Jon Kaplan

Tall Wooden Clock

This clock won the Peoples'Choice Award in BAWA's 2016 Exhibition

Size: 19 in 13.5 in 75 in

Wood: Walnut, Maple, Marblewood, and a little Redwood Homemade plywood, bent lamination, inlay

Technique: CNC, lots of hand work

Finish: Watco oil

Inspiration: "This clock has been three years in the making. I displayed the prototype at the BAWA show in October, 2016, and this is the finished piece (finally!). I find wooden machines fascinating, so building a clock was an appealing challenge."

DIY CNC machine(s)

Marquetry box

Wood: Walnut, maple, assorted marquetry woods

Finish: Danish Oil

Size: 7"L x 5"W 3"H

Technique: Marquetry, machine and hand tools

Inspiration: " This bit of marquetry was the output of a two day class I took with Matt Werner in Santa Cruz. It seemed like it deserved to become the top of a box."

Marquetry box".


Wood: Maple

Finish: Wipe on polyurethane

Size: 20" x 20" x 40" tall

Technique: Walnut inlay and splines

Inspiration:"Making a chair always seemed to me to be the ultimate test of a woodworker. When I saw this simple design for a chair it seemed like a good place to start on this ultimate woodworking quest."

Coat Tree

Size: 19 in 22 in 71 in

Wood: Redwood and fir

Technique: Inlay, sliding dovetails, pattern routing

Finish: Osmo Polyx

Inspiration:"This was a chance to try a new technique (sliding dovetails) and to build something nice with some redwood given to me by a recently deceased friend."

Coat tree of redwood and fir

Earring Box

Size: 11.25 in 9 in 11 in

Wood: Walnut, Oak

Technique: Splined miter joints

Finish: Watco oil

Inspiration: "After years of buying earrings for my wife, I made this box as a Mother's Day gift to help her organize and show what she has."