some boxes finished

I know it’s hotter elsewhere, but for southeastern New England, it’s been pretty hot & humid. That’s what has slowed down my blog. But I have done some woodworking now & then. After returning from the class at CFC, I finished a couple of carved boxes.

carved box, July 2012

This one I had in the class with me, although that pattern is a bit ambitious for students at first. One student tacked it this spring at Roy Underhill’s class, but he just carved, didn’t make a box….

Here’s the side view, showing the carving, wooden hinge, and pine lid:

wooden hinge

I was moving stuff around in my shop the other day & found parts for two small boxes. So I finished them up last week. Here’s one:


It’s small, about 9 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ x 5″ high. A handy size around the house.



There was a larger one that I just finished, this time with an oak lid. Two boards, edge-jointed & glued.  Iron hinges.

carved box, oak lid. Aug 2012


There’s more. These will all appear on the static pages of the blog here when I get around to them.

Meanwhile, my friends at Lie-Nielsen need to tighten up security, it seems.

the thief





4 thoughts on “some boxes finished

  1. That Guy (whoever he is…) is quite the joker and has a real eye for a crazy photo op… almost looks like he’s picking apples, or maybe “Cherry Pickin’ “

  2. If things work out, business-wise, I would love to ask you to make that little Dennis box with the oak lid. Are you basing your pintel hinge cleats on Staniford-Heard chest? They have a little notch behind the joint. I think I sent you patterns when we made the lid for Keno like 1997. But can get them again.

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