Monthly Archives: November 2013

Applying Felt on Box Sides — not just the Bottom!

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Always Something to Learn!

One of the greatest things about working with your hands is that you can always find some new techniques to increase your skill set.  In the annual issue of Fine Woodworking’s Tools and Shops (the one that published my scrub … Continue reading

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Applying Felt on Box Sides — not just the Bottom!

Here is the completed presentation box I was commissioned to build through my Etsy store.  The wood is Monkeypod, dimensions are approximately 3 1/2″ deep and tall by 4 1/2″ long.  The finish is multiple coats of Platinum shellac rubbed … Continue reading

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Down to the Wire

Now that the shellac is fully cured I find myself wanting to post the pictures of this box so my client can see the progress that’s been made since the last blog.  Pictures will never replace seeing the real thing … Continue reading

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Arm Cuff Presentation Box

Very happy that the glue up for the presentation box went without a hitch.  Glue ups can tend to be stressful so careful planning is a must; especially for someone like me who’s been accused of even pre-worrying!  Here is … Continue reading

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Walnut & Monkeypod Finger-jointed boxes Done

After working on this series of boxes they were completed this morning.  The Walnut one with the sliding tray is a custom order and what will make this a different experience from the usual Etsy sale is that this will … Continue reading

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Monkeypod Wood + Dovetails = Challenge

The thing I’ve always enjoyed about my career choices, whether it was teaching or woodworking, is that there is always a challenge.  I may have taught the same subject hundreds of times but because there was a different student the … Continue reading

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