meet boxPosted: June 29, 2011
Hey people, still living one day at a time as we are not sure where we are gonna be settling. But, in between working for the guys I rent shop space from, I wanted to do a small project to keep my hand skills moving along, just get back in the swing of things. Robert would always say, “do the best you can with the materials you have”. So lacking an abundance of the “good stuff” I did have a small piece of Ash that I was able to bring back from school. I did what I could, with what I had… just a small, simple, straight box, hand-cut joinery, and planed surfaces.
After getting going with it I thought it would be fun to put it on a small stand. My classmate before I left gave my wife a scrap piece of teak (that was perfectly rifts sawn by the way) to make some earings with. So I got her permission, and cut that little guy up into a stand.
I was going to just set the box on two stretchers underneath the box, but that wasn’t going to work. I decided to use some brass stock and make TINY brass plates to fasten it to the stand. It was fun, I don’t know if you can tell from the pics but the box is pretty small ..about 9x6x4.