Collins Woodworkers Guild Membership - Wood Crafting Projects

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Joel Gillett

Joel notes...

"This is a box I made for cards at a friends wedding. "

Joel Gillett

Joel notes...

"This is a plaque that I made as part of a fund raising effort to buy an organ for Solon St. Mary's church. It's a white oak frame that is roughly 42" square with bunches of salvaged piano keys inset. The large blank area gets a brass plate attached explaining the effort and contributors are acknowledged with brass plates next to the keys. "

Ron Kositzky

Ron notes...

"Baby changing table, sits on top of a dresser. This is maple with a tung oil finish. Workbench with a vice from my grandfather. The crosses are 1/2 inch alder. My niece wanted a cross to hang on her wall. Finish is a hand applied oil polyurethane. "

Doug Lee

Doug notes...

"The wood is cherry and the finish is a blend of dark walnut and cherry watco, followed up with a blend of blonde and amber shellac hand rubbed with punice and rottenstone."

Steve Dickes

Steve notes...

"The Armoire was built from Cherry for my sister-in-law.  It was designed as a computer workstation with lots of drawers, rolling shelves, etc., inside.  The stain is a mixture of 3 different water-based Miniwax colors with a top coat of Varathane polyurethane."

"The desk and bookcase I built for my daughter.  It was made from Maple, with natural Watco Danish Oil and a Varathane polyurethane top coat."

Kevin Klimes

Kevin say's, "All of the projects were made with Red Oak - except the Rocking Horse which is Pine. The Cradle was my first woodworking project. I took a Kirkwood Woodworking class and used the tools from Washington High School. It's still probably the most challenging woodworking project I've built considering all the compound mortise & tenon joints. I build the audio/video cabinet and side table this year. I used the club's pocket-hole jig for the face frames. All projects were from Woodsmith except the Cradle which was from a very old book."

Jerry Roland

Jerry has built a pair of bookshelves. Materials are white birch and birch-veneer plywood.
The finish is wax over wiping varnish over aniline dye over shellac.

Brian Schlief

Brain has been busy in his back yard shop building these Oak personal folding tables.  Brian stained them with Honey Pecan and finished with Polyurethane. The tables also come with a handy storage unit.

Lee Johnson

Lee's project was to reproduce a specialized product available to S-Line amateur radio owners. For a time, Collins provided a drop-door cabinet that housed three of the popular S-Line equipments. With only a photograph to work from, Lee and fellow Collins Amateur Radio Club member, Rod Blocksome determined the specifications and made drawings. Lee volunteered to build one from walnut hardwood and plywood for the club station in building 141.

Larry Lacy

This project is a "shaker schoolmasters desk" converted to computer "desk".
I built this for a friend, it is customized to fit his computer needs but is built sort of modular to allow instant reconfiguration of the top dividers. It has pullout keyboard/mouse drawers, and a stand-alone drawer/printer stand. Designed to be "furniture" in either the open or closed configuration. Inspired by a magazine picture.

John Wheeler

This project was constructed from old-growth Missouri Walnut that was air dried and donated to John.  John's china hutch is a real work of art!

John Cox

A pair of mug trees. Made from plans in the Router Workshop Handbook.

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