the board was done, so one could be for meats and the other for vegetables...juice grooves were routed in each end of the board.

For protection I coated with a food grade mineral oil.









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Custom Badge Shaped Cribbage Board

This custom cribbage board is being made for a client in Wasilla, Alaska as a Christmas present for her brother who is a member of the local police department.

It is being made out of Cherry and measures in at around 11 inches wide and 17 inches long with the family crest lasered in the center.



First coat of polyurethane is on and drying





Back storage slot cut and finished. Engraving at bottom





Ready for the laser to engrave the family crest


CNC drilling and cutting out



Computer design to match the outline of the badge below.






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Friday, December 18, 2015

Custom Large Oak Cribbage Board

Custom Large cribbage board  made out of Oak and measured in at 9 inches and 32 inches long.
Holes were drilled for 3/16 inch peg...  




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Custom Walnut Trout Cribbage Board

This custom trout cribbage board is on its way to Colorado as a Christmas gift for a client....

Roughtly 24 inches long and 9 inches wide.... created out of walnut...




Finished


Cutout completed... out side left to cut the slot on back.

CNC run is completed


Design laid out on computer and ready to run.


Out of clamps and cleaned up for CNC



Selected Walnut in glueup.


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Custom CHI PHI Cribbage Board




 UPDATE
Matthew loved the cribbage board! It's beautiful! My husband and father-in-law were impressed with your work!! Thank you for the engraving on the back. A nice person touch!!

 Upon receiving :
I just opened the cribbage board!! It's beautiful!!!!! He is going to LOVE it!! I'm sure I'll come up with other ideas and I'll spread the word about your business!
 Merry Christmas and God bless!
 

As a lot of custom boards are this one was also created from a photo.  A Christmas gift to a son in college in the CHI PHI  fraternity.
Created out of cherry and measured in at 9 inches wide and 18 inches long.




Finished and ready to ship

Back peg storage and personalized engraving.



Computer drawing
Photo I started with
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Custom Round Spiral Four Person Track Cherry Cribbage Board

 This custom order is on its way to Wisconsin as a surprise Christmas gift to an unsuspecting husband.  I was sent a photo and asked.."Can you do something like this?"  Of course you know me I said sure no problem.  Famous last words right?  Well it was a lot of work to get everything lined up, but I am real pleased with how it turned out.  I think the client and her husband will love it.

I used cherry to create the board and it measures in at around 15 inches in diameter. It is mounted on a lazy susan base so it can rotate for the players.  I also created a drawer to hold the cards and pegs.



Finished and ready to ship



Top view


Ready for the hand rubbed polyurethane finish
  

Lasy susan base


Gluing the drawer



Fitting the drawer




Gluing the bottom to the top
ocket hole finished
   


Cutting the bottom piece drawer pocket

 

Holes drilled, lines cut in and outside profile cut out.


CNC doing its magic


Design was created on computer by looking a photo



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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Life takes control.......... Sorry for the Delays in Project posting.. soon very soon..... :-)

After a very busy summer....   fall took over and turned toward preparing for winter.... I know the place I would have loved to have been would.... have been out on the water in my kayak....


However.....  that didn't happen... although hope to find some place warm this winter and get some serious water time in...... But for now with several necessary projects around the house and winter rapidly approaching .... shop projects and kayaking fun will have to share time with outside projects.
I have slowly been building this post for some time and figured I should finish it and post so folks would know what was going on here with me.

Here is a few of those distractions  .......

This is how my fall started out....Finally figured out why we had no water pressure...
 after changing the pump, pipes and pressure tank...


This is what happened last winter to our trailer storage and prompted the following structure..


Thank goodness for machinery

Ready for gravel base
  
Gravel arrived


and spread





Framework started



Now we don't have to worry about the snow crushing our trailers or Jeep this winter.



These two cuties didn't really cause me any work one night .... but they sure upset our dogs..



Had to pick up 1 1/2 cord bundles from the valley.. took two loads for each bundle. I hauled at least 6 loads.. we will be warm this winter.. so bring it on ole man winter... 

These are awesome... just have to chop saw them into the right lengths
Cut up...now just need to stack.....I love wood heat.... it warms you when you process it and again when you burn it



For those of you who haven't seen our back yard... this is a necessity,
which you will see why in the next photo or as the winter progresses this year.

This was last year at this time....  :-)

After several long periods without power.. we finally gave in and headed to town ...
where I had to fight off folks at Home Depot who had the same ideas....



So now that my break is over and I hear my shop calling....
 it is back to the shop and busy busy busy... 
Hope to have some fun projects posted very soon....
Thanks for your love and support




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