Earring Case

The four earring case is made from purpleheart and maple. Dimensions are 4 1/4 inches wide, 2 1/2 inches tall and 2 inches deep.

Front of earring box.
Back of earring box with brass hinges.
Inside of earring box. The back of the earring goes into the round hole and then slid along the groove to rest the earring in place as in the photo below.
Earrings in place.

Flip Top Cart

Space in my garage is at a premium so I built this flip-top cart to hold my bench top planer and the combination belt and spindle sander. Actually, there’s a law that says you must have a flip top cart in your workspace if your shop is a garage. I rarely need to use these at the same time so I chose these two to utilize the same cart. The cart has 3 inch locking casters making the unit move around easily and can quickly move back out of the way when not in use.

Each unit is plugged into a multi-outlet power strip inside the cart top and one male plug routes out the side. The top comes apart so if I need to get to something inside it’s possible to do so by removing about 10 two-inch screws. Hopefully that will be far and few between.

This design was posted on Fishers Shop and I used his design. There are many examples of flip-carts out there and I like this one the best of those that I watched.

i will probably edge-band some the raw plywood edges and give everything a final sanding and several coats of lacquer or poly-urethane to protect the wood. It’s ready to use, let’s make something.

In this position the combination belt and spindle sander is ready for use
Flipped 180 degrees the planer is now available.
The flip table locks on the side in either position.
Added a drawer to hold the spindles and other miscellaneous stuff. Found out the hard way that thing things fall out when flipped upside down.
In the middle of a swing.


I was able to make this 9″ X 9″ trivet from leftover cut-offs of the cutting board that I made late last year. Feels good to use as much as possible the wood you buy. Even if it’s only remnants from other projects.

The woods used are, purple heart, walnut, maple, and mahogany. 

Trivet 9X9


Router Table Project – Table and Base Completed

Added a rolling base to the existing router table top.  Two additional drawers will be used to house the router bits and the tools required to change  the bits and to adjust the height of the router.


Router Table Project – Finishing Details

The table is essentially completed. I may round over the edges of the melamine top and use wipe-on poly for the cabinet.

I added the dust collection port to connect to my shop vac.

A rolling cart is to be built to bring the table height up to about 40 inches for ease of working while routing.


Router Table Project – Fence Painted and Notched

The fence painted and a center notch cut out to clear the tallest and widest bit I own. The end grain plywood part of the fence requires a lot of paint. I will probably add another coat or two to the end grain and edge grain.

A dust collection port is all that remains to the build for the table. A second project for the mobile base will begin shortly after completion of the table.