I really enjoyed working with the walnut wood for this project. It smells really nice as you work it with the chisels!

This case will protect your iPod against life's bumps and bruises. Let's face it, you like to throw your iPod Nano (4th generation) into your purse, bookbag, briefcase or whatever. Why not protect it in style? And unlike those other cases, your iPod is the same small size when you want to use it -- not wrapped in an inch of plastic.



This case will superbly pamper your iPod Nano. The depth and captivating warmness will entice people to reach out and feel it. The rounded edges will provide comfort as it easily fits in your grasp.

This iPod Nano case made from a single piece of walnut salvaged from the green mountains of Vermont. It features a maple sliding dovetail cover made for the mahogany lid. The lid is hand-worked with chisels for the best fit. The contrasting woods provide balance and harmony. Why not have a unique conversation piece for your iPod that is also extremely practical, durable, and beautiful?



Go green by buying brown -- brown wood versus wrapping your iPod in harsh plastic. It has two coats of danish oil and one coat of hand rubbed Carnauba wax for the finish. The grain on this case is spectacular!

This is a unique design for your mobile iPod needs. It is a pair of passive speakers enclosed in a high range mahogany and maple enclosure.



Acoustically sealed, this speaker provides ample listening possibilities without needing to bring extra batteries or worrying about finding a plug to put it in. All you need i your charged iPod, iPhone, Walkman or even a Zune! It uses a standard headphone jack for input.

Want to listen to Rachmaninoff while sipping your morning cafe au lait in your Pied-à-terre? This speaker can handle that.

Want to relax to some Joni Mitchell while painting or sewing? This speaker can handle that.

Want to blast some tunes from Metallica, Black Sabbath or Iron Maiden? This speak can't handle that. Since it's not a powered speaker it's limited in what it can handle. It's never going to get too loud or fill more than a small or medium size room with music. I find that you need to have the volume at a minimum of halfway.



Try setting your iPod or iPhone's equalizer to 'Small Speakers' and it works wonderfully. Some may anthropomorphise this speaker and think it's staring at you. Maybe it is.

If you're interested in seeing some inspirational, how-to, or just plain informative videos about woodworking, then I strongly suggest you go to http://woodtreks.com. The site describes itself as:

“Woodtreks” are video journeys for woodworkers, wood artists, and collectors of fine wood crafts, art, and furniture. Be inspired, learn how-to, and discover master artisans & their work.


The first thing you'll, notice in the site is the professional-grade production quality videos that Keith Cruickshank has put together. Luckily, it's not just the filming quality though that'll draw you in. The content of the pieces are top-notch. He interviews fascinating people like furniture maker Craig Vandall Stevens and many more.

In fact, I would go on a limb to say that that there nothing close on television or cable that provides such a deep and rich experience for today's woodworker. Please let me know if you think otherwise, I'd love to see what else comes close. Don't get me wrong, there's plenty of great video blogs out there too -- but I haven't seen one that has the breadth with various artisans and craftsmen profiled.

The site went live in June 2008 and has posted many videos shortly thereafter. It's currently on a small break as Keith relocates his shop. Let him know how much you like his work -- it'll help ensure we all get more great videos to watch in the future!

So what are you waiting for? Why not take a quick peek and start by watching
How to Hand Cut Precision Dovetails
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