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MODERN CHESS SET

I originally thought of turning these on the lathe but quickly gave up on that plan, as I lack the skills to do so. But I am a huge fan of modern art and minimalist objects. And started to do some research and eventually came across a set created by Lanier Graham in 1966 and fell in love with its simplicity and really enjoyed how all of the pieces fit in a tiny little box.

Block of Oak with holes drilled to hold glass test tubes.

I came across a hand full of test tubes ( new ) and thought that they would make an interesting vase. I took a very cupped piece of white oak and worked it flat and reasonably square.

I drilled 3 1″ holes into the block, gave it a quick sad up to 320 grit. I applied mineral oil and a Beeswax and mineral oil salad bowl finish.

Planter made from a block of walnut for succulent pants

Yes, there is snow! This video was shot only a couple of weeks ago.

While out shopping with my wife I saw these succulents in the garden centre and bought a few. I then realized I had no place to keep them.

I took a scrap chunk of walnut and created a geometric shape by cutting a 5-degree angle on all edges.

Pencil holder made from a block of walnut

Watch as I make a very simple pencil holder for my growing collection.

I want to thank Jimmy Diresta and Gary Vaynerchuk simply because they are both inspirational and genuine people. Both Jimmy and Gary said that hey often make content and keep it unlisted but the point is that something was made. And that got me thinking about my own projects.

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