Author Archives: Matthew

New work and a long-overdue update

Things have been pretty busy here in Hickey-land. My family sold our old craftsman home in NE Portland and bought another old home in SE Portland. I’ve finished up the Mastery program at NW Fine Woodworking Studio and life with … Continue reading

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Mountain rain

This is what happens when you play with milk paint and a set of carving gouges. Carved basswood cabinet/bookshelf in middle earth style. Mahogany back and base. Slanting the tongue and groove back pieces was a lot of fun. The … Continue reading

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Frame and panel Chest of walnut

I built this to match a walnut Prairie couch and loveseat that I had already built for some valued clients. All solid black walnut with a purple-heart bottom. I feel like I have finally nailed the lapped and half-lapped miter.

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Carved walnut frames

I finished this hand-carved solid walnut frame for an image taken by Lasala images for cross fanatic Mike Hall. I love combining my passion for fine woodworking and cycling. I can  make these frames and professionally mount your image for … Continue reading

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St. Johns Valet

Version two of the St John’s coat rack is now complete and ready for the Lumber to Legacy program auction in Albany Oregon (http://cityofalbany.net/lumbertolegacy). The lumber was salvaged from a construction project in Albany that removed seven very large native … Continue reading

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St John’s valet

The St. Johns bridge here in Portland has always been among my favorite US bridges. Designed by engineer and poet David B. Steinman, the bridge was the longest suspension bridge in existence at the time of its construction. Mr. Steinman … Continue reading

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Photography equipment!

Well now I’ve gone and done it… Bought non-woodworking tools that is. But it was worth it. A Lowell three-light kit; One TOTA and two OMNI lights with umbrellas, stands, cords and a bag. A combo0diffuser/reflector with stand and a … Continue reading

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Walnut picture frames with Bicycle advertisement prints

I just completed a run of hand-carved walnut picture frames for a series of bicycle advertisement re-prints I’d been collecting.  They combine two of my passions- cycling and woodworking. I have many more of these prints available, and will be … Continue reading

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more sushi-boxes

Another run of boxes finished and photographed. If your interested in one, let me know here. Prices specified do not include shipping.

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Little Boxes

Our first project for the Mastery Program at the Northwest Woodworking Studio is a sushi box based upon a design Gary Rogowski published in Fine Woodworking magazine. With my usual abundance of enthusiasm, I jumped right in with six original … Continue reading

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