Shaker Boxes

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Project by rustynails posted 12-03-2014 01:55 AM 1359 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last year I took a class with John Wilson a master at making shaker boxes (somewhat local to my area Charlet Mich.) who’s has been doing his trade for quite a few years now ( I believe he is in his 70’s). Here is my first attempt at a nest of boxes. They are made out of cherry with either cherry lids or quarter sawn elm lids. I couldn’t take a picture but they all nest into the largest box.

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#1 posted 12-03-2014 02:04 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#2 posted 12-03-2014 02:08 AM

Nice looking boxes, like the Elm lids .

-- Arnold - Lewisville, NC

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#3 posted 12-03-2014 02:41 AM

That is quite a set and I just love them.
Beautiful work very well done !


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 12-03-2014 12:17 PM


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#5 posted 12-03-2014 01:00 PM

quarter sawn sycamore, maybe? nice boxes. I enjoy making these too.

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#6 posted 12-03-2014 03:48 PM

Awsome job.
John Wilson is a great guy. He sells all the tacks and supplies for this kind of work.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#7 posted 12-03-2014 04:26 PM

All of these boxes are amazing,beautiful work.

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#8 posted 12-03-2014 04:28 PM

quarter sawn sycamore, maybe? nice boxes. I enjoy making these too.

- michelletwo

My mistake, you are right it is sycamore… not elm sorry.

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#9 posted 12-03-2014 04:37 PM

These are beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#10 posted 12-04-2014 01:01 AM

Wow. Really nice boxes. Somewhere I have a little bag of nails/tacks for making these that I bought a couple years ago. I really need to try making one.
Great job.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#11 posted 12-05-2014 06:56 AM

Very Nice Projects Rusty, and well done. Thanks for Posting.


-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#12 posted 12-05-2014 04:38 PM

Thanks for all the nice words guys…These are fun boxs to make and dont take a lot of time…

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