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PLEASE NOTE:

While the theme of some of my art may be fanciful, these objects are not not intended for children. Also, no piece should be considered food safe unless specifically labeled otherwise.

About the images:

(Left to Right)

- "Take me to your leader" (2011)
- "Purpleheart rocket box (2011)
- "Hall of the Mountain King" (2001)
- "Colony #1" (2008)
- "Departure" (2006)

Last Modified:

August 2013

Behind the scenes...

"How did you do that....?"

Over the years, many people have asked me how I did this or that in a piece. While the articles I will link to here are not the same thing as being in my workshop with me while I'm working, I hope they give you some insight into the processes I use.

Woodworking is an inherently dangerous activity. The non-woodworking techniques described here aren't all that safe, either. Sharp tools, powerful motors, big lumps of wood, chemicals, fumes, etc. can cause you serious bodily injury or even death. These pages are NOT meant as a substitute for instruction by a qualified teacher, just as an illustration of how I do certain things. I take no responsibility for any mishaps you may experience during a fit of inspiration. You've been warned.

Jigs

Making a headstock jig



A headstock jig




Rocket Science

Basic turned rockets

Spaceship-style rocket


A spaceship-style rocket


A layered rocket




A layered-blank rocket



A checkerboard rocket




A checkerboard rocket


A three-engine rocket




A three-engine rocket



Adding rivets to your rocket




Adding rivets to your rocket



More complicated rockets

A staved rocket


A staved rocket


A Saturn V-style rocket




A Saturn V-style rocket




A five-stage rocket box




A five-stage rocket box





Twist and Shout - multi axis turnings

Twisted finial



A twisted finial


A twisted box







A twisted box