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Ryan Shervill

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12-18-2007 02:51 PM

Hello everyone! I was directed to this site by a member at the CHW Buzz forums, and thought I should stop in and say “hi” :)

Some of you here may know me allready from other forums or from magazines etc, but to those who don’t….a little about me:
My name is Ryan Shervill, I run Rare Wood Creations and freelance for a few magazines to try and scrape out a living. I am living proof that a love for woodworking, if taken too far, can cut both your free time and your income in half simultaneously!

I was browsing the projects forum, and can clear up a mystery for a few…I saw the Japanese boxes posted by Mike Shea and Miles (nice work by the way!) and no one knew who the original designer was…well, that’s me! :) I built that box about 5 years ago after becoming inspired by oriental design, and since posting on my website I have seen similar boxes pop up all over the net….it’s fantastic that it has such broad appeal.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing more work and meeting more folks from here…..looks like a great place!

Ryan Shervill

-- Want to see me completely transform a house? Look here:

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#1 posted 12-18-2007 03:13 PM

Welcome! Your boxes are beautiful. I would be great if you would post these pictures as a Project and add some of your other projects as well.

-- Roger - Havertown, Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 12-18-2007 03:21 PM

Wow is that ever nice. That wood grain is fantastic!

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#3 posted 12-18-2007 03:44 PM

Sweet. That is one nice box. Let’s see more.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 12-18-2007 04:08 PM

it’s nice to meet you!
Your boxes are wonderful – and obviously inspiring!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 12-18-2007 04:16 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. Those are some of the niftiest boxes around. I wish I could build a few but Carleen says I have to keep working on the money projects and she doesn’t think boxes are the way to go. LOL Since she does the cooking, I have to listen to her. I think I may have some free time coming up so I may sneak one in. These are beautiful.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 12-18-2007 05:52 PM

You have some great boxes. I’d say more but I’m frothing at the mouth already.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#7 posted 12-18-2007 07:29 PM

Nice to meet you Ryan. Your oriental designed box is just beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration to me and i’m sure many others.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Ryan Shervill

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#8 posted 12-19-2007 06:31 AM

Thanks for the welcomes and kind words….I hope to spend a lot more time going through the pages (and pages!) of info here.


-- Want to see me completely transform a house? Look here:

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#9 posted 12-19-2007 09:37 AM

Ryan your work speaks for itself – absolutely beautiful box design, craftsmanship and wood selection. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 12-19-2007 09:47 PM

one question to you? THE LID how did you make the contour…. i used the table saw. i fed the lid into the blade the same way you would make cove moulding….was that how you did it?

-- i can do all things through christ who strengthens me

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Ryan Shervill

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#11 posted 12-19-2007 11:04 PM

LOL…Hi Mike. I actually scribed the profile on the edges of the board, then sanded to my lines with a 50 grit drum in the spindle sanderwith the board standing on edge in a 90 degree carrier. (Simple “L” made of 3/4” MDF)



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