|Project by Glen Peterson||posted 01-05-2014 09:23 PM||922 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
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.