To build Japanese style bench the following tools were used: Table Saw, bandsaw, planer, jointer, radial arm saw the Jointer and Planer bandsaw were used to prepare wood to size, shape and finish. The table saw was used to make the 40 mortise and tenon joints for glue up and final assembly. The wood used was Elm. Plans were available from finewoodwoodking.com
This is a coffee table with string inlay on the top. Wood is Purple Heart with Honduras Mahogany legs. Used a table saw, band saw, radial arm saw and planer and jointer to size and shape the wood. The design and dimensions are my own.
wThis piece is a Federal Style Sideboard with lots of inlay. It took 300 hours to complete and used many tools including a vacuum press, table saw, bandsaw, planer, jointer, drill press and inlay tools. It is made from Honduras Mahogany and finished with shellac using a french polish finish. Plans for this are available From Fine Woodworking.
This piece is a lamp table made from Brazilian Rosewood and is my own design. It has inlay as previously noted in other pieces. Tools used to make this were a bandsaw, table saw, radial arm saw, jointer and planer. I like doing small cross cuts on a radial arm saw. A sliding compound miter saw is also useful for accurate cross cuts but does not have as wide a cut as a radial arm saw. NOTE: This was built with Brazilian Rosewood purchased before the prohibition on importing this wood.
This is a rolling cart for the kitchen. It is made of cherry and is my own design to fit a piece of granite that matches the counter tops. I used a Table Saw, radial arm saw, bandsaw, planer, jointer, dovetail jig for drawers and drill press.
String inlay is a technique learned from fine woodworking magazine and consists of strings cut from holly.
This available book shows how string inlay can be accomplished and what tools are required for simple woodworking projects.
This is a round library table made from African Padauk with a Cherry base. The tools used to make this were a planer, table saw, jointer, drum sander, a band saw and a radial arm saw. This was my own design.
This is a workbench I made using plans from fine woodworking. The wood used was walnut, elm, oak, and maple. I used many tools to complete this including a table saw, radial arm saw, planer, jointer, drill press, portable drill and a dovetail jig for the drawers. I made this from raw wood that I jointed, planed and dimensioned.