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Project by JADobson posted 04-17-2019 02:28 PM 686 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this little box. Ash with a painted alder lid. Paint is milk paint. Pull was made from a piece of roasted maple left over from a pen blank. I always find these little pulls a lot of fun to turn even if this one was super simple. Outsides of the box were left with the bandsaw marks on for texture, insides are planed smooth. Sides are 1/4” thick. Apart from those bandsaw cuts everything else was done with handtools including the mitred corners (is it still a mitre if if isn’t 45 degrees?). Bottom is 1/8” ply in a rabbet. Comments, critiques, questions welcome. Thanks for looking.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks





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#1 posted 04-17-2019 03:50 PM

Cool little box, love working with milk paint

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

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#2 posted 04-17-2019 04:05 PM

So that’s what you do when the board is too short for a box, just leave one side off? :)
I just bought a bunch of Milk paint from L.V. for some Easter Boxes for the Grangirls.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 04-17-2019 04:08 PM

Andre I’m still trying to figure out how to build a box with my really short boards…with just two sides. ;)

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#4 posted 04-17-2019 05:32 PM



Andre I m still trying to figure out how to build a box with my really short boards…with just two sides. ;)

- JADobson

Well if they are 1/2’ thick or better, pen blanks? That’s why I have so many Walnut pens:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 04-17-2019 05:42 PM

These days I only make pens if people are willing to pay me handsomely to do so. These boxes are really small though so it really isn’t a lot of wood. The sides are 4 3/4” and it is 2” (ish) tall. Just fun to build is all.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#6 posted 04-17-2019 09:49 PM

I like that. Nice play of color versus white of the Ash, and in a shape not seen every day. Looks heavily influenced by Doug Stowe, reminds me of many from 52 boxes in 52 weeks He had a lot of them with a painted portion, usually working off of a whitewood other. I don’t remember any triangular shaped ones though.

Nice work, thanks for posting.

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JADobson

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#7 posted 04-17-2019 11:09 PM

Thanks Steve. Yes very heavily influenced by 52 boxes in 52 weeks. I’ve loved Kenny’s work from the first time I saw it (some more than others). You are probably right about the Doug Stowe influence as well. I’ve read all his books but nothing ever really jumped out at me. Now that I’ve built the box maybe something stuck deeper than I thought.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#8 posted 04-18-2019 08:32 AM

I have borrowed 52 boxes a number of times, and just now I’m seeing what I thought was a Doug Stowe is actually Matt Kenney. Talk about Duh!!!! I guess Stowe sticks to mind about boxes more than Matt?

Anyhow I saw the look Kenney used often in that book. It’s same, as it’s a box, but different. Seems most nice boxes use the wood, where Kenney used color to establish differences. They look good as graduated sizes, with different colors, it adds a lot of variety, but still uniformity. The Mom’s love that in the Kitchen. If you’re selling, you can go whole set, or one at a time sales for a bit more $$$$.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#9 posted 04-19-2019 04:08 PM

Cool shape…very well deserved DT3

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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