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"Lava" by Andrew Crawford, 2008. Materials: birch plywood, oak, dyed veneer, amboyna veneer, and ebony.
Looking to expand your vision of what a box oughta be? Then check out Boxes and Their Makers, an exhibit opening Sept. 11 at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine.
This dazzling display will highlight the work of 34 woodworkers from all over the world who have redefined the basic box. The boxes will be on display until Nov. 25, 2009. If you’re unable to visit in person, you’ll be able to check out a few of the boxes online. The Messler Gallery is part of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.
For some immediate gratification, browse more than 350 creative box designs featured in FineWoodworking.com’s Build Outside the Box photo gallery contest.
"Hat in a Box" by Steven Kennard, 2005. Materials: snakewood, African blackwood.
"As the World Turns and the Seasons Spin" by Jacques Vesery, 2009. Materials: swiss pear, white oak, fossil mammoth ivory, acrylics and metal leaf.
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Hey -- there's also a new book, The New Masters of the Wooden Box, that was just published that features all 34 artists. It's based on the box exhibit and Peter Korn, the director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, wrote the foreword. It's a great looking book...
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In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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