Riker Table

Hi guys,

If you have been following our Instagram (@tjgwoodworking) and Facebook page you’ve probably seen the ongoing progress of the hall table that has been in the works as the most recent project. We are happy to say that it is now complete and ready for delivery! This may have been one of the more challenging pieces of furniture Tyler has created thus far, but also one of the most unique to TJGwoodworking. A challenge like this came with different obstacles along the way, but overall, it opened up a new set of ideas, inspiration, and technique for future designs to come. We hope the client is just as pleased as we are with the end result.

We wanted to share the photos with you so please check out the image slideshow below and let us know your thoughts on it! Also, don’t forget to visit our new Etsy account. Handmade tree ornaments make lovely Christmas gifts!

-TJGwoodworking team

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Bowls, Boats, and Baby!

Happy Monday everyone!

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday with family and friends and a relaxing weekend that followed. Things here at the shop have been in full swing! From cranking out several new bowls of various elegant forms and figures, to finishing up a uniquely stunning hall table, and preparing for some boat restorations, it is off to a nice winter season. We are also thrilled to announce that the newest member of our family has arrived! Our daughter Julianne was born on November 1st. Maybe we have a future woodworker in the making?

Please stay posted for updates to follow on a new account with Etsy (etsy.com) where you will soon be able view and easily purchase our items for sale.

Have a great rest of your day,

-TJGwoodworking team

Shop Update

Hey everyone,

Just thought I’d do a quick post to let you all know that the wood-shop is really starting to take shape now. I won’t go into too much detail but I’ve got my space 90% insulated, I have heat, new windows installed, wallboard 90% installed, overhead lighting, lathes set up and more happening with each passing day. I am on track to have the shop fully operational by spring which was my goal. It’s finally starting to look like a shop which is a great feeling. I’ve been spending most of my time the last few months focusing on the house and now I’m at a point where the barn is my focus. Here are a few pictures of the progress

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Upcoming Show

Hey guys,

Just wanted to do a quick post. I’ve decided to do a pretty big show at the end of September. The Vermont Fine Furniture, Woodworking and Forest Festival. The show is held in Woodstock, VT and is on the weekend of September 27th and 28th. I will have a 10’x10′ booth setup with all of the bowls that I own, almost 20 new pens that I’ve turned in the past week, and a few pieces of furniture. There will be a lot of work by some very talented VT craftsman, some demos and food for lunch. So, If you’re not doing anything, come check out the show and enjoy the town of Woodstock, which is beautiful that time of year. I will keep you all posted with any new work and updates.

-Tyler

“The Weight of Time” Handmade Clock

Hey folks,

It’s been awhile. I’ve gotten some pics of the artistic clock I finished last semester at Burlington College. I really wanted to do a piece that was 100% functional but had a story behind it, that made people curious and wonder what the idea was. I wanted it to be amusing and question physics. The clock is made out of Sapele and Tiger Maple and features a fully operational sounding mechanism for chiming the hours out. Enjoy the pics. Clock front Clock Detail Clock SideAlso, in the near future I will begin working on a Kayak. This will be my first and I’m taking a slightly different approach this time. I’ll be building the boat from a kit purchased from a company online. This is an easy way for me to keep myself into woodworking while not needing a full shop which I’m currently trying to secure. So, stay posted for updates and in progress posts.

-Tyler

Handshaped and Carved Lamp

Hey folks,

It’s been too long since I’ve last done a post. I’ve moved to southern VT and am all completed with school! Woot! Anyway, this lamp is one of three projects I completed my last semester at The Vermont Woodworking School. I chose Cherry of course, for this piece. The entire lamp is hand-shaped to form the spiral. I wanted to implement texture into this piece and decided to try my hand at carving. This was my first time ever carving wood and I must admit, I enjoyed it. Enjoy the pictures.   Spiral LampSpiral Lamp DetailSpiral Lamp Base DetailI will have the pictures of the other two pieces that I completed up in a few weeks hopefully. Also, the next few months will likely be quiet in terms of new work and news. I don’t have a shop currently but am hoping to have one by spring.

-Tyler

Turning a bowl from start to finish

Hey folks,

I’m finally getting around to doing another post. I decided to make a video so you all could see the process I use to make a bowl from start to finish. I sped the video up 8x to make it roughly 6 minutes long.

On another note, I finished up and delivered another floating top hall table last week, turned out good. Now I’ll be cranking out products for the upcoming show at Mt. Snow in West Dover, VT. It is the Wine and Harvest Festival on the 21st and 22nd of September. If you’re in the area, come check it out, lots of great wine and crafters! Hope to see you there.

-Tyler