I have been busy trying to finish a few projects, and a little book I’m working on…so not much time for photos, etc. I have taken some time here & there to make some small boxes that now hold miscellaneous junk that collects around the shop. The one above is made of some practice pieces I did a few years back when I was trying to learn chip carving. The box is butternut, riven & planed. the lid & bottom are white pine.
The designs are totally random in this case; I was really just trying out knives & cuts. I had no intention of making anything from these. But after them kicking around the shop for 2 years, I decided to make a box from them, no sense just having them loose…
The hurricane that swept through New England a month or more ago left some nice spoon wood behind. I haven’t got too far on that stuff, but I have a few of them underway.
This batch of finished & unfinished spoons has cherry, lilac, sycamore (planetree), rhododendron and maybe birch too. The cherry, lilac & sycamore are from the storm; the others have been around a while.
so I file this stuff under “things I did when I should have been doing something else…”