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Oval shaker nesting boxes.

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Project by wrench posted 867 days ago 1298 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is cherry shaker oval nesting boxes. Finished with 2 coats of shellac, 2 coats of wipe on poly, and a top coat of bees wax.

The woodworking club I belong to has hosted John Wilson for the 14th year now. I am a new member so this was my first time taking his workshop. It was a great time and a honor to meet such a knowledgeable woodworking/box maker. He has a ton of info on making these boxes available on his web site. I was also lucky enough to see a copy of his book that comes out in a week. It is a guide to making all your own wood planes and making your own planes blades. A great looking full color book. His site is

http://shakerovalbox.com/

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 867 days ago

Great looking shaker boxes.

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jaedwards575

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#2 posted 867 days ago

That’s awesome, I just came in from the garage bending my last 2 I had in the boiler. Not too many here on LJ, so it’s good to see I’m not alone! Can any other wood besides cherry and maple be used? I’m getting tired of looking at cherry.

-- Aaron Possom Town, TN

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michelletwo

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#3 posted 866 days ago

I made these boxes for 20 yrs. I luv the process. Glad you are enjoying making them. good luck

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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cplant

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#4 posted 866 days ago

awsome j…they came out good!!!!

-- "...if america is any indication, i was born into one great big vacation...." RMB

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Roger

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#5 posted 866 days ago

very kool J. Gr8 nesting boxes. He’s in Charlotte, MI. Have you ever been to Johnsons. It is a massively awesome lumber mill, and probably thee nicest folks you’ll ever meet. Check it out: http://www.theworkbench.com/ Me and a few friends went up there a few years ago, and we all brought home a stack or two of fine lumber.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#6 posted 866 days ago

Nicely done. Our club, masondixionwoodworkers.org does an annual workshop making these. We have our in house experts conduct the workshop. They learned from John Wilson and we buy supplies from him. We also make the trays and the carry boxes with handles if you want to try something different the next time you have the workshop.

They make great gifts…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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wrench

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#7 posted 866 days ago

Thanks everyone. Jaedwards you may use ash and walnut too. But you need good clear boards. This can be tricky with walnut.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#8 posted 866 days ago

That is some fine looking work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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wrench

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#9 posted 866 days ago

Roger, I did not go to MI. to see John. Turns out he is born and raised here in syracuse and he travels out here to teach his class once a year.

dustyal, all the guys taking the workshop the second time did the trays and carriers. Next year I think I am going to take his block plane class instead of the oval boxes. Making my own tools ans blades sounds very interesting to me.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#10 posted 866 days ago

Nice job. Been making them for several years now myself and know what goes into them. I’m gonna take a class with John Wilson the end of this month in Saratogo Springs, New York. I’ve always said no matter how many I make, if I am near one of his classes, I’m going. Thanks for sharing

Ken

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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wrench

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#11 posted 866 days ago

Ken, I will probable be out in Saratoga at the end of the month as well for the NWA woodworking show. Bring a extra 39.99 your going to want his new book. If you buy it at saratoga he gives you a free plane blade blank to get ya started.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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Ken Fitzpatrick

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#12 posted 866 days ago

Thanks for the info. I’m going for the weekend to the show. Will be staying there in City Center. Taking two of his classes and sitting in on a free seminar he does on planes. He’s one talented human being. All the things he has done. I have a full collection of all of his articles. Wasn’t aware he had books also. Don’t know how I missed that.

Ken

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

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wrench

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#13 posted 866 days ago

The book comes out in a week and a half. John said it is on a boat from china right now. He had a copy fedexed to him early.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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