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Drawer pulls in tight spaces

Drawer pulls in tight spaces

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Recently I had to figure out a way to make low-clearance pulls for drawers installed behind a sliding door.

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Cremation Urn

Cremation Urn

This cremation urn is my first serious attempt at a mitred box or fine woodworking in general. It's maple and cherry with a Danish oil and wax finish. The vertical cherry connecting the mitre splines...

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Easy handles for a sliding doors

Easy handles for a sliding doors

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I like sliding doors and lids, partly because I get to make this nice handle in one simple step on the tablesaw.

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Mahogany Sewing Case

Mahogany Sewing Case

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Mahogany Sewing Case This case is my own design intended to allow more tool and work-in-process storage than my spouse's current sewing basket. The design has a bit of Asian flair in the leg...

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Design journal: A tea box gets a face lift

Design journal: A tea box gets a face lift

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Revisiting an old design is a great opportunity to push the envelope, even if you were happy with the first try.

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Andys Box

Andy's Box

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OK, so I know I'm not the only one to be inspired by Jeff Guthrie's lovely design (item 9815 in this gallery). Mine has Madrone (arbutus, if you are in Canada) and quilted maple veneers with walnut...

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A Tribute to Hokusai - A Marquetry Jewelry Box

A Tribute to Hokusai - A Marquetry Jewelry Box

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I absolutely love the 18th century woodblock prints from the great master Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) showing the force of nature and the beauty of Mt. Fuji. Here is a jewelry box which...

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Shanes Backyard Workshop

Shane's Backyard Workshop

This blueprint consists of a overall close to perfect workshop. As you can see I laid out all of my machines and materials in a orderly fashion in a letter C shape. Starting at the bottom you pick...

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Rope handle spices up a tea box

Rope handle spices up a tea box

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Just a simple dovetailed box with a rope to keep it closed.

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Simple Trinket Box in Aromatic Cedar and Walnut

Simple Trinket Box in Aromatic Cedar and Walnut

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A simple, quick and easy little trinket box I made from aromatic cedar and walnut scraps.

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Bubinga Box

Bubinga Box

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I saw this design in an article written by Gary Rogowski in the Nov/Dec. 1999 issue of FWW.  My version includes different dimensions, ebony pegs at the corner lap joints and bubinga for...

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Buddha Box

"Buddha" Box

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Since I am completely addicted to box making I always have a lot of small scraps laying around...actually I have a rolling bins worth!  I will take these scraps and make small boxes to study...

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Boxmakers Who Think Outside the Box

Boxmakers Who Think Outside the Box

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Check out boxes from around the globe at the Messler Gallery in Rockport, Maine

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Walnut & Bloodwood Necklace Chest

Walnut & Bloodwood Necklace Chest

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Built to match a smaller jewelry chest of the same design and materials, this chest was made at the request of a client who wanted a larger chest made expressly for necklaces. The chest is made of...

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Japanese caligraphy boxes

Japanese caligraphy boxes

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Two boxes I made for Japanese caligraphy. The first is carved with the image of the famous floating gate in Miyajima and the second is the golden leaves of the Ichijo tree. The finish on the first is...

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Outside The Box

"Outside The Box"

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"Outside The Box" was completed in early February and was inspired from a Tony Lydgate design.  I wanted to give it an oriental look, thus the angled and elongated corners on the top plus the...

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Kathleens Secret

Kathleen's Secret

This box is inspired by Japanese window latticework. The box can be used as an art piece in your home or to hold treasured keepsakes. The primary woods are black walnut, mahogany, beech, narra, pine...

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Windows of the Moon

Windows of the Moon

These boxes were inspired by a round window in a Japanese Tea Ceremony room in the Sento Imperial Palace (Kyoto). The primary woods are beech, butternut and bloodwood. The "windows" are made from...

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Pagoda Box in a Box

Pagoda Box in a Box

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This piece is made of Koa, the legs and lid are Purvian Walnut and the horns on the lid are Maple. The lid covers a small square box that sets in the larger bottom box.  Lid is moulded and...

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Jewelry Box- Bent laminated lid

Jewelry Box- Bent laminated lid

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This box was made with Rosewood, Ebony, and Fiddleback Maple. It is lined with Pig Skin Suede.

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