|Project by woodpezzer||posted 10-14-2012 05:59 PM||1541 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
Here is another Nordic-style Fjord horse tine box designed by Jim Anderson and featured in issue #139 of American Woodworker magazine.
The wood came from a friend’s 100+ year peg style old barn. Her father passed away, and now his beloved barn had succumbed to the forces of Mother Nature and time. She called to let me know the barn was going to be taken down so I went over for one last look. Part of the barn had already collapsed so I grabbed a couple loose short boards, took them to the shop and got busy. The horse tine box with peg lock seemed a fitting design for a keepsake box made from that barn. My first attempt at bending the wood failed but the second time succeeded and I had just enough solid wood left over to complete the project. After finishing, I showed it to my friend and asked if she wanted felt pads placed on the bottom. She looked at me quizzically and I said, “Oh, I already have one of these. This box is for you so that you’ll always have a piece of your dad’s barn.” Her smile was priceless.