Tiger Maple handplane

I decided to build my own wooden hand plane after seeing planes from Larry Marshall and Kari Hultman. Making a wooden plane is almost a craftsmans right of passage, like a Jedi building his own lightsaber. (Sorry, should have issued a nerd alert.) It is an extremely fulfilling project and can provide some great learning … (Read More)

Art Fire and Etsy

Over the course of the last couple weeks, I finally launched an Etsy shop and an Art Fire studio for Scott Meek Woodworks. I only have two items for sale currently at both locations: the Maple and Cherry tray and the Butternut/Walnut treasures box. I hope to have a few more items for sale in … (Read More)

Butternut and Walnut Treasures Box, update #2

I’ve now applied two coats of linseed oil and beeswax. Need to wait a couple days before I can put a 3rd coat on, and then another week, when I may finish with Shellac.  Once that is done, I will get some final pictures of it before giving to my friend who is eager to … (Read More)

Butternut/Walnut box update

The box is completely assembled! Only thing left to do is apply the linseed oil and bees wax finish. And so, without further ado:

Butternut and Walnut gift box

I was asked by a friend to make a box for his mom to hold cards that are very special to her. I put together some ideas in Google Sketchup, and asked some fellow woodworkers for their input using Google Wave. It was an interesting experience to get real time input online. Here is the … (Read More)


This is what I’ve been working on today.  I’ve had the Maple sitting in the shop for awhile with such a unique grain pattern, just waiting for inspiration to hit. I made a comment on Twitter this past Sunday that I needed to create something this week, and asked people that follow my tweets to … (Read More)

Building an Oak replacement door.

I got to build an Oak interior door the last couple days to replace this one, which was burned in a fire. This has been a fun little project.  Just waiting for the glass, and for the painter to stain and lacquer the door, then I will install it.