There’s a few remaining boxes for sale; and one bookstand. I have started some new boxes that I hope to have by the end of October. Meanwhile, here’s several, the first three are still available, Below them are boxes that have sold since I last updated this page ages ago. Click the pictures to enlarge. Prices include shipping in US.
All boxes are oak, most have pine lids & bottoms, unless noted. Hinges are either wooden pintle-types that I use, or sometimes iron gimmals (snipe-bill hinges) made by my blacksmith friends.
I always carve the sides of the box, in addition to the front. Most period boxes I know are only carved on the front, but sometimes I see them done this way. I just like to carve the stuff, so always add the decoration to the sides.
If anyone would like to order one of these, email me with any questions.
This first one is a small-ish box, pegged & glued at the corners. Wooden hinges, pine top & bottom. Red paint in the background of the front carving.
H: 5 1/2″ W: 15 3/4″ D: 8 1/4″
This is a pretty large box, maybe the biggest of this batch. Size is usually driven by the oak boards I am able to rive from a given log…This time they came out pretty wide, about 7 1/2″ high.
The front carving is done without a V-tool, so I chose a pattern for the ends that’s cut the same way. This means the curves are created by the shapes of various gouges to outline the designs.
H: 7 1/2″ W: 24 1/2″ D: 15 1/2″
I have no period example with painted lids and bottoms, but the box left plain. In this case, I painted the pine because it’s glued-up from two narrower boards, rather than one single board. Then a coat of linseed oil overall. Pintle hinges, wooden pins in the rabbeted corners.
H: 7 1/2″ W: 23″ D: 15″
CARVED BOOKSTAND – SOLD
A new style for me, I usually made these as turned works. I wrote about making this one in the recent issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine (October 2013, # 206).
All oak. Dimensions H: 16 1/2″ W: 14″ D: c. 15″
$225 incl shipping in US.
THOSE BELOW HERE ARE SOLD & GONE; BUT STAND AS EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL WORK.
#02 – SOLD
I have carved this pattern for over 15 years, and have never done it the same way twice. Nor have I seen period ones repeat! The variety and complexity make it one of my favorites. Art historians often call it “strapwork” carving, so that name gets stuck here sometimes too. Pegged & glued corners. Pine lid & bottom.
H: 5 3/4″ W: 17 1/4″ D: 10 1/2″
$700 – SOLD
#03 – SOLD
This one, with the strapwork design again, has an oak lid. It’s made of two riven oak boards, edge-glued together. Then all planed down as one to make the lid. Iron hinges. Pine bottom.
H: 6 3/4″ W: 22″ D: 14 1/2″
$800 – SOLD
#05 – SOLD
A smaller box again, this one’s been here storing papers and things. Glued & pinned rabbet joints at corners, iron hinges. Oak box, pine bottom & lid.
Here’s the till inside.
H: 6″ W: 18″ D: 12″
$600 – SOLD