A Short-Lived Box…Chapter 3

The customer returned the “pieces” of the original box. Basically, the case was worthless, but the 4 drawers were still ok, as was the zebrawood panel in the lid. Should I try?  Are you kidding?  But I did. Whereas one always wants to build the case first, then fit the drawers, I had to do the exact opposite. Compounding the challenge was the fact that due to an math error, the runners for the drawers on the original were not evenly spaced, so each drawer had a dado for the runner in a different location on the sides. MADE IT!  It all went together and fit! If I had been off anything more than about a 32nd of an inch, it would have been firewood. Great feeling but I don’t really want to do it again.round 2 maple and ebony closed 3 round 2 maple and ebony open 1

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The Shop

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Here are a few photos of my shop, (taken right after a bit of floor sweeping). It’s long and narrow, but after decades in really cramped corners of basements, who am I to complain?  There is about 900 square feet, … Continue reading

Quarter-sawn Sycamore Jewelry Box

I was fortunate to get several wide QS Sycamore board with color going from light to dark across the board. Combining that with Purpleheart accent trim, and a Zebrawood lid panel resulted in what I thought was a really neat and striking bo4 drawer sapele pagoda with lid closed frontx. 4 drawer sycamore and purpleheart open