My Guitar and a New Log

I’m back from a few weeks of traveling. I was in the UK at the start of the month to build a custom guitar and to attend Makers Central. When I got back, it was off to Weekend with Wood in Des Moines.

Crimson Guitars

April Wilkerson

Triton Tools

Vintage Tool Shop

Makers Central
May 11-12, 2019

Weekend With Wood
May 16-19, 2019

The Wall-Hanging Tool Cabinet Project

Viewer Projects

Boxes by Rev. Marx

The sides are sapele. The tops and bottoms are maple. The corners are mitered with ebony splines. The top slides open like a pencil box, and has a laser engraved design. Both boxes were finished with shellac and paste wax.

There is a build article on my blog at

Serving Tray by Russell

This is a walnut and maple serving tray I made for my wife. It was my first project with halfblind dovetails. Its finished with clear shellac and paste wax.

Segmented Vase by Russell

it’s 8 1/5″ tall, 7″ wide and 432 pieces of maple & purple heart.

Ping Pong Table by Darrick

I was commissioned by a production company in St. Louis who are renovating part of their office space to build a custom ping pong table. This is made from walnut plywood with white oak trim and walnut accents, a solid walnut and white oak chevron pattern in the center of the table, sitting on a solid walnut base with white oak accents. I also made a couple custom paddles with walnut handles to go with it. You can find more of my work on instagram @dhbuilds
The hardwood is all locally sourced and came from Lumber Logs LLC in St. Louis and the walnut plywood came from St. Charles Hardwoods, Inc.
Home Addition & Renovation

Upper Cabinets and Range Hood Surround

Welcome back to our home renovation.  Today I am going to be working on this wall. It needs some upper cabinets and the surround for

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