|Project by woodn||posted 12-30-2015 03:33 AM||1798 views||18 times favorited||11 comments|
I have a couple of stacks of “future box lids” in the shop. These are usually unique pieces I’ve come across. Unique figure, color, or perhaps a smaller piece I resawed and book matched. Anyway, this small, great piece of Walnut was given me a couple of years ago by the owner of a Don’s Home Furniture in Madison Wisconsin. He sources most of his work from the Amish, but has periodically brought in some of my work as well. I finally decided this pieces time had come, and here is the resulting box. In this case as in many others, the box is primarily a display platform for the piece on top!
Some folks have asked if I have plans I could share for some of my boxes. Unfortunately, other than the Pagoda Box project which was featured in Woodcraft Magazine back in 2011/2012, I really don’t have detailed plans. However, I do have a couple of techniques described and a few box side profiles available on a blog I update periodically. If you are interested, you can check them out at http://artnabox.com. Look for the posts on “Profiled Sides Technique” and also “Technique for Making Ring Bars”.
If you have other questions I might be able to help with, if you contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will be happy to share if I can.