Woodworking

Hand-cut/carved robin's nest shelf

Hand-cut/carved robin's nest shelf

This was made from a board of Radiata pine and cut using my handsaws and then inserted into the back panel using a chiseled out portion. There are no nails or screws, only bamboo plugs (cut chopsticks) and a little wood glue.

Carved Keychain (purpleheart wood)

Carved Keychain (purpleheart wood)

A gift for my cousin's daughter, who started college this year. The hole is strung with a live "thread" of Tillandsia usneoides, the famous Spanish Moss that grows in southern trees. It's actually a bromeliad with no roots, where the shoots stay connected like monkeys in a barrel. :)

Purpleheart Keychain - D

Purpleheart Keychain - D

This is the second keychain I made for the younger son of my cousin. The reverse is a small jet plane since that's what he likes now.