Creative Woodworking

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Cutting Board Design gets a Name

Introducing the "Preston" Cutting Board, our first special order. We have decided to name it after the designer, since it will be offered as a standard available option. Shown here sanded up and ready for finish.  16" x 22" x 1 1/8", radius corners and drip edge all around, but only on one side.  It's reversible!
Walnut is the wood choice and the Butcher Block Conditioner not only seals and protects the board, it also brings out the character in the wood grain. So pretty!
Do you agree? We love it and hope to sell many more (and keep one for us of course)!
We have since sold another, based on this design.  Red Birch is the wood choice, which has a slightly less material cost than Walnut, per board foot.
All the cutting boards we offer are hand made by the buyins.
In need of a cutting board for yourself or a gift?  You know who to call...

Thank you for stopping by, comments welcome!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Cheers to the Cutting Board

Cutting boards are happening. It's going really well and we can't keep up.  Our first big step was jumping in on the craft fairs. Done.  Going to (hopefully) join 2 - 3 per year.  
Second big step, getting our boards into a local shop. Thank you Ascutney Market and here we go!
We will work on the Etsy Shop also, adding options and maybe more than cutting boards and picture frames?  We will see!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Beyond The Unicorn

Craft Fair # 2, here we come!  Someone (my husband) thought it would be a good idea to see if there were any tables left for the Beyond The Unicorn Craft Fair 12/7/13.  Did you know he is a Springfield Alumni?  He is, that's another story, back to the craft fair.

We didn't expect to get in for this year, we were thinking maybe next year. Guess what?  There had just been a cancellation and the planner was trying to find a replacement that wasn't offering jewelry or felt we are IN. 

Only 2 weeks to get ready...are we nervous....YES.  But away we go, cutting boards all over the place.
Mahogany End Grain and Maple Mahogany End Grain Combo will be making their debut!!


Monday, November 11, 2013

Craft Fair in our Pretty Little Town

American Legion, 4 Court Street, Windsor, VT. Saturday 11/16/13, 9-3. Join us and many more crafter's, let's get your holiday shopping started!
As you can see, we have been making cutting boards...and by "we" I mean Bud. I cheer happily from the sideline, take pictures and promote - promote - promote.
Hand crafted to the finest quality, many choices will be available and special orders are welcome.

We look forward to seeing all the other crafts, meeting the crafter's and having a great day. Be there or be square!  

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Cutting Boards?

Yes, Cutting Boards. 
Starting with maple, walnut and cherry wood pieces, and 2 size options.

Let us show you how it's done.

Tools needed:  Radial Arm Saw, Table Saw, Planer and Clamps
You will also need wood glue and talent.

The talented eye is needed for selecting which pieces go together on each board. Based on grain pattern and color.
These cherry pieces were chosen with sap to add a certain amount of character.
Clamped up, wood glue will need about 1 1/2 hours to dry. Notice the filler pieces between the board and the clamps, they are important as we do not want clamp marks.
Ready for planing and being cut to size.
Looking good!  These 4 are now ready for hand sanding, eased edges and finish. Bring on the Howard's Butcher Block Conditioner.
Walnut - Maple, Cherry-Cherry and 2 Cherry-Maple.  Who knows which one I'm going to want to keep?
Cherry - Maple
Walnut - Maple

Size shown 11 3/4" x 16" x 1" (approx)

Who wants one? Or two? $40 for the Cherry - Maple and the Walnut - Maple + Shipping

Routed drip detail added to this one. 
What do you think? Only $10 extra!

Find US on Etsy!

We've made a few all walnut and they may win out as the favorite...we will see!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Window Seat - Bookcases

Almost done.  Next are the wood tops above the bookcases, some simple molding and voila!

We need more "stuff" on the shelves!
And, maybe a bigger plant in the window.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Our Little Town

Cabinet projects at home seem to be on hold, since other things are keeping us so busy... (busy is good, btw).
So, let's talk about a wonderful Sunday, a simple walk, in a pretty little town.

Down Juniper Hill Road, through town, back up State Street to County Road...

and then home.
Happy Sunday!!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Japanese Tree Lilac

This tree smells wonderful.
I believe that our yard needs another one...or two!

Back to cabinetry posts soon :-)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Window Seat Cushion

A friend suggested I check out Ocean State Job Lot for a temporary window seat cushion "they have a ton" OK...I would have never thought of this.
Long story short...3 cushions, $25 each DONE.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Wine Tasting / Windsor, Vermont

Sometimes it's all about the wine...
Rose' for the April Wine Tasting 4/26/13
at the Windsor House in Historic Windsor, VT.
Did I mention there was live music by Joice Marie? Fantastic, here we go.
Must be 21, oh yeah, we've got that more than double, actually.
Meet Rice Yordy, he and his beautiful wife Lisa are the owners of Windsor Wine & Spirits and the hosts for these wonderful wine tasting events.
Catering by Anne Yates, wonderful idea and the choices were
Anne and her family own the Country Convenience Store across the river in Plainfield, NH.  If you head to West Leb via 12A, like we do, be sure to stop in, often.
Back to the wine...all 6 Rose' were very nice, we chose these 3 for purchase.
1. Sequin Rose' 2012 offered at $9.99
2. Bieler Pere rose' 2012 offered at $10.99
3. Domaine de Ballade Rose' 2012 offered at $9.99

Great wines, great prices and friendly folks, can't beat that.
Cheers in Windsor, VT!

Sunday, April 21, 2013