Manalapan, NJ

Teacher, business owner, father, and collector of all things unique. I really like sterling, jewelry, pottery, furniture, and old woodwork.


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Free-Form Hand Carved Bowl #2 - Kitchenin Kitchen
Hand carved Wooden Bowl - Maple - Kitchenin Kitchen
1977 United States Naval Academy Graduation Pin - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Help, Anyone? - Asianin Asian
Yellow Ware Custard Cup - Kitchenin Kitchen
Signed Sterling & ? LATON Cuff - TAXCO TF-40 - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Real Tiffany Bracelet? - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Early Hand Held Wooden Grain Scoop - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
Copper Ladle & Skimmer - Decorative handles - Kitchenin Kitchen
Anyone Have A Guess? - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware


  1. I am thinking this is an 18th century liquor carrying chest. Similar ones are found in George C. Neumann's book, "Early American Antique Country Furnishings". This differs in that it is slightly sma...
  2. yeah, the color does look blue in the picture, in real life it is purple.
  3. Sorry! I forgot to tell the answer! The tree this comes from we call Sweet Gum. I happen to agree with fhr, that this is spalting going on here. But, here is more about the Sweet Gum tree: http:/...
  4. what is the size?
  5. I can't see the top of the piece but it could be a wash sand.
  6. It's purlpe.
  7. thank you surfdub and agram! No surdub, not lime and not ash. good guesses!
  8. vetraio, thanks! good guess, but not elm and not a burl. this is a tricky one. I think fhr will know...we will see. Take care vetraio.
  9. zowie, thanks for the complement, I've only been doing this a few months so I have a lot to learn.
  10. fhr, funny I was about to ask you another question. I will try the flour scoop, thanks for the info! My question: what is a cheap good food safe wax for the bowls? Keep an eye out I have another bo...
  11. do you work with an adze fhrjr? I have a HUGE burly maple out back right on the edge of the stream. It is probably wide enough to make slabs out of. I took a branch down because it was dead but i...
  12. fhr, I always love a lecture! That must be a large bbq if you use it to dry stock no? The idea sounds great, but I was under the impression that you wanted to keep the wood in a humid environment. ...
  13. Sean, thanks for the complement! I am doing well, how are you?
  14. Hey surfdubb thanks for the compliment I actually carve the bowls while green. I dry them in ziplock bags. Slowly. It takes about two weeks to dry entirely.
  15. Seriously. Yeah, we used to have a truck deliver them to our house.
  16. I noticed that they started selling these again too. but they are in bags not cans anymore.
  17. paulam...I am jk. That is old for me too! The truth is that I haven't seen too many around though. These were in my parents basement. Take care.
  18. by really mean like late 1970's? I don't think these cans get much more than 20 or 25 dollars.
  19. scottvez, drfluffy, izenglish. thanks for the info. I think I will hold onto this one for a bit. I love the work, and the buy was good enough to be able to keep it. Thanks again for the help!!!!
  20. based on color my first guess is cocobolo:
  21. beautiful piece of wood....fhrjr will know, no doubt.
  22. Look at the seam. The vertical line that runs up the side of the bottle. Does the line run all the way up to the top of the lip? Or, does the line fade off?
  23. noob, as in rough, do you mean to the touch? or do you mean sloppy? I would say it is both. Thanks for the help.
  24. fhrjr, "city people suck it up." Hilarious. Some people would pay a lot of money for that knowledge!!! Thanks.
  25. surfdub, yes, this one is very very light
  26. thanks for the loves, vetraio, agh, patsea, agram, jewels, hotair, dr. cindb, kyran, walksoftly, alan and zowie!
  27. thanks for the loves: patsea, agram, doc, kyratango, cindb, mike, vetraio, share, agh, katherines
  28. thank for the love jewels
  29. thanks cinb, manikin and zowie!
  30. shareurpassion, thanks for the comment, these are purple stones, I have yet to research them
  31. Hi, thanks nutsabotas, davyd, and ho2....i do think it is sterling. I agree that the piece attaching the placque is strange. it is a twisted loop, Ill try to get a better picture of it. I agree tha...
  32. if it was the Birmingham anchor, then it would not have the 925, it would have the rampant lion. I'm thinking it is an american piece.
  33. thank you zowie
  34. racer, hotair, and cindb, thanks for the comments!
  35. Interesting! could be a make-do. Can you fit your thumb in the opening?
  36. Thanks for the guesses everyone. I believe it is a trenching saw. I saw a similar one in a book.
  37. You too vetraio! fhr, thanks for the info. Ill take a closer look and use my wood ID book as a reference. THanks!
  38. thanks everyone for the guesses. and for the loves!
  39. thanks jewels
  40. great collection jscott0363!
  41. I think it's an American broad axe head. One side is flat and the other is slanted? I know you weren't asking that but that is what the shape indicates. Nice!
  42. izenenglish, no marks on it. I have to say it doesn't really look and feel like a chisel. the tip is not sharp either. Thanks!
  43. trunkman, thanks for the info. I agree that the smaller one is better. Jewels thanks for the comment
  44. officialfuel, izenglish, miklv, patsea, walksoftly, jewels, sean, blunder, agh, trunkman and manikin thanks for the loves!
  45. izenenglish, thanks I will give you the dimensions later but its about 18 inches long 12 high and 8 wide.
  46. LOL, thanks trunkman, I've had these for awhile, just wanted to show them to get some opinions. I'm slimming the collection a bit. I have a thing for boxes, no trunks....yet! thanks man
  47. I am going to bring this one back....because recently I had it looked at by a professional. He claims it is a common piece made for export. I normally do not discuss price or value, and I am certainly...
  48. thats a beauty!!! I love the plain and simple face.
  49. hey jscott....yeah, I couldn't believe it. The guy said straight up, "this box is from the early 18th century, 20 bucks"
  50. its actually the one in the third picture, the second decanter from the left. I believe it is pre 1800.
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