Thursday, July 28, 2011

Another Box


Here's a box I made at the beginning of summer - before the travel craziness set in.

It's basically a larger version of the pencil box made of sassafras instead of oak. I was planning on adding contrasting pegs, but in the end I liked the overall sense of simplicity that this box had, and decided that the pegs would just "busy it up" and ruin that feeling.








I really liked working with the sassafras - the shavings smelled fantastic!

Soon I'll be posting some interesting things I saw this summer, plus a couple of new projects that are on the bench...


7 comments:

  1. That's a VERY FINE looking box Dan!

    Haven't had the pleasure of working with sassafras, since being a kid and whittling once on a stick of it found in the woods. Yes, it has a great aroma.

    Can you tell us more about the notches? Did I miss the secret decoder episode?

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  2. Thank you Bob!

    Regarding the notches: the box was a gift, and the notches hold special significance for the recipient. Afraid that's all I am at liberty to share.

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  3. I really like the bookmatching on the lid and bottom. Very nice touch!

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  4. Nice box! I'm a beginner woodworker, and your blog never fails to inspire me. I was able to make the pencil box you posted, as a short-notice gift for a friend. I turned out very nice and he loved it! Keep up the good work!

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  5. Love the bookmatched lid. I'm guessing the heart wasn't an accident. That is some of the cleanest, sharpest, and dead-on construction I've ever seen.

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  6. John - Thanks, bookmatching can be a lot of fun!

    CrazyCraftsman - I'm happy to hear that you were inspired, and great job on the pencil box!

    SuperStretch - Correct on the heart, and thank you very much for the compliment!

    Super Handyman Dave - Thanks!

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