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There is more to life than computing. Here are some shots of my wood shop. I have done a lot of wood turning and have a household full of turned bowls. It now is time to try something else, like wooden boxes. Click on image to see full size.

A Little Old Box Maker

A Little Old Box Maker

Had to get a picture of me with some finished boxes. Note the messy shop.


Big Box One

Big Box One

View of finished Big Box One. Drawer closed.
This is a Lois Ventura design in walnut and maple. This is my first attempt in making a larger size box. It came out O.K. but the next one should be better.


Big Box One b

Big Box One b

First large scale box. Inside drawer open.


Big Box Two

Big Box Two

March 17, 2006 addition to collection of wooden boxes. This one is an original Doc Holub design in cherry and walnut.


Big Box Two b

Big Box Two b

Shown with the drawer partially open. These boxes take three to four days from start to finish. The easiest part is the cutting and glueing. The longest part is in the finishing which is two coats of Watco Oil Finish and a final wax and buff coat.


Box Nr. 3

Box Nr. 3

Box Nr. 3 - "The Womb", in Cherry and Walnut. A Doc Holub original design. Watco Oil/Varnish and wax finish. March 23, 2006.


Box Nr. 3 b

Box Nr. 3 b

Box Nr. 3, drawer open.


Box Nr. 4

Box Nr. 4

Box Nr. 4 - The Prehistoric Fish, Cherry, Maple & Walnut. Original design. April 2, 2006


Box Nr. 4b

Box Nr. 4b

Box Nr. 4 showing drawer open.


Box Nr. 5

Box Nr. 5

Box Nr. 5, The Hook. Cherry, Maple & Red Oak. Watco Oil/Varnish finish with final wax. Original Doc Holub design. April 8, 2006


Box Nr. 5b

Box Nr. 5b

Box Nr. 5 with open drawer.


Box Nr. 6

Box Nr. 6

Original design. Spoiled maple front with cherry, maple and red oak laminates. Finish is oil/varnish. Finished April 30, 2006


Box Nr. 6b

Box Nr. 6b

Shown with drawer open


Box Nr. 7

Box Nr. 7

Untitled box. Thin design. Original design. Figured maple front and oil/varnish finish. Finished May 2006


Box Nr. 7b

Box Nr. 7b

Shown with drawer open


Box Nr. 8

Box Nr. 8

Original design. Figured maple front. Thin design. Finished June 1, 2006


Box Nr. 8b

Box Nr. 8b

Shown with drawer open.


Double Box Nr. 1

Double Box Nr. 1

First of the double boxes. Cherry. Finished June 2006


Double Box Nr. 1b

Double Box Nr. 1b

Double box with drawers open.


Little Box

Little Box

First Little Box in maple and walnut. Made from a small piece of scrap laminate just to try the new bandsaw to see how small a curve could be cut. Fun but nothing to be proud of.


Little Box b

Little Box b

Little Box and drawer.


Sander

Sander

Six inch Jet belt sander


Sander

Sander

Jet oscillating sander for inside sanding


Saw

Saw

It all starts here with the 14 inch Delta bandsaw. Here I use a 3/16 blade so I can make intricate shapes.


Work

Work

Work in progress. Big box ready for finish sanding and finishing.