Black Walnut

Black Walnut is used in many of the same applications as other highly colored domestic and imported hardwoods. It is commonly used in the manufacture of high end furniture and cabinetry. Black Walnut is also popular as interior …

Acer (Maple) Species and Hardness

As is often the case with domestic woods, where you buy the wood being sold as Soft Maple can heavily influence what species you are actually getting and using. For example, in the western United States, Soft Maple is …

East Indian Rosewood Bowl

I certainly found the wood to be hard and dense, and therefore slow to cut but with the use of Easy Wood Tools I didn’t encounter great difficulty provided that I maintained a relatively slow speed for the larger cuts, …

Corian Pens Completed

It has been quite the odyssey, making 36 pens all at one time. Making pens is something of a vocation I think. Pen making isn’t something that someone does casually because there are just too many discrete steps …

Polishing the Corian Blanks

With plastics, I go a good deal further to ensure a high gloss finish and an excellent hand feel. I use a 9 grade micro-polish system as well. I have micro-sanding equipment in two formats: pads and small …