Its that time of year again: HOLIDAY PROJECT TIME! So this year, I decided to make a few little keepsake boxes, thanks to some advice from The Great WOODini. I also took inspiration from a box Nicole keeps on her nightstand and developed a new design that is much more practical for the average woodworker to make. The boxes feature a secret locking pin. Once removed, the lid slides off on a sliding dovetail. And as always with these holiday gift projects, you can modify them by trying diffe...
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...
I recently decided to go on a box making journey in woodworking. The various skills that one can learn by making simple and small boxes and structures can lead to big improvements in skill while performing larger work later on. Plus, it’s a good way to use up scraps that are laying around the woodshop. My first step in taking on any new style or project is typically a trip to the library and sometimes a further trip to the bookstore. (I’m lucky in that my public library has an...
hi everyone, i’m new to lumber jocks and i just want to say thanks for the warm welcomes. here’s a little about me. my name is aidan and i’m 14. (i know, pretty young) my family has a history of woodworking and i grew up around it all my life. I’m primarily a wood turner and i sell turned pens that i inlay. A couple months back i decided i wanted to try other forms of woodworking so during my search for info on box making, etc. i came upon Lumber jocks. so that̵...
The size doesn’t really mater, they just have to all be the same AND they have to match up with the triangle and any pieces of another size you may use along with them. The reason I go with .734 or 47/64” is some of the boards I was getting were just under ¾”. I cut the strips off the edge of a board and from those strips, I cut my pieces, so I want to be able to then get the strip to the right width, and if it starts out to narrow, I can’t. Now when I use the half size pieces with the re...
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 email@example.com://frank.wordpress.com/ —”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”
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!
At the end of my last blog entry for this project, I had my pieces rough milled. Well, since then I have given the sides of the boxes its 30’ miter, and used my recently-tuned miter saw to cut the sides with nice clean miters. Once that was done, I needed to put the finger-hole for removing the lid onto the “front” of the box. To do this, I needed a 3/4” forstner bit, which has a nice flat bottom. To get the curve I needed, I needed to place the center of the bit 3/32&...
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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