Shaker oval box

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Project by Woodmaster1 posted 01-03-2018 02:51 AM 1333 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a set of shaker oval boxes #0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 of cherry and gummy cherry for tops and bottoms. I made a number 2 at a workshop given by John Wilson at Johnson’s Workbench in Charlotte MI and my wife decided she would the 0-6 set. I resawed the cherry for the bands, made my own forms and shapers. I purchased the copper tacks and hot water tray from John Wilson Home shop.

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#1 posted 01-03-2018 06:06 AM

Those look great! How is the top held into the band? Is it just glued in place or is it sitting in a groove?

-- Todd

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#2 posted 01-03-2018 06:55 AM

Fantastic set!! Beautiful work.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#3 posted 01-03-2018 07:46 AM

The bands are to the top and bottom by toothpicks. No glue is use in making the shaker boxes.

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#4 posted 01-03-2018 01:39 PM

I like it. I really want to take one of his classes and start making these boxes.

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#5 posted 01-03-2018 04:09 PM

Can’t afford to travel all that way and attend a class, but I have his instructions on their way. Been planning on trying these for some time.

Did you purchase one of his trays to heat the water in or make one out of something?

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#6 posted 01-03-2018 04:28 PM

I bought his smaller copper tray and the tacks. I made everything else.

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#7 posted 01-03-2018 05:17 PM

Those are really nice. I would love to try making those and might look into it.

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#8 posted 01-03-2018 07:27 PM

This is a beautiful collection of Shaker boxes. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 01-03-2018 07:40 PM

Whoa!!!!!!! What a great set of shaker boxes.. Very nice work on them!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 01-03-2018 10:05 PM

Nice! I’ve never attempted anything larger than a number 4. Might have to try a 5 and 6 if I can find nice enough cherry.

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#11 posted 01-04-2018 10:26 AM

Those are really beautiful, the entire set. Very well executed!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#12 posted 01-04-2018 05:25 PM

Nice collection. I see some Christmas cookies inside.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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