Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tap handles to come

Padauk with its rich red color and Ambrosia Maple with beautiful wild grains. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Merry Christmas

  How appropriate the first time I sell my goods to the public, it was at the Red Neck Country Club!  I was invited to set up a booth and brings some goodies for sale. I built a bunch of end grain cutting boards and magnetic bottle openers for the occasion.
  I really enjoyed myself, and had a great time talking about my work. I appreciated everyone's compliments and was flattered every time someone purchased something from me. 



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

I was sitting at a bar when it hit me with what I can do with all my end grain cutting board scraps.

What to do with all those cut offs from my end grain cutting boards?

Round over the corners on the router, drill a one inch hole in the bottoms for the threaded fitting, apply some BLO, and then slap on a couple coats some poly while sanding in between.

Now head over to your favorite bar and give them their new beer tap handle to replace the generic crap ones.
My favorite local pub D&T Drive Inn chose the purple heart and maple handle.
One of my coolest customers Nobi Public House went with with the walnut and maple one.
Will woodwork for beer!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Chop Sticks Box

Here is a small  wedding present for my friends Mari and Chung.  I got the idea while we were traveling in South Korea and noticed everyone had a box to store the chop sticks and spoons.  The box is tiger maple and the lid and splines are purple heart.