Let me begin by saying I am not a chisel geek. Not that much of a chisel expert at all, actually. Bless the hearts of those who stolidly believe that their hair will fall out and they become two inches shorter and grow warts if they were to us...
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Location: Shelbyville, Michigan
Just another retired guy from SW Michigan, who likes to make boxes, furniture, and a few turned pieces.
I also enjoy making Kentucky Rifles, Custom Mausers, a few knives, and bamboo fly rods. Lately though, it's been mostly boxes. I keep pushing to make the best box I can make. My boxes owe their genetics to Andrew Crawford, both his books and his personal help.
-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)
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|commented on||Dining Table and Chairs, Griffin Style Legs. #3: Carving the Lion face and wing scrolls||7 days ago|
|commented on||100 - Diamonds||18 days ago|
|commented on||It Takes Two to Mango||29 days ago|
|commented on||98 - Tower||37 days ago|
|commented on||KEEPSAKE BOX OF GRADITUDE||56 days ago|
|commented on||"Legacy"||56 days ago|
|commented on||Sugi Pine and Maple Box||61 days ago|
|commented on||Co-star||70 days ago|
|commented on||Octagons Don't Tessellate !||71 days ago|
|commented on||Black Oak Box||75 days ago|
|commented on||Burlesque - cut sequence||83 days ago|
|commented on||Fool's Crown||101 days ago|
|commented on||Cupcake||114 days ago|
|commented on||Savannah||127 days ago|
|commented on||Picnic Case / Art Case||127 days ago|
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Box hinges are always a problem. Hingeing is the nemesis of all box makers. We all get a little twinge when it comes time to fit the hinges. We generally have a lot of work invested by the time we get to the hinges, and a slip here can make a...
Last year I wrote a review here on LJ about my visit with Andrew Crawford in England. Andrew has made some of the finest boxes ever produced, and has turned some of his efforts to sharing his knowledge and methods with others. My three days with...