|Project by J. Curtis Goforth||posted 1298 days ago||1147 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
My wife has been hounding me for seven years to make her some Shaker Oval Boxes. So, finally for her birthday this past year I made them. They are made from quartersawn cherry and finished with boiled linseed oil and wax. I cheated a bit and made them from a kit from Lee Valley. That kit was great and well worth the extra money.
If you’ve never made them before, one warning—expect to buy a whole lot of extra stuff just to make these! You have to find a container large enough to boil the wood in for bending, you have to make shapers and cores, you absolutely must have a sanding station with a belt sander and a disc sander. Long story short, don’t just make three. It is just as much work to make three as it is to make ten. If I make any more of these it should go much more quickly. But this was by far the most complicated woodworking project I’ve attempted. They’re not perfect, but she liked them.