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Location: Hills of Southern Indiana
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I really enjoy making boxes. The design phase is what I like the best when I'm working with my hands in wood. Building houses and furniture takes months or even years to finish; however, you can dream up and create another box every few days. In the past two or three years I have crafted over a hundred boxes and sold them mostly through local art galleries, no two boxes are exactly alike. My goal is to craft boxes that will withstand years of daily use, are pleasing to see, a joy to touch, and a pleasure to use. Mostly, my boxes are crafted from recycled materials.

As I craft boxes carefully and one at a time, shapes, sizes, methods of work, materials, uses and designs keep evolving. It is wonderful play, and sales help support my tool habit. It seems there is a fine line between woodworking and tool collecting.

Sometimes I tell the wood what it wants to be and sometimes the wood tells me what it wants to be. So far the wood and I are both comfortable with this arrangement. The joy of working with fine wood and getting to peer into the souls of ancient trees never grows old for me. Trees are one of nature's greatest feats.

-- Big Al in IN

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Max

55949 posts in 2772 days


#1 posted 766 days ago

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 766 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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SnowyRiver

51451 posts in 1979 days


#3 posted 766 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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surfin2

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#4 posted 766 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Roger

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#5 posted 725 days ago

Look forward to seeing more of your very awesome boxes. Keep makin dust. Work/play safe

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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jacob34

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#6 posted 699 days ago

I hope after practice my boxes look half as good as yours. My wife is from Indiana as well little north of you though.

-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log

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woodshaver

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#7 posted 698 days ago

Wellcome to Lumberjock’s! Hope to see more of your interesting boxes!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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SgtSnafu

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#8 posted 514 days ago

Hey – Welcome to Lumberjocks ! Lots of great ideas, info, inspiration, and support here (as many will tell ya – the site is quite addictive).. Enjoy…

—Scotty – aka… SgtSnafu – Randleman NC

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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Chad256

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#9 posted 332 days ago

You have created some of the best boxes I have ever seen. That gives me lots of inspiration. They are all beautiful!

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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Heisinberg

6 posts in 98 days


#10 posted 97 days ago

Amazing and inspiring craftsmanship on all your creations.

-- If it's worth making, it's worth making it great!

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