Thank you Dresden, Germany
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I’ve been having some back/shoulder pain from carving, so I decided to get this guy – a table easel. Feels a lot better now to carve. This should help people who do smaller work and don’t have an angled workbench.
Read how I hacked it to make it even better:
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I made this from a nice looking scrap of mahogany I had on hand. The lid slides on dovetail ways to reveal an oval-shaped pocket to store an engagement ring, or a weekend hike’s worth of pain killers, or even a short stack of dollar coins. I worked in a mixture of oil & wax, then finished it off with a few layers of shellac.
I made several of these and have some listed in my online shop (SmileMoon.etsy.com).
Tagged: , stash box , ring box , small , etsy , hand crafted , handmade , woodworking , woodworks , smilemoon , moon , smile , wood , smooth , box , mahogany
Here’s my first furniture build, a shaker style Book Case, from the book ‘Working Wood 1 & 2" by master craftsman Paul Sellers, I finished this with de-waxed shellac then 3 layers of water based gloss varnish, the wood used is Scandinavian Redwood Pine, I plan on making more of them to build my skills further. This was all made with hand tools only and has housed dado joints for the shelves, tops and bottom and 2 mortice and tenon joints to help stop it from racking, it is designed to be simple elegant and minimal.
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It’s been a while since I played with mitered boxes, and I had never made one with splined miters before, so I thought a small one made from a chunk of walnut would be an appropriate project to practice on.
The sides and bottom were cut from a single piece of reclaimed black walnut. I arranged the sides so the wood grain would look continuous all the way around. The small spline details were cut from poplar for contrast.
I poked around the dark recesses of my workshop for a long while before stumbling across this piece of smoky looking walnut I used for the removable lid. The edges and corners were rounded over extensively to soften its appearance, for a pillow-like effect.
Once complete, the box was sealed with a clear epoxy finish. It’ll hold about 30 bags of tea, or whatever you think it ought to hold.
This photo was in Flickr’s Explore on April 22, with its highest rank at #195.
Tagged: , Box , Tea , Smile , Moon , SmileMoon , Woodworks , Woodworking , Wood , Walnut , Hardwood , Poplar , Smoky , Curly , Lid , Splines , Miter , Pillow , Soft , Hand , Crafted , Handmade , Etsy
Thank you Tampa, FL
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