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Location: Mukwonago, Wisconsin

Most of my early working with wood was as a do-it-yourselfer, making furniture, cabinets or whatever else we needed around the house. However, for the past 14 years, I have concentrated on designing and building wooden boxes. A box is the ideal vehicle for combining functionality with the elegance and beauty of wood.
When building a box, I start with the wood itself. I look for unique or interesting color, texture or grain pattern. I often prefer compatible but contrasting woods that in combination create a striking or sometimes subtle visual affect. Once I have selected the wood, then I begin to think of the box that will best utilize and highlight it. Size and shape are adjusted to fit the wood. As a result, even the same or similar design becomes a unique, one-of-a-kind box when completed.
My work has been featured in Woodcraft Magazine as well as Sterling Publishing’s recently published 14 Wooden Boxes You Can Make.

Posted in my shop and on my business cards is a quote from the late Louis Nizer that I find inspiring:

“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; A man who works with his hands and his mind is a craftsman; But a man who works with his hands, his mind and his heart, is an artist”.

-- Bob

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added project Mahogany and Zebrawood Jewelry Box 03-04-2015 03:43 AM
added project String and Berry Lidded Jewelry Box 02-13-2015 12:54 AM
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commented on Sycamore, Zebrawood, Purpleheart Box 06-24-2014 03:48 PM
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added project Sycamore, Zebrawood, Purpleheart Box 06-23-2014 07:25 PM
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added project Tiger Maple and Wenge Jewelry Box 05-27-2014 12:16 AM
commented on Graduation gift 05-26-2014 11:20 PM
added project Bubinga box with Celtic design inlay 05-02-2014 11:59 AM
commented on Sapele hall table with bookmatched Ash veneer top 03-26-2014 03:19 AM
added project Sapele hall table with bookmatched Ash veneer top 03-25-2014 06:04 PM
commented on Quarter Sawn Sycamore and Ziricote Jewelry Box 02-15-2014 03:52 PM

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#1 posted 11-19-2012 03:02 PM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 11-19-2012 03:11 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 11-19-2012 04:39 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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