|Project by jdh122||posted 12-08-2014 03:24 PM||995 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
I read on Jarrod StonDahl’s blog recently about the shrink box and decided to try making one. You take a green log (white birch in this case), hollow it out (in this case with hand augers and gouges) until you have a tube. Then take a piece of seasoned wood (spruce in this case) and fit it to the bottom, just tight enough so it won’t fall out. Let it dry and the shrinkage of the box around the already dried bottom locks it all in place. I’d have to smash the box to get the bottom out now. It worked really well and I use it in the kitchen to store my hand-made spoons for easy access and display. I think I’ll do more of these, although next time I’ll do more drilling before I start gouging.
-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests