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Jim writes - This is a bookcase that I made for my granddaughter Haley's third birthday. Although I checked out several plans from The New Yankee Workshop, Wood magazine, Workbench magazine and Woodsmith magazine, none of them really suited my needs, so I just kinda made it up as I went. It is made from Hard Maple and Hard Maple plywood. It is stained with Minwax "Pickled Oak", and finished with Minwax Polycrylic. It is 44in. high and 32in. wide. It has 4 adjustable shelves.
Time-Out Chairs

Jim writes - These Timeout chairs are made from plans that I purchased from
Meisel Hardware. The plans called for butt joints but I used mortise and tenons. They are made from Hard Maple. The lighter colored one is stained with Minwax "Pickled Oak" and the darker one is dyed with Moser's aniline dye "Med. Amber". They are coated with several coats of polyurethane. I made them for my grandkids, and according to their mothers, "Just in the nick of time".
Shop Projects, Workbenches and Accessories

Jim writes - Here are some picture of some of my shop projects. The Workshop Hutch and the Miter Saw/Radial Arm Saw Bench are modified versions of plans from
The New Yankee Workshop. The 5ft. Lazy Susan is of my own design.
Keepsake Box

Jim writes - This is a keepsake box that I made from plans in the Wood magazine from September 2002, issue 143. It is made of Curly Maple and trimmed in Padouk. It is finished with Danish oil and polyurethane. I also made one out of Mahogany trimmed with Curly Maple.
Elephant Cart

Jim writes - This little "elephant cart" is made from plans from a book, "Toys to Build" from the editors of Workbench magazine. The elephants are made from Walnut and the cart is made from hard Maple. On the cart I used  box  joints instead of the butt joints the plan called for.
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