Bamboo laptop case

I saw one of these case made by Silva Ltd. and had to have one…..So I made it myself.  Made from solid bamboo flooring, finished with wipe on poly, felt lined, and hand cut leather strap with snaps.

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Picture frames…

I have always loved the artwork of Norman Rockwell and was pretty excited to build frames for 4 of his prints.

The first 3 are made with old barn wood with the sides painted black.  The first one has the original red barn paint.

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I love the weathered wood grain on this third one.

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This last one was made from Birch with Purpleheart inlays and splined corners.

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This was also my first attempt at doing splined corners and inlays.  Not too shabby!

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RV parts installed…

Finally, the large cup holders showed up in the mail.  Drilled the holes and had them installed within the hour.  Here are the pics.

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Next project up… RV accessories

A friend of mine just bought a RV and needed a few things done to it, and I was lucky enough to get the call.

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The old center console.

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The old arm rests with pleather covering and cracked plastic trim.

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The new solid oak pieces.  The arm rests will have one more large cup holder on each side.  The console was made larger to accommodate 2 large cup holders, (not in yet either) and also a cell phone holder and extra junk tray.  Can’t wait to install them…

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Cigar Humidor…Part 3….finally!

Got it all sanded and the cedar lining in place, added hinges, and finally 6 coats of clear lacquer. It closes smooth and makes a nice air tight seal.  

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Yes, there are gaps in the cedar lining, it is to allow for swelling when this bad boy gets up to around 70% humidity inside.

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Went with some decorative hinges that had to be modified a little bit.  I really didn’t feel like driving 40 miles for the set I wanted, so these will do.

 

 

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Cigar Humidor….Part 2

More progress on the Cigar humidor.

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Here is the box all glued up with 1/4″ maple edge banding.

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Got the lid cut off and the cedar lining mocked up.

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Cigar Humidor…Part 1

Started on the cigar humidor today.  Got the African Paduak cut up, glued up, and planed down.  The orange dust from this was a mess and turned everything a reddish/orange…including my clothes, and made me look like I had a bad spray on tan.  I can hardly wait to finish sand it…

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