The set-up for chopping the dovetails for a large walnut chest, which will be incorporated into a bed I am building.
Here a joined walnut board is clamped upright in the vice and to the stretchers for sawing the dovetails.
Finally, in the act of chopping.
A small black walnut sitting stool with turned legs. A shallow dish has been carved out in the seat, which is hard to observe in this picture.
Black Walnut nesting tables in three different positions. Inquiries welcome, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A trestle-type black walnut bench for the Big Horn River Lodge in Montana. Of all the production pieces I have been building, the benches are the strongest design. All mortise and tenon joinery, there are no metal fasteners or glue used in these benches. The grain and figuring on the wide slabs of the old black walnut is very beautiful. The white oak butterfly joint helps control the split in this piece. Much of the walnut in the furniture I have been building over the past 15 months came from a stack of wood in a flooded basement in an abandoned house in South East Kansas.
Benches like this one can be built on request, though it is hard to come by walnut this wide in Kansas, so the price is some-what subject to availability of the lumber. email@example.com