From Wayne's Dusty Box of Words

I have a lot more photos and notes from this period. It's about a 10 year period starting from around 2005. Hard to put any sort of organization to this, so here's a gallery of photos and I'll add such commentary as I can. This isn't a complete list, I don't think I could put one together. But this hits the high spots.

  • I tried my hand a merchanting at WoW 2012. I made everything in the photo except for the canvas of the tent.
  • Shots of my Glastonbury Chair Project, they were a ton of work. After two of these, I'll never make another. I never prepared proper documentation for them, but I do cover them in my Chair Taxonomy paper.
  • Cutting Boards and Pizza Shovels for Xmas presents
  • Stickley End Tables. I made a couple for my house and some as commissions.
  • Blanket Chest. Not a reproduction of anything specific. We needed a small chest for the bedroom and it would also allow our aging (at the time) husky to still get up on the rather tall bed we had at the time.
  • Shaker Bed. This was a fairly faithful reproduction of an 1830s-1840s bed I saw at the Pleasant Hill Shaker Plantation while I was in the area for a hand tool woodworking symposium at Berea College.
  • A crazy useful portable bench. Based on one used by Steve Latta, who makes 18th and 19th Century furniture featuring a lot of inlay work (Federal Period). I use this all the time and it's 2 clamps away from turning any table into a useful bench.
  • A 16th Century joined chest. This is a pretty faithful reproduction. Full documentation can be found here.
  • A mallet, not a specific reproduction as these were made of all kinds of things in every shape imaginable. Mine happens to be a tropical hardwood and has about 1/2 lb of .44 lead SWC bullets in a cavity in the head to give it some extra heft. Since Lignum Vitae is extremely hard to come by these days.
  • A try square. Also documented here.
  • Inkle looms in a variety of sizes
  • The bane of my existence, Marudai. When I was asked to make some, I couldn't believe anyone would pay for something so small. But they did. I made and sold a massive variety of these from simple for $40 to fancy for $200 including a disturbing number for $125 made out of Zebrawood. In total, somewhere between 150 and 200. Never. Another. Ever.
  • Oak Bench. This is another project from Diehl's first book which is based on the original at the Cloisters (Metropolitan Museum of Art). However, this is a pretty common form you can see it all over 15th Century illumination. I made a pair for myself and a pair for a friend.
  • A 15th Century French Bench. Also documented here.
  • Production versions of the above bench. I simplified the design a little bit to make it easier to produce and made about a dozen for various commissions.
  • Civil War benches. I made 4 of these for folks based on some patterns for Civil War furniture.
  • Presentation box of quartersawn oak. This is an 18th Century form complete with reproduction forged nails.