|Project by twokidsnosleep||posted 10-30-2010 04:16 PM||1686 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I made these little boxes to hold my oil stones….one box band sawed in half.
Like most stuff I make, the boxes are recycled wood…oak from a large tree branch that fell near my driveway. The tree still stands across the street from our house at my kid’s school . My daughter and I brought an oak log home in her little wagon and I hand and band sawed and hand planed it into usable boards.
My son and I also made the edge banding out of exotic wood scraps…I put it on the ends to cover a screw up. Used a felt insert as a soft base. The sides are lower than the stone so sharpening is possible.
The stones themselves are from my dad. After he died, these and some shoe polishing brushes were all I found left in the basement…vultures got there before me. I included pictures of the boxes as I thought they looked cool. As I get older, I find I am more interested in old tools and such. These boxes themselves are likely from the 50’s one is stamped Vancouver Fire Marshall on the bottom.
There you go box history lesson done
-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"