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Projects From Our Readers

Cribbage Board/Box

Jeff Swim, Rolling Meadows, Ill.
This combination cribbage board and box is made of curly maple, inlaid with pommele sapele, and mitered with keys of ebony. The 14" x 5" x 3" board/box was commissioned by a client whose husband plays cribbage and dominoes.

Bird Cage

Thomas Fitzgerald, Jr., West Seneca, N.Y.
Fitzgerald selected native New York cherry for this 6' x 4' x 2' mobile cage featuring mortise-and-tenon, biscuit, dowel, dovetail and finger joints. Hardware is solid brass and powder-coated wire; the drawer pulls out for cleaning.

Tool Tote

Jack Barnhill, Mission Viejo, Calif.
Barnhill designed this walnut and lyptus piece based on David Sellery’s Arts & Crafts-style totes, but with modifications that reflect his own preference for the Greene & Greene style. His tote includes a sliding, removable tray and two tool holders.


Dixie Biggs, Gainesville, Fla.
A seed-covered egg evokes the essence of spring, nested in a bed of fallen leaves. Biggs turned and carved the piece of African blackwood and jacaranda, a south Florida wood that bleaches well. “Seasons” was selected for inclusion in the 2007 Smithsonian Craft Show to be held April 19-22.

“Turned for Two”

Graham Oakes, Derry, N.H.
Oakes won first place in the 2006 New England Design Competition for this cherry dining table complete with turned plates, goblets, flatware, wine bottle, lazy Susan and more – 28 pieces crafted from cherry, maple, walnut, black palm and persimmon. A University of New Hampshire student, Oakes turns to defray college expenses. He was profiled in the April/May 2006 Woodcraft Magazine.


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