RJ's Woodworking

The above is how a lot of my projects start, fresh-cut lumber

Last updated on 11/13/2021 added to extras page and learning experiences
If you'd like to have something custom made feel free to contact me at rj405rj@gmail.com

Thank you for taking the time to look at my work. If you'd like to make a small donation to show your appreciation I could really use a new lathe. I've redone the bearings on my small lathe twice and would love to upgrade.

Where my woodworking began

These are my sons and they are why I began working with wood. "Dad, do you think you could make us some swords, out of wood?" So of course I had to try. Using a jigsaw I got from my grandpa, after he passed, and some scrap wood I had from tearing down a wall we got to work. They designed them and I cut them out.

My wife and my youngest son were asking me if I could make them some things that they could give away as Christmas presents so I gathered up some of the stuff I already had made and figured, why not take a picture.

Cornhole boards that I made for my eldest son's 1 year wedding anniversary.

Completely made of reclaimed wood from pallets. This was my first project where I joined up boards in this fashion and I really enjoyed the challenge and the learning experience. And of course my cat Nacho had to photobomb me.

A custom-made A-frame blackboard made for a customer to be used at her daughter's wedding.

All recycled materials. The frame is from pallet wood I planed down and sanded to find the beauty that was hiding underneath. The blackboard is 1/4 plywood reclaimed, sanded down, and painted with chalkboard paint. Even the chain was reclaimed from a shelf that was suspended from the ceiling.

Here is a toy box that was made for a very special 3 year old girl.

A desk on a budget. The materials for the this desk were nothing more than cheap 2x4 studs and plywood. Its hard to tell in the pictures but using the Shou Sugi Ban technique I burnt the wood to a good char and then used a sanding wheel to remove all the loose material causing an amazing texture and look to it.

Working on the Lathe

Some of my early projects

Wood Burning