Msc Projects

Dollhouse Book Shelf
A birthday present for my wonderful granddaughter, Charlotte (Charley) Murphy, I was a few months late but it is done.  It is made from 1" solid red oak.

Man, that's a good lemon

Added Calipers to a 5" Cross Slide Vice:
Very handy on my drill press

Martial Arts Belt Holder:
I built this for my talented grandaughter, Allison.  She is quickly earning her belts

Thickness Planner:

My Friend Larry found a thickness planner at a garage sale.  My first project was a butcher block type workbench using 2x4s.  Lesson learned - let the wood dry thoroughly before assembling.

Double Gate:
I made a double swinging gate out of two 6'x6' vinyl fence sections.  The 2x2 wood frame carries the load.  To paint the vinyl to match the house, I sanded all surfaces to be painted with 120 grit sandpaper, used 1 coat of exterior flat latex primer and 1 coat of flat latex color.  The paint is on there solid and the plastic looking shine that you normally see on a vinyl fence(that I hate) is gone.  Sanding between slats is time consuming.