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Project by Glen Peterson posted 01-05-2014 09:23 PM 894 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made about a dozen turned boxes as Christmas gifts for family and staff members. I’ve made a few over the years, but I really wanted to learn to do it proficiently. I read Raffan’s book on boxes, Chapman’s Woodturning: A Fresh Approach, watched videos by Raffan and Drozda as well as many You Tube videos. I experimented with lots of shapes and decorations. Of course getting a proper suction fit was the biggest challenge. The larger box is 3 1/2” x 2 1/2”. The smaller ones are about 2 3/4×2 1/2”. These are walnut and cherry, but I made some in elm and Douglas fir as well. They are finished in OB’s Shine Juice, which I learned about from Cap’t Eddie Castelin’s You Tube vids. As I was photographing them my daughter decided she wanted the big one. C’est la vie.

-- Glen





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#1 posted 01-05-2014 11:05 PM

Great turned boxes!

-- Brian Brooks, Maine

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#2 posted 01-06-2014 12:33 AM

Those are nice Glen…I like the lids…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#3 posted 01-06-2014 12:40 AM

That lathe was fairly new the time i got to see it. She’s all worn in now i can see. Great stuff Glen.

-- rock, chalk, jayhawk

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#4 posted 01-06-2014 12:14 PM

Nicely done. You are encouraging me to get back to turning some boxes. These are nice.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#5 posted 01-09-2014 04:51 PM

Very pretty, like boxes with fitted covers. Beautiful wood choices and finish. Great work!

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