Woodworking Projects

My dad asked me to make a counter top for their laundry room. He said to make it out of anything, it just needed to fit the dimensions provided. I had a stack of 13' red oak slabs and the narrowest one was a good fit for the counter top. It had some defects to stabilize and I did a porefill on the top.
Resin stabilizing is a technique that I've been wanting to try for a long time. It's mostly used for turning blanks but since I don't turn very often, I never would have had a good use for the blanks. Luckily my friend Dema makes these brass hammers with resin stabilized handles and he agreed to turn any blanks that I made into finished hammers.
Making three waterfall table. One simple version from ash, one with a epoxy river from elm crotch, and one with a glass river also from elm crotch. All three feature trapezoidal bases, one wood and two steel.
One of the byproducts of sawing logs is the half round slab that is removed in the process of squaring up the log. These are typically cut into firewood, chipped, or burned. I set aside a few chunks that I was carrying to the fireplace that looked a little too beautiful to burn and transformed them into these serving trays. This is a really quick project that would make a great gift.
From time to time, I like to make boxes since it helps me exercise my design skills.  This one started with the idea of filling the gap produced by hinges that are meant to hang doors and things evolved from there.  I selected some materials that I felt would work together, came up with some joinery ideas, and spent some time in the shop exploring the ideas in my head.  This is always a great exercise.  This box in particular is sized to be a valet box - somewhere to put your things at the end of the day (keys, watch, wallet, etc).
I visited Marc's shop for several days and one the things we did was build a project in two days. Neither of us got our project totally done in that time but we came really close. I decided to make a bar stool and Marc built a new gate.