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Project by Gar posted 04-10-2009 01:18 AM 1874 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started making Shaker Boxes a few years ago but have not made any in a while. I saw some for sale and decided it may be fun to try. So I got the stuff together and made a few. Cathy snached these so I had to make more. These are Cherry wood I all ready had the tacks as I am a boot and saddle maker by trade. but I had to make a steam box, forms and crimping anvil.

-- GAR





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Karson

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#1 posted 04-10-2009 01:20 AM

Those are some nice looking boxes. I’ve made too sets and havent finished either of them. 1 is 3yrs ond and the other is 8 months old.

We have woorkshops at our Mason Dixon Woodworking club.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 04-10-2009 01:31 AM

I would love to start making these boxes. Could you describe the steam box used & the type of instrument used in making the steam. ALso the fforms you made. They look great.

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Gar

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#3 posted 04-10-2009 01:44 AM

thumnail ask if I would decribe the steam box it is four feet long about ten inches square with one inch dowles from side to side in side this is to elavate the wood so the steam can get to it one end has a lid the other is stuffed with a old sheet this is so the steam can excape and not build up psi and blow up on the bottom is a fiting for a hose i use a drain hose off of a washing machine to the hose is conected a tea pot fited with a hose fiting it si set on a coleman camp stove or hot plate the forms are mdf cut to size and shape and glued up to highth i will post more in time am in a hurry right now and i run a table saw better than a computer

-- GAR

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#4 posted 04-10-2009 03:23 AM

Gar,
I have a set of forms that I made 10 years ago but never got around to making the boxes. Please post more information on how to make them. If I don’t make some soon I am going to sell the forms to someone who will use them.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#5 posted 04-10-2009 03:47 AM

Nice boxes. Another of my ambitions. Too many interests for so little time!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 04-10-2009 04:36 AM

Nice boxes and FUN to make. If any of you are near Charlotte, Michigan do yourselves a favor and go to the master, John Wilson. He teaches classes and sells any and all supplies you will need to make shaker boxes.

Check out his web site: John Wilson

-- -- Mark in Fort Wayne, IN

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#7 posted 04-10-2009 02:02 PM

Mark…....Thanks for the link!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#8 posted 04-10-2009 06:10 PM

Nice set of boxes…I’ve been anxious to get my steam box out and make some more of these…

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#9 posted 03-26-2010 04:11 PM

Wauuu, these are really beautiful.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#10 posted 03-26-2010 11:04 PM

Another workshop coming up in April to make the boxes again.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#11 posted 03-26-2010 11:20 PM

great set of boxes!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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