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Instead of cluttering the Projects page with two projects, I thought I'd bundle these.

I have two shows coming up in the next three weeks (one at Devil's Lake Art Fair and one up in Gaylord, MI). I've been giving some clocks away, so my inventory felt a little low. As it turns out, my supplies are a little low too (need to go on a gall harvest!).

I did have a piece of cherry gall that didn't have enough to it to be a proper bowl, but I think it works if I call it a "coin bowl." I could see someone having it on a little table or nightstand and emptying their coins into it on their return home/preparation for bed. It has some pretty grain to it.

I had some black walnut left from the commissioned project I did. I cut a slab of it off with a pruning saw, cut it into a square with a Skillz Saw, and then leveled it as best I could with my grinder (yes, a very rustic approach). I wanted the lid of the box to be black walnut. One of the pieces I cut off to make it square ended up being a nice handle.

The rest of the box is Ambrosia Maple. The edge of the bottom is stained darker to match some of the darkness in the black walnut/handle.

Both of the pieces are finished in wipe-on poly (5 coats).

I knocked these out yesterday… just a little something extra to have on my sales table. It was either that or more skinny clocks… and I'm so sick of clocks!

Recently, I also finished a one-minute film (I teach filmmaking at a community college). In the film I was able to feature one of my boxes and one of my clocks. Plus, I also act in it. It's a comedy (and only one minute) so you might get a kick out of it. If you choose to open the link and watch the film, it requires a password. The password is: banana

The link:

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Instead of cluttering the Projects page with two projects, I thought I d bundle these.

I have two shows coming up in the next three weeks (one at Devil s Lake Art Fair and one up in Gaylord, MI). I ve been giving some clocks away, so my inventory felt a little low. As it turns out, my supplies are a little low too (need to go on a gall harvest!).

I did have a piece of cherry gall that didn t have enough to it to be a proper bowl, but I think it works if I call it a "coin bowl." I could see someone having it on a little table or nightstand and emptying their coins into it on their return home/preparation for bed. It has some pretty grain to it.

I had some black walnut left from the commissioned project I did. I cut a slab of it off with a pruning saw, cut it into a square with a Skillz Saw, and then leveled it as best I could with my grinder (yes, a very rustic approach). I wanted the lid of the box to be black walnut. One of the pieces I cut off to make it square ended up being a nice handle.

The rest of the box is Ambrosia Maple. The edge of the bottom is stained darker to match some of the darkness in the black walnut/handle.

Both of the pieces are finished in wipe-on poly (5 coats).

I knocked these out yesterday… just a little something extra to have on my sales table. It was either that or more skinny clocks… and I m so sick of clocks!

Recently, I also finished a one-minute film (I teach filmmaking at a community college). In the film I was able to feature one of my boxes and one of my clocks. Plus, I also act in it. It s a comedy (and only one minute) so you might get a kick out of it. If you choose to open the link and watch the film, it requires a password. The password is: banana

The link:

- VanDesignWoodworkin
nice work van,and your video was very cool !
 

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Thanks for taking a look… at the wood and the film!

nice work van,and your video was very cool !

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Very nice. I like the look of that box with the endgrain cookie for the top. It is not a common arrangement since they often split as they breathe. Slick that you cut it just right to have the corners have bark. Funny movie too.
 

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Thanks! I'll have to sit on this one for awhile… it could split yet!

Very nice. I like the look of that box with the endgrain cookie for the top. It is not a common arrangement since they often split as they breathe. Slick that you cut it just right to have the corners have bark.

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Cool box and bowl Jeff.
I'd say each deserve their own posts.
I like what you are doing with the boxes.
Your video is funny!
 

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Hey, thanks! Maybe boxes will be my winter project… just no clocks!

Cool box and bowl Jeff.
I d say each deserve their own posts.
I like what you are doing with the boxes.
Your video is funny!

- MrWolfe
 
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