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Other Woodcraft

From pens to bottle stoppers to puzzles, A Cut Above has a variety of fun woodworking items to choose from. For the most part, it is David, Rachel, and Laurie that create these smaller pieces, but Steve helps out now and then. In this gallery you'll find examples of unique projects, some of which have never been recreated! And while some items are produced more regularly for our craft fairs, some of these were just experiments. You will also notice that many of the pieces below are round and were done with the help of a small wood lathe. A change from the sharp-cornered nature of the the cutting boards, woodturning offers the ability to create rounded and cylindrical shapes.


In many of our turned pieces the focus has been put on the natural elegance of the wood grain. Wooden bowls, pens, bottle stoppers, and vases are invited to showcase the organic twists and turns found naturally in the timber. Our pieces are rarely stained, so any colors you see below are the natural color of the wood. All of the pieces have been carefully sanded, sometimes up to 1000 grit sand paper! The last step is to apply a finish to protect the wood as well as to bring out to beauty in the colors and grain.

Wine bottle holder | Assorted hardwoods
Cribbage Board | Assorted hardwoods
Bud Vase | Black cherry & other woods
Pizza cutter | Zebrawood
Wine bottle stoppers | Assorted hardwoods
Cheese knife | Maple burl
Cribbage board | Maple and walnut
Conversion magnet | Assorted hardwoods
Fountain pen | Assorted hardwoods
Compass rose | Assorted hardwoods
Pepper grinders | Assorted hardwoods
Cheese knife | Assorted hardwoods
Cribbage Board | Assorted hardwoods
Elephant puzzle | Cherry
Bud Vase | Maple burl & other woods
Wine bottle holder | Assorted hardwoods
Bud vase | Maple burl
Birds wall hanging | Poplar
Bud base | Assorted hardwoods
Matching bud vases | Purpleheart and bloodwood
Slimline pens | Assorted hardwoods
Pizza cutter | Assorted hardwoods
Dolphin puzzle | Poplar
Salad bowl | Red oak and mahogany
Salad bowl | Cherry
Fountain pen | Wenge, bloodwood, and maple
Cribbage boards | Assorted woods
Salt and pepper mills | Chessnut
Bud vases | Assorted hardwoods
Platter | Flaming maple
Matching bowls | Cherry burl
Dog puzzle | Poplar
Candle holder | Maple
Bud vase | Assorted woods and epoxy resin
Bottle stopper | Assorted hardwoods
Fountain pen | Teak, maple, and walnut
Spheres | Assorted woods
Bowl | Cherry burl
Cribbage board | Maple and walnut
Slimline pens | Assorted hardwoods
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