I built 6 of these clock frames for sister Karen. They are made of Alder. Each frame has 48 pieces that are double splined. I routed the inside and outside curves using a router and templates.
I also put the first of many coats of finish on wife Karen's Christmas table. This is called a Limbert table and is made of Quarter sawn white oak. The top is 27 inches wide and 37 inches long. My planer is only 15" wide so this meant that I had to flatten the top using hand planes. The square design and the legs were shaped with power tools, but everything else was shaped using hand tools. All of the fit was done with a hand saw.
My common name is McKay Sleight. Moku means wood, saku means to make, and sensei is teacher. I taught woodworking for 31 years. I retired in May of 2010. Before teaching, I worked as a mortician, insulation installer and coca cola delivery. I lived in Japan for 2 years and still speak a little after 40 years. I received my masters of education degree in 1984. I have six children, the oldest of which is a Doctor of Nurse practitioner. The second is an amazing young mom that works with handicapped adults. # 3 graduated in radiation technology and has an amazing wife that will put up with him. #4 has one little girl and a cute little boy. #5 is working at two jobs and is going to school for EMT and firefighting. #6 is married, and graduated in 2011 as a med. assistant. She loves her job.