Thursday, October 9, 2014

Stuart's Custom Box

This box was a custom order for a fellow artist. 
He does pen and ink drawings and makes business 
cards using miniatures of his art. That's what all of 
the compartments are for. He's in China at the 
moment, so I was able to text him photos. I was 
texting him back and forth and it was like he was 
next door and not 12,000 miles away.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Inventory Woes Being Corrected

Wow that can really gets around. These are an 
Extra Large Ring Box and a Large Ring Box ... 
Fancy names, huh. Where did the wood for the 
Large Ring Box come from? I'll bet you can guess.

These are of Maple and Purple Heart. I finished
12 Extra Large Ring Boxes and 37 Large Ring Boxes.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Follow Up On Never Enough Clamps

 We left off with never having enough clamps. 
Above is when all those boxes come out of
those clamps. As you can see, I never make one
box at a time. If you look at these boxes above, the joinery
is "Proud" of all the edges. This is done intentionally
as I sand everything smooth for a much better affect.
 Someone asked if I could put something in the photo
that would enable the viewer some perspective as to
the size of the boxes. The larger boxes are "Knick Knack
Boxes", and the smaller are "Party Favor Boxes". They've
been sanded smooth and I'll round over all the edges, hand
sand, and then open them up on the band saw.
Here they are all cut open, finished, and the
hinges put into place.
Oops, I forgot I didn't post too many clamps here. That was at
Facebook instead. I really need to link these to guys together.
Below is the photo.
See you next time. 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Next project ~ Stripe Lid Jewelry Boxes

Here are the six Stripe Lid Jewelry Boxes started in 
the previous post. They've all been sanded are ready
to cut open.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Getting Ready For The Summer Show Season.

We are racing around here trying to get ready for our
first show on the 4th of July weekend. We got so far
behind, so now it's work, work, work!
 Here are Stripe Lid Boxes drying after Danish Oil
has been applied. Can you see why I call them 
Stripe Lid Boxes?
With the Stripe Lid Boxes in the background I have
the next project milled, cut, and stacked in the foreground.
Closest to us are the four sides of six different boxes.
To there left are the lid panels waiting to be cut to size.
These new boxes will be the larger cousins to the
Stripe Lid Boxes. These are called Stripe Lid Jewelry
Boxes ... go figure.