|Project by FloridaArt||posted 08-18-2012 02:06 PM||2458 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
August, 2012—Like many of you I have admired the great boxes made by the Brit Box Maker. Link:
A few weeks ago I was exploring his section on Lumberjocks and discovered the nice tutorial he created for us. Link:
I must admit the tutorial is excellent. Even so, it took me a few moments to get my head wrapped around his method. Once the light bulb lit up, the elegance of the simplicity seemed so obvious in retrospect. I love when that happens.
I made a glue-up of some wood, planed it, and then re-sawed it so I could make two boxes. I also happened to have two pens I turned over at Sawdust Tom’s house on his lathe. I followed the tutorial carefully. Even so I can realize by doing it that I could stand some improvement in the execution. I enjoyed these and will definitely make some more in various woods, shapes, and sizes.
The pens are “Wall Street II” kits from Woodcraft, and the wood is left-over hardwood from another project.
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida