Category Archives: Sliding Lid Box

Hand-cut Finger Joints & Reclaimed Wood

A recent remodeling job we did here left me with a few pieces of genuine, white-washed, Kentucky horse ranch fence boards!  There’s a lumber recycler here in Phoenix, Porter Barn Wood  that has an amazing collection of reclaimed wood that is … Continue reading

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Small Plow Plane Box Complete

In the last blog I discussed how this project has gotten away from me and my tendency to get pretty darn obsessive with most everything.  I’d like to think that there are  other woodworkers out there who, like me; get as much enjoyment … Continue reading

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Project that’s Getting Away From Me!

Okay, I’ll admit I tend to be pretty obsessive (my principal said “anal”) but I tell myself if it doesn’t kill me in the end I’ll be stronger.  I suppose that helps explain my running history that saw lots of 50 … Continue reading

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Treble Clef Box Update

  Always hesitate showing work in progress; worst case scenario is that your client wouldn’t like what’s going on due to the picture, angle, etc.  Heck, I like to take chances and since it’s been a while since I’ve written … Continue reading

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First of the Year, First Glue Up!

Welcome to the New Year, 2014.  Although I’m not one to make resolutions (too easy to break) I do have a couple of major projects I’d like to complete this year.  If I share them that will make me accountable … Continue reading

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Victorian Bell Mount Continued

Well, this project will go down as one that really had me thinking things through even more thoroughly than usual.  I tend to be very detail oriented and have been told I even pre-worry about things — guess that explains … Continue reading

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Hand Cut Dovetails — Part 2

In my last blog I was working on the sliding lid boxes which are almost completed.  All that remains is the shellac finish, lining the bottoms, and adding dividers for some that will be marketed as remote control storage boxes. … Continue reading

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Hand Cut Dovetails — Mass Produced?

One down and seven corners to go for this first run of these dovetailed, sliding lid boxes.  The Lore of the Dovetail is one that has always interested me.  Obviously I’m not alone in that since I’ve had numerous students … Continue reading

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Dovetailed Boxes with Spalted Maple Lid

Work is progressing nicely on the sliding lid, dovetailed boxes using the pieces of Spalted Maple I received as a gift.  If you recall my last post I referred to this wood as being “punky” — wonder what that means? … Continue reading

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Hand Cut Dovetails & Spalted Maple

If you’ve ever heard of or seen a wood that’s been “spalted” you’ll appreciate the unique beauty of it.  Here’s a photograph I attempted to crop to give you a good view of it. When wood is spalted it means … Continue reading

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