the carved box with drawer further along

more work on the box with drawer. I’m making some of it up as I go along – when I saw the original, I was not really doing a thorough examination like I would need to actually build one. Like I need now… Here goes, just a bunch of photos, with brief captions.  installing the … Continue reading the carved box with drawer further along

carved box wth drawer, pt 2 or maybe 3 I forget

I finally got back to the carved oak box with drawer that I started.   I have been thinking about this box for a month, and was thrilled to get back to it. I shot a slew of photos yesterday and today. First, I had to make the till parts and install them, so I … Continue reading carved box wth drawer, pt 2 or maybe 3 I forget

test fitting the box w drawer

I did some more work on the box with drawer that I started the other day. First of all, this is as close as I get to having drawings to work from…and shortly after I begin, these are out the window.    Today I had to finish cutting the housings for the till, and then … Continue reading test fitting the box w drawer

Looking closely at chests and boxes

I’m way behind with the blog, mostly due to lack of good photos. I spent a week at Pete Galbert’s where we taught 6 1/2 people how to make the iconic Jennie Alexander style ladderback chair. My photos stunk, so Pete’s sending me some & then I’ll show you more about that later.  One thing … Continue reading Looking closely at chests and boxes

more cupboard work; drawer bottoms

A while back I took the cupboard’s lower case apart and began painting the integral moldings black, as well as the carved drawer front. Carbon pigment in linseed oil. So they’ve been sitting & drying while I tended to some other stuff. Today I got out one of the drawers and shot some photos while … Continue reading more cupboard work; drawer bottoms

Finished the chest of drawers

The chest of drawers is too large to photograph in the shop, I was outside the front door to shoot this one. And I see I left a can of WD-40 in the window. Oh well. It feels good to have this done. Forget the notion that I started it 10 years ago; I feel … Continue reading Finished the chest of drawers

chest of drawers, some background & history

  More about the chest of drawers. The above photo shows how far I got this week. There’s a staggering number of pieces of wood in this thing, and several dozen more to come. Trent got me thinking about it in these terms, and I wasted a lot of time counting the individual bits – … Continue reading chest of drawers, some background & history

Chairs, stools, boxes – for sale; some on sale

The house is full, the shop is pretty full as well. So I went up in the loft and here goes a few things for sale, a couple on sale. Some prices include shipping, in the smaller and/or lighter stuff. Heavier & bigger, shipping is additional. Come pick them up if you’re nearby. If you’d … Continue reading Chairs, stools, boxes – for sale; some on sale

Box week

It was going to be bowl week. But I think it turned into box week. I don’t know what happened. Some of it stems from the great, not-quite-finished loft cleaning of spring 2019. When I make a carved oak box they can go one of two ways. Some are reproductions/copies of existing boxes, as close … Continue reading Box week