Favorite Boxes Revisited Some wonderful boxes have been posted here on LJ, but after a while, they tend to get lost in the library. I’ve chosen five favorites that deserve another visit. I’m not proposing that I’ve chosen the five best, nor have I intentionally excluded any others, just that I really, really like these boxes and think these makers deserve to be rewarded with another look. I could easily post another five, and another… perhaps I will. It’s fun to return to some of t...
Yesterday I completed the combination pallete and wet canvase holder. It is constucted out of birch plywood with oak inserts for holding the wet canvases. The pallete is finished with two coats of BLO. It is shown out of the box with an inserted canvase and inside the box with the pallete in view. I trimmed the drawers with walnut and put two coats of Danish oil on the box. I’ll let the oil dry for three or four days and then finish with satin wipe on polyurethane. ...
I was invited to display (sell) at an artists bazaar, held yesterday, Nov., 24. I have never done that before, in fact, it is really just the last year or two that I have sold my stuff. The bazaar seemed to have a feminine slant to it, lots of girly stuff! There were about 25 booths. I took every fancy little trinket box I could make. I also took a few games I had made for my folks last year. They were not impressed with Shut the Box, or Quarto. And I made up some cedar bird feeders ...
I completed the mechanism for the inside of the box lid and fit it to to canvasse boards that it will hold. I believe they are 12”X9? I built the cover for the top out of baltic birch ply and chamfered the edges to make it a bit more sleek. I put my artistic abilities to the test and printed off a quote from the English illustrator Arthur Rackham. I made sure the font was something attractive but would still be easy to burn. I printed the quote out and taped it to graphite transfer...
Several people have inquired about the Pochade box I am building for my wife. A Pochade box is a painter’s box that can be transported out into the field. Varying in size, shape and style they can contain any, all or none of the following: paints, pallets, brushes, solvents, canvases, etc. What a Pochade box really does well though is holds a canvas while one is in the field painting. Mine is made of walnut sides with a bookmatched maple top. The base, sub-base and drawers are ma...
I have a bunch of cut-offs from a local cabinet shop that deals mainly with Cherry but I also get a good amount of Poplar from there. From the medium sized pieces (all 3/4”), I selected some nice poplar front and back, some cherry for the sides and I had one long board of Cherry that had a knot in the middle (so was discarded), and I simply cut the knot out and used each end for the top and bottom. It’s 9×4 x 3” high. I just set them up, and eyeballed it ...
This blog post is about the first step of my first project about designing and making a cubic container which represents our personality and how we want to be perceived. please click the link to read http://joshhallfurniture.weebly.com/1/post/2013/10/cubic-container-project.html many thanks Josh Hall
This is a real-time blog, that is I am blogging as I am working on the project. As it is my own design I respectfully request that anyone wishing to copy it waits until I have posted the finished project. The first project I ever posted on LJ’s was for a set of four boxes made for myself and three friends to commemorate the 30 th anniversary of a house share, the Garden Avenue boxes.There was also a blog showing how I made the pattern. Like most of the ‘top only’ patterns...
Over the past week or so, things here have been moving fast and furious. Keith and I decided we were going to take a two to three week trip to Chicago and see my children (and meet my grand daughter) and stop along the way to visit friends and teach a class or two. I usually am pretty good at planning things, but doing so on the fly has some challenges – both expected and unforeseen – that go with it. There is a lot to coordinate, and that leaves room for things to go wrong. B...
Hello,continuing with the explanation of my road in box making, I told that was the box that started everything (made by my uncle) in my uncle´s box the sliding dovetail was dissembled in the box design, and a hidden little compression spring pushes out the top Trying to make my road, I started to work with pivoting sides allowing the opening of the lid (notice the little spring against the side) I improve with torssion spring inserted in the lid. As I tell you...
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