Category Archives: Etsy custom order

Keepsake Box Final Details

Let me start this out by showing off the completed box and then boring you with the details later,  I’ve often said “it’s all about the wood” and in my mind this project exemplifies that! After glue up it was … Continue reading

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Keepsake Box: Wenge & Spalted Maple

It’s been over a month since my latest blog and that’s partially due to our summer schedule but also my latest Etsy commission is one that my client didn’t want to see until it was complete.  Here’s a picture of … Continue reading

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Another First for the Phoenix Shop

It’s said you can only do things once for the first time and now I can chalk off another for my woodworking here in Phoenix.  The recently completed Ocean Waves frame was the first commissioned carving piece here and now … Continue reading

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Custom Order: Dovetailed Pine Box

In a previous post I mentioned that I have a custom order request from the Etsy store and the client was very understanding about my vacation and Armoire plans.  It’s now coming to the final stages and my goal for today … Continue reading

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Vacation Fun & Back to the Shop

It was great to take a week off and go to the cool northwest — Spokane, Washington plus time in Rossland, British Columbia and a fantastic bike ride that was in both Montana and Idaho!   The bike ride was … Continue reading

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How to Add Keys or Splines to a Mitered Box — Cat Box Completed

A box constructed with miter joints, like everything else; has its plusses and minuses.  On the plus side it allows you to use a single piece of wood so that the grain pattern of it can flow around the corners. … Continue reading

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Carving and Gilding a Cat for a Lid or Plaque

In my last blog about this Etsy custom order I shared my method of making a miter cornered box.  The client requested a copper gilded lid with an image of a cat.  We choose this one from free internet images available from … Continue reading

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