|Project by DocSavage45||posted 03-22-2016 06:53 PM||2259 views||1 time favorited||58 comments|
MY “WHAT IF” PROTOTYPE BOX.
THE FINISHED BOX.
What I’ve learned on Lumberjock’s says that a box is not just a box. I’ve seen many wonderful and varied “Art Boxes” on Lumberjock’s. My original excitement for this art form came from Andy who posted blogs on how to build his type of Art Box. The next inspirational artist is “thesoutherner,” Greg, who is an exceptional sculptor and innovator. He has been supportive and is provided personal guidance. A lot of credit for this box goes to ”Big Al the Box Guy.” Al has provided an extensive blog for those of us who are building a box for the first time. I also want to give thanks to my Lumberjock’s Buddy Randy who has been informative and supportive, whose avatar is “Blackie,” and to ”Kiefer” for his table saw inovations on box building.
This box prototype is in preparation for a hardwood box to be built for Mark Hillard who wanted a ”box for my treasures,” and gave me some parameters to work from. It is to be square and the size a record album. It is also to have a piano hinge rather than a butt hinge which he feels are too flimsy.
I had several concepts in mind, but it takes practice to gain knowledge through experience regarding techniques and practices in building a box.
The practice prototype box that you see is the result of Murphy’s mentoring as well as my imagination and adding different techniques I have observed demonstrated by master craftsman/woodworkers such as Charles Neil.
If you are interested, will be posting a blog on this box as opposed to including the steps Murphy guided me through here. LOL!
I appreciate your comments, criticisms, and humor!
Thanks for checking it out!
-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher