1.10.2014

Big Tiles

Another full set of 100. With racks. These are big. As for a board? That's up to you. Perhaps a 15x15 grid of 4" pavers in your backyard? Or draw out a grid on your concrete patio with chalk? Or use masking tape and create a grid on the hardwood in your living room? 





11.22.2011

Large wooden squares that have letters on them



Just in time for Christmas, my custom made wall hangings made of large wooden squares that happen to have letters on them and arranged in such a way that words, family names, and other things you can think of criss cross in a clever fashion.


Note that the sample picture does not have any numbers associated with the letters. Those numbers are completely optional (but highly recommended). Be sure to insist on the addition of numbers when you order.

NOTE: Each wall hanging is custom made and requires two weeks for construction.

For one price of $225, you'll get your choice of letters with a total letter count of between 17 and 24. Any more than 24 or any less than 17, I'll create a custom listing for you.

Price includes UPS Ground shipping to any US mainland location. Orders must be completed by Cyber Monday, 11/28/11 to ensure shipping on 12/15/11. With UPS Ground max ship time of 5 days, this should arrive by 12/21/11 and in time for Christmas.

Actual dimensions of each square:
Width: 3 1/2 inches
Height: 4 inches
Thickness: 3/4 inches

Hardware is included on the rear that pre-connects the whole thing. It then can be hung on your wall with only two screw attachment points.

Email me at craigwoodworks at gmail dot com if you'd like to order.

If your intention is to give this as a Christmas gift, you must order by Cyber Monday, 11/28/11.



8.23.2011

Encyclopaedia Brittanica

Now for something un-wood related:

The iPad needed a home.
I had a stack of unwanted encyclopedias.
I have a thing for ModPodge.

Combine. Let dry. Insert iPad.






Version 2 coming soon which will incorporate some sort of velcro closure so the iPad doesn't fall out.

8.03.2011

Chairs, Bacharach, Blue Devils

I saw a drum corps show last month and the Devils did a Burt Bacharach show. A house is not a home, a chair is still a chair, etc. Fantastic. Then I remembered that a while back I was messing with creating full page ads for CraigWoodWorks. This was one of them.

11.08.2010

Better Learn Balance



Better learn balance. Balance is key. Balance good.


Customer wanted a solid wood balance scale for her child. Sturdy, bullet proof, no plastic. Okay.


Maple construction. Through tenon into the base. Friction fit dowel fulcrum. Mineral oil/beeswax finish.


Note the green painted Stanley 5 1/2 in the lower right. Original owner painted the whole thing a minty fresh green. I still haven't stripped it and cleaned it, but I'm certain there's goodly sweetheart era 5 1/2 under there with perfectly preserved rosewood handle and tote.


Yes, that's a Microplane cheesegrater/zester in the back. I wondered one day if a cheesegrater microplane is the same as a wood rasp microplane. The answer is yes. Perfect for hogging off a lot of wood quickly. On sale. Williams Sonoma outlet. Nevada/California border stores on the way to Vegas.

10.13.2010

Bishop


Task: replace a missing bishop by turning a new one.
Result: a little lighter in color, but otherwise okay.

Original is on the right. My duplication is on the left.

Height: 2 3/8". This was a tiny turning. I think I need smaller lathe chisels.

9.17.2010

70 Balls

Abacus. Balls. 70 of them. The fun part was drilling the holes. 70 times. The longest continuous use of my drill press in quite some time.



Crate and Barrel sells something like this, but in metal. I don't do metal, although welding is something I'd like to pursue in the near future. Something about sparks and gas and molten metal and the potential for fire and explosions intrigues me.

Balls are unfinished/unpainted per customer request. She wants to paint them herself. Therefore the frame is disassemblable with screws and L-brackets.

Dimensions: 3 feet wide, almost 2 feet tall. 1 inch balls. 1/4 inch dowels.
Wood = pine. Stain = dark like my coffee.

Next up: another abacus; smaller; cherry wood frame; two sections so it looks like a Chinese abacus with five balls in the lower and two balls in the upper; seven columns; pretty joinery. What's the plural of abacus? Abaci?