Let me first say that I love this site and all the podcasts! Marc’s comical approach really appeals to the masses and all the great information is a solid reinforcement to his dedication to our craft. This project was inspired by the Gadget Station series. Great Job!
I am in my late twenty’s and live in the North GA mountains. I grew up watching Norm on Saturday mornings instead of cartoons. He taught me all the basics, and I still watch him to this day. Later in life I discovered David Marks, and he changed how I look at my projects and that there is an amazing rainbow of woods available to us. Most recently I found the TWW site. I love the fact that Marc combines all the great influences into his podcasts. Marc is very fortunate to have learned directly from the masters. I enjoy building furniture of all kinds, but my real passion is woodturning. I specialize in segmented turning and have included a link to some of my work.
Now then, enough with the brown nosing. One of my favorite projects was Marc’s Gadget Station. The use of woods, as well as the Greene & Greene and Asian influences, grabbed my attention immediately. So using Marc’s inspiration, I designed and built my own smaller version to hold CD’s. It is constructed of walnut legs with a poplar body (spalted on back), and a spalted sycamore door. You may notice there is no handle on the door. I embedded magnets in the door to close it and also magnets in the spire on top to then grab and open it. I used a set of barrel hinges from Rockler to allow the door to drop down and be concealed at the same time. This touch anchored the medieval castle theme, I felt I had going on. Well, I hope my cabinet did you some justice. Keep up the great work.