The Last Detail - Shop Shots - San Jacinto, CA
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Shop Shots
These are shots of our woodwork in progress and some recently completed projects.  This is intended for the wood worker in all of us.  This is updated regularly.  It may be possible that you see your special project in different stages of progress with tools and and jigs used to accomplish.   
Enjoy!
 
 
Torpedos
Torpedos
These torpedos were made for Naval Mine and ASW Command. Fins and propellers are waiting to be put on. The blank on the lathe has been trimmed down to an octogon using the table saw to minimize turning time and tool wear. The ends on this torpedo will be cut when we are ready to install the fins and the propellers. These have been turned from bass wood. The props will be walnut to give it a nice contrast.
Torpedos and Stands
These items are standing by for sanding sealers and clear coats.
Torpedos and Stands
Same torpedos different angle.
Same torpedos different angle.
Mine stand
Mine stand
Dry fit (oak table)
Dry fit (oak table)
This was table we recently completed. We were doing a dry run prior to applying glue. Here you can see the raised panels on the back. See "Tables" to see the finished product.
Dry fit (oak table)
Same dry run, front view. Here you can see the face frame of the drawers. See "Tables" to see the finished product.
Dry fit (oak table)
Table top (oak table)
Table top (oak table)
Here the table top has been glued and clamped. See "Tables" to see the finished product.
Dry fit (oak table)
This is one of the sides to the table. These legs are so well balanced that they are able to stand on thier own. See "Tables" to see the finished product.
Dry fit (oak table)
Well balanced leg
Well balanced leg
Once cleaned up from mill marks this leg and all legs were able to stand on thier own.
Cutting Beyond Fence Capacity
This panel needed to be cut at 63.5 inches in length. Fence capacity is only 50 in. Setting a long and square piece of lumber at the correct measurements enables me to use the actual table as a fence and skip on saw horses and circular saw set up.
Cutting Beyond Fence Capacity
Cutting Beyond Fence Capacity
Cutting Beyond Fence Capacity
Cut is complete and I have the length of lumber I need.
On My Last Ship (in the makings)
Side shot of carrier sitting on my table saw. View "Custom Shadow Boxes" to see the finished Carrier. The finished item earned a 1st place Model Building not to Scale at San Diego Designs in Wood. This was a special project that was made strictly for Designs in Woods.
On My Last Ship (in the makings)
On My Last Ship (in the makings cont.)
On My Last Ship (in the makings cont.)
View "Custom Shadow Boxes" to see the finished Carrier. The finished item earned a 1st place Model Building not to Scale at San Diego Designs in Wood. This was a special project that was made strictly for Designs in Woods.
Routing a wheel (up close)
This wheel is in the process of being routed to accept the glass. After every pass the router bit is raised three full turns on the Rockler Master lift. The lift eases the process of having to fiddle under the routed table. What a time saver!!!
Routing a wheel (up close)
Routing a wheel (a step back)
Routing a wheel (a step back)
I took a few steps back and another snap shot to allow you to see the set up.
Sword case in the making.
 Sword case in the making.
Cherry table with ebony inlays
Cherry table with ebony inlays

Making it fit.
Kenny putting on some finishing touches on a flag stand prior to mounting the ships wheel.
Making it fit.
Flag stand prior to getting a finish.
Flag stand prior to getting a finish.
Open tenon joinery.
All my wheels have thru tenon joinery. This is not only for looks but for the sheer strength of the joints.
Open tenon joinery.
Oak chest
Oak chest
On a hot standby for some touch up sanding and finish.
Dry fit.
The feet on the eagle actually wrap around the pistol and the trident.
Dry fit.
Diving helmet stand with boots.
Diving helmet stand with boots.
Unfinished
RPG 7 Case
Case with all the trim work attached.
RPG 7 Case
Carrier Coin Holder in progress (port view)
Carrier Coin Holder in progress (port view)
Carrier Coin Holder (STBD view)
Carrier Coin Holder (STBD view)
32 in inside dia wheel.  See the finished wheel in Custom Shadow Boxes
32 in inside dia wheel. See the finished wheel in Custom Shadow Boxes
Bottom of 32 Inch wheel and stand. See the finished wheel in Custom Shadow Boxes
Bottom of 32 Inch wheel and stand.  See the finished wheel in Custom Shadow Boxes
Through tenon joinery
Through tenon joinery
Scroll work for top of chest.
Scroll work for top of chest.