When I make boxes, I typically tape down a full sheet of 150 grit sandpaper to the Table Saw to level the top and bottom of the boxes after they are glued up. The TS is one of the few dead flat surfaces in the shop where I teach. Being as this is a ‘portable’ situation, this is a pain because of having to tape and untape it each time. I want something to slap down on a bench and be able to quickly grab it to take it with me at the end of the day. I’ve seen the ones using ...
Kind of a sad topic, but so it is. A good friend of ours died a couple of months ago and her husband commissioned me to make some cedar boxes for her and her sister. The sister died 2 years before, also from breast cancer. They were both still in their 50s.He provided the wood and asked for plain wooden boxes. Humph- I don’t DO plain, so I figured I’d do what I wanted and just charge him for plain boxes.These are the pieces of 1’ x 1” boards after I planed, sawed them,...
Here’s a video that showcases a few diminutive boxes that I made from 1/8” thick stock. Some were experiments with hand cut dovetails in plywood and MDF. http://youtu.be/bC5nfZqkcc0
A video update of what I have been working on in the shop lately. Enjoy.
Well it’s been a while since I’ve had the time to jump on the site. Some of you know that, after being unemployed for several months, I started a business. Wow! Colorado Record Crates is doing well. I posted pictures of the 12” LP crate in my projects not too long ago and many of you liked it, with only good things to say. What I didn’t realize is they would be wildly popular! That being said, I went to retail with no back stock at all. I really thought I’d put t...
So I have started on my box project! I had originally wanted to start with a similar design as Douglas’s box (see his project), however I wanted something even easier to start back into woodworking with. So I chose this simple design, featuring a flush lid that is opened by a bit of lever action when an end is pressed down. Of course, all good things start with a plan… Since I no longer had access to any cutlist software, and since this is a simple 6-sided box, I tried a f...
After-Effects of Snow…. ....what can I add that these picture do not show-tell-speak forth them-selves….? I knew this one was coming so I had already closed the place up here on the outside, in regards to waiting on an icy breath of winters best. One must understand that it’s not the snow I have a problem dealing with, but the time spent on cleaning up after all the flakes of snow have had their party. So after having spent the day yesterday staying ahead of the storm,...
Not nearly as much time in the shop as I would like lately. I did however, get a bit of time in between other things for a small project. I did two twin boxes with some offcuts. Take a look at the post on my blog for details. Thanks for reading!
Workin’ Wood at Haiku ....the last snow-flake falls,box of wood splays my beauty,pedals blow grace-full….—-by flp From where I’m coming from….it’s all-ready written in the wood…. Thank you.GODSPEED,FrankRusticWoodArt firstname.lastname@example.org://frank.wordpress.com/ —”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”
While my other boxes are receiving their final finishes, I have decided to start on another pair of boxes. The design is based on something I saw in a book, but I can not remember which at this moment. They are short (probably only 1-1/4” tall) and not very long (about 3-1/2”) with a slab lid that is removed with the use of a finger-hole on the side wall of the carcase. The nice thing about the design is its frugality: It only takes one piece of wood 17” long and 1-1/4...
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