One of the two wooden boxes I made this past fall (2021) in Wood I at ASU. I used the Bandsaw Boxes book for instruction and inspiration.
This box is made from maple and mahogany. Originally two pieces of wood, I laminated them together, then did some bandsaw work for the basic shape. I wound up using what I cut off the top to make the bottom stand. Much sanding later, since I tried to use electric sanding machines at first, I learned the value of saw blades, sandpaper types, and not to get in a rush. I used multiple coats, very thin, and sanding between to get the finish. I used a Tung Oil Varnish from Old Masters and a hand-rubbed finish. The little drawer pulls out to reveal a small space for special items.
This is actually my first box, Zebrawood, and Walnut. It is not without a few mistakes but doubt if anyone will ever catch them (except Jef Rice) This box was finished with several coats of a lacquer base and hand sanded between coats also. Shown with drawer open so you can see how the inside looks.
Both boxes are about 8 inches wide by 5 inches deep and tall. Prepare for many more boxes… I have 5 set up ready for cutting later this month (Jan 2022)
Somewhere in Computerland, I have more photos but not up to the search tonight. (that is also one of my goals this new year, get photos lined out in better order!)
3 thoughts on “Woodworking and Boxes”
Absolutely gorgeous! You have always done such beautiful work.
So proud of you! Carl, Gabriella and I think you did an awesome job and can’t wait to see the rest.
Looks like you were able to comment on my blog.. Yea! I am shooting stuff out about 3 times a week now but bit behind on approving comments… all comments have to be approved since there are a few spammers out there. Have a good day